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since radio shacks demise.
where's a good place to get capacitors and other components?
:hah:Thank you!
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And Mouser Electronics.
 

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when in college (80s) and experimenting with electronics, there were three electronic parts places including radio shack near where I lived (parsippany, NJ). But i was often unable to find the part i needed. I also bought from Jameco.

today with ebay, i can get exactly what I want and relatively cheaply.
 

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when in college (80s) and experimenting with electronics, there were three electronic parts places including radio shack near where I lived (parsippany, NJ). But i was often unable to find the part i needed. I also bought from Jameco.

today with ebay, i can get exactly what I want and relatively cheaply.
That's the upside to e-commerce: virtually unlimited selection, only 2-3 days away (less, if you're willing to pay for it).
 

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Marlin P Jones has some good deals. I've purchased a lot of parts from them over the last few years. https://www.mpja.com/ eBay increasingly has parts that I have bought; e.g. the large diodes to replace the rectifier disk in Lionel transformers. Bought them on eBay for a really good price.
 

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Another vote for Digikey, great to deal with and fast shipping. You get what you order, no Chinese swapped in fakes.

If i need low grade bulk cheap knock off things i hunt amazon generally. Prime member and get good use of the free shipping.

I also use Qkits here in town for stuff like perf board and project boxes, Arduino knock offs stuff like that.
 

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All electronics

since radio shacks demise.
where's a good place to get capacitors and other components?
:hah:Thank you!
Regards,tr1
tr1;

Try www.allelectronics.com They sell everything you're likely to ever want in electronic components. Good prices, prompt reliable delivery.

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Uhh... not really! All Electronics is a odd-lot outfit, they're nothing like a place like Digikey or Mouser!
which means better prices if one shops carefully.
I have a collection of these kind of resellers. some things are ridiculously priced and some are a steal. :)
 

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I use them on occasion as well. That doesn't mean they're like Digikey, the selection of electronic items is vastly more plentiful at Digikey or Mouser.

I am more likely to go to a place like AliExpress for quantities of common electronics, they're very cheap. They also frequently have stuff that has gone obsolete and not available in the US.
 

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gunrunnerjohn;

I disagree, I've never had any problem with all electronics.

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It's not that you have a problem, it's the fact that they simply don't stock a vast majority of the available electronic parts. I could go down the BOM for most of my products and they wouldn't have very many of the parts, if any! They're fine for what they stock, but like I said, they're not a Digikey or Mouser!
 

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They're good enough for me.

It's not that you have a problem, it's the fact that they simply don't stock a vast majority of the available electronic parts. I could go down the BOM for most of my products and they wouldn't have very many of the parts, if any! They're fine for what they stock, but like I said, they're not a Digikey or Mouser!
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All electronics meets my needs, and I think they would have what the OP asked for, a replacement for Radio Shack for common parts like capacitors. I stand by my recommendation of all electronics to tr1 the OP.
I've never used Digikey, or Mouser, (since I was able to find what I needed at allelectronics) I'll take your word that they have bigger selections, but I don't need a bigger selection, and I don't think the OP does either. I said they would have whatever HE was likely to ever want. (since his previous supplier was Radio Shack, and they had limited selection.) I did not say that allelectronics had the widest selection in the entire known universe, merely that they have enough. (for what he asked for, and what I have needed.)
If store 'A' has what I want, I really don't care if store 'B' has a bigger variety of widgets. I already found what I wanted over at store 'A'.

To each his own. If you prefer Digikey and Mouser, so be it. I'm happy for you. I like allelectronics.

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