Originally Posted by xort
your port supply prices are lower than defender or Hamilton?
I have rarely, perhaps on one or two items, seen Port Supply beat Defender Commercial or Hamilton Commercial. That being said you need to spend $1500.00 per year to maintain a PS account which is tough for me because Hamilton is right around the corner and has a better price 95+ percent of the time and Defender is next day to me at ground shipping rates. I did spend over 3k with them last year but only as a "last resort"...
According to my PS rep, who is always trying to get more of my business, the price matrix I am on is quite good for PS.
Yesterday's purchase: Category - Fuel Filtration
Defender Commercial = $269.00
Hamilton Commercial = $271.00
Port Supply = $323.00
Over $50.00 difference on a "wholesale account" with West's buying power? If they want more of my Defender or Hamilton business they need to get a LOT closer than they do..
P.S. I called a buddy of mine at a marina who buys over 50k per year with PS, mostly lake boat stuff. His price, on the same item, was identical to mine.