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Whats up with emic 2 prices?

Just noticed doing as another had done with the mystery box prices that the Emic2 was $150 at parallax. (no, sadly this was NOT in the box) I don't remember paying that much for one a few months ago, around $60(?) or so. Why the 3x increase? has this happened to other parts? Curious.

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  • PublisonPublison Posts: 12,316
    edited 2022-03-27 21:24

    Interesting. Still can get from ADAfruit for $59.99

  • @Publison said:
    Interesting. Still can get from ADAfruit for $59.99

    Was going to mention that, but listed out of stock. May order Mikroe-2253 to try it. $39.00 via Mouser.

  • The parts costs became 10x higher. Emic2 has some rather niche parts.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it goes EOL in the near future. Maybe a P1 or P2 based replacement would be possible?

  • blittled2blittled2 Posts: 25
    edited 2022-03-28 13:48

    A few years ago when Parallax pulled out of retail stores (Radio Shack, MicroCenter, etc) I picked up an EMIC 2 for 24.95 at MicroCenter. They had one left and marked with that closeout price.

  • @blittled2 said:
    A few years ago when Parallax pulled out of retail stores (Radio Shack, MicroCenter, etc) I picked up an EMIC 2 for 24.95 at MicroCenter. They had one left and marked with that closeout price.

    And so did I.

  • ercoerco Posts: 20,137
    edited 2022-03-29 19:30

    They pop up on eBay regularly for $50 or so: https://www.ebay.com/itm/373968469225

    Emic-2 designer Joe Grand found a bunch in a surplus store, jump to 9:35.

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