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Swiss maplins (electronic bits)

Does anyone know of a Swiss equivalent of maplins or clas Olson ?
That is a shop to buy little electrical bits. Wires for converting between audio formats and that sort of thing.
Anything known of in Vaud or online welcome!
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Damn and I thought this was going to be about holiday camps. Hi-De-Hi!
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Damn and I thought this was going to be about holiday camps. Hi-De-Hi!
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Re: Swiss maplins (electronic bits)

http://www.kabelschweiz.ch/


Lowest prices Ive seen in Switzerland.


Just ordered lots of cables from them (only downside is the small qty surcharge).
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Old 01.06.2015, 17:30
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Lowest prices Ive seen in Switzerland.


Just ordered lots of cables from them (only downside is the small qty surcharge).
Not quite the same sort of things stocks as Maplins though.

Does anyone remember the Maplins catalogues from the 80s with the spaceship artwork for the front covers?

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Not quite the same sort of things stocks as Maplins though.

Agreed, however I was mainly referring to:


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Wires for converting between audio formats and that sort of thing.
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Agreed, however I was mainly referring to:
Sorry. I didn't read that bit.
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Does anyone remember the Maplins catalogues from the 80s with the spaceship artwork for the front covers?
Yes! Hours of fun for a teen-nerd, poring over 74-series pinouts and the transfer characteristics of exotic power transistors. With the Maplin catalogue in your hand, everything seemed possible.
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http://www.kabelschweiz.ch/


Lowest prices Ive seen in Switzerland.


Just ordered lots of cables from them (only downside is the small qty surcharge).
You complete leg end! ( )

I've been looking for a store like that for a while now, cheers
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Re: Swiss maplins (electronic bits)

Www.rs-components.com
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Does anyone remember the Maplins catalogues from the 80s with the spaceship artwork for the front covers?
Yes, but these were by no means comprehensive enough. The basic things like EL34 valves, Octal valve bases, 350-0-350 volt Transformers etc. etc. were all missing.
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Re: Swiss maplins (electronic bits)

RS won't ship to non-business customers. You need a VAT number.
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Re: Swiss maplins (electronic bits)

I note it asks for a firm name as a compulsory field on the checkout.
Are only companies allowed to buy here?
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Old 02.06.2015, 21:24
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I note it asks for a firm name as a compulsory field on the checkout.
Are only companies allowed to buy here?
Yes. See the post above yours.
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Re: Swiss maplins (electronic bits)

Oops, overlooked it.
Oh well.
I decided to follow the route of ebay cable dealers. Seems cheaper and less hastle.
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Old 02.06.2015, 21:36
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Yes. See the post above yours.
Or see this thread: "Business Only" Sales? at post #13 to see what happens if you try, as a privat person, to order from RS.
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