More Resistors From China
I suspect that, overall, very few hams actually take the time to read ham radio blogs. Of those that do, there is probably only a small percentage that take the time to read any post-blog 'comments' that might be made by others....so...if you missed the comments regarding my recent e-Bay resistor purchase, the following information may be of interest.
Steve, G1KQH, commented that he had found an even better deal on resistors from China at Banggood, in Guangzhou. I have heard good things about this company, which sells a large variety of items from electronic parts to the latest quadcopters. Steve reported a good buy on 1%, 1/4W resistors...50 different values and 50 of each....2500 resistors in total. The offering may be found here.
Steve adds: "The values of resistor are: 10M ,4,7M, 2M, 1M, 390K, 330K, 300K, 220K, 200K, 180K, 150K, 100K, 82K, 68K, 47K, 33K, 37K, 20K, 18K, 15K, 10K, 9K1, 8K2, 6K8, 5K6, 4K3, 3K9, 3K3, 3K, 2K7, 2K4, 2K, 1K5, 1K2, 1K, 680R, 470R, 300R, 270R, 180R, 91R, 68R, 56R, 47R, 20R, 10R, 6,6R, 1,8R, 1,2R , 1R.
They are five banded resistors inc one for the tolerance.
Arrived quick and you can use Paypal on Banggood, so no problem getting your money back if things go wrong."
With the free shipping, this is a super price and could be very difficult to beat! In addition, they offer smaller 1/4W resistor kits, a nice kit of 1/2W resistors, SMD kits and capacitor kits.
G1KQH maintains an interesting amateur radio blog, well worth a read. Thanks for the info Steve.
Steve, there are people who read comments and having heard of Banggood from several sources I tried a test order to see if they could really deliver. Unfortunately the goods never showed up and I had to wait until 45 days after shipping before they returned the money. Apart from that, their goods are so good value for money that I doubt if the quality is up to par. For the moment I stick to my local sources and guaranteed quality from well-known online sources like RS or Digikey.
Yes Hans, you usually won’t go wrong when ordering parts from either of these two…well, Digikey for sure! I think one might argue that you get what you pay for but Steve seemed pleased with his 1/4W batch and my one-cent purchase seems to be of acceptable quality. Maybe they just sell so many that they can keep the price low, I don’t know. Perhaps others will comment on their Banggood resistor purchase, unless just you and I are the only ones reading follow-up commentary! 73
I’m going to try another purchase from Banggood, but this time with registered mail. I missed that part last time and hence my parcel never arrived. Like most people, money is getting tighter and tighter and placed like Banggood allow you to do more with your dollar.
Everything I have ordered so far from Banggood has arrived! Out of multiple orders with Banggood, I had one problem with a DMM sent with no case (the advert detail was wrong), they just refunded me the difference.
If you order through Paypal you have not got a problem anyway getting your money returned if things don’t turn up..
Ordering parts from these discount places is easy if you use the registered mail option,I am a Retired US Marine Living in the Philippines which is not that far from Hong Kong and even though they offer Free Shipping on most parts I always opt for the Registered Mail option because the money you save on the parts is a lot,it takes on average 10 days from Hong Kong to the Philippines but then mail here is not good,most sites suggest 15 to 20 days to the US.
The company I like most on Ebay is,”Electronics-Salon” and no I do not have stock in the company.LOL
73 Bob DW7NIB
I am good on QRZ.
I tried ordering again, this time with registered mail, but I cannot check out as it gives me an error message over and over again. Customer service doesn’t respond, I guess there is some bad karma here. I am done with them, move on to the next one.