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Thank you very much for the pricing you've supplied thusfar. However it looks like other vendors currently have lower pricing on some of the lamps..such as mine (THANKS! Mr Wiggles). Perhaps what is needed now, if Bulbdirect so chooses, is for them to conduct a rigorous search for the lowest priced supplier(s) for various lamp bulbs...the ones listed by the forum members. Forum users: PLEASE let us know of the best suppliers you know of.
Because this forum is full of Internet savvy users, perhaps we can assist Bulbdirect in locating the best, lowest price DLP/LCD/D-ILA,etc lamp suppliers. It may be that one vendor (bulbdirect) cannot always match the lowest price, especially now at the beginning of this arrangement, but perhaps down the road with input from all the forum members, they can become the prime lamp supplier for this forum. But that depends on if a sound/profitable business case can be established by Bulbdirect that this role here at AVS is indeed worth their effort.
That said, unless Bulbdirect can quickly match/beat the 290.32 price for the UP1100 lamp that I will have to buy mine from PCNation. Please let me know asap.
But even if Bulbdirect can't match/beat pricing from other vendors now; if they are willing and things work out, perhaps they can work to signup with up the best suppliers and eventually become the lamp supplier of choice here at the AVS forum. But as we can see already, their prices/services will have to be consistently very good to in order to "beat out" other Internet lamp suppliers.
I'm personally rooting for Bulbdirect because they seem to be good people and at least have expressed a willingness to try. But unless they can..and are willing.. to establish/maintain themselves as the best price/service business model for projector lamps then it opens the door for other businesses to do so for this forum/etc...this is just the realities of the current Internet business model.
But whether Bulbdirect, or someone else, hopefully some entity will want to become the lamp supplier of choice to this forum. There is certainly a prime/influential market here; but such savvy buyers as are found here will require a highly motivated vendor to meet our needs. Perhaps AVS themselves can help leverage/setup such a vendor...Alan?
Again thanks in advance to all involved who try to make this work...
[This message has been edited by Veritas (edited 04-09-2001).]
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