Originally Posted by HiOctane
Case in point, for those of you who are looking for the "best deal", the AOpen 1557GL at MYAopen is only $19 over MY price from my dealer. Dunno how Alice is feeding her family
Makes you wonder about the quality of the offer. I originaly found my way to this forum because I thought the time might have arrived where you could build a barebone notebook from a reseller and resale it for a reasonable profit.
I have worked with computers since punch card readers and for years have had a small sideline business of building desktops with quality components for cheaper than you could buy from an OEM. I don't have the time nor the inclination to get reseller status. This is just a word of mouth thing for family, friends, friends of friends etc.. Usually about 10 to 20 rigs a year.
The prices of OEM desktops has dropped so much the past couple of years that I only build systems for family and close friends now.
Coffeeshark has a good point about the barebones, maybe after you get a larger volume it might be helpful to growth and reputation.
All this rambling aside, your site looks clean and professional and it looks like you're off to a good start. I am a little surprised that you didn't go with HighOctane instead of Rawpower. It sounds like the perfect name to an old motorhead like me.