everyone likes free stuff. here's my experience getting samples of parts.
i filled out the form on their web site and received no feedback even though i supplied my email address. over a month later, i was about to add these parts to a digikey order, when a package arrived. they sent everything i requested, rounded down to their (very reasonable) 5 piece limit. i usually request a lot because the worst that can happen is that i just get the maximum. one cool thing to note is that i couldn't find any place that stocked the attiny2313, so i couldn't have bought them anyway.
|2004.11.10||atf750c-10pi||programmable logic device||6||5|
this was a strange story. i filled out their sample request form and promptly got an email back from their local sales office. a representative told me bourns' standard policy was 1 sample per 1000 estimated annual volume, and then asked me how many units i was expecting to buy. after i said i was just a hobbyist, the rep said she could try to get me 2 (i had requested 5). The package came a few weeks later, on the exact day i was told it would. She had indeed ordered 2 samples, but bourns decided to send 100! So, i'm well stocked with r2r ladders for a while.
|2004.11.17||4610x-r2r-103||8-bit 10k/20k r2r ladder||5||100|
these guys make it easy. they have a sample cart in addition to their shopping cart. you can pretty much get two of any product with an order samples link.
|2004.10.15||ds1267-100||8-bit dual 100k digital pot||2||2|
|2004.10.15||max492cpa||dual rail to rail opamp||2||2|