Continued from Surplus Summit Part One: Los Angeles.
After visiting Los Angeles for the weekend, I spent the next couple days in San Diego. I had a chance to visit some old San Diego landmarks as well as one newcomer to the surplus electronics scene.
Surplus Depot, San Diego, CA
Surplus Depot used to be located around the corner from their present location, back when they were called Industrial Liquidators. The store has shrunk a bit but still has some good deals and interesting parts.
SD Electronic Supply, San Diego, CA
SD Electronic Supply opened last year(?) and recently moved to a new location just down the street from where Gateway Electronics used to be. I think a lot of the inventory is from the old Gateway store. The owner is friendly and there are a LOT of components available.
Update Nov. 2015: SD Electronics sadly closed this year.
California Electronic and Industrial Supply, El Cajon, CA
California Electronic Supply has been around for years and is still selling components and surplus stuff. I usually stop by on the way to Murphy’s, below.
Update Nov. 2015: California Electronic Supply is now CLOSED.
Murphy’s Surplus Warehouse, El Cajon, CA
Murphy’s has also been an El Cajon landmark for many years. They specialize in surplus military radios but have piles of test equipment, motors, switches, and other stuff. I came here at least once a month when I lived in San Diego.
As I mentioned in my last post, these and many more surplus electronics stores are listed on the Surplus Electronics wiki page. If you know of a surplus store in your area, please add it to the list and let’s help keep electronics surplus alive!