Subject: Re: FYI: remaining DEC Multia's are $99[usa]
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From: Nate Gross <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/30/1998 23:29:14

Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Thu, October 29, 1998 at 22:38:25 (PST), David Seifert wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: FYI: remaining DEC Multia's are $99[usa]
> >
> > > Now I just wish I could find someone with a small quantity of those
> > > 74ABT623 parts to fix my dead Multias and make sure the new ones don't
> > > die prematurely....  (marshall now has the philips part in stock, but
> > > want a minimum order of 114 units, of a total of $199.50[usa], and
> > > there's a 42-day lead time because it's back-ordered!)
> >
> > Have you tried Arrow Electronics?  Their minumum order is US$25 per item.
> > (I don't know if they ship to Canada.)
> They list the right part, but don't have on-line ordering.
> > There is also a TI ABT part that should work.  Slightly different part
> > number prefix/suffix for package and such.
> >
> > Somebody's web page (TI I think?) had a list of distributors
> > that was very useful.
> I hadn't realized until recently that TI Semi. have an office right here
> in the Greater Toronto Area, and I've also found the name of a local
> Philips distributor.  I'll try these local offices before I try doing a
> phone order with Arrow.  I generally detest trying to do phone ordering
> with any electronics distributor -- I'd rather stand in line at the
> counter at places like Electrosonic, which is not much fun either, but
> at least you can visually verify what you're getting before you pay.
> Unfortunately Electrosonic is about 20yrs behind the times and don't
> seem to carry this part either (nor the resistor networks that I hope I
> don't need).
> I wish Newark had the right packaging in stock (they only have the DIP
> version).  They've got a really fine on-line order system that works
> great for us Canadians, and I've had good success ordering other small
> things from them in the recent past.  (Their on-line catalog search
> isn't as good as some others, but it's not totally unusable.)
> --
>                                                         Greg A. Woods
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