Subject: Re: Linear distributors with online ordering
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 15:10:54 -0000
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"Martin Griffith" wrote in message
> On Sat, 16 Nov 2002 01:26:32 -0000, "markp"
> >Does anyone know a distributor or component supplier that supplies Linear
> >Technology components (specifically LT1945 and LT1509) with an online
> >ordering system? I'm in the UK, and need small production run (20 off or
> >and sample quantites for prototyping. Linear Direct is supposed to do
> >but they slap a $35 (yes, $35!) international shipping charge even for
> >low quantities. I've tried Digi-Key, but the LT1509 has a large MOQ. I
> >to say that a $35 shipping charge somewhat defeats the object, and is a
> >little extortionate IMO.
> Yuk....35$, then the Customs guys open the box and charge you
> more.....just for opening it, (short and curlies comes to mind)
> But a company i work for uses Dengrove for sourcing most of their
> kits, save a lot over RS/Farnell. But they are not on line.
The really annoying thing about this $35 is there is no mention of how much
the delivery charge is until you check out at the end (probably because
people would think they are taking the pi$$ and wouldn't bother going any
further). I don't mind paying, say, $10 or so, but this high charge is much
more likely to make me design in other manufacturer's components if I can
get them quickly and cheaply. Since I am freelance I could, and have, worked
for large companies - it's Linear's loss if I design in a National part
I'll check out Dengrove, I've got several projects on the go with RS/Farnell
part numbers and I need a kitting agent to give me a quote for lowish volume
kits and/or assembly.