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I am currently working on a small project or two, and need the basic stuff, resistors, capacitors, On-board transformers ext. Except for Rs being 2-3 times the price of Communica, who takes a few days to quote, who else can I try to order my components online?

Anyone dealt with Digi-Key before?

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A buddy of mine made this screen-scraping indexing engine. It searches all the main sites for what you're looking for.

I know that companies who need to bring components in on medium/large scale order directly from digikey or mouser these days, they even have South African websites though I think they ship from overseas.

Mantech also carries lots of stuff, though I've never ordered from them.

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5 hours ago, Jaco de Jongh said:

I am currently working on a small project or two, and need the basic stuff, resistors, capacitors, On-board transformers ext. Except for Rs being 2-3 times the price of Communica, who takes a few days to quote, who else can I try to order my components online?

Anyone dealt with Digi-Key before?

Digi key got Texas equipment from them very good. Volume I use component warehouses.

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5 hours ago, Jaco de Jongh said:

Anyone dealt with Digi-Key before? 

As you truly said, Communica most likely the best option, but your location I think is against you :unsure:

I use Digi-Key about twice a month. Just need to keep in mind they supply from USA. So if below R2k shipping will kill you, mostly 3 day delivery.

Depending on what you need, there are surely other plans to be made, I am shipping to your neighbor this week again, so shout if I could try to assist.

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48 minutes ago, Riaanh said:

Communica most likely the best option, but your location I think is against you :unsure:

i like them, maybe to much, the distance might be a pain , but its surely good for the bank account. Being inside that place can make you believe you need a lot more than you really do.

51 minutes ago, Riaanh said:

I am shipping to your neighbor this week again, so shout if I could try to assist.

Thanks, I will keep that in mind. 

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12 hours ago, Jaco de Jongh said:

Anyone dealt with Digi-Key before?

I often buy components from Digikey - through their local authorised agents in Cape Town. They bring in a consignment once or twice a week, so you do not have to purchase any minimum order value.  Speak to Mark or Edith Smith at Nuvision.

Edith Smith
Internal Sales Administrator
NuVision Electronics (Pty) Ltd.
Tel: +27 21 554 0038
Email: [email protected]
 

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On 2018/10/29 at 9:51 PM, NigelL said:

Edith Smith
Internal Sales Administrator
NuVision Electronics (Pty) Ltd.
Tel: +27 21 554 0038
Email: [email protected]

Great service, thanks for the info. They made it possible for me to buy IC's thats not even in SA yet at very good prices. 

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On 2018/10/30 at 7:13 AM, Chris Hobson said:

I have used Hobbytronics in the past. I find the cheapest is to order online on e-bay. One can get hundreds of components for the price of shipping in this country. For example I ordered ATTiny85 for about R20 whereas the RSA price was at the time R55.

The waiting period is just a pain in the neck!

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1 hour ago, SilverNodashi said:

The waiting period is just a pain in the neck!

I've been toying with the idea of using Aramex Global Shopper with eBay. R150 one-time registration fee. This gets you a forwarding address on every continent, and you can likely use the free shipping option many of the sellers provide.

Unfortunately the shipping isn't conducive to small shipments but compared to what RS Components will charge you on a small shipment (around R100) it is not bad. Lowest price is R200 for a small parcel, R300 for a kilogram. Then you can get the stuff here in a matter of days. The remaining challenge will be to get one seller that has all the stuff you need.

What would be really good is a repacking service, so you could send things from different sellers and have it repacked into one larger shipment, but those usually cost more.

I registered for AGS because I wanted to bring some tools from Amazon in the US (many sellers don't ship to SA), but in the end I managed to find someone who uses Amazon to handle their shipping and I decided to just screw it and ship the darn thing.

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1 minute ago, plonkster said:

I've been toying with the idea of using Aramex Global Shopper with eBay. R150 one-time registration fee. This gets you a forwarding address on every continent, and you can likely use the free shipping option many of the sellers provide.

Unfortunately the shipping isn't conducive to small shipments but compared to what RS Components will charge you on a small shipment (around R100) it is not bad. Lowest price is R200 for a small parcel, R300 for a kilogram. Then you can get the stuff here in a matter of days. The remaining challenge will be to get one seller that has all the stuff you need.

What would be really good is a repacking service, so you could send things from different sellers and have it repacked into one larger shipment, but those usually cost more.

I registered for AGS because I wanted to bring some tools from Amazon in the US (many sellers don't ship to SA), but in the end I managed to find someone who uses Amazon to handle their shipping and I decided to just screw it and ship the darn thing.

i suppose it depends what you want. RS components stock a lot of stuff and generally deliver the next day if I pay before 10am.

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On 2018/10/30 at 7:13 AM, Chris Hobson said:

e-bay.

I have spend 80% of the day looking for an one stop supplier on E-bay, but failed to find one that sells everything I need. Then I saw Banggood that sells everything EBay does, but they offer Expedited shipping service (5-8 working days). Most sellers that I looked at on Ebay offers Postal delivery only. 

There is a few components I cant find from RS as well as Communica. Anybody used Banggood? Any Problems?

I can bring about 10000 components in for R2.5K (R900 Transport) , Just over 4K SA Prices Excluding Transport. 

Just want to make sure before I press the "Confirm" Button. 

 

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On 2018/11/02 at 4:18 PM, Jaco de Jongh said:
On 2018/10/29 at 9:51 PM, NigelL said:

Edith Smith
Internal Sales Administrator
NuVision Electronics (Pty) Ltd.
Tel: +27 21 554 0038
Email: [email protected]

Great service, thanks for the info. They made it possible for me to buy IC's thats not even in SA yet at very good prices. 

Placed order and made payment Friday 02-11, spares ordered from US, delivered to Phalaborwa on Monday 12-11. That is impressive taking into consideration the quickest process and delivery time from Communica in PTA to Phalaborwa was 8 days. 

On 2018/11/06 at 6:27 PM, Jaco de Jongh said:

Banggood

Very lucky on my first order from them. Order placed Tuesday 06-11 @ 22H00 . Order got split into three consignments. The parcels arrived at Oliver Tambo on Sunday and Monday, All three out for delivery today. Also quite impressive imo. 

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