On the exterior banner, which has not changed since the beginning, it reads “Electronic Components”.
Robert who was a loyal loyal customer of the store took over the business in 1996, without changing anything. “Mr. Galy, the former owner, called me one day asking if I was interested in taking over the store because he was retiring. We signed up at La Braisière, the restaurant on rue Pharaon and the next day I replaced him behind the counter “, he says
Here, no fuss, no superfluous decoration, nothing has changed for almost 50 years; we receive one client at a time even before the Covid and we have to make our way through the piled up boxes, not yet unpacked.
“It must be said that we have more than 60,000 references here, whereas there were only 5,000 when I arrived,” says Robert proudly.
Obviously, the switch from analog to digital has diversified demand, but this does not mean that we have switched to all internet here. “I don’t have a website, people have to come to the store, I sell locally because I like the contact and the exchange.”
On the shelves, up to the ceiling, there are innumerable small boxes where you will find real programmers, hardware, tools, wiring, headphones… A gold mine for budding or more sophisticated electronics engineers.
Robert likes to say that people come to him from all over the Southwest because the customers love the atmosphere and electronics enthusiasts like him walk through the door. “There are no two stores like mine. I see all ages and I have seen them grow up, both men and women. And everyone leaves with a solution ‘before concluding’ we always find their happiness at the Comptoir du Languedoc… “
30, rue du Languedoc 31000 Toulouse
10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-7 p.m. except Monday