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Places to get specific parts and/or assist in choosing parts. These are bigger, general-purpose suppliers that incidently service the maker market.

Site Link Notes
Digikey http://www.digikey.com/ Huge selection, great search, datasheets. Great parametric search.
Futurelec http://www.futurlec.com
Jameco Electronics http://www.jameco.com Good selection, decent search.
Mouser Electronics http://www.mouser.com Good selection. Fast shipping. Frustrating search.
Newark http://www.newark.com/ Decent selection, but usually check Mouser or Digikey first

Places to get bulk/surplus parts. If your project doesn't require something specific, this is the cheapest route. Also a great way to build up a stock of parts.

Site Link Notes
All Electronics http://www.allelectronics.com
Alltronics http://www.alltronics.com
American Science and Surplus http://www.sciplus.com
BG Micro http://www.bgmicro.com
Electronics Goldmine http://www.goldmine-elec.com Random, cheap surplus parts. Great assortments and grab bags.
Surplus Electronics Sales http://www.surplus-electronics-sales.com Name says it all
MPJA Online http://www.mpja.com
Tayda Electronics http://www.taydaelectronics.com Not surplus; direct from China. Good reputation.

Specifically maker-oriented, open hardware-type suppliers.

Site Link Notes
Adafruit Industries http://www.adafruit.com Small number of great kits, online instructions/tutorials are fantastic.
Evil Mad Scientist http://evilmadscience.com Home of Peggy massive LED matrices and good cheap Arduino-clone Diavolino
Hobby Engineering http://hobbyengineering.com
Modern Device http://shop.moderndevice.com Small(est?), cheap(est?) Arduino clones, small selection of neat sensors and parts
PJRC http://www.pjrc.com/store Home of the Teensy Arduino variant
SeeedStudio http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot Some great Arduino stuff, also the excellent DSO Nano line of cheap/portable digital oscilloscope.
SparkFun http://www.sparkfun.com Prices can be a bit high. Super-neat stuff, much of which is unavailable elsewhere.
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