[sdiy] DIY Culture (was TI to buy NatSemi!!!!!)

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Mon Apr 11 17:08:41 CEST 2011


On 10 Apr 2011, at 20:22, Barry Klein wrote:

> I've seen several sites like this.  Ok its one thing to be able to set such a site up.
> But quite another to be able to work business arrangements with 30 different manufacturers...
> How does this work?  He gets a percentage of sale and forwards the order directly to the manufacturer
> or does he actually have to stock units?  What are typical profit margins - or discounts depending
> on how you look at it?  I've never understood how someone can make this work.
> If I knew I would be starting a Digikey-like/ChinaDirect site.  This kind of thing is happening
> in the RC hobby area.  Send stuff over in bulk shipments for local distribution.  Successful to the
> point I see an RC guy Hobbyking is going to set up physical regional stores now.
> 
> Barry


Maybe Dan Snazelle can fill us in on how GearGasStores works. I notice his SnazzyFX are on there. Nice work, Dan.

Thanks,
Tom



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