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jps

posted on 25/1/19 at 11:45 AM Reply With Quote
Maplin (RIP) alternatives?

Prompted entirely by HowardB mentioning Maplin on my other thread about a deadhard-drive, with with an eye on buying cheaply all sorts of little electrical gubbins for a whole range of things, are there any obvious alternatives to Maplin - or it is just about taking a punt on eBay or similar these days...?
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Mr Whippy

posted on 25/1/19 at 12:14 PM Reply With Quote
yeah was a huge loss, plenty online but really miss the local shop, they were on my way home too...
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SteveWalker

posted on 25/1/19 at 12:29 PM Reply With Quote
https://www.jaycar.co.uk

or

https://cpc.farnell.com/

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russbost

posted on 25/1/19 at 01:01 PM Reply With Quote
RS components?





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jps

posted on 25/1/19 at 01:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by russbost
RS components?

Expensive?

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Bluemoon

posted on 25/1/19 at 01:40 PM Reply With Quote
cpc...

Don't discount RS they now do free delivery.

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russbost

posted on 25/1/19 at 03:12 PM Reply With Quote
forgot about Rapidonline.com, used them last year & they were really good, fast & cheap





Furore Formula Car - the only two seater modern Formula Car lookalike. I no longer run Furore Products or Furore Cars Ltd, but would still highly recommend them for Acewell dashes, projector headlights, dominator headlights, indicators, mirrors etc, best prices in the UK! Take a look at http://www.furoreproducts.co.uk/ or find more parts on Ebay, user names furoreltd & furoreproducts, discounts available for LCB users.
Don't forget Stainless Steel Braided brake hoses, made to your exact requirements in any of around 16 colours. http://shop.ebay.co.uk/furoreproducts/m.html?_dmd=1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1

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Slimy38

posted on 25/1/19 at 06:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jps
quote:
Originally posted by russbost
RS components?

Expensive?


Used to be, now surprisingly well priced. Definitely worth a go. And with their trade counters they are still a 'shop on the street'. Maybe not the high street, but still a shop.

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nickm

posted on 26/1/19 at 01:26 PM Reply With Quote
Hi
I use Vehicle Wiring Products excellent service, good range of bits and normal post so not to expensive for carriage.
The connectors etc are always a little cheaper than the more general suppliers that we use.
Online or catalogue

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Oddified

posted on 26/1/19 at 10:32 PM Reply With Quote
Whilst i have accounts with both RS and Farnell, i used to also call into Maplin quite often...they were very handy for lots of bits and bobs.

Ian

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trextr7monkey

posted on 27/1/19 at 12:14 AM Reply With Quote
Rapidonline and Kitronik were our useful sources of bits with occasional stuff from Mega





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David Jenkins

posted on 27/1/19 at 04:35 PM Reply With Quote
Rapidonline are good - it helps that they're based in the next town over (Colchester).





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