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Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:51:26 PM »
I noticed today that most Xicon resistors—including the metal film 1/4W (271) and 1/8W (270) and the carbon 1/4W (291) and 1/8W (299)—have a new MOQ of 200 units at Mouser.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 08:07:24 PM »
Well that's inconvenient. I don't mind ordering that many of the common values, but for lesser-used ones it's kinda hard to justify keeping 200 of them around when I only need 1 or 2. I had a cart almost ready to go too, just had a few more things to add. Serious bummer.
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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 08:30:02 PM »
That pretty much screws every Mouser project I've provided for the mbp projects. Ah well, nothing to do about it I guess. You'd think they'd at least go for 10 MOQ but I understand it can be quite time consuming for them to pick out one or two resistors for an order.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 09:27:04 PM »
That pretty much screws every Mouser project I've provided for the mbp projects. Ah well, nothing to do about it I guess. You'd think they'd at least go for 10 MOQ but I understand it can be quite time consuming for them to pick out one or two resistors for an order.

Yeah, I actually noticed it because I was referencing a MBP mouser BOM. I agree that it seems an MOQ of ten would be the next step before 200. It’s a drag because I make my BOMs with spreadsheets and the Xicon SKUs are really easy to populate from build docs. That and project mouser carts and obscure values. I didn’t check to see if the other functional equivalents have been affected.

I can’t imagine we could influence a policy change. Part of me is thinking this might have to do with streamlining fulfillment due to COVID-19. But, many changes like that become entrenched and remain even when the cause for the change goes away.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 07:15:46 AM »
I can't blame Mouser, the full packs are so cheap that if you order anything less than ~20 singles then you're better off getting 200. And who wants to sort them out!

That said, I have some work to do since all my parts lists use Xicon exclusively. Fortunately the individual project spreadsheets look up the part # in a centralized master parts database. So I do have to change ~120 part numbers to KOA Speer or Yageo, but only in one spot.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 07:30:09 AM »
Wow, I just did a large order with them for the Flintlock Flanger last week. I even remember thinking, "wow, they are going to hate me for the large number of single odd-value resistors!" Guess it is time to take a new look at KOA Speer or Yageo as Kevin suggests.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 09:32:20 AM »
Yes, you are the one that caused Mouser's change of policy! Bad, very bad!
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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 09:58:05 AM »
I submitted an enquiry today to see if this is a change originating with Mouser or the manufacturer. I talked to three representatives (i.e., customer service, tech, and purchasing) and no one knew what caused the change. I'll report back with an update when I get a response.

I agree that ultimately this isn't the hugest deal. It's just rather inconvenient for project BOMs and low-volume builders. The Xicon SKU format is just so easy to use.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 04:26:26 PM »
I use Mouser for either weird values (like the E96 series stuff I ordered a couple weeks ago for the C16 filterbank), or when I want a thousand resistors. Everything else is Tayda (it's 1%, it's a resistor, it's metal film, job done.)
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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 05:57:01 PM »
I'm sure the policy came from Mouser themselves. The amount of time/pay it takes to sort out 1 or 10 resistors and package them up is more than what they're charging for that amount of resistors. $2 for 100 resistors is cheap, and yeah, they may sit around for a long time but Mouser is in the business of selling parts so they aren't gonna mind if they sell you more than you need.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2020, 10:22:27 PM »
I’m not totally sure it did come from Mouser, though. That’d certainly make sense (for all of the above reasons), but they indicated that it was more likely a manufacturer decision rather than an internal policy change. Other comparable resistors haven’t been affected. Ultimately, my concern was with preexisting project BOMs/carts that will need to be changed. In any case, I’ll post the response when I get it.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2020, 09:24:21 AM »
The enquiry seems to have fizzled out. Instead, I received a PO approval for Xicon resistor purchase in quantities less than 200 (albeit without the typical price break at QTY>10). Seems like this is the new norm. I'm not sure if other functionally equivalent parts (e.g., KAO Speer or Yageo) will have the same increase.

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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2020, 10:50:02 AM »
I always felt a bit guilty ordering one or two of items worth a fraction of a dollar, still did it but gave me pause.
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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2020, 07:49:38 PM »
With parts that cheap, I always buy extra, partly for a price break, and partly because spare parts never hurt.
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Re: Mouser Xicon Resistors — New MOQ of 200
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2020, 07:56:42 PM »
With parts that cheap, I always buy extra, partly for a price break, and partly because spare parts never hurt.

Does get a wee bit annoying when you're buying an oddball value that you've only ever seen in one project, where you need 1 and have 199 collecting dust on a shelf for the next 8 years.