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What is the minimum order to get a direct buy, bulk rate from videocard manufacturers?

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If it's low enough is it possible everyone from Techpowerup could get together, pool their funds, and make a bulk buy from a major AIB, thus cutting the scalpers out of the loop and perhaps even get a better price than that at etailers?
 
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You'd likely face other requirements, like being a business, before minimum order quantity was an issue.
 

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Its not a mass drop. Like @R-T-B was saying you may have additional restrictions (looking at you lenovo) where you have to be contracted partner and sell X amount of units before you can get access to any quantity of new product, or product at all.
 
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That sucks. So it doesn't matter if you're going to buy a thousand units, they won't even talk to you?
 
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You could try alibaba... I used to get catalogs from US bulk suppliers but don’t remember the names of any of the sellers :(
 

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That sucks. So it doesn't matter if you're going to buy a thousand units, they won't even talk to you?
If it was really just as easy as ordering 10,000 units and they'll ship them right out to you, I don't think places like Newegg, Bestbuy, and Microcenter and even eVGA would be having problems keeping stock on the shelves.
 
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Don’t know how legit this is but miners over on Reddit suggest some sellers are legit... I’m skeptical but I hate spending money :shrug:

 
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Don’t know how legit this is but miners over on Reddit suggest some sellers are legit... I’m skeptical but I hate spending money :shrug:



I would not trust my money with that kind of stuff, but to each their own. Best to stick with the proper shipped and sold by Amazon/Best Buy channels, etc.
 
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"Shipped by Amazon" is just fine, FBA items are backed by Amazon.
 
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