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Old 9th April 2018, 07:25 PM
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I see Maplins are gone, or in the process at least...any suggestions for locally sourcing a decent supply of heatshrink consumables etc.. Im a relative fan of the convenience of halfords on a sunday afternoon but selling heatshrink by geehair quantity for mad money is a bit harsh...
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:34 PM
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If your not in a hurry. Free postage too. Slow boat from China. But you'll never need to bend over in Halfords again
http://www.dx.com/s/heat+shrink?cate...l%20Categories
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:38 PM
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I ordered a couple of smaller items from this place and it was reasonably priced, got free shipping and they were fast:

https://maxbitt.ie/search?controller...submit_search=
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:41 PM
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While Maplins are expensive they're handy for odd-ball stuff.
I was looking for a dash-light bulb for a vintage cage a few weeks ago and they were the only place that had it
otherwise I'd have been waiting ages for d'interweb.
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:42 PM
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slow boat is great but that maxbitt link looms good!
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:42 PM
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was in the maplins at the blackrock shopping centre in Cork last Thursday. Closing down sale my ar$e. 20% off but their prices were much the same as they were before.

Will wait for the very last day and stick my nose in then. Might get a bargain or two then, but I doubt it.
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:42 PM
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Another useful link (similar site, fast, etc...):
https://sordan.ie/
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:50 PM
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They were always scalpers - radionics and farnell have a lot of stuff in stock, if you don't want to wait for China
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Old 9th April 2018, 07:53 PM
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maplins were good for components etc. I remember reading an article in a bike mag many years ago about making your own alarm, sure enuf a naieve 17 yr old me trots upstairs in peats of parnell st for my usual supply of screened cable and 1/4 inch jack plugs for guitar cables..and a mercury tilt switch...i subsequently found out what they were also popular for... sweated for weeks I did waiting for the knock on the door ha
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Old 9th April 2018, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by sidegrinder
maplins were good for components etc. I remember reading an article in a bike mag many years ago about making your own alarm, sure enuf a naieve 17 yr old me trots upstairs in peats of parnell st for my usual supply of screened cable and 1/4 inch jack plugs for guitar cables..and a mercury tilt switch...i subsequently found out what they were also popular for... sweated for weeks I did waiting for the knock on the door ha
Conveniently left sitting beside the fertilizer for the roses in the garden
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Old 9th April 2018, 08:38 PM
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Radionics: https://ie.rs-online.com/web/

Farnell: http://ie.farnell.com

Southside Motor Factor (Open 7 days, saved me on Easter Sunday. Not electronics, but might have what you need): http://www.smf.ie/
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Old 9th April 2018, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by the dessert fox
They were always scalpers - radionics and farnell have a lot of stuff in stock, if you don't want to wait for China
Farnell +1.
Much better quality, proper prices. Elec cable was the only thing I used to buy from maplin, as they sold small lengths as I'd rarely need a mile of 2 core.
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Old 9th April 2018, 11:02 PM
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The Lidley Aldi do have boxes of assorted heat shrink in every so often at a good price, worth keeping an eye out for them...
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Old 10th April 2018, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by sidegrinder
maplins were good for components etc. I remember reading an article in a bike mag many years ago about making your own alarm, sure enuf a naieve 17 yr old me trots upstairs in peats of parnell st for my usual supply of screened cable and 1/4 inch jack plugs for guitar cables..and a mercury tilt switch...i subsequently found out what they were also popular for... sweated for weeks I did waiting for the knock on the door ha
Heard there was a reason all the lifts in the Divis flats complex were always out of order, now ya mention it.
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Old 10th April 2018, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by sidegrinder
maplins were good for components etc. I remember reading an article in a bike mag many years ago about making your own alarm, sure enuf a naieve 17 yr old me trots upstairs in peats of parnell st for my usual supply of screened cable and 1/4 inch jack plugs for guitar cables..and a mercury tilt switch...i subsequently found out what they were also popular for... sweated for weeks I did waiting for the knock on the door ha
boom boom
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Old 10th April 2018, 08:56 AM
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I was just going to recommend radionics but if you think maplins are expensive you won't like radionics.
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Old 10th April 2018, 08:58 AM
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EBay UK or your local motor factors.

Got my ignition switch,crimps and shrink wrap tubing from Rathcoole Motor Factors for a few euro 2 weeks ago.
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Old 10th April 2018, 10:56 AM
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Anyone know what date the cork store is closing? I want to get a few bits but I’m away with work and won’t be home for over a week yet
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Old 10th April 2018, 12:46 PM
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What about electrical suppliers? I bought a heap of heatshrink for peanuts in a local electrical suppliers, while the interweb is very handy I still prefer to spend local where it is practical
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Old 10th April 2018, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by sodbuster
Anyone know what date the cork store is closing? I want to get a few bits but Iím away with work and wonít be home for over a week yet
Even the staff don't know when they will close. One of them told me they might
be there until next month. I can't see them lasting that long.

Check stock on the web page before you go there. Most of the
'good' stuff has already been sold.
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