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SandTech
11-05-2007, 10:01 PM
So this started in another topic, but let's have one topic with listing on wholesaler.

Who did you deal with? And What Country? Review would be awesome.

I will edit first Post everyday.

U.S.A:
NewEgg (http://www.newegg.com/)
Ingram Micro (http://www.ingrammicro.com)
Tech Data (http://techdata.com)
Synnex (http://www.synnex.com)
http://www.icintracom.com/
Review by greggh:
For good (lifetime warranty) networking and other equipment I recommend IC Intracom, http://www.icintracom.com/ . Their stuff is really good and if you do enough business with them your prices start to go down (based on volume.) I get way better than retail from them

Cheapest by Far.

greggh
11-06-2007, 12:38 AM
NewEgg is a retailer really. Wholesalers in the US are these guys:

Ingram Micro (http://www.ingrammicro.com)
Tech Data (http://techdata.com)
Synnex (http://www.synnex.com)

For good (lifetime warranty) networking and other equipment I recommend IC Intracom, http://www.icintracom.com/ . Their stuff is really good and if you do enough business with them your prices start to go down (based on volume.) I get way better than retail from them.

The Goatboy
11-06-2007, 03:33 AM
I don't know who synnex is, but for the guys/gals doing this PT or even FT but not out of a store front, Tech Data or Ingram Micro won't do you any good. Unless you've got a full fledged business, with a federal tax ID #, business checking, etc, etc they won't deal with you. Last I remember too they did credit checks on you, so if your credit history is lacking/problematic you may experience no love too. Now I looked into these two companies a long time ago, so maybe times have changed.

I think for the techies/repair types who don't fit the above description, Newegg or ZipZoomFly may be the way you would go for purchasing parts.

If I'm wrong on Ingram Micro and Tech Data, I apologize in advance as I'm sure someone will correct me.

tartis
11-06-2007, 01:48 PM
Tech Data and Ingram Micro will both do credit checks on you and your business. Your prices are sometimes very high because of low volume. You may get better deals with someone like CDW, or NewEgg. CDW and Newegg buy from Ingram and Tech Data in high volume, so you can usualyy get a better deal buying retail.

JJsMom
11-06-2007, 02:49 PM
I know this will probably not win any rave reviews, but for my personal stuff I have been using Tigerdirect for the past few years. Until now haven't really found any retailers, so the few that you all are mentioning I will check out.

greggh
11-06-2007, 03:56 PM
You are all correct that they will do credit checks. But this thread was about wholesalers. So I answered with wholesalers.

As for the others. NewEgg is definately the way to go. Sometimes they even beat ingrams prices for me. You can also usually get good deals if you hookup with a local pc builder. Here in the boston area I use a company called Sunny Tech, but there are many others. They build the pcs I sell and they also have lots of parts in stock (and are only about 10 minutes from me.) Usually places like that dont care to much about volume and will work with small local repair people and give you good prices. The best part is of course the local part, you can drive right over on your way to a job.