I believe I was the second company on the web selling Electronic kits, beaten only by my friend Peter Crowcroft (DIY Electronics HK), who passed away in 2006.
I know I pioneered a lot of new Internet concepts such as online payments that are commonplace today. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia treated me like an alien initially.
I assisted the Australian Tax Office with the introduction of the GST tax laws, as they had no idea what the web was about, and didn't comprehend the variety of global transactions that could be done.
I will be closing Dontronics down, and have a tentative closure date at this stage of the 30th of June 2018.
At 75 years of age, it is really getting beyond me. After being in business since 1964, I have to shut down as my two daughters don't have an electronics background, and have other business interests they wish to pursue.
I wish to get rid of all stock by this date. Many items are currently heavily discounted.
In the last two years, I have greatly reduced the range and stock levels on products, so I don't have large stock levels. I have a lot of connectors and header pins, etc., that would suit microcontroller projects and am open to offers on bulk orders on these.