[nSLUG] OT: Electronics parts
billdavidson at eastlink.ca
Wed May 20 22:16:10 ADT 2009
Michael Crwford wrote:
> Both are in the US though so you'd have to pay import duty when your
> order is delivered.
Yes, this is why I'm asking if anyone has experience with local, or at least
Canadian mail-order, suppliers. Preferably local. What I hate about
mail-order is putting together an order for, say, $50, than finding there is
$30 shipping + $who-knows for duty + $GST + $whatever. But I want
more/better that can be found in The Source.
Surely there is somebody in Burnside selling this stuff? Or at least
Montreal and willling to drop a few parts in an envelope and send them via
Canada Post and charge me $10 postage or something.
I don't want to clutter this Linux list with this, but I'm not sure where to
ask around. If it helps, I'm thinking of building a portable headphone
amplifier, like a cmoy
(http://headwize.com/projects/showfile.php?file=cmoy2_prj.htm) or better.
Of course, every resource I find on the web points to American suppliers
wich opens up a whole new set of hassles. In my experience, our
much-vaunted "free-trade" agreements don't mean a thing if you are a
consumer, but are designed to save money for large corporations.
Oops, OT again....
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