Difference between the two Farnells

I'm in the UK.

What's the difference between the two Franell components companies?

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Does one hold more stock or specialise in certain areas? Are they equally priced?

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mr jones
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Yes. Different product profiles in detail.

CPC may be cheaper but may be lower grade parts.

Graham

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Eeyore

:CPC may be cheaper but may be lower grade parts. : :Graham :

Are you sure???

If a CPC part number is identical to the other Farnell company part then both parts will be from the same source I would imagine. Since both CPC and Farnell are both divisions of the same organisation the parent company would not tolerate CPC degrading their good name by supplying inferior products which were supposedly identical to those from the Farnell store. Anyway, bulk buying power of the parent company would make it uneconomical for CPC to source similar products and then giving them the same part number.

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Ross Herbert

Don't CPC show prices with VAT and Farnell are ex-VAT..?

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Electronworks.co.uk Electronic

I've never come across that situation. It is a FACT that CPC stock lower grade 'consumer' parts whereas Farnell stock more 'professional' parts.

Otherwise why have 2 companies ?

Graham

Reply to
Eeyore

Not AFAIK.

Graham

Reply to
Eeyore

In the US it was common to separate the OEM division from the service parts division since they dealt with different types of customers, and sales volumes.

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Michael A. Terrell

Example..? Doubt there is any difference in Farnell's Multicomp range and similar items from CPC except maybe packaging. CPC like putting things in seperate bags, like RS.

I've had stuff fromFarnell which came in CPC pre-packs. It is also not uncommon to find exactly the same part at CPC cheaper than Farnell, both branded and own-brand (Multicomp)

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Mike Harrison

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