Where to buy computer hardware in SA at low cost

jasons8846

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I have been searching on the web on where to buy computer parts and comparing prices from different vendors.

But there are few SA companies i looked at who sells at “wholesale prices” but if i compare to normal retail price there is not much difference. I also registered on the Esquire website. But i am not impressed by their prices. Got better deals from Take a lot. PC link is also a company with good prices but are they reliable.

Is there any suggestions on where i can buy new computer hardware at low prices in South Africa and particular Cape Town area. Whether i need to be a registered company or not.

Any help will be much appreciated.
 

Little Mac

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Are you wanting to resell? If so, then register as a dealer with distributors (Mustek, Rectron, etc.). Are you looking for a bargain? Then expect to pay consumer prices. Are you looking for bulk discount? Then phone your local PC shop and talk to them about volume. Anyone who claims they are selling to the public at wholesale prices is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. The channel doesn't work like that.

I've found firstshop.co.za to be reasonable but service sucks.
 

Swa

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Short answer no. The few that sell at wholesale prices aren't very cheap. And the ones who get discounted rates like Takealot don't pass those on.
 

Thor

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Short answer no. The few that sell at wholesale prices aren't very cheap. And the ones who get discounted rates like Takealot don't pass those on.
Takealot doesn't keep the margins. Takealot is a glorified Gumtree for new goods. They don't buy and sell, merchants do.
 

Swa

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Takealot doesn't keep the margins. Takealot is a glorified Gumtree for new goods. They don't buy and sell, merchants do.
Yeah that is the way it's been going lately.
 

gamer16

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Perhaps a business opertunity here.

Probably not though.
 

FNfal

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Wholesalers are not much cheaper than these guys , but you have to shop around .
 

Herr der Verboten

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I have been searching on the web on where to buy computer parts and comparing prices from different vendors.

But there are few SA companies i looked at who sells at “wholesale prices” but if i compare to normal retail price there is not much difference. I also registered on the Esquire website. But i am not impressed by their prices. Got better deals from Take a lot. PC link is also a company with good prices but are they reliable.

Is there any suggestions on where i can buy new computer hardware at low prices in South Africa and particular Cape Town area. Whether i need to be a registered company or not.

Any help will be much appreciated.
MyTotsies?
 

jasons8846

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Are you wanting to resell? If so, then register as a dealer with distributors (Mustek, Rectron, etc.). Are you looking for a bargain? Then expect to pay consumer prices. Are you looking for bulk discount? Then phone your local PC shop and talk to them about volume. Anyone who claims they are selling to the public at wholesale prices is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. The channel doesn't work like that.

I've found firstshop.co.za to be reasonable but service sucks.
Thanks, i will definitely have a look at Rectron or Mustek.
 
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