|Address:||1100 Valwood Pkwy #100, Carrollton, TX 75006, USA|
|Working:||9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–6PM 9AM–3PM Closed|
I brought my daughters (8 and 10) here to pick up some LEDs, wiring and a couple more Arduino boards for the Ghostbuster packs were building for Halloween. I was excited to check this place out, hoping to find a place like Weird Stuff in Sunnyvale CA. I noticed the big sign on the door saying no unattended small children. I dont let my kids run crazy around stores, but I gave them an extra reminder to stay near me. After looking around for a bit, an older man (Im assuming the owner) asked me if I needed any help. I told him what we found some of what we were looking for but wanted to know if they had any sort of surplus gear that might go well as extra "tech" on the proton packs. He said, "oh, no, we dont have anything like that" which seemed odd considering how much surplus gear there was. He then looked down the end of the isle we were on, made a strange face and then went down the next isle, continuing to "peek" over the isle. He then said, "Id ask that your children not mix anything up". It seemed out of nowhere and so I asked him if he saw them mixing anything up because I had already talked to them about being respectful and careful in the store. He said, "no, but children sometimes mix all the parts up". I told him if we werent welcome in the store, I was happy to leave. I was very disappointed after reading all the reviews of how outstanding the people and service at this place was. I guess if I came back without children it might be a different story. Well, after the 35 minute drive through all the wonderful construction we have going on in this area, I definitely wont be going back.
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Im a local guitar tech that works on amps and effects quite a bit. Tanner has made my job a hundred times easier because they have most everything I need. If it werent for Tanner, I would have to order all of these little parts online and pay through the nose for shipping not to mention wait on the items just to sometimes find out that they arent quite what I thought I ordered. Lastly, I would like to point out that they are family owned and have as knowledgeable and friendly a staff as any place you can find(and I dont just mean electronics places). This is obviously a huge advantage for anybody in the metroplex that has a need for a local electronics parts supplier.
I love going in here. I could spend a half of a day looking at all of the parts and tools and components for electronics. This store has kits for building robots and other electronic products. If you need a resistor or capacitor or any electronic componet, you will most likely find it here. They have tools and phone cables, wire, soldering irons, leds, etc. All kinds of fun stuff if you are into electronics and projects. The store owners are really nice people. I have been visiting thus store since the early 1990s. Convient location also right off of Interstate 35.
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Remember how Radio Shack used to be - back when the salespeople were experts and the stock wasnt just cellphones and toys? Well even that doesnt hold a candle to Tanners. Theyre family owned with decades of experience, very helpful, fairly priced (& often outright cheap) and an absolute treat to shop at. If its an electronic component Jim Tanner has it or can help you find it. For components and cables I always go here first. Ive had to purchase electronic components for repairs in cities all across the US and Ive yet to find a store better than this.
First time going to the store a couple days ago. I was really looking for an electronics surplus store in the DFW area and I think I found my new favorite spot! I really enjoy the selection of stuff they have and their prices. The people there were friendly, yet they didnt harass me by constantly asking if I needed help. They have a ton of RFE parts as well, which can be a goldmine of cool obsolete stuff. I highly recommend visiting this place if you are in the area.
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Great place to get supplies for any electronics project you might be working. The staff are the most friendly people you will ever meet and they are always will to answer your questions. The place is rather larger so finding something specific could be a little tricky, but all you have to ask an employee and they will show you exactly what you are looking for. I am not sure how they do it but they can find anything in their store. Highly recommend them!
Need vintage Germanium transistors to fix your 1960s era electronics? Tanner has them for a fraction of the cost youd pay on ebay. Need an Exar XR2206 function generator on a chip, theyve got that. Need Velleman kits? Got it. AVR chips, yep. 74 and 4000 series logic chips? Yep. Strip board, enclosures, relays, optocouplers, opamps, voltage regulators, 555 timers, darlington transistors, bridge rectifiers. If it can be soldered, they probably have it.
Just about anything you can think of having to do with electronics, tinkering or cables. Ive been in there three times now and havent gotten to cover 1/2 the store because of so much good stuff. Extremely courteous staff. I had been going to other places looking for ps/2, vga and usb extensions and Tanner had all the lengths and the quantity I needed. Which is saying a lot because I needed 36 ps/2 18vga and 18 usb.
What a true pleasure to find a merchant with whom I am able to know, without doubt, integrity and product knowledge may be found in abundance. The entire staff, re: family are throwbacks to an era where one could ask a question and receive a truthful answer. I they dont have an item, they will, in all likelihood, know where you will probably find it.Or get it for you. They are also kind to the newbies of the world.
I wish I had known about this place years ago. They have all those little electronic parts you always need, and used to go to Radio Shack or Frys for. Better selection, lower prices, and more pieces in stock. Youll have to keep track of your own prices, since the pieces are often in bulk in a box, but you have so many more options that the extra effort is worth it. Im going to be going back a lot to this place.
This is what radio shack used to be in the 1970s. Great place, great prices! The store is family owned and operated. The owners are super religious Christians who blast born again radio throughout the store, but theyre friendly, nice, and helpful. Theyve got great prices on wire and cables. They carry components for building your own hifi speaker systems. Great place! Ive been shopping here for years.
Theyve got everything you need... and then youre just walking around going "damn... never thought of THAT", and theyve got that too. Simply the first stop for electronics and parts, cause theyre SO inexpensive, and fun to walk around cause theyve got tools and bits and pieces and stuff (all electronics related, of course). Just a cool place. Go there. Check it out. Youll see.