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  # 1907733 25-Nov-2017 18:38
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My favourite haunt after school for components (mostly making antenna and crystal sets), was The Lamphouse (Manners Street, Wellington) ... a perfect Alladin's cave of resisters, capacitors, copper wire .... sealed


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  # 1907743 25-Nov-2017 20:08
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Back in the day in ChCh it was Tricity House, Dick Smith came along with the Dick Smith Wizard but i got a C64. Now we have Harvey Normal, Noel Leemings, JayCar.

 

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  # 1908204 27-Nov-2017 06:00
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I have purchased a few things from them, I believe they charge GST on the purchases but they are fulfilled from Australia.

 

The prices are generally very good. Haven't had anything go wrong with what I have purchased as I can't comment about their after sales service.

 

Shipping is quite slow, so if you want it yesterday then probably go elsewhere.


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  # 1908237 27-Nov-2017 08:21
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My favourite haunt after school for components (mostly making antenna and crystal sets), was The Lamphouse (Manners Street, Wellington) ... a perfect Alladin's cave of resisters, capacitors, copper wire .... sealed



I remember them. Never went there but pretty sure I may have used them for mail order, like I did with Dick Smith. In the days before credit cards. Money orders, remember those, or send cash in the mail.

I've probably got some of the old original offset printed Dick Smith catalogues lying around.




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  # 1908414 27-Nov-2017 13:01
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And David Reid , similar sort of shop.
I bought my 1st amp kitset from David Reid , way way back (Sanken chip/hybrid) . Saw it on trademe recently, so its its still in use after all these years

 

At least Jaycar still sell the hobbyist stuff


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  # 1908428 27-Nov-2017 13:31
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And David Reid , similar sort of shop.
I bought my 1st amp kitset from David Reid , way way back (Sanken chip/hybrid) . Saw it on trademe recently, so its its still in use after all these years

 

At least Jaycar still sell the hobbyist stuff

 

 

 

 

I get all my stuff in from China these days, I get it landed on my desk for about 10%-50% of the price of buying it in NZ.

 

Sure you have to watch out for fakes, but over all I have had a very good experience.


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D J Reid !!!! You must be old :)

 

 

And there was Gilberts? at the bottom of Anzac St in AKL central.





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  # 1915288 8-Dec-2017 13:25
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BEWARE OF Dick Smith!

 

I purchased a monitor, which arrived smashed, a week later still no correspondence from them even after multiple queries.

 

Buy local and atleast you can go in store to get issues sorted.

 

Lesson Learnt.


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  # 1915293 8-Dec-2017 13:34
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Buy local and atleast you can go in store to get issues sorted.

 

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Yeah, because that never gives you any grief tongue-out : The NL experience





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  # 1915340 8-Dec-2017 14:50
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Rickles: ...The Lamphouse (Manners Street, Wellington) ... 
After WWII at least until about 1952, they channelled large quantities of war surplus electronics. They produced a mail-order catalogue[s] so the contemporary equivalent of buying on the internet!


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