Shipping costs, pleasant surprise.

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  1. GopherT

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    I ordered parts at Digikey today and requested USPS first class mail. Digikey doesn't add freight costs until the order is compete so it is always a bit of a mystery. I just got my confirmation email...

    What is this, 1985?

    Also, MicrochipDirect.com has free shipping (add the coupon code FreeShipmD when ordering). Just saw that they are offering pickit3 for 50% off as well.
     
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  2. Lestraveled

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    GopherT
    I went to Microchip and did not find the Pickit3 at half price. Do possibly have a link to the bargain price?? Thanks
     
  3. GopherT

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    It's at microchips e-commerce site, MicrochipDirect.com

    It was in the scrolling header. You have to wait for the free shipping and other headers or use the left/right arrows. Some other promotions show up every cycle through the list of offers, the 50% off Pickit3 is less often so keep scrolling.

    Now that I click on it, it turns out to be a migration/upgrade program, not a stand-alone offer.
    http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/promo/legacymigration/
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    I see it is a trade in program in the form of an upgrade, I would not wish to lose the Pickit2 with the stand alone program, Uart and logic debug tool.
    Max.
     
  5. ErnieM

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    We are Microchip. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

    GIVE US YOUR PICKIT 2 NOW !!!
     
  6. ErnieM

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    That's the standard USPS shipping for 8 oz or less, and my favorite choice (except for the time I misclicked USPS Overnight just above it by mistake and got hit with a $33 dollar bill).[/QUOTE]
     
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  7. GopherT

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    I make a lot of mis-clicks and typos on my Tablet. I have to be careful because that could be expensive (2x part cost for that last order). Also, I kind of padded the order because I didn't want the parts to be a huge fraction of the shipping costs. I wasted more than $2.86 in extra pieces. No more, I will order exactly what I need from now on, even if i order several times per month.
     
  8. strantor

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    I wish I could sing the same praise. Just now hit my inbox:
    this is what I ordered:
    Panel meter (0.221 Lbs)
    rocker switch (a few grams?)
     
  9. MaxHeadRoom

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    I have both, so i am covered! ;)
    Max.
     
  10. MaxHeadRoom

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    As i think I have mentioned in the past, Digikey to Canada is fixed at $8.00 next day delivery, over $200.00 p/p free.
    Fedex express no brokerage fee.
    Max.
     
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