Canadian/International equivalent to American Science & Surplus?
June 21, 2012 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Is there any online store even roughly equivalent to American Science & Surplus that ships to Canada? By "roughly equivalent" I mean "has a large selection of random science-y supplies/doodads/gizmos at reasonable prices."
posted by btfreek to Shopping (3 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
I recommend a pilgrimage to Active Surplus on queen in Toronto, or a place listed here.

There's edmund scientific's franchisee in Canada:
http://www.escience.ca/ sell online but seems to have a large selection of 'assemble this for a science fair' and not, say, stepper motors and microcontrollers . Their prices aren't impressive and it, you may want to bite the bullet and deal with shipping prices/.

For hobby robotics, it gets a bit better:
robotshop.com.
http://www.creatroninc.com/
etc.
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:47 PM on June 21, 2012


ThinkGeek and UnitedNuclear ship to Canada.
posted by jwells at 3:51 AM on June 22, 2012


You can get some of what you want at dealextreme.com, which ships free worldwide. Beware that shipping takes a few weeks (at best), you may not get the colour pictured, sometimes it is broken out of the box (and they will refund; take a photo and use their forms); scrutinise the photo to grok exactly what you are getting (dollar-store junk or fun functionality?) but for the most part. if you order right, it is modestly science-y educational fun fun fun in the mail for a pittance.
posted by kmennie at 3:54 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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