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SparkFun Electronics will be closed in observance of memorial day on Monday, May 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th. Any orders placed after 2pm Mountain Time on Friday, May 26th will process and ship out on Tuesday, May 30th.

Member #41959

Member Since: June 20, 2008

Country: United States

  • There are good reasons, other than just pure loyalty to a good vendor, to stick with SF. Counterfeit electronics – parts pulled off of e-waste boards – are a huge problem. Since most counterfeit electronic components come from China (thanks to all the e-waste everyone sends that direction), there’s a very good chance that many of the parts on their boards have had an earlier life, and not handled very well in the process of reclaiming them. In the case of passives, they may not even be the right value. Counterfeit electronics have caused military systems and aerospace systems to fail. Not Good.

No public wish lists :(