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Old 10-09-2013
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Re: Hiring Contractors - Are component/part prices typically higher than online?

Start this way. The contractor has to sell the part to you for more than they paid for it, just to break even on the time it took to look up the proper part number and order it, receive it and bill it. If it sat in inventory, then they need to collect the cost of the money sitting around too.

They can often buy cheaper than retail and, therefore, that markup is right back to regular retail. Sometimes not.
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