Ten (Or So) Great Electronics Parts Sources
In This Chapter
Parts sources from around the globe
Avoiding hazardous substances
Understanding the pros and cons of surplus parts
Looking for some great sources for your electronic parts? This chapter gives you some perennial favorites, both inside and outside of North America. This list is by no means exhaustive; you can find literally thousands of specialty outlets for new and used electronics. But the sources we list here are among the more established in the field, and all have Web pages for online ordering. (Some also offer print catalogs.)
Check out these online resources if you’re shopping within the United States or Canada. Most of these outlets ship worldwide, so if you live in a different country, you can still consider buying from these stores. Just remember that shipping costs may be higher, and you may have to pay an import duty, depending on your country’s regulations.
All Electronics runs a retail store in the Los Angeles area and sends orders worldwide. Most of its stock is new surplus, meaning the merchandise is brand new but has been overstocked by the company. ...