Where your cheap parts come from

China of course. Here is an interesting video of a manufacturing facility in China, showing their shop and happy workers assembling trimmers and pots. Some of those components look really good. I need to get some joystick industrial pots that’s how I stumbled across this. Prices are generally very reasonable even better then Jameco. International shipping and wire transfers is what you end up paying an arm and a leg for. You have to understand that these people deal in 1,000s of units per order, so paying $100 in fees is chump change. But I would rather do that then buy another component at Radio Shack, I swear they have the shittiest, most expensive parts on the planet.