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Unread 07-19-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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How about a list of reputable vendors for stuff?

Not sure if this is OK to post but I thought it would be great if there was a list of reputable vendors for goods and services. I do a lot of shopping online and am always looking for feedback from people that have used a vendor that I am think of ordering from or when I may not know of a place to get what I am looking for.

What do you guys think? Is this OK by the forum rules?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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Alex,

The first problem would be geography. There are great products around that just aren't available in the next state. Some vendors (who shall go un-named) have specific agreements on who can sell what where. But that's the joys of capitalism.

Besides, who reads?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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What about online vendors? That's what I was referring most to.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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These guys make really cool corner granite soapdishes, I have ordered from them before never had a problem

http://www.eclectic-ware.com/Eclecti...ap_dishes.html
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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:26 PM   #5
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These guys are great for flat panel tv's and projectors. I've bought two plasmas and a front projector from them. Best prices on the net from an authorized dealer:

www.visualapex.com

These guys are the best for camera equipment, which is one of the most scammed products on the net:

www.bhphoto.com

Need home products like Grohe fixtures and such... try these guys:

www.homeclick.com

How about audio and video cables. These guys sell quality cables at bargain prices:

www.monoprice.com
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:37 PM   #6
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This is a great place to buy stuff
http://www.newegg.com/

and always check here for a discount before you buy anything online
http://www.currentcodes.com/
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:57 PM   #7
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Alex, I think you have started something.

Heads up though.....we sometimes get Spammers that creep in and start posting. Your eyes can help a lot. If y'all see something odd, please PM a Moderator and we'll take it down ASAP.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 09:18 PM   #8
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Alex,

I have gotten some stuff from bhphoto over the years, great products and service.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 09:19 AM   #9
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Newegg

I can vouch for newegg.com for anything computer related.

Their return/replace policy is excellent, just returned a USB Cam (Microsoft product) that was DOA, I thought it was just me, and Win 7 drivers, but after trying to load it on an XP box, I determined that it just didn't work. They replaced within a week.

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Unread 07-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #10
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When I had money to blow on pc parts, I used to hit www.pricewatch.com They also have a bunch of other stuff listed. Best prices shown and updated very often.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 10:07 PM   #11
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another newegg customer.

When it comes to big screen TVs it's hard to beat Costco. Nobody has their warranty - 2 full years. If it breaks you get a new one. Sometimes even more. Last year a co-worker was lamenting the fact that her big screen TV had just died and only two months out of warranty. So I asked, "by any chance did you buy it at Costco?" Turns out she did. So I suggested she call the store, just "for fun."

A couple of weeks went by and I forgot all about the TV, so was caught a little short when my co-worker stopped by my cube with a big smile saying, "Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!!" The confused look (more confused than normal) told her I was clueless. "Remember my broken TV? We got a new one!!"

Turns out she had taken my advice and called Costco, not expecting much. She explained up front that it was a couple months past the warranty, and yes, she did have the receipt. "Bring it in," she was told. Still not expecting much, my friend and hubby packed the TV in the truck and headed to the store. So the clerk at Customer Service looks at the TV and the receipt (yes, they match) and checks the computer. "Well, we don't have that model any longer, would a refund be okay?" Whereupon the clerk proceeded to give my friend a refund - for the full original purchase price!

(do I need to tell you where they bought the new TV? )
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aww sounds like a great thread indeed!!!!! i vote for it
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Unread 07-20-2010, 10:46 PM   #13
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maybe rename the title as JOHNs/CX's list


edit edit edit Marge's list sounds way better
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Unread 07-21-2010, 04:50 PM   #14
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In will second the Costco suggestion, if they have something you want then it is the place to buy it. You can even buy it online and return it to the store if need be. I have personally returned items without issue, that any other store would have not accepted because of the amount of time passed.
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