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Electronics Is there anyone making an order at Farnell?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ferret141, 30 Oct 2012.

  1. ferret141

    ferret141 Minimodder

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    identikit Minimodder

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    If you can't find anyone with a Farnell acc, I think other stores like Conrad will have them, bit more expensive tho. Good luck!
     
  3. ferret141

    ferret141 Minimodder

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    Thanks for the suggestion identikit. Conrad's serach system isn't too great so it looks like it will take me a while to find what I'm looking for.

    EDIT: They have something with the right characteristics but in a different size to what I need.

    It's looking like I will have to suck it up and buy 10 at £5.28 from RS
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    I have an RS store near mu uni i'll check on tuesday for you if you like???
     
  6. ferret141

    ferret141 Minimodder

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    What were your search terms?

    Thank you very much for your kind offer but I have one near me too and they offer free delivery in the first place.


    Here's why I need them:
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    I had a spare DG834N lying around the house and my mate wanted to get more out of his line and his ageing Speedtouch wasn't up to the job so I lent the Netgear router to him.
    He managed to get an even better sync at really low SNR on his line using the Netgear but it was overheating. He had a couple of spare chipset and AGP heatsinks lying around so I gave him the go ahead to stick them on. Long story short the heatsinks were sitting loose before being glued and at some point the router was moved and a heatsink took out one of the inductors. He's paying for the components to fix it but so far the repair is looking uneconomical since the router barely costs £15 on eBay.
    It's part of the ADSL balancing circuit so I only need two. Four at most.

    Prices so far:
    • eBay: [~£2 ea]
    • RS: £5.28 for 10 [£0.44 ea](no smaller quantities, thus total cost gets ramped up)
    • Conrad: £6.73 for 2 inc shipping [£0.39 ea] - This was promising since their office is close to me but components come from Germany so shipping must be paid or so they said on the phone
    • Farnell: 32p for the two I need [£0.16 ea] - But there's a £20 minimum spend for non-account customers hence I was hoping someone had an account with them or was making an order.

    You can see why the repair is looking uneconomical.
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    WALKYRIE What's a Dremel?

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    I already ordered in the Farnell online shop two times in the past Months, and both orders were between 20 and 30 pounds (not much), I was surprised when I realised the shipping cost of both orders was for free, I still don't understood why was for free :confused:
     
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    Farnell does free shipping. Only problem is you have to spend a minimum of £20.

    I had nothing else to buy from there and 32p is very far from £20.
    So I was looking for someone who was making an order large enough who didn't mind ordering the two components and then posting them to me.

    I could have tried getting the components elsewhere but it would cost me over £4. Which is like half the value of the router I'm trying to fix. Which would mean fixing it is not really worth it.
     

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