Radioshack removed even more of their supplies, so I bugged the guy behind the counter a bit, was told to come back when the other guy was there since he’s a ham radio junkie, who told me about a store…
6205 E Hillsborough
It’s not big, by any means. However they have a wide variety of stuff. They had a brand of switch I hadn’t heard of. I asked, and the guy can order in joystick parts from just about any major brand. He can also order in cherry switches. He doesn’t carry them normally. If you’re in the area and need a local supply of just about any components, he’s probably got it, or can get it.
Very happy I didn’t take my wallet with me, and only took enough for what I’d need… I felt like a kid in a candy store.
I got a 6 wire harness (to rig up a quick connect for the USB cable), 5 surface mount led’s (making my own ring of light), and a bag of 100 slotted end connectors to make connecting wires to buttons easier… all under $8.
Really nice guy. I made a comment about Radioshack, and he said he tries to be what they used to be, before they switched to being Cellshack. I asked why he doesn’t advertise, and he said he’s pretty much word of mouth, so I’m bringing my mouth here to help the other modders in the area, since his is the first store of his kind I’ve seen in years.
Quick Edit: No, I don’t work there. I have no affiliation whatsoever. Its a store that is unique in the area, and of help to local modders.