buying directly from microchip?

Started by Phil November 29, 2004

If you have bought directly from microchip, do you have any
experiences you could share? Good or bad. What's their service like?
I couldn't find anything on shipping cost with out going through with
the transaction - are their shipping costs reasonable? Have you ever
returned anything? What happened? (ie.e good or bad experience)

Thanks in advance
Phil





I didnt purchase my PIC from microchip but it seems
that they do give out samples. Correct me if Im
wrong...But only to certain countries, I think.
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--- In , "Phil" <phil1960us@y...> wrote:
>
> If you have bought directly from microchip, do you have any
> experiences you could share?

I have purchased small quantities directly from MicroChip on several
ocassions, and have been pleased with the turn around time. If memory
serves me correctly, some of the shipments came from Thailand or
somewhere else, but still arrived promptly. They have been very quick
with samples also.

I still purchased my larger quantities from DigiKey, because I'm
always purchasing other items from them as well on a weekly basis for
prototypes.




Hello,

I bought about 25$$ worth of chips in September for my project and it
ended up costing around 60$$ after everything. It was shipped from
Thailand within a week of placing the order I know, maybe faster im
not sure.

I won't be buing from them again unless I have to. I'd rather use
Arrow or Digikey because I'm going to be paying around the same cost
on shipping/fees and I would be able to gather my other materials at
the same time.

Also, after buying from them, I requested a sample of a different
chip, and I was not able to send in my request. I emailed in to ask
to be allowed, but no reply, and no service. I guess i will have to
phone them.

Chris

--- In , "Phil" <phil1960us@y...> wrote:
>
> If you have bought directly from microchip, do you have any
> experiences you could share? Good or bad. What's their service
like?
> I couldn't find anything on shipping cost with out going through
with
> the transaction - are their shipping costs reasonable? Have you
ever
> returned anything? What happened? (ie.e good or bad experience)
>
> Thanks in advance
> Phil





thanks. I wasn't planning on buying chips. they are running a
special on the ICD2 and its a little bit more than the Olimex clone.
I figured if the shipping cost and general service were reasonable,
I'd get it. I got zero feedback on the ICD2 clone when I asked a
while back so its not clear to me that the olimex clone is a good
deal. With the special, its a pretty easy decision on price when you
factor in the safety of getting the microcip product.

On buying chips - there are two places that I use: Mouser and
Glitchbuster. Mouser has the best prices on small quantities. They
beat Digi-Key for 50 units or less. Their shipping costs are typical
but if you are placing a larger order its not too bad. For small
quantities of just the PICs I use Glitchbuster, his shipping price is
excellent so the total cost comes out lower than Mouser. He does have
good prices of some support parts (best price on LM34, Logic MOSFETs,
...). I just wish he'd admit he's never going to do the newsletter, lol.

Phil

--- In , "sirtiffguy" <sirtiff@h...> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I bought about 25$$ worth of chips in September for my project and it
> ended up costing around 60$$ after everything. It was shipped from
> Thailand within a week of placing the order I know, maybe faster im
> not sure.
>
> I won't be buing from them again unless I have to. I'd rather use
> Arrow or Digikey because I'm going to be paying around the same cost
> on shipping/fees and I would be able to gather my other materials at
> the same time.
>
> Also, after buying from them, I requested a sample of a different
> chip, and I was not able to send in my request. I emailed in to ask
> to be allowed, but no reply, and no service. I guess i will have to
> phone them.
>
> Chris
>
> --- In , "Phil" <phil1960us@y...> wrote:
> >
> > If you have bought directly from microchip, do you have any
> > experiences you could share? Good or bad. What's their service
> like?
> > I couldn't find anything on shipping cost with out going through
> with
> > the transaction - are their shipping costs reasonable? Have you
> ever
> > returned anything? What happened? (ie.e good or bad experience)
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Phil



If the Microchip ICs you want are fairly common I always goto www.futurlec.com - the shipping is ~AUD$4
----- Original Message -----
From: Phil
To: p...@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 6:47 AM
Subject: [piclist] Re: buying directly from microchip?


thanks.  I wasn't planning on buying chips.  they are running a
special on the ICD2 and its a little bit more than the Olimex clone.
I figured if the shipping cost and general service were reasonable,
I'd get it.  I got zero feedback on the ICD2 clone when I asked a
while back so its not clear to me that the olimex clone is a good
deal.  With the special, its a pretty easy decision on price when you
factor in the safety of getting the microcip product.

On buying chips - there are two places that I use: Mouser and
Glitchbuster.   Mouser has the best prices on small quantities.  They
beat Digi-Key for 50 units or less.  Their shipping costs are typical
but if you are placing a larger order its not too bad.  For small
quantities of just the PICs I use Glitchbuster, his shipping price is
excellent so the total cost comes out lower than Mouser.  He does have
good prices of some support parts (best price on LM34, Logic MOSFETs,
...).  I just wish he'd admit he's never going to do the newsletter,  lol.

Phil

--- In p...@yahoogroups.com, "sirtiffguy" <sirtiff@h...> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I bought about 25$$ worth of chips in September for my project and it
> ended up costing around 60$$ after everything.  It was shipped from
> Thailand within a week of placing the order I know, maybe faster im
> not sure. 
>
> I won't be buing from them again unless I have to.  I'd rather use
> Arrow or Digikey because I'm going to be paying around the same cost
> on shipping/fees and I would be able to gather my other materials at
> the same time. 
>
> Also, after buying from them, I requested a sample of a different
> chip, and I was not able to send in my request.  I emailed in to ask
> to be allowed, but no reply, and no service.  I guess i will have to 
> phone them.
>
> Chris
>
> --- In p...@yahoogroups.com, "Phil" <phil1960us@y...> wrote:
> >
> > If you have bought directly from microchip, do you have any
> > experiences you could share?  Good or bad.  What's their service
> like?
> >  I couldn't find anything on shipping cost with out going through
> with
> > the transaction - are their shipping costs reasonable?  Have you
> ever
> > returned anything?  What happened? (ie.e good or bad experience)
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Phil


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