sir1963:afe66:MadEngineer:afe66: But that shop already exists - JayCar.the sad part is that DSE used to be known as this store (as his post was suggesting)
DSE is where I go if JayCar hasn't got something I need but they never have it either... Not sure why I bother anymore going to DSE.
a lot of us grew up with DSE gear and their funway kits. my first bit of soldering was the fm transmitter from the funway 2 book and i was hooked. my copy became more dog eared and worn out than your grandmas edmonds cooking book
Yeah, I too used to wander through looking at all those components and kits.
My comment was in reply to poster that DSE should rebrand to what it used to be in yee ole days, but that niche has been taken over too.
To be honest, I have no idea what DSE is of these days.
Hobby Electronics - Nope, go to Jaycar
TVs,DVDs,Freeview, etc - Nope go to Harvey Normans/ JB Hifi or Noel Leemings
Electronic "Toys", e.g. helicopters etc - Go back to Jaycar
PS/Xbox Games - Off we go to EB Games/JB Hifi
Cameras - Noel Leemings, JB Hifi, Harvey Normans
All I can see is that DSE has no niche, its just doing what everyone else is, but with less stock, less variety and prices no different.
The have become Australasia's "Tandy/Radio Shack".
only a fool would go to EB Games, they are so overpriced and they wont be around for much longer either.