Specific example I was pondering asking about.

Pastilda is a nifty piece of hardware. However, the people who created the CrowdSupply campaign are no longer offering it for purchase. I have not found any other place to purchase it or something like successor product.

The product is open hardware, but definitely something I'm up to "soldering" (besides, I have no way to print the PCB).

So my question(s):

  • Is it fine to ask about where to acquire this hardware, even though I have a specific product already in mind?
  • Is it okay to ask where to acquire a specific product?

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No, where to get something is not on-topic here.

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    Keep in mind, though that in this case the question would not be should I go to shop XYZ, but rather something like: "who can get me this hardware built based on these open hardware specs" ... I think that's still quite a difference. But I'll take your word as a mod for it 😁 Jan 12, 2021 at 8:31
  • When asking for recommendations, I have often mentioned that I am in country X (changes about once a year), and that postage is a consideration. Jul 26, 2021 at 19:58

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