Having a well stocked electronics shelf is really, really nice when it comes to wanting to make a new thing.

It means that I don't really have to buy much, ever.

The startup cost of the new project is _much_ lower, because I already have loads of things.

So when I do have to buy something ( today, an IC for audio reverb/delay ) I over buy, so I have some in stock for the next project.

Most electronics components are really, really cheap. So you can totally buy 4x what you need.

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I normally wouldnt advocate for over-buying.
But when getting 20 chips is a couple of pounds more than getting 5, I might as well get them and put them in my component drawers.

It is really nice to see a circuit diagram online and go 'I have everything on there but maybe 2 things'.

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