General ICT suppliers
I've after some recommendations for suppliers of general ICT equipment, you know the kind of thing, printers, hard drives, projectors, the occasional laptop or PC one off orders etc. When we buy decent numbers of pcs/laptops we obviously get multiple quotes, but I'd like a good supplier of 'misc'!
- Good online catalogue
- Credit terms!
- Free or reasonable delivery costs
Anyone got some suppliers they'd like to recommend?
Misco. Not the cheapest (but can be moved on price) but their website is decent, good delivery, etc.
I'd recommend us! :)
The only thing that we don't have that you've asked for is an online catalogue but you can feel free to send me Misco/Insights etc part codes and I'll beat their prices PLUS give you free shipping
Ahh theres no 'Thank' option on this forum, but Thanks! I'll be building up a list of who to contact for the next batch of purchases!
Probrand / IT Index
I've never used the web shop.. much prefer to call or email over requirements and let the account manager do the leg work.
AMC Computer Supplies
Great pricing and free delivery. Used to use Misco but they can't compete on price.
I tend to use CP LTD for equipment. No online catalogue, but can source anything you need :-)
My general list:
Millgate, CP Ltd, Very PC are all nice people to deal with
Insight are good if you can get a decent account manager
Misco and BT Business Direct I will use if I have to
I would also say, don't be suckered into using one of the purchasing consortiums or government frameworks unless you really have to, they tend to work out dearer than direct to the suppliers.
BT Business for a handy one stop shop, even if they aren't the cheapest (ask for Wayne Lythgoe)...
Futurform for toners and projector lamps.
For certain situations we use Oli at Inspiranet as he will literally get you anything, we use him to buy from high risk suppliers like alibaba or from foreign ebay, as he buys on credit card and then invoices us on 30 day terms when the stuff arrives!
Originally Posted by teejay
We have an account on the BT Business Direct (dabs.com) web-shop, which I use for small purchases like USB hubs, drives, SD cards, etc. Prompt delivery and reasonable prices, but I wouldn't use them for major purchases.
I've been introduced to @VeryPC through this forum and find them to provide very good products and excellent, friendly customer service.
AVPartsmaster has always been our port of call for projector spares in the past.
Although I've never actually bought anything from them (yet), I can also say:
I had a really helpful conversation with Kate from @Millgate this morning, regarding Microsoft licensing, that saved me from wasting money.
Likewise, I've received some great bargain offers from @ICTDirect_Dave and heard good reports from other forum users (keep 'em comin' Dave. One of these days...)
Crazy thing but I was talking about just the same to @Millgate earlier today!
Either way for us (in particular order)
Dabs/BT Business (although not so much in recent history)
BIST - always a pleasure to talk to the chap we know there
Millgate are creeping in there as well :)
Millagte (our main supplier)
Misco (quite expensive - need some pushing normally)
ICT Direct (trialling this summer)
TradeCopiers & IJT for Toners.
Have been using Roche AV for projectors recently.
Office Express for Toners and cartridges
Netshop for cables and networking bits, not free delivery but great service and good pricing