[sdiy] Small Bear Electronics retiring
fluxmonk at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 19:11:11 CEST 2021
Given the ongoing global supply-chain disaster, you’d have to be incredibly
brave (and/or stupid) to jump into this right now, unless you had a ton of
recent experience and contacts
On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 12:57 PM Brian Willoughby <brianw at audiobanshee.com>
> It seems that the business model is:
> Buy in bulk, maintain inventory, display inventory on web site, take and
> fulfill orders, price items to maintain business overhead, ship to happy
> customers (while dealing with customer support).
> I assume that anyone willing to do all of that labor could start a similar
> business. It doesn't seem necessary for the replacement to be called "Small
> Bear Electronics" or hold any relation.
> Perhaps the one key piece of business savvy to pass on would be: Where to
> source all of the parts that Small Bear carries.
> Brian Willoughby
> On Sep 23, 2021, at 08:09, David G Dixon via Synth-diy <
> synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> > This is nothing less than a tragedy for me. I have been placing $1000
> > Bear orders every few months, getting virtually all of my panel
> > from them, and PCB making materials.
> > It would be ideal if there were someone that he could pass the business
> > to, rather than just shutting it down. A succession plan, as it were.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ben Stuyts
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:38 PM
> > [CAUTION: Non-UBC Email]
> > Just read this: Small Bear is retiring and shutting down the business.
> > Selling down the inventory, so if you need something, be quick:
> > https://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/autumn-2021/
> > I've only ordered a once or twice from them (other side of the pond), but
> > they have a great assortment of parts.
> > Ben
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