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Old 05-07-2012, 03:55 AM
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went to do a computer build this weekend. New egg was $60 cheaper on CPU+cooler+memory+thermal grease than amazon was. free shipping on both.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:02 PM
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What's really sad is when the item is cheaper on Amazon than the distro, so you buy it on Amazon. When the item comes in, it has shipped from the distro. This has happened on multiple occasions at our store.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:27 AM
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Everything has become fragmented. People fighting for crumbs.
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I have been buying from my own online store for a long time.

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Originally Posted by twincountycomputers View Post
yep it is sad, hard to see how some distributors can stay in business, but the market in this country is totally upside down.

I'm not in favor of higher prices anywhere, but I think manufacturer's should not be able to sell directly to the public.... and that is essentially what they are doing thru sites like amazon.
Personally, I think we should get rid of distributors, but require that people that purchase direct from the manufacturer be a legit business.

Everyone keeps talking about recurring revenue ... but where do you start?

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:59 AM
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Amazon is totally worth it to me. It's practically instant gratification and I think it saves me a ton of time and cash.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve202 View Post
Amazon is one of the first places I look. They're so cheap at times that its not worth trying to find it cheaper somewhere else.
I just yesterday quoted for a 2TB Western Digital hard drive. The customer emailed me straight back having found the exact drive on Amazon for cheaper than I can from any other supplier (I did try!!). I know some techies would match Amazon's price but supply a cheaper, poorer quality drive to maintain a profit margin, but that is not how I operate. I try and provide a quality service and have just excepted there is very little to be made by supplying hardware.

On the positive side, not every customer is as savvy or can be bothered to check prices and so a cheap buy from Amazon can work in our favour. Some also are happy to pay a little bit more for hardware knowing I am the first point of reference if there is a problem.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:28 PM
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I have been using NewEgg Business, eBay and Amazon to purchase parts as well. What I really like is being able to read the reviews and those sites tend to have so many you can really make an informed choice.

Thanks for sharing!
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