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Hardware Support => IR Pens => Topic started by: - on July 15, 2008, 08:46:45 AM

Title: Where to buy cheap electrical supplies?
Post by: - on July 15, 2008, 08:46:45 AM
I know this forum isn't the best place to ask, but I want to find a store that sells cheap electrical parts.

RadioShack sells stuff like one IR LED bulb for $2! While I see some people here have bought 100 IR LED bulbs for just a few dollars. I want to buy stuff in bulk or find drastically cheaper prices because I want to continue experimenting more.

Are there any stores besides RadioShack that also sells electrical stuff such as wires, battery holders, switches, resistors, LED, etc.?
Does anyone recommend a good reliable online supplier for this purpose?

I live in Boston, MA (US) if that helps. Thanks for any responses!
Title: Re: Where to buy cheap electrical supplies?
Post by: benpaddlejones on July 15, 2008, 06:35:42 PM
www.farnell.com

Have many international stores, cheap delivery and bulk discounts. Becareful many cheap IR-Led's don't make the grade, a few cents saved is great until the IR-Pen don't work!

Goodluck  :)

Benpaddlejones