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Radio Shack love?
« on: January 29, 2014, 01:19:16 AM »
I'm almost embarrassed to ask this, but does anybody else have any items they only buy from Radio Shack?  I love the 62/36/2 .022" solder.  I also use their 5mm snap in LED bezels a lot.  They look like the ones I've bought at SB but they're actually better.  No joke!

Those are pretty much my only non-emergency buys there.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 01:34:13 AM »
I buy the Ferric Chloride from there.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 01:44:11 AM »
I buy the Ferric Chloride from there.

Oops.  Forgot the etchant.  Me too.  Ok, and sometimes diodes.  Wow.  I buy more there than I thought.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 01:57:30 AM »
It's not radioshack, but solder is the only thing I buy from B&M shops when I can. 63/37 stuff. (My figuring is that it weighs enough to cost more for shipping, so the B&M markup is probably worth it.)

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 02:31:20 AM »
I buy a lot of the boss style knobs from radio shack as well as their dpdt switches on occasion. Oh yeah, and I've never bought solder or etchant anywhere else.  ;D  FYI, Frys Electronics also has some emergency supplies including Hammond enclosures for a decent price...

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 08:14:50 AM »
Frys Electronics also has some emergency supplies including Hammond enclosures for a decent price...

Frys is great for hammonds.  They have other cool enclosures too. 

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 08:49:54 AM »
etchant and solder and iron tips but the tips are not very good.
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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 08:52:38 AM »
I buy the 4mm red LED's mounted in the chrome LED bezels.  My favorite.  Not to big, not to small, and the quality is really good.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 09:07:10 AM »
I buy solder and braid from there. Heatshrink in a bind.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 09:15:57 AM »
I dig their 4-conductor ribbon cable/wire. It's not the greatest, but it makes wiring a pot super-fast, and the wires are relatively easy to separate to make 2- and 3-conductor cables as needed.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 01:56:31 PM »
Soldier and etchant for me. Mainly because its just convenient. Seeing the prices of CC resistors there always make me cringe but if I HAVE to I will get a few components. Most of the time I can get a Mouser order in 2 days so I will just wait for that.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 11:16:29 PM »
I've never bought solder anywhere else, and I still use my Helping Hands for certain things too.

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2014, 11:21:09 PM »
+1 for solder, and I spent way too much last weekend on 3mm LEDs for my game of tone build.
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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2014, 11:24:43 PM »
I buy a lot of the boss style knobs from radio shack as well as their dpdt switches on occasion. Oh yeah, and I've never bought solder or etchant anywhere else.  ;D  FYI, Frys Electronics also has some emergency supplies including Hammond enclosures for a decent price...

I buy the big boss type knobs there all the time.  The price difference on those isn't as big as it is with components.  I went by there today for some emergency resistors.....turns out 12k is too obscure a value for them to carry, so more teepee'ing it is.  :(

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Re: Radio Shack love?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2014, 11:27:39 PM »
Are you listening RS???  Seriously, how do they make money?