Buy that part you are looking for directly from an established contract manufacturer with excess inventory.
Those of us in electronics design and maker space are all too familiar with the parts shelf: that growing corner of your office, garage or basement holding all of your new, unused components that, deep down, you know you’ll never use in a future project. The new XScomponents Marketplace allows you reclaim your space and your money by getting your new electronic components back into the market and off of your parts shelf.
The Marketplace was designed to benefit both the buyers and sellers of electronic components. Sellers can make extra cash by selling their new NCNR components, and buyers can often save money by negotiating with sellers and purchasing smaller part quantities—a near impossibility for small businesses buying from traditional distributors. XScomponents is also the ideal place to source rare or obsolete parts, and current global semiconductor demand has caused the value of many new components to skyrocket.
The XScomponents Marketplace can be summed up in three words: List, Sell, Ship. Sellers list their new, unused components for free on the website, and every listing will appear in matching Octopart searches. Buyers purchase parts through the website. XScomponents holds funds from the buyer and the seller ships parts directly to the buyer. Once the buyer accepts the shipment, XScomponents releases funds to the seller minus a small fee.
XScomponents challenges you to reclaim your parts shelf while making some extra cash. And heck, why not make the design and manufacturing space a little less environmentally and economically wasteful while you’re at it?
We were emailing with these folks and made some suggestions on how to get their service known with makers/pros, etc. out there, so we’re helping out with that by doing a blog post (this one) and invited them on the weekly show and tell, might help some folks find parts. More so with some part shortages happening.
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