[sdiy] Digikey bags

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Thu May 27 10:35:36 CEST 2021

Mark, it's down to pure habit.  I found what I needed on Digikey and the
delivery was hyperfast, and I love the free shipping for orders over $100,
and they pay the duties and customs, etc, etc.  I suppose Mouser does all
the same things, and maybe I'll try them next time, if the prices are


-----Original Message-----
From: mark verbos [mailto:markverbos at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:27 AM
To: David G Dixon
Cc: synth-diy at synth-diy.org
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Digikey bags

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Now is as good a time as any to ignite the Synth-Diy equivalent of Mac vs.
Why would anyone choose DigiKey over Mouser? Is this a Canadian thing? The
search engine sucks and the prices are higher! ( not that it matters if
nothing is in stock until July 2022)

Mouser also gives its customers a ludicrous amount of packaging, especially


> On May 27, 2021, at 9:01 AM, David G Dixon via Synth-diy
<synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> Hey SDIY Team,
> Sorry to interrupt all the Monty Python riffing, but I've got a fairly
unconventional question, which I would guess many of you have also pondered:
> What do you do with all of your Digikey bags?
> I just ordered 100 each of about 54 different values of 1% resistors for
my two Dome filter designs, and I transferred the resistors from the bags
they came in to the bags I already had brightly labelled in red Sharpie ink.
Somehow, I seem to be left with what looks like about 2000 empty bags.  Some
of the resistors were packed in 10 bags of 10 inside a bigger bag.  Some
were in 4 bags of 25 in a bigger bag.  Quite a few were in a small bag of
100 placed inside a bigger bag with an identical label.
> I can imagine blue Digikey bags flowing out of my doors and windows like
so much flood water if I make too many more Digikey orders.  I've already
got shoeboxes of the damn things stored all over my garage.  I hate just
dumping them in the recycling bin, or (heaven forfend) the trash.
> Cheers,
> Dave Dixon
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