Frequently asked questions

What types of electronic components do Component Sense stock?

Anything that goes on a printed circuit board

What are my options to sell excess and/or obsolete stock?

Consignment: Component Sense will store your stock at our cost, in our warehouse or in a warehouse close to your facility so that your product remains accessible to you. The ownership of the stock remains with you until sold. The aim is to return as much as possible of your original costs, typically 50%, however, where your buying power is particularly strong we should be able to return close to your cost price. Note: Consignment will provide 10 times the return of a typical outright sale.

Outright Purchase: Component Sense will buy your excess and obsolete stock and our offers range from 3 – 15% depending on the age and type of stock. We will provide a cash offer where appropriate and this will return more cash for less effort than sending lists to many Brokers, who will “cherry pick” and leave you with piles of less desirable stock clogging your warehouse.

InPlant™: This is for any $1billion US Dollar plus company. Component Sense will use space in your warehouse, man it and monitor inventory so it is continuously live.

Who do I contact if I have excess/surplus inventory in my warehouse?

You can email your list of excess inventory that you are looking to sell or consign to excess@componentsense.com or call our team on +44 (0)345 643 2003.

What is the Grey Market?

There is the white market which sells products completely legally and the clearly illegal products sold on the black market. Then there is the grey market where products may be less expensive than those bought through official distribution channels. There is a chance that products are sometimes inferior and may have counterfeit parts, or products that are represented as new where in fact they are second-hand/recycled. To take advantage of global varying prices and costs some grey market products may be distributed illegally. Component Sense have on-site counterfeit screening facilities including state-of-the art equipment to assist in ensuring products are of the highest standard and offer a full 12 month guarantee on all products.

What are your quality standards?

We understand the risks of counterfeit products and are passionate about ensuring all products we buy or sell are of the highest standard. Our highly-trained goods-in team use on-site counterfeit screening facilities including state-of-the art equipment. In addition to this we also offer training in counterfeit identification given our leading edge equipment and robust quality control procedures in place to protect our customers. All of our stock is guaranteed with 12 months no quibble warranty.

We achieved ISO 9001 accreditation in 2007 and are an approved supplier to the US Military: Cage Code Number U0PN5.

We meet all global environmental compliance standards including Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

Why choose Component Sense as your Independent Broker?

We are a global vendor/supplier of electrical components passionate about providing a first-class service sourcing products of the highest quality. We have invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment, a highly trained team coupled with robust quality assurance procedures to combat counterfeit products.

Do you ship globally?

Yes. We sell electronic components through a world-wide network of electronic component distributors, brokers, stocking distributors, chip brokers, Contract Equipment Manufacturer (CEM), Contract Manufacturer (CM), Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) clients with surplus stock.

What guarantee do you have on your stock?

All our stock is guaranteed quality product with a 12 month no quibble warranty.

Do you sell online?

We have over half our stock available to buy right now, just search in the top navigation bar, if there is no price please submit a Request for Quotation (RFQ). Presently we aim to quote your RFQ in under 20 minutes.

What is your minimum order?

Our minimum order for all stock is $100 USD, this has increased due to market conditions.

What form of payment do you accept?

All major Credit Cards (Visa or Mastercard)

Bank transfers (TT)


How long does it take to ship my order?

We will ship same day up to 2pm using UPS (UK) or DHL (worldwide). We offer alternatives (UPS or Fedex) if they are your preferred supplier.

Do I need an account to order from Component Sense?

Yes you will need an account and can Register Here

What is BoM (Bill of Material) Matching?

With our BOM matching tool, you can access high volume pricing for the quantity you need, and effortlessly save 30% on your electronic component spend.

Every electronic manufacturing company has a BOM that it shares with its distribution network. By simply sharing your BOM with us, we can highlight where you are overpaying for electronic components, and give you access to the best global prices available.

Because we manage surplus stock for some of the world\’s most elite OEM and EMS companies, we have a unique insight into the purchase price variance within the marketplace.

For complete peace of mind, our BOM matching tool is 100% risk free, with a built in non-disclosure agreement. None of your information is shared with third parties, and all transactions are completed anonymously. Find out more here.