Message from discussion Mouser vs. Digikey
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From: Ecnerwal <MyNameForw...@ReplaceWithMyVices.Com.invalid>
Subject: Re: Mouser vs. Digikey
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:50:15 -0500
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In article <1ub2a8995dkm9i6vbhlhb1cbud714sk...@4ax.com>,
Jeff Liebermann <je...@cruzio.com> wrote:
> Looking at the Digikey chart, it appears that they will only ship USPS
> first class if it weighs less than 8 oz. Anything heavier would go
> via priority mail at a higher cost than Mouser. So, for anything
> weighing less than 8 oz, Digikey is certainly cheaper. Otherwise,
> they're about the same.
Mouser also plays games with the UPS shipping, so use the US Mail option
when you can - I had them ship a package to work, which is a real
workplace with staff sitting there to receive packages, and they charged
me the higher "residential" rate. They also take it upon themselves to
collect sales tax for states they don't operate in - for the (small)
volume of business I do that basically means double-paying, since the
paperwork to track it all is a time (thus money) sink far larger than
just handing the state the "safe harbor amount" for online purchases. I
don't recall what DigiKey does on that front as I haven't ordered from
them in a while (Mouser has had stuff in stock I wanted that they didn't
have for the past few orders.)
I certainly prefer Mouser's online catalog to Digi-Key's - Newark was in
there for a while but has not been worth following up on for the past
few orders either.
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