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Who's your bits broker?
« on: July 25, 2018, 06:03:26 am »
I don't buy much IT stuff these days, when I do, it tends to be through Amazon or Scan for serious stuff, and eBay for throwaway commodity cables etc. As I appear to be in the market for a few drive like things at the very minimum, I was wondering who I might be missing.

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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 06:42:14 am »
There are a number of parts establishments I use, but they do come and go. I tend to choose a component then google for suppliers, checking them for longevity and so on. Amazon are quite last on my list as a principle.
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 08:30:59 am »
Ebuyer?
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 12:05:20 pm »
Ebuyer, mainly out of habit.  Sometimes Scan.  Sometimes whoever actually has whatever it is I'm looking for in stock.
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 12:15:27 pm »
Ebuyer, if I have to (sometimes they can't be beaten on price or are the only supplier to have stock), but would much rather use CCL.

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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 03:36:56 pm »
Box.co.uk. Probably not as big a range as Ebuyer etc, but sometimes cheaper and faster delivery.

Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 11:43:26 pm »
cpc.farnell.com

Based out of Preston. Really good for PCB components too.
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 07:18:42 am »
Some interesting additional names there, thanks. I ended up ordering through scan, as cheap as anywhere and next day delivery (eBuyer was quoting 5 days for a stock item )

As it goes, one of the items was DOA, and it was on the returns email that I noticed:

Quote
By Appointment To
Her Majesty The Queen
High Performance Personal Computers & IT Hardware
Scan Computers International Ltd
Bolton

What IS Maj getting up to???

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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 02:35:33 pm »
Some interesting additional names there, thanks. I ended up ordering through scan, as cheap as anywhere and next day delivery (eBuyer was quoting 5 days for a stock item )

As it goes, one of the items was DOA, and it was on the returns email that I noticed:

Quote
By Appointment To
Her Majesty The Queen
High Performance Personal Computers & IT Hardware
Scan Computers International Ltd
Bolton

What IS Maj getting up to???

She's setting up the British Library Special Operations Task Force, to re-establish the Empire after the world burns.  High performance computing is just the tip of that iceberg - you should see the SEEKRIT BUNKER they've built to stockpile tea.
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 06:55:03 pm »
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2018, 01:30:14 pm »
Memory  and SDD direct  from Crucial.
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 01:11:38 pm »
The ones I use most is

Ebuyer
Scan
CPC
Misco
Amazon
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 04:39:15 pm »
Misco went bust last year unfortunately.  I used to use them a lot.
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Re: Who's your bits broker?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2018, 12:41:03 pm »
CCL are quite good, although most of my experience with them has been for whole computers.
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