[chbot] Sourcing ICs from China via ebay?

Charles Manning cdhmanning at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 23:30:48 BST 2021

A lot comes down to what you mean by "trust" and how much you have to

Are these parts going into a life support system or is this just a home

You might be getting parts which were rejected or bootleg, but for many
uses that really does not matter.

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 10:22 AM St George <stgeorge438 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I'm trying to get my hands on a couple of Texas Instruments 134.2KHz RFID
> reader chips (TMS3705) but all the usual sources I use (Radiospares,
> Mouser, Digikey) have 35 week wait times.
> Ebay has some of these for sale, which are almost always sourced from
> China. Should I trust ICs sold from China via ebay given the current global
> shortage?
> Thanks
> Ian
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