Is your Supplier Just Cheap or Reasonable Priced ?
While buying anything or everything , what do we look for ?
Usually first thing is price, cheapest generally is the rule. While buying a branded product it’s okay to be looking fir cheapest as quality and other services are tied to the brand and not to the vendor. But even there at times, some warranties or services may have been curtailed so that the supplier can sell cheap.
It means we should always be, vigilante not only about price but also know what all is supplied as part of product at that price or what has been excluded to make product more affordable.
The scenario changes when you are buying from vendor selling unbranded products. If I was you, I would look at at least three parameters before even considering buying from the vendor.
1. Is he genuine importer or bulk buyer or manufacturer ? If they are none of these, how are they able to sell at gravity defying prices?
2. Is servicing part of sales? And what kind of advice they offer in product choice ? Are they keen to sell only what they wish or what you ask for ? Or they also enlighten you and make you aware of other similar products they are selling , which may be more suitable to your needs ?
3. What in-house services they can give or are they getting everything outsourced ? Like prints which form an part of most display systems, is the vendor capable of providing superior quality printing ?