Its really frustrating whenever I want to buy something but forgotten the name/URL of the shop… Online shopping is convenient because I’m in Australia but also poses problems with shipping costs from overseas…
//Yes Internet Shopping is a project!
Electronics / Prototyping Stuff
http://www.seeedstudio.com/ – LOTS OF COOL STUFF! China based, reasonable shipping with free postage for orders above $50.
http://www.lowpricerc.com/ – Hobby RC items such as servos as cheap as $2. HK based, reasonable shipping (HK Post)
http://www.sureelectronics.net/ – Misc electronics modules and stuff. China based, reasonable shipping. Has eBay store.
http://www.satistronics.com/ – Lots of useful modules are really good prices. China based, has eBay store with ‘free shipping’ to keep things hassle free.
http://www.gizmoszone.com/ – Really small geared motors are semi-reasonable prices.
http://www.ebay.com/ – Seriously 🙂 From chips (probably knockoffs) to LEDs eBay has them all. Great for hackable items like Wii Nunchucks, USB Joysticks etc.
http://www.mdfly.com/ – Electronics, prototyping components. US, reasonable shipping (USPS). Not included because of expensive shipping :- Sparkfun, Pololu
Laser Cutting / 3D Printing :
http://www.ponoko.com/ – Laser cutting and 3D printing services from various hubs (US, NZ, UK, Germany). Reasonable shipping from the NZ hub to Australia but does not include 3D printing.
http://www.shapeways.com/ – 3D printing with ‘free worldwide shipping’ (i.e. included in price).