Buy-Focus (1st February 2010)
Here is a reminder to let you all know that the EduGeek Storm laptop event has 2 weeks left to run. For those of you who have avoided looking at it, I rather suggest you do, especially if you have some end of year spends to get shut of. A few points you should note about this are:
1. No commitment. Even if you express an interest to buy, you will not be committing yourself to a purchase. Simply to be notified of final pricing.
2. The offer will com direct from the manufacturers, not middlemen, so the savings will be quite large.
3. We are pooling with other Buy Focus groups, so at the moment there are over 800 laptops currently in the ‘pool’.
4. The last time the event was run by Buy Focus the winner, Lenovo, discounted their laptop by 40% which was a £200 per unit saving.
5. This time you will be free to pick from several manufacturers machines.
6. The laptops will be modelled in 3 specs: Pupil, Classroom (entry level)\ Staff (midrange) and an entry level MacBook. I specced the laptops, and ensured that they were capable machines, not ‘might just do’ machines.
So if you really want to get a good offer, and it will be, then go to the page here: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/edugee...vent-live.html
For more details. The more laptops schools may want means the greater the price reduction. This could save you serious amounts of money, and if successful be run again in a few months time with desktop PC's and a variety of equipment.
Buy-Focus (1st February 2010)
Thanks for that Dos_Box. One minor point is that resellers will be quoting, but with the huge volume of business up for grabs, the manufacturers will be passing on special discounts (price support/special bid pricing) via their resellers. So you get the best of both worlds, a local and/or trusted supplier to deliver the goods and pricing that you could not hope to achieve on your own. Any reseller will tell you that the tiny margins they make have little effect on your buy prices anyway!!
As an example, Wiltshire Council's bigest Storm was won by Lenovo (324 laptops and PCs) but delivered by a wee reseller in Bath (Computer Village) who were the most 'trusted' Wiltshire supplier at the time (ie had been added to the 'trusted supplier list' by the most Wiltshire schools on the system).
If you would like to join the Storms but have a particular supplier that you would ideally buy through, then you can invite them onto EduGeek Buy (there is a button on your homepage for this and everything). When they click to accept your invitation they are automatically added to your trusted supplier list....and the more Edugeek Buy trusted supplier lists they are on, the more likely they are to have their deal selected by the system as the top deal.
If you are a supplier, then asking a few of your favourite schools to add you to their trusted supplier lists could pay off in a big way.
Hope that helps.
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