Sure Electronics 0805 resistor and capacitor kit
We design around a standard list of parts, but sometimes a nasty analog circuit or bias pin requires a specific resistor or capacitor. The local electronics shop doesn’t sell 0805 or 0603, so that means a Mouser or Digikey order just to get an odd-value part.
After the last time this happened, we wised up and looked at resistor kits. There’s a bunch of different 0805 and 0603 resistor kits on eBay. We thought the 50 resistor and 32 capacitor value kit from Sure Electronic was the best deal at the time, $10 including worldwide shipping.
The eBay pictures show resistors in small bags, but they arrived in paper strips sealed in plastic. We prefer strips because we put them in plastic sheet covers and file them in binders. Watch out, the values are hand-written and almost indecipherable sometimes, test the part if it really matters.
This was a great purchase. It doesn’t cover the full E-12 range, but it should prevent lots of last-minute part orders. For $10/shipped we have lots of odd R and C values handy for prototyping, that’s just a couple bucks more than shipping on most part orders.parts and tagged 0805, capacitor kit, resistor kit, SMD.