[semi-OT] local stores selling computer parts
henry at paulfam.com
Mon Sep 5 09:40:35 MDT 2011
On 09/05/2011 07:05 AM, Dallin Jones wrote:
> They have been gone for 7 or 8 years. They were the last of the good
> local computer stores around in Utah Valley. I went I to a few other
> stores looking for a serial cable and most didn't even know what that
> was. When they finally figured it out, they told me I should switch to
> USB, because it was more "standard". I wasn't impressed with any of
> --Dallin Jones
I had the SAME experience a couple months ago trying to locate a USB
serial port for a new legacy-free PC that was dependent upon a serial
device that has no USB equivalent. When I finally COULD find someone
that didn't require a diagram to even comprehend what I was talking
about I was told, "oh those haven't been made for at least 10 years now."
I do a search at newegg.com and found several hits with different price
ranges for exactly what I needed. Another supplier I really enjoy is
mwave.com. They run decent deals, have competitive prices, and their
standard ground shipping usually gets to Orem in 2 days.
So lately my strategy has been to stock a spare or two of critical parts
so I have at least a 48-hour window in emergencies.
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