The Barter Thread

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Joined Mar 24, 2008
I have an idea that has been bouncing around the hollow space I call my brain. There are parts I have plenty of, I will put them up for any one to trade. This thread is open to anyone meeting the guidelines of this forum. A user should post two lists, what they have to trade, and what they would like to have. Negotiations should be done via PMs. I strongly recommend no transactions involve money. If a transaction obsoletes the post please delete or modify said post. In the event of a conflict you may post why you were unhappy, no more. As always flaming will not be permitted on AAC. Packaging and shipping costs are up to the sender. ESD sensitive parts should be wrapped in foil or equivalent. In the case of through hole chips I would suggest corrugated cardboard with slit cut into it for the pins to protect the pins.In most cases shipping will cost more than the parts, A 11" x 6" bubble back would cost around $3.75. For this reason I would suggest putting the parts in a conventional envelope with cardboard to protect them.

TBN – To Be Negotiated.

I’ll start off:


1N4007 Quantity TBN, unlimited (I have a lifetime supply x2)
1N4454 Quantity TBN
PN2222 Qty TBN
PN2907 Qty TBN

741 Qty 2
Instrumentation Amp IC – any part number
Schottkey Diodes - any type
Zener diodes - TBN


Joined Mar 30, 2015
I'm game, but I tried working out some barters with a few AAC members 5-6 years ago and it turned out to be a waste of my time. Mostly because they valued their parts too high or weren't really interested. I use readily verifiable prices from sources like Jameco, Mouser, Newark, Digikey to place a value on parts instead of what I actually paid for them. I think that makes it fair for both parties.

I thought it was a good idea when I started a bartering group for electronic components on Yahoo about 15 years ago - plugged it on AAC a couple times. It never really worked out. I bartered with one person a few times. Our transactions were for parts that totaled several times the shipping cost to make it worthwhile. That's my strong preference for any trades on AAC.

I'll scrounge up some lists I made for that Yahoo group when I get a chance. I have 10-20 different values of zeners, but relatively low quantity for most. Some (3.3V, 4.7V, 6.2V, 6.8V, 15V) I have hundreds on tape.

If we work out a trade, I'll throw in a couple 741's if you're okay with untested used parts. #12 gave me some years ago. Most of my parts will be new old stock and I'll note for any that aren't. Smoke free home; trust me, it matters.

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Joined Mar 24, 2008
Like I said, lets keep money out of it, just components. I will delete side conversations so as not to clutter up this thread.
I remember trying to sell someone a few parts (A few obsolete OP-amps) to somone across the pond. Shipping was what killed the sale. It costs nearly $25.00 USD to ship anything small from US to UK that won't fit in an envelope and he would not believe me.