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Offline max_torque

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smtstencil.co.uk closed!!
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:09:13 pm »
http://www.smtstencil.co.uk/



DOH!  Anyone know what happened? They were my go-to source for cheap quick plastic stencils!

What other stencil source are people using in the uk??


 

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Re: smtstencil.co.uk closed!!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 09:16:38 pm »
How is a business selling only stencils supposed to work? Don't people want to get their stencils along with their PCBs, as a package from a single vendor? Perhaps this supplier's closing says "YES".
 

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Re: smtstencil.co.uk closed!!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 10:47:38 pm »
How is a business selling only stencils supposed to work? Don't people want to get their stencils along with their PCBs, as a package from a single vendor? Perhaps this supplier's closing says "YES".

OSH Stencils is still up and going.

You're correct -- the PCB vendors like Seeed are now also offering stencils. But the last time I ordered boards from them, the price of shipping the stencil (from China to the southwestern US) was out of line compared with getting the thing from OSH Stencils.
 

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Re: smtstencil.co.uk closed!!
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 09:13:27 pm »
Didn't stop them taking my money on an order for two stencils! Never heard back from them after sending maybe 10 emails.

It's sad that they've closed as I've been a happy customer for some years, but for them to be taking orders apparently several months up until their closure, only to not fulfill them and ignore customers is totally unacceptable.

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They contacted me today to say that the order has been refunded, which is decent of them.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 02:33:37 pm by IO390 »
 

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Re: smtstencil.co.uk closed!!
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2019, 04:47:27 am »
Didn't stop them taking my money on an order for two stencils! Never heard back from them after sending maybe 10 emails.

It's sad that they've closed as I've been a happy customer for some years, but for them to be taking orders apparently several months up until their closure, only to not fulfill them and ignore customers is totally unacceptable. A**holes.
If that's the case it's possible the owner is deceased and only after family members got around to dealing with the website was the notice put up.
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