Looking for Trade Suppliers

  accston 17:11 20 Dec 2003

I operate a small computer consultancy and am frequently asked if I can supply PCs and peripherals etc. My trouble is that I don't know any reputable trade suppliers. At the moment I scour the internet for the best deals I can find from other retailers. Does anyone know any reputable trade suppliers who I could contact?

  Diodorus Siculus 17:16 20 Dec 2003

Not really a trade supplier, but Novatech sounds good for what you want. You will not easily get great prices direct from the manufacturers but using Novatech's custom built machines, you will get good deals.

  Stuartli 17:27 20 Dec 2003

A search in google will almost certainly bring up as many companies as you require.

In the meantime try click here which carries stocks from individual items to a pallet full...

It is also reputable and specialises in previously owned equipment - you could provide your customers with excellent equipment at very good prices.

My son recently acquired a 21in Dell monitor (pre-owned) for £110 including delivery and is delighted with it, especially as it cost little more than a new 17in model.

  accston 20:06 20 Dec 2003

Thanks for both of the above replies. Novatech looks really quite good. Already done a Google search but always seem to get mainly retailers posing as wholesalers. Looked at rdc as well. Any other suggestions welcome thanks.

  DieSse 20:12 20 Dec 2003

For software I use this company - they're very helpful. click here

  wee eddie 20:15 20 Dec 2003

Problem here!

Wholesalers sell wholesale. e.g. by the gross or whatever the pallet size is. They might even sell a case of 10 so long as your minimum order is 6 cases.

If you are looking for un-badged cases that is rarely a problem.

Most On-line-Warehouses will give you a volume discount

  Stuartli 13:13 21 Dec 2003

Not necessarily true...:-)

I have Madro, Booker, Tradex, Matalan and various other trade cards (I know Matalan also serve the general public) and you can normally buy in exactly the quantities required.

RDC, the firm I mentioned earlier, do goods individually or by the pallet load.

The main benefit of buying in bulk is the discount.

  Sheila-214876 14:37 21 Dec 2003

I use Anglian Internet for my trade supplies, but as it is local to me I can just pop in and buy what I require. I don't have to buy bulk. I also don't have a delivery charge (which can negate the trade price). Give it a try at click here if you register as a trade customer you will be given a password to access their "trade price" website, but of course if you are not in Norwich you will incur delivery charges.

  A15 15:12 21 Dec 2003

However before you do, please note, I have not tried them & do not know whether they are suitable for your needs, but they are on a trade supply list I have.

click here
click here
click here

They are all listed as selling computer hardware.

  A15 15:14 21 Dec 2003

Last one should have been: click here

  Gaz 25 15:26 21 Dec 2003

click here - Thats what I use sometimes.

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