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600 Piece Resistor Set

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Inexpensive bulk electronic components

If you’re willing to wait a long time, buying electronic components on AliExpress is a much better deal than buying them on Amazon. For instance, at $5, this set of 600 resistors is about one-third the price you’ll pay for a similar set on Amazon with Prime delivery. If fast delivery is important to you, then by all means use Amazon (or better yet walk or pedal to your local resistor merchant and stock up). If you are patient, AliExpress is a good way to go. I’ve bought everything from video game arcade joysticks to touch screen displays for Raspberry Pi projects on AliExpress and have always been happy with my purchases.

-- Mark Frauenfelder 05/13/20