Computer Reseller Seeking Answers
Posted on 2004-08-13
Hello all, and thank you for reading...
I own a small computer repair business in Southern California and I am taking the next step, resale. I went and got all the proper permits, and I got accounts with Ingram Micro and PC Wholesale. My question is this...
How do you actually make a profit in resale? I look at the prices at the wholesaler's websites and they aren't too far from retail prices. I am getting a little frustrated, needless to say. I would like to know couple things:
1) What is the average price markup from wholesale to resale?
2) How do small computer shops actually make a profit selling computer parts?
3) How do some computer shops offer such low prices, I can look at best buy and find lower prices than my wholesalers offer.
The Computer Guy