Paul WB6CXC (tech-blog:

On Sat, Jul 30, 2022 at 09:56 AM, Jim Strohm wrote:
the cost of shipping was
MORE than the cost of parts. I guess it is what it is, and I'll have
a lifetime supply of general-purpose small-signal NPN transistors.
Yeah, I often buy full reels of cheap SMT parts.  10K 1% resistors, 0603 package?  5000 for $3.50 (or $3.00 for 5% parts).  2N3904 in SOT-23?  3000 for $28. And those 2N7000's (SOT-23 pkg)? 3000 for $39.
I see that LCSC has a few thousand surface-mount BS170s in stock:  5 cents each in qty 100.  The SOT-23 thermal specs are no doubt different than for the TO-92 case.
Paul Elliott - WB6CXC

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