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eBay Managed Payments Information:

August 21, 2020 Update

I've started a few more experimental listings for dual in line pin components. All of these components require $2.99 flat rate shipping, however, the shipping will be discounted when purchasing multiple components. The current shipping charge for these components is $2.99 + $0.05 for each additional item.

Click this link to view the experimental listings.

August 11, 2020 Update

The migration to eBay Managed Payments occurred on August 7th. Most TO-220 "two packs" have nearly doubled in price, but will now include four units instead of two. The increased MOQ is directly related to the increased costs associated with eBay Managed Payments.

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Sometime later this month, my eBay store payment processor will change from PayPal to eBay Managed Payments. This is a forced migration and is beyond my control.

PayPal and eBay both charge a fixed and a variable processing fee on each transaction. Unlike eBay, PayPal offers different rate combinations and allows sellers to choose the best rates for their expected average basket size. Currently, I am able to receive payments at PayPal's micro-payment rate, which has a small 5¢ fixed transaction fee. The eBay Managed Payments will have a significantly higher 30¢ fixed transaction fee.

It is the flexibility PayPal that provides that makes selling small basket orders possible.

Once the migration is completed I will have to raise prices, increase the minimum order quantity, or discontinue selling some parts on eBay altogether. Fierce competition from Chinese sellers — some of whom routinely sell counterfeits and will be immune from this migration — keep prices and margins low. It may simply not be possible or practical to sell regulators, resistors, or LEDs in smaller hobbyist quantities.

Every other domestic eBayer — again, foreign eBayers will not be migrated — will face the same challenge keeping their businesses afloat. I want to thank everyone for being my customer and supporting me on this incredible experience. I hope I am able to navigate these changes and continue to supply quality, genuine parts to US makers in the future.

COVID-19 & SARS-CoV-2 Information:

Update 5: Jul 8, 2020

2N2222A transistors have been available in the 100 pack for some time, but at a higher price point.

Freight capacity is beginning to improve as the number of international flights increases to pre-pandemic levels.

Update 4: Apr 21, 2020

Customers should expect imminent shortages and increasing prices on active components in addition to the existing shortages on passive components. Global freight capacity remains at critical lows and demand is beginning to increase. This has put an unprecedented strain on global logistics networks resulting in increased freight costs and increased travel times. Local alternative parts may exist, but will also result in higher end prices or lower quality.

Effective immediately and until further notice all transistors will have a minimum order quantity of 20. Additionally, 2N2222A transistors will no longer be available in the 100 pack quantity except by special request. These changes will allow me to maintain current prices even as costs rise.

Some TO-220 components may not be replenished for a significant period of time.

If your business relies on components I sell, I urge you to contact me as soon as possible.

Update 3:

Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed locally. At this time, the postal service continues to operate normally and order fulfillment will continue.

Update 2:

On March 1, 2020 New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and other public health officials announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 (the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) in New York State. The patient was a traveller returning from Iran and is currently isolated in her home. Based on similar situations in Washington State and San Francisco, it is likely community transmission will soon occur in the greater New York City area.

Pittsford is a long way from New York City and shipments will continue as normal for the time being. As it is common for some local businesses to send employees to NYC offices for intra-day meetings, the situation can change rapidly. I will continue making updates as the situation changes.

Update 1:

Current stocks of passive components (such as capacitors and potentiometers) are beginning to run low or become exhausted. These components are sourced exclusively from China. The extended spring festival, lockdowns and movement restrictions in key cities and provinces, and a significant retraction in air cargo capacity have made these components difficult to replace. I do maintain a small reserve to ensure I do not oversell any particular item. If you are in need of these components, please contact me directly. I will continue posting updates as this situation changes.

I have a commitment to quality.

theluuvpenguin
Part worked perfectly, fast delivery and well-packaged. A-1 all the way. Thanks!

brans7
Honest seller! It's hard to find that online, item matched the description xact.