[sdiy] filler parts to match minimum orders?

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Mon Jan 5 13:21:56 CET 2015

I miss the TO-18 metal can transistors, as this was the mainstream when 
I started. Still you can get some strange transistors in that case, but 
when I see BC109 in my old match box case I almost cry...
This however does not prevent me from loving those tiny buggers like 
SC75, which makes SOT23 look like giant.

For minimum order, or actually free shipping threshold, I always do the 
same trick. When the thershold is reached in current cart, I don't add 
any other parts which I don't need immediately. I know for sure there 
will be next order in a month or 2, and I keep those needs for next 
order. So this way I'm almost at the thresold again before I add 
anything. Let me only add I never paid a cent for shipping from Mouser 
and this is across the ocean.


W dniu 2015-01-05 o 06:54, john slee pisze:
> On 5 January 2015 at 12:15, <rsdio at audiobanshee.com> wrote:
>> Not always sad, when you consider that many of them have been replaced by better parts.
> I think ONSemi killing off their entire TO-92 line counts as sad, though.
> I can understand why, and the existing stocks will last for a long
> while, but I still think it's sad. Yeah, I could order up some SOT =>
> SIL adapter PCBs for use with breadboards etc, but they'd be rather a
> lot more expensive than the $0.05 transistors I'd mount on them.
> John
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