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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #75 on: October 04, 2021, 05:00:00 AM »
It's funny, we're in the same state, and in a couple dozen orders I've never had to wait more than 5 days from when I place the order to it being on my doorstep.

Maybe you're on someone's shitlist.

It is possible  ;D

I have ordered from Steve about 5 times since I have been building. First order was quick! Every other order had to be followed with at least 1 or 2 emails asking when they will go out the door. And this wasn't like 1, 2, or 3 days after ordering. Usually waited about a week before emailing. Shipment always seemed to follow the emails though so maybe they just got lost in the shuffle. Or, maybe it was just because I wasn't a constant source of ordering?

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #76 on: October 04, 2021, 06:26:09 AM »
It's funny, we're in the same state, and in a couple dozen orders I've never had to wait more than 5 days from when I place the order to it being on my doorstep.

Maybe you're on someone's shitlist.

It is possible  ;D

I have ordered from Steve about 5 times since I have been building. First order was quick! Every other order had to be followed with at least 1 or 2 emails asking when they will go out the door. And this wasn't like 1, 2, or 3 days after ordering. Usually waited about a week before emailing. Shipment always seemed to follow the emails though so maybe they just got lost in the shuffle. Or, maybe it was just because I wasn't a constant source of ordering?
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2021, 08:57:37 PM »
Anyone ever get free stuff from Smallbear?

I got this NOS cap bonus bag with my latest order:

This was probably the most I have ever spent there, so I was wondering if this is something they do for large orders, or if it has something to do with reducing inventory to speed up Steve's retirement plans.  They did have an inventory glitch with my order, so maybe they threw this in to make up for not having everything I ordered?  Anyway, it is cool and I'll probably use most of these.
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2021, 03:44:50 PM »
They announced a couple months ago that they would be including NOS with orders for a limited time. This is from their IG:

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For a limited time, Bonus Bags! Any orders shipping Priority Mail will receive a random assortment of old stock capacitors. Quantities, types and values not guaranteed but I'm sure you'll find a use for them. Happy building!

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2021, 06:26:43 AM »
I've got an order showing up today (not a very high-value one), so I'll report back on the cap inclusion!  ;)

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #80 on: October 22, 2021, 01:51:53 PM »
Nope! No caps, but it was a pretty small order. That or else he ran out...anyway, I was happy to have a chance to order from Steve one last time. Although of course there will surely be one more order before it's all said and done.

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #81 on: October 25, 2021, 05:04:46 AM »
No caps for me as well. Although my order was only about $80 or so...

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #82 on: October 25, 2021, 05:27:27 AM »
I have received two more orders after that first one (yes, I have placed five panic orders so far.  ::)).  No more caps.  I think he ran out.

I did get a free bag of a hundred 1.5M resistors though, but that is only because they messed up and sent the wrong item (they told me to keep them for my trouble).
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #83 on: October 29, 2021, 10:12:11 AM »
I just got a bag o' caps with an order. I believe you have to choose Priority Mail. 

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