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    I am not sure if you guys have noticed this ... but my recent searches have shown that Element14.com is way more expensive than digikey. The other day I was looking for a medical power supply which was about $150 on digikey but on element14 it was listed for Rs.27,000. Even a simple PICKit3 over there is 4k as apposed to $50 on sparkfun

    Not sure if this is only on a certain items, but this is sorta crazy.

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    Yep , i have also stopped ordering from them too. For ex I am working on STm32f4 which is being sold at Rs 1700 while digikey im able to get it for about 11 USD , So if my order is around 100 USD on digikey it does not make sense to order from Element14 shipping and duty included.

    Also mouser and digikey are very prompt , While Indian element 14 leaves a lot desired.

    Ive also discovered Aliexpress though , Its super cheap and with escrow so somewhat safe. So most passive SMT parts are now coming from there. And with EMS high probability itll skip duty.
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    I am surprised ..... Element14 is a pretty renowned company. In any case...their loss.

    Let me know how did Aliexpress work for u..in terms of delivery time and quality

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    They usually support EMS / DHL etc

    EMS - about 10 days
    DHL - About 4 days

    The only reason to order from them is that its cheap.
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    they are good for rapid prototyping. Quick delivery.

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    Actually Digikey delivers faster than Element14 , But yes for order < 100 USD digikey does not make sense.
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