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Finally a good surplus store in Chicago Burbs.

Trout

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Not affiliated, just a nice find!

Found these guys on Chicago Craigs List and went there Saturday morning.
I bought a extra heavy duty stepup-stepdown transformer new in box for $20.00

They have hundreds of bin of common brand film and electrolytic caps by Illinois, Mallory & Sprague, CC Resistors, wire, switches, lamps lenses, knobs and way to much to list
Pricing is great, and they are constantly adding more items.

For you local DIYers this place is a nice resource.

http://chicago.craigslist.org:80/wcl/ele/1551516576.html


D & D Surplus has thousands of electronic parts, optics, pneumatic tools, industrial controls, plus a drafting table, drafting file cabinet, overhead projectors, book shelves, wire and other miscellaneous items. Open Saturdays 9am to Noon Weekday 9 am to 3 pm. 1275 Paramount Pkwy., Batavia, IL 630 879-3050 ddsurplus@aol.com - Ebay Store – dd surplus parts -
 

smolder

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nice trout... thanks for sharing. Is it associated with Triode? They told me they were moving out in that direction.
 

Trout

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nice trout... thanks for sharing. Is it associated with Triode? They told me they were moving out in that direction.
Nope,
this shop and owner(I Met) was once a projector company that made overheads and other visual aids for schools. He said since everyone has gone to PC and digital based stuff, he decided to move into the surplus business.
They have been at this location over 30 years, but only a few months as a surplus shop.
When I was there they were setting up more shelves and racks for new arrivals.

I would love to see Triode get out of cook county! I buy nothing from them due to the extra 3% cook county sales tax lol


I do not know if you remember old Uncle Ned from Triode, but he operates out of southern Illinois. low rent, low taxes = better prices.
 

KissTone

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Anyone know of any store like this in the Pittsburgh area? I haven't found one yet...
 

smolder

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The triode shop (ebay and ordering) is out there... not sure where, but it is south and slightly west of Elgin... near an airport maybe. I only know those guys from the last few months as they are close to my neighborhood. Was sorry to see them move out... but you are right about the silly sales tax.
 

Trout

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Holy Crap!

I hadnt realized they moved recently.

I know where they moved to, in fact its only about 10 minutes as the crow flys from me.

St Charles near Dupage airport! I go over past there at least 5 times a week.

This is awesome.
 

smolder

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out of mine and into your neighborhood ; (

Holy Crap!

I hadnt realized they moved recently.

I know where they moved to, in fact its only about 10 minutes as the crow flys from me.

St Charles near Dupage airport! I go over past there at least 5 times a week.

This is awesome.
 

Trout

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out of mine and into your neighborhood ; (

One of these days you should hop on the old Metra and stop out this way.
Maybe after the flower's bloom, fire up the old BBQ and do a bit of pickin & Grinnin.
In May the 4 Amigos Texas Guitar show will be out this way, in fact, its maybe 3-4 blocks from Triodes new shop.
http://www.texasguitarshows.com/NewChiMay.htm

The Expo Center is across the street from Dupage airport, and Triode is a block south of the west tower main entrance.
 
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smolder

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just tell me when and it will be the priority! We'll be there.



One of these days you should hop on the old Metra and stop out this way.
Maybe after the flower's bloom, fire up the old BBQ and do a bit of pickin & Grinnin.
In May the 4 Amigos Texas Guitar show will be out this way, in fact, its maybe 3-4 blocks from Triodes new shop.
http://www.texasguitarshows.com/NewChiMay.htm

The Expo Center is across the street from Dupage airport, and Triode is a block south of the west tower main entrance.
 

teleman55

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Triode isn't on Irving anymore? Was thinking of dropping by there tomorrow 'cause I gotta pick up a guitar in Niles.
 

Trout

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Triode isn't on Irving anymore? Was thinking of dropping by there tomorrow 'cause I gotta pick up a guitar in Niles.
According to the website they are now located at;


3890 Commerce Drive St. Charles, IL 60174 USA Google Map

To better serve you we have moved to a new location. If you wish to pick up your items at our new location, you must have it paid for, and processed, like a shipped order. We only have a will call counter, and cannot pick orders while you wait. Thanks.
My best guess based on the location of the new building they moved into a shop about 1500 sq ft.
I'll be over past there later this week.
 






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