European equivalent of RadioShack?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Rocco Savadgie, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Rocco Savadgie

    Rocco Savadgie GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 26, 2006
    Hello All,

    I went to three electronics stores over the weekend and none of them had any really thin wire (30 AWG = .01" diameter) or .015" rosin core solder. Everyone sells the lead free stuff. So I tried to order online off radioshack, but alas they do not ship to Europe. Does anyone have a suggestion for online stores that ship to Europe?

  2. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

    Oct 20, 2006
    most online electronic stores LEGALLY cant ship to Europe. the EU doesnt allow lead in their products, and you cant ship anthing hazardous to th eU,ie lead,cadmiuim. heres a article from wikipedia about itRoHS. they can only send lead free products to the EU. hope this clears things up a little
  3. betaboy

    betaboy GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 10, 2002
    The BetaNet
    CPC are a UK based electronics store and stock a huge range.
  4. kejtu

    kejtu Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    U can check
  5. nilfisk

    nilfisk Newbie

    Dec 9, 2006 - located within the EU, carrying everything you could ever need. And extremely fast shipping.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Should I have to buy electronics stuff Maplins is generally my first port of call for most things electronic when running around the real world, they are online and have a whole bunch of stores dotted around. The stores tend to range from glorified toy shops to genuinely great stores (Liverpool one at Wavertree tech park/Edge Lane) but online is consistently good.

    Pay your local electronics shop a visit too, they should carry most of what you want save perhaps breadboards and PCB building stuff (as well as games my preferred shop in my hometown stocks all manner of solder and related equipment as well as standard resistors, capacitors and diodes (zener and standard). They are also one of the few places that still carries lead-tin solder.)