Part Number: PPC750GLECR2H33T
Stock: 540 per pack; new and unopened
Date code: 14
The part has been classified as end-of-life (EOL). If this is a part that’s used in your builds, it makes sense to purchase excess for repairs.
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Companies that build products with long lifespans need buyers who specialize in last-time-buy (LTB) and EOL purchases. If a replacement is needed, the company has to have stock on hand.
Some example industries include aviation, defense, and telecommunications. Cell phone towers, airplanes, and defense equipment are built to last at least ten to twenty years into the future, and if there’s a need for a replacement part, the company needs to make sure they have stock set away.
Forecasting models provide stock predictions, but there’s a high margin for error in models that are built to predict stock ten or tweny years into the future.
There are several problems for a company that deals with obsolete electronic components.
1) The company may purchase too much of the stock. Older components ususally decrease in value, and the company may be forced to sell the excess electronic components at just a fraction of what it originally cost.
2) The company may have brought too little of the part, and it is now EOL. If the company is forced to buy stock in the open market, they will have to pay top dollar since obsolete components with limited stock rises in value over time. Purchasing stock from an independent distributor can have its drawbacks, and it makes sense to verify the credibility of the company you contact. Luxe Electronics is a distributor of electronic components. The employees at Luxe have had over 15 years of experience in the component industry, ample time to form a network of reliable buyers and suppliers.
3) And the most expensive is when the part is no longer available at all. In this case, the compay will have to redesign their product to accomodate for a replacement.
Of all three options, buying more than needed is the safest option. Even if you are stuck with leftover stock, often, you can recoup some of the original value.