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    I need a huge favour involving a lot of love from the UK-L community. I'm getting a new Sharp GX30 mobile, the main feature of which is an MP3 player. However, and heres the catch, the headphone socket requires a 2.5mm jack, rather than the normal 3.5mm jack. Because of this, I need to obtain a 2.5MM Plug to 3.5MM Stereo Socket (see here: http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/mo...2&moduleno=1144). I went to my local Maplin, and they've none left (the last one went last week). The guy says the next delivery isn't due until NOVEMBER! So here's the favour:

    If I PM a volunteer my address, could someone please post me one. They're only small and so should post in an A6 envelope. They cost 79p and so with postage the cost should still be less than a pound. I'd be eternally grateful and rep will be given, as well as Gmail (I have invites, please DON'T PM me for one!), and whatever else I can think of.

    Thanks, I'm counting on you all.

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    Could you not just use the mail order service? You can order online at www.maplin.co.uk

    The problem I have with Maplin is deciding which one of 4 to go to
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Could you not just use the mail order service? You can order online at www.maplin.co.uk

    The problem I have with Maplin is deciding which one of 4 to go to
    The guy in the shop said that the warehouse is not due any in until October 28th, hence how long it will take to get to the shops. That's why they're out of stock on the website too. Wrexham's Maplin is only a small shop, so I'm hoping that other shops will have one in. I've had one positive PM anyway.

    Thanks again
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    maplin aint the only place. try cpc or rapid electronics

    www.cpc.co.uk
    www.rapidelectronics.co.uk
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    Cpc should have it, though in this case the postage would probably make it a bit pointless. But for future reference, try them for this kinda stuff, electrical components etc.

    Just dont use them (or maplin) too often, or they'll decide you're a "regular" and bombard you with a catalogue the size of a breezeblock and numerous special offer booklets every fortnight or so!
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    (Original post by carldaman)
    The guy in the shop said that the warehouse is not due any in until October 28th, hence how long it will take to get to the shops. That's why they're out of stock on the website too. Wrexham's Maplin is only a small shop, so I'm hoping that other shops will have one in. I've had one positive PM anyway.

    Thanks again
    In my experience you would be very lucky to find a shop with one in stock. I have tried chasing lots of different Maplin's to get some offer once and all of them had sold out including the warehouse.
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    (Original post by calumc)
    Cpc should have it, though in this case the postage would probably make it a bit pointless. But for future reference, try them for this kinda stuff, electrical components etc.

    Just dont use them (or maplin) too often, or they'll decide you're a "regular" and bombard you with a catalogue the size of a breezeblock and numerous special offer booklets every fortnight or so!
    I can't do mail order-I don't have a card to use and my mum refuses to lend me hers. The P&P does also make things stupid. And yes, I also get the Maplin catalogue, although I didn't request it. The cashier asked me for my postcode and house number when I bought my subwoofer for my room. Thx Dr Blazed, I'm going to PM you my address now.
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    Yes, but I wouldn't be seen dead in there.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Yes, but I wouldn't be seen dead in there.
    Why? So it's has a lot of specialist gear, but I can usually find what I want and its very, very cheap. This adaptor I'm after is only 79p there, online I've see between £3 and £14, and thats without P&P. I agree the place is a bit geeky, but it makes sense to shop there.
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    My problem with Maplin is it is not geeky enough, I mean I have even spotted girls in the Oxford Road shop

    They sell too many radio remote control cars and stuff like that now. It is handy for adaptors and stuff though. I bought 100 red LEDs in there once
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    (Original post by carldaman)
    Why? So it's has a lot of specialist gear, but I can usually find what I want and its very, very cheap. This adaptor I'm after is only 79p there, online I've see between £3 and £14, and thats without P&P. I agree the place is a bit geeky, but it makes sense to shop there.
    It's Geek Central.

    The shop isn't in a particular nice part of town (Birmingham) and it's quite off the beaten track. A bit like Richer Sounds.

    I can get things off the net if I desperately want to save money!

    I have no use for batteries either.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    It's Geek Central.

    The shop isn't in a particular nice part of town (Birmingham) and it's quite off the beaten track. A bit like Richer Sounds.

    I can get things off the net if I desperately want to save money!

    I have no use for batteries either.
    If you think Maplin is geeky you need to try visiting a real electronic shop where they have live CRT tubes on the counter, and people asking the sales guys exact speficiations of a specific transistor or how to wire them into a darlington pair.

    To me Maplin is just a toy shop.
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    Was in there today - you can't beat 49p for decent cable ends!
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    If you think Maplin is geeky you need to try visiting a real electronic shop where they have live CRT tubes on the counter, and people asking the sales guys exact speficiations of a specific transistor or how to wire them into a darlington pair.

    To me Maplin is just a toy shop.
    which shop are you referring to?
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    (Original post by Pixelfairy #1)
    which shop are you referring to?
    I wonder there is a funny electronics shop down south in Heaton Norris or Wizzard electronics up north in Old Trafford.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I wonder there is a funny electronics shop down south in Heaton Norris or Wizzard electronics up north in Old Trafford.
    Thanks I never knew these places existed... tho I've never looked too hard ittbt. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Pixelfairy #1)
    Thanks I never knew these places existed... tho I've never looked too hard ittbt. :rolleyes:
    I only knew RS existed because I was working round Didsbury Road/Nursey Road and just saw this building that said RS Components so I decided to pop in and discovered you could buy stuff there.

    I am not sure if Wizzard still exists, my uncle used to take me there when I was a kid.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I only knew RS existed because I was working round Didsbury Road/Nursey Road and just saw this building that said RS Components so I decided to pop in and discovered you could buy stuff there.

    I am not sure if Wizzard still exists, my uncle used to take me there when I was a kid.
    Thanks for telling me I've always found that the Maplins in Stockport don't have a lot of stuff in stock... you go with a list of stuff of their website and they can only give you half the stuff which is really really annoying :rolleyes:

    Having said that the Salford one had even less of the stuff I wanted... out of about 15 things I only ended up with 5 :mad:
 
 
 
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