269 Electronics – Canal street, NYC


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Tucked away inside a perfume, watch luggage and fake iPod store on Canal street is “269 Electronics” – if you’re in NYC and need electronic tools at “ok” prices and selection 269 is one of the few places. They also have kits (mostly velleman kits) as well as some rare parts. Today the quest was for some NT42/44s and while they’re not that hard to find they had them, score. More photos here – Link.

Argo electronics – Surplus electronics in NYC – Link.

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16 thoughts on “269 Electronics – Canal street, NYC

  1. samuel gamlin says:

    hey hey im in nyc next week and the dollar is at like 2 dollars per GBP everythings half price in arco and 269

  2. samuel gamlin says:

    hey hey im in nyc next week and the dollar is at like 2 dollars per GBP everythings half price in arco and 269

    might get my self one of those jumbo’s lol

  3. Collin Cunningham says:

    The owner @ 269 was very helpful to me when I was getting into electronics. He also told me about how that whole store was all electronics back in the 80’s!
    I suggested he try stocking some µcontroller devices/kits.

    If you go,be sure to check out the glass display cases, I’ve found some good stuff in there.

  4. Aud1073cH says:

    That’s my kind of candy store! – I’m still looking for a place like this in the Seattle area.

  5. setae says:

    anywhere else in NYC (and environs) that sells similar things?
    beside the shack of course..

    1. joel says:

      yes try visiting all electronics on 170st on Jamaica ave. They have been doing the electronic business for over 50 yrs and sell many similiar parts.

  6. Mercury por la santeria says:

    I don’t know his name, but he’s very helpful and knowledgeable (at least more than myself). This place used to be about twice as big, but he was pushed back further in about 2005(?). So shop there if you want him to stick around.

    1. nhattruong says:

      oh I agree

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