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Hi Folks,
I'm putting together a concept paper as part of starting a business, and I could use a little help with a market survey. If you have an interest in electronics and have a couple of minutes to spare, please check it out below. I am an electronics hobbyist myself and I know what I would want in a parts store, but if you could help me find out what you would want, the I can make it better for everyone.

Thank you in advance,
Tim

1) Where do you normally buy electronics parts?
a - online retailer
b - online wholesaler
c - local store

2) Is electronics your main hobby, or part of your main hobby such as:
a - Scale model R/C
b - Scale model trains
c - Electronics
d - Kinetic art (or similar)
e - Other __________________________________

3) How often do you buy parts:
a - Weekly
b - Monthly
c - Every few months
d - As needed

4) Do you normally buy parts...
a - all at once for a particular project.
b - for the component, and then chose a project that uses it.
c - as you come across a need for it.

5) Do you normally buy:
a - Finished products (ready to use)
b - Parts kits (needing assembly)
c - Individual parts (your own design or other)
d - Sub-assemblies (ie: radio links, motor controllers, etc)

6) What level would you say your ability is:
a - Beginner (I know what a capacitor is)
b - Intermediate (I know what a microcontroller is)
c - Advanced (I could build my own time machine if I could just get a flux capacitor)

7) Please rank the following in order of importance, with 1 as most important:
a - Customer service
b - Price of components
c - Ease of use of website
d - Projects and tutorials
e - Other ________________________________

8) Would you purchase products from a website in Canada? Y__ N__

9) What is your location:
a - Canada
b - USA
c - Europe
d - UK
e - South America
f - Other _____________________

10) What age range are you a part of:
a - Under 20
b - 20 to 30
c - 30 to 40
d - 40 to 50
e - Over 50

11) Which option below best describes you:
a - Student
b - College/University student
c - Working hobbyist
d - Retired

12) Are you: Male __ or Female __?

And finally...What would you like to see in an online electronics store?

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BodhidharmaCharma
BodhidharmaCharma

10 years ago

c c d c c b y b b b m What would I like to see in an online electronics store? Wide selection, and the ability to order in obscure parts I need. a decent search function would be nice.

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Koosie
Koosie

10 years ago

Seems like I was the first person. Or is that pleb?

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mrbill33
mrbill33

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks for the input, Koosie! I put the survey up a couple of weeks ago (or at least I thought I had...) but apparently I missed a "publish" button somewhere.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

You didn't miss a "publish" button. You failed to read the detailed comment from the admin. As Kiteman said above, that was not really an appropriate Instructable. Much better as a forum topic (as evinced by your need to post a forum topic about it!).

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mrbill33
mrbill33

Reply 10 years ago

Point taken. You and Kiteman are right, so I've moved the survey here.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

That shouldn't be an instructable - you really need to post it here in the forums.

Still...

1) a
2) e - I sometimes need it to make other stuff
3) d
4) c
5) c
6) b
7) Please rank the following in order of importance, with 1 as most important:
a - Customer service 2
b - Price of components 1
c - Ease of use of website 3
d - Projects and tutorials 4
e - Other ________________________________
8) Y
9) d - UK
10) d
11) c
12) Male

And finally...What would you like to see in an online electronics store?

> Decent range, decent price, decent descriptions of parts, ideas of what to use them for if I am browsing.
> Browsing by parts lists would be good ("Parts for amplifiers", "parts for radio-control", "Parts for robots" etc)