Area electronics hobbyists put Tanner at the top of their favorite supplier list. Many of us also put BG Micro in that category. Both stores have been around since the 70s when we would go down to Ross Avenue on the first Saturday for the huge parking lot sales. Anyone else remember this?
While Tanner is a walk in store, BG Micro is geared to internet ordering. Local folks can specify Will Pick Up, save shipping and generally pick up the order a couple hours later near Kingsley and Jupiter.
Billy Gage ran BG for decades but passed on Christmas day 2017. There was concern that the business might move to Florida or fold. Those concerns have been put aside. Billy’s son, Jerry, and his wife are moving to the Dallas area to run the business!
Yesterday I gave a tour of DMS to Jerry and his wife Alex. They were amazed and plan to join in a couple of weeks when they get back from a quick Florida trip.
I’m not big on subscribing to web mail but I look forward to the latest BG products and discounts. Who doesn’t need 100 ubiquitous 2N2222 transistors with house brands for $1.29 - for all 100!
The Gages and Tanners are family friends and business associates so competition is very friendly.
[Edit] Corrected last name from Gates to Gage