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Hard to find IC sockets for Speak & Spell
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:08 am    Post subject: Hard to find IC sockets for Speak & Spell Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I need to get hold of a few 28 pin IC sockets for a Speak & Spell, and Speak & Spell Compact.
The speech chips don't come in a standard 28 pin package, but with 0.7" pin spacing meaning I need "high density" sockets.

After a lot of searching I've found out that Mill-Max makes them (part no.: 117-43-428-41-005000), but as a private individual I can't buy directly from them.
They have free samples available, but unfortunately just for companies within the electronics industry, and only in the States.

Mouser electronics has them for US$ 2.94.
(they don't seem to sell the RoHS (lead-free) version below quantities of 460, so that's definitely not an option for me although I like to take care of the environment)
If I order one or two sockets from outside the USA they charge me US$ 37 for shipping!

Next, there's Digikey (use the website's "part search" function and enter part no: 117-43-428-41-005000).
The socket costs US$ 4.18, but with shipping, handling and processing fees for customers outside the USA I have to add US$ 29! Mad

So you can see my problem Sad
Does anyone know of other companies that sell these sockets and won't rip off their customers (you don't need to be a genius to figure out that shipping one or two IC sockets out of the States doesn't more than a single-digit amount; anyone can check this by going to the USPS shipping calculator site).

Alternatively, is anyone here, who lives in the States going to order components from these companies (the above companies operate with radically different shipping costs for US customers), and would be willing to help me get a few of these sockets?
..or anyone here working in the electronics sector who would be interested in some free samples (apparently they come as 20 pieces in a package) who could see me a few of those you don't need?

Other suggestions are also welcome.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey man, those mini-sockets are just expensive! I was planning to order one from mouser for my SN voice board, so if you'd like I'll pick up some for you and send em ghetto style, in a padded envelope stuck in foam. Plus I'd only charge $30 Laughing No but seriously, I'd send em for what it cost, cheaper the better IMHO. Let me know cuz I wanna place my order soon.
-justin
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