[vcf-midatlantic] TTL components in Philly?

Glenn Roberts glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 17:18:37 EST 2016

MicroCenter seems to be trying to expand their electronic parts supply (perhaps to fill the Radio Shack void?) though if the Philadelphia store is anything like the Northern Virginia store their display and inventory control could stand to step things up. Typically not ICs but more Arduino, Pi, robotics and supporting breakout boards and tools/accessories.

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> On Jan 12, 2016, at 2:35 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 2:20 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> On 01/12/2016 10:46 AM, eric F via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> I stopped by Selectronics today, but the nice gentleman at the counter
>> said they really weren’t interested in selling small numbers of parts to
>> individuals. From what I could gather, it looks like they recover ICs
>> through e-waste processing, then sell them on the wholesale market. The guy
>> was polite (and checked availability of the parts I was looking for), but
>> clearly wanted me moving along.
>>> I guess it’s Jameco / Digikey / Unicorn and PATIENCE for now! But thanks
>> to Bill W for sending me the 7430.
>>  Don't forget Mouser..
>>         -Dave
>> --
>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>> New Kensington, PA
> I have lived in the Phila area all of my life.  Regardless of the few
> remaining electronics stores elsewhere in the US, the business has left
> Phila long ago.  Better price and selection exists online.    You just can
> always order expedited delivery if you need it tomorrow.  There are so few
> people who buy retail ICs in Phila area that it's not profitable to stock
> shelves.  Even those companies who do sell ICs also now sell toys, kits,
> Arduinos, etc.  I guess this is all obvious stuff, but in particular it's
> striking how the home of the ENIAC has no electronics stores.
> -- 
> -Bill-

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