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    Hardware Resellers

    Just thought I would start a post to see which Hardware Re-sellers you all use?

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    Varies - depends who gives us the best value.

    Some of the ones I use.

    CSE, IDNS, Insight, Millgate, Net-Ctrl, Northgate IS.

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    As above depends on situation but usual ones: CPLTD, Insight, RM.

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    Misco get almost all mine - good prices, good kit, superb account manager (Mike Hinchliffe). Almost always next day delivery and the number of times they have sorted out warranty issues for me makes them almost priceless.

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    For me now its limited

    But Previously at a school was Misco, BT Business Direct, a Local company called Casscom, Millgate. Majority of desktops where purchased direct from Stone although the have recently gone to Novatech (and I believe a little disappointed!)

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    9 times of out 10 its Misco, great account manager (Darren) and always great deals...but now looking at Stone (just buying 28 for an IT suite and see how they are)

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    90% Misco who I've had a good relationship with at both this and the previous school. Novatech are our go to guys for bespoke builds, I think they might be getting most of our server/desktop orders in the future. Insight are used if Misco (vary rarely) can't supply and Ergo's Hardcase Pro's are about the only laptops I'd buy for student use. Then there's Axel for the thin clients and I think we've used CPL once or twice.
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    Like most schools, we shop around. But we, like others, use CP Ltd. Joe is fantastic, and beats quotes of all competitors.

    We've just bought 100 new PC's, and as a gesture has upgraded the RAM for us on all of them.

    I think for me, a smaller company is better to use as they offer that 'personal' approach. I know if one of PC's is faulty Joe will do is utmost to fix the issue.

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    Misco, Millgate, Millenium, Insight, CCC, ICT Direct

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    Quadrant solutions, Equanet, Primo IT, Academia, XMA, IDN, Dell, Misco

    The first three get the lions share and that is due to the service from my account managers.

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    Virtually nobody over the last 20 months due to the rebuild procurement although we are just starting to need to start buyign stuff again.

    We used BT Business religiously for many years but the AccMan Changed and it's went so far down hill we have given up.

    Not used misco in a long time as they seriously wound me up, mind you it was over a cisco ISDN2 line card when we were on 128Kb Broadband so that gives you an idea of the length of time ago that was LOL...

    So at the moment we are an open book, everything out for 3 quotes and see who we like. And anything over £1K has to go out for quotes anyway.



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    Millgate - Luke is a top bloke, sorted me out of a hole many times
    Misco - Anthony - always good price on projectors
    BT Business Direct Sarju - friendly and lways tr and match price.

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    Shop around depending on what we're looking for, but, some of who we use have already been posted.

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    Hi everyone, can't fault CP Ltd, fast and good prices, out main man now for hardware/wifi etc
    nice to have a supplier on our side we can trust

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    we used CCL for a long time as they are about a mile away from us so we could just go collect the odd bits, but we now use aria from manchester Aria PC - Computer Hardware, Components, Monitors.. at lowest prices, the builds they send us are fantastic and the cable management etc is superb and most of all great prices.

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