I'm finding it difficult to understand the reason for existence of component distributors like Arrow and Avent in this country. Non-stocked items seem to impose 2 to 3 months delivery lead times and none have seemed to catch on the idea of online part number searching. They rather employ a guy sitting at a phone and have them type numbers into a database as I spell them out. Then I'll usually wait another 3 days for the quote. Could they get any more inefficient than this? I can't understand who pays their wages. At the cost of about A$50 extra I can in a few minutes search for overseas stocked items and have them on my doorstep 4 days later. Anyone else have similar opinions ?
16 years ago