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dave w

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Supplies for the tinkerers
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:33:13 PM »

Hey you tinkerers,

FYE (For Your Enjoyment) Electronic Goldmine is a great surplus house. Cool stuff cheap. Great assortment of switches, LEDs, power adapters, etc. Ebay is probably lower price and free shipping, but EG is fun to just "stroll through the catalog".

I really miss those days when you got a catalog in the mail and that night you head to bed with a magic marker for a little night time "wish" reading.

https://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/
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Re: Supplies for the tinkerers
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 07:32:52 PM »

I haven't looked at that store front before.  I've ordered from AllElectronics.com and MCM (now Newark) a few times.  I'll check them out in the future though!

Brian H

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Re: Supplies for the tinkerers
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 07:36:51 AM »

Thank you for jogging my memory.
I had forgotten Electronic Goldmine as a source of goodies.  ;D
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Re: Supplies for the tinkerers
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 10:24:05 AM »

Also MPJA.com which is very similar to Electronic Goldmine.  Interestingly, whenever I receive an email flyer from one I also receive one from the other within 1 minute so they may have some affiliation. 
I do miss the paper catalogs but times have changed.  When I was a kid I'd pore over the Allied, Lafayette, Burstein-Appleby, McGee Electronics, Olson, Heathkit and, of course, Radio Shack catalogs for hours. 
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Re: Supplies for the tinkerers
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 11:13:32 AM »

I do miss the paper catalogs but times have changed.  When I was a kid I'd pore over the Allied, Lafayette, Burstein-Appleby, McGee Electronics, Olson, Heathkit and, of course, Radio Shack catalogs for hours.

I haven't though of Burstein-Applebee in decades.  I probably still have some of their grab bag junk lurking in a box somewhere.  Anybody need octal tube sockets?

Jeff
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