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Global Source Technology, Inc. is an International, independent stocking distributor of OEM original components for OEM's, CEM's, VAR's and System Integrators. We've specialized in Tier One excess component options and third-party memory modules since 1997.
Who is Global Source Technology and what do they do?

Global Source Technology is the leading global Independent Distributor of semiconductors, electronic components and computer products. Global Source Technology buys, sells, stocks, imports and exports semiconductors and other electronic components used in computers, peripherals, industrial machinery, medical equipment, automobiles, video games/toys and other high-tech systems.

Does Global Source Technology have any international offices?

Global Source Technology has its world headquarters in beautiful Laguna Niguel, California. Our Representatives work in the electronics market in every major worldwide hub. This global presence allows Global Source Technology to source parts around the clock and all over the world.

What products does Global Source Technology sell?

Global Source Technology sells most brands of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products. Review our complete listing of products and manufacturers.

Does Global Source Technology carry any inventory?

Yes. In addition to our worldwide availability, Global Source Technology has an excess consignment program that enables OEMs/CEMs a means to liquidate their excess inventories. As a result, Global Source Technology has access to thousands of factory-sealed line items in inventory. This consignment excess is in addition to Global Source Technology's "house" inventory of on-hand stock.

What value-added services does Global Source Technology offer?

Global Source Technology is one of the few Independent Distributors to offer all value-added services including, but not limited to; burn in, kitting, testing, packaging, etc. Global Source Technology is ISO2002 Compliant.

What payment options does Global Source Technology offer?

Global Source Technology offers several payment options to customers based on a review of their financial history. Options include: COD, Wire Transfer, Net Terms and Credit Card.

How long has Global Source Technology been in business?

Global Source Technology was founded in 1997.

What lead times can I expect when I purchase from Global Source Technology?

We focus on getting our customers the right parts faster than anyone else can do it.  Although the lead times for individual parts may vary, Global Source Technology's professional shipping department will expedite the delivery of the parts.

Who is Global Source Technology' competition?

In a general sense, Global Source Technology competes with hundreds of distributors located across the United States and around the world, ranging in size from small one-man outfits to a few other large Independent Distributors similar to Global Source Technology.

What sets Global Source Technology apart from the competition?

Global Source Technology possesses the unique ability to combine complete professionalism with surprising speed and responsiveness. Superior product availability and expedient delivery are Global Source Technology' hallmarks.

We have focused our energies on developing business initiatives and operational infrastructures that provide significant advantages to the core business of open-market electronics distribution. Global Source Technology has been in business since 1997 and has invested substantial resources in the future of the company.

Global Source Technology has established relationships with suppliers and customers around the world that are the cornerstone of a global network of manufacturer and distributor business partners. These relationships give Global Source Technology the ability to find the parts customers need when they need them. It also gives us the insight to stay ahead of a rapidly changing industry. Many of our business partners deal with Global Source Technology on an exclusive basis. This allows us access to product offers and requirements that other distributors don't have.

Global Source Technology also has the logistical knowledge and financial strength to quickly move large amounts of product around the globe. Of course, Global Source Technology representatives are some of the best-trained, most knowledgeable, and highly motivated professionals in the business. This is why Global Source Technology enjoys a sterling reputation for quality, reliability, and discretion throughout the industry. "Take the Journey" is the philosophy of each Global Source Technology employee.

How experienced are your sales and buying teams?

Our representatives are some of the best trained, most knowledgeable in the industry.

Can I buy shares of Global Source Technology?

No, Global Source Technology is a privately held company.

How do I return product to Global Source Technology?

Call or e-mail your Global Source Technology representative and submit the following information: Your contact information, your representative's email address, the purchase order number, the invoice number, the part number, serial number, unit cost, quantity ordered and the reason for the RMA. Once your information is submitted you will be given an RMA request number that you should print out for your records. Your representative will contact you within twenty-four hours.

I just purchased a product on Global Source Technology. When will it be shipped to me?

All orders are processed immediately. Shipping terms for each product are outlined in that product's detailed description. If the shipping terms outlined in the product description do not meet your specific needs, please call 1-949-388-8554 to see if an alternate shipping option is available.

I prefer to ship with a specific carrier and account number, can I use them to have my products shipped to me?

Yes, as long as Global Source Technology works with that carrier. And, since Global Source Technology has relationships with all of the major carriers, that should be no problem. To specify which carrier you prefer call a Global Source Technology representative at 1-949-388-8554

Does Global Source Technology ship overseas?

Yes. In fact, Global Source Technology has offices all over the world to better serve our international customers. This includes major trading centers in San Jose, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.

How does Global Source Technology handle different country's customs laws?

Your purchase may be subject to import duties, taxes and/or fees, which are levied once the package reaches its destination. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. Global Source Technology has no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. Please contact your local customs office for detailed information. Additionally, when ordering from, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods.

How fast can you get my shipment to me?

It depends. If the product you ordered is in stock in our Laguna Niguel facility and your company is in San Jose, it could be in a matter of hours. In most situations, where the product is warehoused, where you office, the time of day, and day of the week can all effect the actual delivery date.

But, as a matter of pride, Global Source Technology boasts steadfast commitment to quick delivery. Global Source Technology is one of a few to offer QA-approved drop shipping and freight forwarding services around the globe. Plus, we have an entire department dedicated to import, export and freight services.

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