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Free sample chips!

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mixos, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Krumlink

    Krumlink New Member

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    Deleted: I DO need a job :D

    If you are old enough, GET TEH JOB.
     
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  2. justDIY

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    dude, this thread is from 2006 ... why not start a new thread with a topic like "Hobbiest student needs help getting freebies"
     
  3. HarveyH42

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    Instead of lying to the company, to fraudulently obtain parts for free, why not just get a job? Don't you even feel a little bit guilty?

    I'm sure that a few hobbist who get free samples, actually put together projects that become comercial, a kit, or a popular free project on the internet, that leads to purchases. But to just encourage everyone to scam the manufacturers first, before having to resort to actually purchasing their parts is just unethical. If you can't answer the information request honestly, then you are atempting to do something wrong. Who's it going to hurt? Everybody who buys their parts get to pay an extra few pennies. The more people freeloading, the more the rest of us get to pay for our parts...

    Why support an encourage dishonest behavior with these threads? Threads are locked because they might lead to some tragic illegal act (remote detonators, cellphone jammers, missle guidence, ect...), but running a scam, apparently not.
     
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  5. philba

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    Uh, guys. this is really simple. fill it out honestly. I always state exactly what it's for and pick the lowest volume - I've never been blown off. If they do blow you off, so what? It's their prerogative

    Note that Microchip has always been quite generous with samples. Look at how ubiquitous their chips are. Tons of hobbyists have gotten their chips via samples. Coincidence? I think not.
     
  6. 3v0

    3v0 Coop Build Coordinator Forum Supporter

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    I agree with both philba and Harvey.

    Not being honest is a very slippery slope.
     
  7. spuffock

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    I phoned Maxim recently, because I needed some autozero amplifiers to make some prototypes, and none of the distributors had stocks. They sent me ten samples. What more can I say?
     
  8. szabi

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    OK, thanks for the answers.
    The point is, I wanted to be honest, that's why I asked You.
    Don't tell me, that everyone (students, hobbyists...) who orders samples, have in mind some mass production projects. ;)
     
  9. Dean Huster

    Dean Huster Well-Known Member

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    justDIY: "dude, this thread is from 2006 ... why not start a new thread with a topic like 'Hobbiest student needs help getting freebies'"

    Dude, this tread (OP) is from 2004!! Talk about resurrection! The last 8 posts are current following an earlier resurrection in 2004!

    Dean
     
  10. justDIY

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    hah, that'll teach me to only read back a few posts!

    come on mods, lock this sucker already
     
  11. kg4zuz

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    SAMPLES From MICROCHIP

    Yes you can order samples from microchip, but you MUST have business e-mail or a professional e-mail address.
    I use the everyone.net e-mails
    example:yourname@mymanula.com
    I have received free samples for the past 6 months no problem. Please note that they come from Thailand and will be shipped by noon time, so you must be there to receive them and you must sign for them also
     

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