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    Yes
  • 8% (5)
    No
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post #11 of 46
Given how narrow the market is, it really wouldn't be too feasible to have a B&M shop just for WC gear.
You'd be better off offering along with other PC stuff.
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post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Given how narrow the market is, it really wouldn't be too feasible to have a B&M shop just for WC gear.
You'd be better off offering along with other PC stuff.

The point would be to ADD WC gear to a Mom&Pop shop that's been around since the 80s.
post #13 of 46
Gah missed that. Yeah I don't see why not then, but unless you can get a solid grip on your local base start small and see how it goes.
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post #14 of 46
i'm from usa, but i'll toss in my 25 cents.

my location isn't a place where anyone smart would open a B&M store, people here live paycheck to paycheck.
however some larger places i've lived like Jacksonville FL would be ideal.

I'd much rather have a B&M to buy parts from. i can come in, look at the items, touch them, lay them out in the configuration(s) i'd like to use them in, then say wrap it up.
Many people would like the prices to be the same as online, however even for a few extra $$$ i wouldn't mind paying that to have the items instantly.
if you've already got a online store, you'll surely be able to hit a larger market also, so less worry there.
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post #15 of 46
I often shop Microcenter over Newegg because they usually have cheaper prices. (When Kaveri launched they had the 7850k for 120!) They even have water cooling parts on site if I was into that. Fortunately I'm happy with my H80i, custom cooling is a huge pain.
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post #16 of 46

If there was one in the GTA that is accessible via the TTC (Subway-Bus) I would go to that store and buy equipment there as long as the price is reasonable. Also a B&M store is a way to meet new people in the community as well as invite them to our "niche" community.

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post #17 of 46
If i can find it at or below frozencpu prices i would buy it in person in a heart beat, frozencpu such markup and their shipping is a rip off its crazy but they are the only place to find somethings
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post #18 of 46
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Thanks for the comments they are really encouraging. smile.gifthumb.gif
post #19 of 46
where I live is a private owned computer parts and service shop that 2 guys opened in 1996, they had a big building with just about everything you could want in stock.
they even built custom systems. since 1996 I have seen them go from having big time sales and lots of customers, in 2004 they moved from their big building to a smaller one and dumped half their inventory.
now as of today they might have in stock 1 case for sale and 2 motherboards and 2 cpu's and 2 cpu's and about 4 psu's and some cables and a few case fans and optical drives. most of their business now is servicing and repair for people that don't know how and they do on-sight setup and networking for other business's here in town. won't be long they will be closed and only do on-sight service.
so good luck as online has killed B&M business.
I myself would love to see them back the way they were as I shopped there all the time and loved it. and always had good service and free knowledge and help from the employees.
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I've gone and sent e-mails to EKWB, BitsPower and XSPC to see how to setup commercial accounts with them.
Who else do you guys think I should contact?
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