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Maplin are back ...

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Online ordering only ...

Not sure if this is still a viable company anymore, but somebody seems to have enough faith to give it a go.

https://www.maplin.co.uk
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Above link is broken.... this one works :-)

https://www.maplin.co.uk

Could have sworn they went bust!
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LordVaderUK wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Above link is broken.... this one works :-)

https://www.maplin.co.uk

Could have sworn they went bust!
My bad ... original post amended.

News report here: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/collapsed-ret ... 00443.html
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They did go into administration. Not being able to find a buyer, the administrators sold everything off, including the name. Someone bought the name and logo. A while ago they set up a simple holding website and started giving prizes away as a marketing campaign. Now they have launched their proper web site.

So it’s not the same company.

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They do not sell all the 'interesting' stuff like components and displays. It is just a commercial 'box shifter'. :(
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Indeed, they seem to be selling all the things I'd never buy from the previous company.

Ah well. Best of luck with their target market...
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Only in the same way Woolworths came back as an online only outfit that everyone forgot about in five minutes flat. Only used them for distress purchases and killing time.
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:05 am
Only in the same way Woolworths came back as an online only outfit that everyone forgot about in five minutes flat. Only used them for distress purchases and killing time.
Distress purchases? :shock:
Killing time? :?

That’s what eBay is for.... :lol:

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There's a token nod to the hobbyist with some Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits, but it's a sad state of affairs when you can't purchase a soldering iron or multimeter from them.

Hopefully they'll grow their range over time, but I expect eBay/Amazon will continue to be my source of electrical bits and bobs. Cricklewood Electronics are quite good too - used their mail order service when fixing up an old valve amplifier.

There was a rumour Peter Jones was involved in this new venture, but I understand that was 'fake news'.
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Andy1979 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:42 am
Hopefully they'll grow their range over time, but I expect eBay/Amazon will continue to be my source of electrical bits and bobs. Cricklewood Electronics are quite good too - used their mail order service when fixing up an old valve amplifier.
Thanks for the pointer to Cricklewood. Since the demise of the original Maplin I have been at a loss as to who to go to for things for an odd project. I don't make things often enough to want a large stock of things sitting hear waiting for years. RS have a great range of stuff but I don't need five of everything (at a minimum). With eBay you seem to end up with lots of different orders with lots of suppliers which, if you go for free delivery - take ages to turn up, more so if coming from China.

Who else do people here buy from?
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We have a topic for that! See here ;-)

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