Surplus Summit 2012 Part Two: San Diego

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.
Surplus Depot
Surplus Depot
Attenuator
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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.

SD Electronic Supply
SD Electronic Supply
SD Electronic Supply
SD Electronic Supply
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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.

California Electronic Supply
California Electronic Supply
Had to buy this one.

Crystals

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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.
Murphy's Surplus Warehouse
Helmet
Interplanetary Navigation
Test Equipment!
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Fun fact: Jerry Mouser of Mouser Electronics started Mouser while he was teaching high school physics in El Cajon! Apparently Murphy was one of his students.

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!

4 thoughts on “Surplus Summit 2012 Part Two: San Diego”

  1. Wow, thanks for posting these! I live in San Diego and have only been to SD Electronics Supply (love this place, and the owner is so helpful), but not the other two. Will definitely have to check them out.

    1. I’m pretty sure the next time I move, having an electronics shop nearby will be a priority. Austin doesn’t have a good electronics store and it drives me nuts!

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