Buying components in Europe for a reasonable price

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rominronin

04 Mar 2017, 21:18

Buying from Ali express, with the long term delivery dates and ultra low price works, but patience is a virtue that I don't possess for diodes.

Where do you, my fellow European keyboard lovers, buy your diodes from.

Just to be clear, I'm talking through hole, 1N4148 diode, these are for hand wired boards.

Thanks

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hansichen

04 Mar 2017, 22:18

Bought 500 diodes at ebay with shipping from China for 2.5€. With shipping from Germany they are like 2.5€ for 100 pieces.

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Wodan
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04 Mar 2017, 22:25

RS Components and Farnell if you have some kind of business to register with them

mik

05 Mar 2017, 09:06

You could also try Conrad (German but they have localized websites in multiple countries). I found your 1N4148 on Conrad.nl. There're quite expensive though. I which we just had something like Digikey in Europe...

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Wodan
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05 Mar 2017, 09:51

Just get an account with Farnell or RS Components ... they are very similair to DigiKey...

Conrad is known to have "pharmacy" prices ;)

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need

05 Mar 2017, 09:56

I just bought them off eBay, they cost next to nothing here in the UK (£1.68 for 100 shipped)

anorak

05 Mar 2017, 17:04

Last time I ordered diodes at mouser.de No need for a business to open an account. But high shipping costs for ordes below 50€. When ordering ONLY diodes, I think, ali express or ebay is the best to minimize shipping costs...

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rominronin

12 Mar 2017, 17:14

Thanks ladies and gentlemen, it looks like ordering in bulk from China is really my best bet.

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windtaenzer

12 Mar 2017, 21:13

Pollin has 1N4148 in packs of 50 for 0,75€: http://m.pollin.de/item/313430373234 Shipping is 4,95€ in Germany. Ordering from China is cheaper, but Pollin would be faster.

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