1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

anywhere i can buy cheap pc components?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by seany, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. seany

    seany Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    50
    I'm now building a new Pc which I'm gonna sell on ebay I'm buying all the parts on amazon which will make me a. small profit but I'm wondering where all these amazon sellers are getting the products.
     
  2. ashleysly

    ashleysly Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    2
    Well if you are from UK, I would suggest Maplin store. Quite cheap there. Don't know about anywhere else.
     
  3. uncutu

    uncutu Power Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    181
    There's a site called http://pcpartpicker.com/ . It compares parts prices across multiple merchants so you get the best deal online.
     
  4. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    2,815
    Occupation:
    24 year business owner - old school dude
    Location:
    KFC - BW3
    Ingram Micro, Bell Micro, Tiger.com, MA Labs (SuperBiiz), Leadertech, Evertek (Geeks). Used laptops and desktops, Precious PCs, Crown Systems.

    That should get you started in the right direction. Computer store owner since 1989. Good luck but you picked one of the worst niches to invest in. Just saying. In our small town, a new store opens about every month and once closes about every month. Building desktops for a profit is risky at best and selling them online (and shipping them without some sort of damage) is borderline insanity.

    The money today is in laptop repairs and selling Corporate off-lease laptops. But don't mess with them if you aren't able to repair them. We get about 10 laptop repairs a day and it pays good because we have reball equipment and the only shop in our area that can repair boards.

    Even if you don't go to that level there's good money to be made replacing screens and if you can solder decently, fixing jacks. The beauty of it is everyone thinks laptops are like cell phones and don't need maintenance. Everyday we see them with completely plugged heatsinks, warped bases and blown GPUs. We just love customers that run them until they quit. Minimum $100 profit on every repair.

    If they don't want the laptop fixed they usually leave it, we fix it and sell them for a couple bills. Now that we're just getting into 3-4 years since everyone switched from desktops to laptops the repairs are exponentially increasing and jackasses like the Office Stores that got into PC repair won't touch laptops. At best the sent them out but most have stopped doing that. Laptop repair is where you want to get skills and bank in the computer business. We build and sell desktops but only to have shit on the shelves. Our real business today is laptop repairs.

    Good luck, you've chosen a tough road to travel.
     
  5. Bestbuyfoam

    Bestbuyfoam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    536
  6. concrete

    concrete Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    11
    newegg for quality and good service.
    I go to pricewatch.com when I am looking for deals though.
     
  7. antboy

    antboy Newbie

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    8
    x2

    Check out pricewatch
     
  8. bmachine

    bmachine Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    outletpc is good