Originally Posted by bravonoj
You can ask the dealer to sell you any Crestron gear for dealer plus five per cent.
nalamo777, please don't listen to this type of advice, it's a sure fire way to make companies want to have nothing to do with you. Doing this type of thing is only going to make you look bad and alienate them and they'll likely walk away laughing. You might as well ask them to pay you to work for you, 0 difference.
Please note, it's one thing to ask them for a discount, as Brian suggested perhaps you should do, and maybe they'll say yes and maybe they'll say no, it's another to ask them to sell you everything at 5% over cost, which means at the end of the day they'd be losing a massive amount of money on your project, because a 5% markup isn't even remotely enough to stay in business.
Crestron doesn't tell their dealers how much to charge and most will sell to you for a little bit over dealer since they make their money with the programming and upkeep.
Completely false. Those are the areas where a decent percentage of dealers are lucky to even make money on, and for those that do, it's certainly not "where they make their money".