I ordered a PIC18F8720 sample from Micro Chip

The invoice said the unit price was 6.10 US/unit

The Digi-Key has it listed at over 26 dollars Canadian.

Thats quite a difference even with exchange rates and even if the U.S. price was Tape and Reel.

Whats going on here?

My Digi-Key Catalouge is all Canadian prices and about as recent as my sample.
Posted on 2003-05-04 20:50:03 by IwasTitan
Couldnt tell you... you should really be asking them..... (me shrugs)

PS: Dont pay 26 $ ;)

:alright:
NaN
Posted on 2003-05-04 21:00:00 by NaN
I see it at Digi-key as 10.16 or 17.93 USD.

I don't get the pricing discrepency either. Digi-key has sold me parts for exactly the Microchip website quote before... but it was in quantities of several hundred.
Posted on 2003-05-04 23:26:52 by Ernie
Actually i made a mistake....It wasn't 26 dollars canadian...it was 28.90

At the bottom of the page it says all prices include shipping and brokerage fees.

Those are "some" fees.

Oh well...i guess if you talked to them on the phone you could get the price your looking for from either place.
Posted on 2003-05-05 17:26:50 by IwasTitan
The absurd high prices for semiconductors is what keeps me from ordering from them, I probably will only order LED's, resistors and etc. from them
Posted on 2003-05-05 20:16:31 by x86asm

The absurd high prices for semiconductors is what keeps me from ordering from them, I probably will only order LED's, resistors and etc. from them


Believe it or not a lot of semi- conductors and other stuff such as ram are getting sold for less then it costs to produce.

Its just the nature of the industry right now.

I think the biggest overhead for companies is the equipment to produce the goods.
Posted on 2003-05-05 21:28:57 by IwasTitan
With the major ingrediant to semiconductors being beach sand, yeah, its the equipment overhead that you mostly pay for.
Posted on 2003-05-06 19:06:13 by Ernie