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  • How do I find products?

    There are several ways to find products on our website: Search, Category Browse, and Manufacturer Index.

    • Keyword Search - The standard search system for MCMElectronics.com is the Keyword Search, located under the category navigation on the upper left side of the website. Enter the keyword(s) or part number you are looking for into the search field and click "Go" to search every product on the MCMElectronics.com website. If you find your search was too broad, search within the results to narrow down the product selection, or refine by any of the methods available to the left of your search result.
    • Shop all Categories - One of the more popular ways to browse for products at MCMElectronics.com is by using the Shop all Categories method. Our entire category listing is presented so that you can select the product type you are interested in and view all items under that category from each applicable brand. To access our full category list, click here, or simply press 'go' on our keyword search without entering any criteria.
    • Shop by Manufacturer - MCMElectronics.com offers the ability to scroll through a complete listing of all the manufacturers we carry. If you prefer a particular manufacturer to another or want something from a specific manufacturer but do not know the model number, utilizing the Shop all Brands feature can be a useful way to begin a search. Our manufacturer list is located in the footer of our website, on the left hand side. Additionally, throughout the website, you may click on a manufacturer name at any time to return a list of all products under that manufacturer.
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  • What can I enter in the search box?

    Type in any search criteria, including:

    • Complete part numbers
    • Keywords
    • Manufacturer names
    • Combination of any of the above

    After entering your search query, click the search arrow to begin your search. The actual search results will be displayed on the page. You may narrow your results by selecting "search within the results".

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  • Can't find the product you're looking for?

    Even if the product you need isn't listed in our search results, we can most likely get it. Call our sales office at 1-800-543-4330.

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  • How do I compare products?

    On any search results page, select products for a side-by-side comparison of attributes to help you make your final choice. Click 'Add to Compare' in the availability column of any product. Once clicked, the link will change to 'Compare Now'. Repeat clicking 'Add to Compare' for any other products you would like to compare. When ready to proceed to our compare page, click any of the 'Compare Now' links. Compare as many products as you would like.

    Once you're finished comparing products, click on the product you choose, or click the 'Return to search' link to return to your search result.

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  • How do I find more detailed technical information about a product?

    We have additional technical information, including links to datasheets and manuals, for many products. When available, you'll find links to technical information on the product detail page under the "Specs" tab. If there is no additional technical information available, use our manufacturer list to access technical information on manufacturer sites.

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  • Why aren't there any results for my search?

    If no parts match your criteria, you have probably entered too many criteria or you may have mistyped your keyword or part number. If you entered multiple keywords, on our no results page, our site will break out your phrase into individual keywords and display the number of search results for each keyword. If this is not helpful, start a new search, use the Product Browse or reference the manufacturer list to find the product you need.

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  • Can I view my contract prices in the search results?

    Yes. You must be logged in to see prices based on your service agreement with us. After logging in, your price is shown throughout your entire online experience.
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  • How do I update my search criteria?

    Feel free to add search criteria by selecting refinement options from the left column of any search result, or by using our search within feature at the top right of any search result. If you would like to remove criteria, simply click on the 'x' next to the criteria you wish to remove at the top of your search results.

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  • How do I sort search results?

    Use the "sort by" drop down menu to sort by manufacturer, manufacturer part number, availability, and price. Click 'ascending' or 'descending' to re-sort the results.
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  • What is the default search result order?

    By default our results are ordered based upon a 'best match' criteria. This weighs several factors, including users rating, popularity based on clicks and stock level.

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  • How do I find a product by a particular manufacturer?

    MCMElectronics.com offers the ability to scroll through a complete listing of all the manufacturers we carry. If you prefer a particular manufacturers to another or want something from a specific manufacturer but do not know the model number, visiting our manufacturer list can be a useful way to begin a search. Our manufacturer list is located in the footer of our website, on the left hand side. Additionally, thoughout the website, you may click on a manufacturer name at any time to return a list of all products under that manufacturer. These can be found in search results, as well as on product pages.

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If you can't find the answer to your question, e-mail us at talk@mcmelectronics.com or call 1-888-235-4692 for a service representative.