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  1. #1
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    Opinions on ACWholesalers.com please...

    I just put a bid together for a contractor; he claims to be able to get a better price from ACWholesalers.com

    I've done some research and I'd like to find other opinions about buying equipment from ACWholesalers.com . I'm a little leary about it based on what I've seen so far. I prefer to deal with local wholesalers because I know and trust them but, he is intent on the idea that he can beat my price on equipment through this company.

    I have a bad feeling about this, does anyone have any experience with ACWholesalers.com?

    Thank you.
    Brian

  2. #2
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    What is he going to do if for some reason a part is defective and/or has warranty issues? Is he prepared to ship the product back and wait for the replacement? I doubt he has even thought about that.

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  3. #3
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    Indeed. I know that I can fall back on any warranty that I have been promised, dealing with a local distributor, that I have known and trusted for years.

    Thanks for your input.

  4. #4
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    All the major manufacturers now have warranty disclaimers on their equipment sold over the internet. Make sure he knows that he is liable for the warranty if he goes this route. And if you want to install his equipment, make sure each and every invoice clearly spells out you are not liable. CYA so to speak.

  5. #5
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    Is he licensed? Seems to me like he doesn't have a license so the local distributor won't sell to him. Any body who supports that site is not a reputable contractor.

    OK...maybe I misread your post. Is the person you speak of a general contractor? He wants to buy the equipment and you install it? That takes away any potential mark up and leaves little wiggle room in the price. Not a good idea, I would walk away.

    Please clarify your situation a little better.

  6. #6
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    If you are bidding a job, it doesn't matter what he can get the equipment for, you are buying, marking up, and installing the equipment, not him. If he insists on buying equipment and having you install it, tell him that its his baby, you accept no liability and make no guarantees for the equipment. The only reason you guarantee equipment is because you mark it up and make a profit on it.

  7. #7
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    Here is my take: either you purchase the equipment, mark it up to your liking, and he pays you what you want, OR

    you tell him, "good luck, and have a nice day."
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  8. #8
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    I buy at about 20% less than acwholesales offer.
    I'll be there when I get there and not a minute later

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