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hext
01-25-2008, 07:34 PM
Thought I'd share my list of UK disty's with you all, might be of some use!

Computer 2000 and ingram are well woth checking out....

Anixter (UK) Ltd
Anixter House, 1 York Road, Uxbridge,
Middlesex UB8 1RN
Tel: 0845 600 6100
Fax: 01895 276947
Website: www.anixter.co.uk

Art Systems Ltd
Glaisdale Park, Glaisdale Parkway, Bilborough,
Nottingham NG8 4GP
Tel: 0870 2443613
Website: www.artsystems.co.uk

CCD Distribution
CCD Computacenter Distribution
3 Kidwells Park Drive, Maidenhead,
Berkshire SL6 8AQ
Tel: 0870 6020990
Website: www.ccd.co.uk

Clarity
Clarity House,Belgard Road
Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 404 6000
Fax: +353 (0)1 404 6001
Website: www.clarity.ie

Computer 2000
Hampshire House,
Wade Road, Basingstoke,
Hampshire RG24 8NE
Tel: 0870 0603344
Fax: 0870 0607998
Website: www.computer2000.co.uk

ETC (Enhancement Technologies Corporation)
James House, Warwick Road
Birmingham B11 2LE
Tel: 0121 766 7337
Fax: 0121 773 3986
Website: www.etc-dist.co.uk

Ideal Hardware Ltd
Operations Lodge, Fountain Court,
Cox Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 1SJ
Tel: 020 8286 5000
Fax: 020 8286 5056
Website: www.ideal.co.uk

Ingram Micro Ltd
Garamonde Drive, Wymbush,
Milton Keynes MK8 8DF
Tel: 0870 1660160
Website: www.ingrammicro.co.uk

InTechnology plc
Nidderdale House, Beckwith Knowle,
Otley Road, Harrogate HG3 1SA
Tel: 01423 850000
Website: www.intechnology.co.uk

Interchange
2 The Western Centre,
Western Road, Bracknell,
Berkshire RG12 1RW
Email: sales@i-change.co.uk
Tel: 01344 861861
Fax: 01344 487299
Website: www.i-change.co.uk

Metrologie
3 Kidwells Park Drive, Maidenhead,
Berkshire SL6 8AQ
Tel: 01628 677927
Fax: 01628 677933
Website: www.metrologie.co.uk

OpenPSL Ltd
2 St Crispin Way, Haslingden,
Lancashire BB4 4PW
Email: marketing@openpsl.com
Tel: 0871 2304500
Fax: 0871 2304501
Website: www.openpsl.com

Sharptext
M50 Business Park, Ballymount Road Upper
Dublin 12, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 4087171
Sales Fax: +353 (0)1 4193118
Website: www.sharptext.com

Westcoast Ltd
Arrowhead Park, Arrowhead Road,
Theale, Reading RG7 4AH
Email: customer.services@westcoast.co.uk
Tel: 0118 912 6000
Fax: 0118 912 6200
Website: www.westcoast.co.uk

MrMille
01-25-2008, 07:44 PM
Why would you be using suppliers in Ireland?

Simmy
01-25-2008, 08:33 PM
Some UK suppliers won't ship to Ireland. Places like scan.co.uk certainly didn't, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.

hext, can you give me an example of some good prices from computer2000? I signed up to Ingram Micro a year ago and their prices were rubbish. Unfortunately I'm not VAT registered yet so I can't sign upto computer2000.

MrMille
01-25-2008, 10:30 PM
IIRC, Scan have been shipping to Ireland for ten years.

Have you guys tried Dabs? they setup an Irish specific site about a year ago.

I was surprised to see Sharptext on the list above, are they good?

Nathan H
01-27-2008, 11:07 PM
Thanx hext much appreciated

seedubya
01-31-2008, 10:59 PM
Other Irish Disties, insert dots where appropriate.

Asbis www asbis ie
Beltronics www beltronics com
CMS www cms-store com
Computer City www ccity ie
Ethos www ethos ie
Go Beyond www gobeyondltd com
MB Technology www memorybank ie
PC Science www pcscience com
Total Import Solutions www totalimports ie

I'm dealing with all of the above for a number of years and would recommend them. Also, Dell do great deals if you're doing volume. Wayne Earls in business sales is the man.

cheers
seedubya

MrMille
02-02-2008, 09:59 PM
[QUOTE=seedubya;8491]Other Irish Disties, insert dots where appropriate.

Asbis www.asbis.ie
Beltronics www.beltronics.com
CMS www.cms-store.com
Computer City www.ccity.ie
Ethos www.ethos.ie
Go Beyond www.gobeyondltd.com
MB Technology www.memorybank.ie
PC Science www.pcscience.com
Total Import Solutions www.totalimports.ie

RKDus
02-03-2008, 05:58 PM
Why do a lot of these companies require that you are in the indutry to buy from them? Surely they are just cutting down their potential to get sales then?

seedubya
02-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Look at it from their point of view...
They want continuous, preferably volume sales
They want to know that they're dealing with professionals who're not going to go mental the first time they get a doa part
They don't want the hassle of supporting end users.... That's what we do...
And they risk alienating their existing trade customer base by dealing with non-trade customers.
Being a trade-only supplier can be a very good way to do business and they can be very good people to do business with.

If you're serious about this business you will end up dealing with them eventually, anyhow, because you will become part of the "trade". In the meantime, the price difference between a trade supplier and the big online shops is minimal. If you're getting into this business to make lots of money selling computers/peripherals/parts then leave now before you lose your shirt. The Dixon's, Best Buys etc. will have lower prices every time. You CANNOT compete on price, you MUST compete on some other basis, be it locality, expertise, service level, flexibility...whatever... just not price.