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Buying parts online [message #84999] Mon, 17 April 2017 19:09 Go to next message
Singlow  is currently offline Singlow
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Is it advisable to buy parts online when you're assembling your own system or would that be opening yourself up to getting ripped off or scammed?
Re: Buying parts online [message #85000 is a reply to message #84999 ] Mon, 17 April 2017 21:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
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There are lots of reputable companies with an online presence.

Re: Buying parts online [message #85004 is a reply to message #85000 ] Tue, 18 April 2017 17:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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Hi, I buy nearly everything on line. For many components there is no alternative. A few of the best places are Parts Express, MCM, Mouser, Digikey, Allied, Antique Electronic Supply, and Jameco. There are many others if in doubt ask us.


Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Buying parts online [message #85721 is a reply to message #84999 ] Tue, 25 July 2017 10:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bert  is currently offline Bert
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These days buying things online is something that most people do, so there are a lot of reliable sites. However, yes, it is possible to run into some scammers.
Re: Buying parts online [message #85819 is a reply to message #84999 ] Mon, 07 August 2017 01:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
drake  is currently offline drake
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A big YES. The convenience and speed with which you can shop online makes it the only option for most people. I also believe that you get more variety here. Just ensure to settle on the reputable companies.
Re: Buying parts online [message #85993 is a reply to message #84999 ] Wed, 30 August 2017 11:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
decibel 12  is currently offline decibel 12
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Especially if you are restoring an antique Victrola, or something else that would not have parts in a B & M store.

Just check on sites like Angie's List or Yelp to get reviews.
Re: Buying parts online [message #85998 is a reply to message #85993 ] Wed, 30 August 2017 21:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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Hi, Something to add to my earlier post....I find that Amazon now carries a lot of electronic components. Many are prime and I can get them delivered to me in two days. A number of other suppliers are getting the message as well and sending things quickly without big postage charges. Since the nearest parts store of any kind is over 70 miles from here and they don't have many of the specialized parts I use the on line sellers are essential to my builds.


Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Buying parts online [message #86034 is a reply to message #84999 ] Mon, 04 September 2017 02:05 Go to previous message
drake  is currently offline drake
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That's quite something gofar and I think that's the reason Amazon still leads, in terms of speed and convenience. Getting scammed is easy, especially when people settle for unknown online sellers.
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