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    Default One big price list for PC shoppers. Would I work?

    The idea is simple (maybe a dam.com.bd clone) but what if one website list all online sources for up-to-date computer hardware prices. I think dam.com.bd is getting there, but I am talking about a website that specializes in listing computer hardware prices.

    Have a look at this quick price list of selected hardware types from two importer/retails. Google Sheet

    Build a website over such data, stick a search bar at top. Allow shopper to review & rate, provide other shoppers some info before they go on their spree.

    One problem is the price changes and retailers' reluctant webpage update.

    Any pros or cons there might be? So 'Yay' or 'Nay'?
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    We.... I mean I had bdstall.com for quite some years now. The vendors update price and listing regularly and best of all, most vendors are ECS Multiplan based.

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    I had had this idea for a while - much like pcpartpicker, but for Bangladesh. Didn't give it a go bc there's not much profit except through ads as most of the retailers don't have online stores and the ones that do, do not have affiliate programs.
    Last edited by Dee; April 10th, 2015 at 16:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Ceaser View Post
    We.... I mean I had bdstall.com for quite some years now. The vendors update price and listing regularly and best of all, most vendors are ECS Multiplan based.
    Like that but more automated plus shopper rating and review. The vendors just need to update their price on their websites.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee View Post
    I had had this idea for a while - much like pcpartpicker, but for Bangladesh. Didn't give it a go bc there's not much profit except through ads as most of the retailers don't have online stores and the ones that do, do not have affiliate programs.
    Global brand has an affiliate program (accessible from mobile view maybe for resellers link). And most vendor allows online shopping from their sites. Maybe we need to initiate before they do. They could then agree to an affiliate business scheme.

    BTW, how does bdstall make their ends meet? I'm guessing the ad revenue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShouravBR View Post
    Like that but more automated plus shopper rating and review. The vendors just need to update their price on their websites.


    Global brand has an affiliate program (accessible from mobile view maybe for resellers link). And most vendor allows online shopping from their sites. Maybe we need to initiate before they do. They could then agree to an affiliate business scheme.

    BTW, how does bdstall make their ends meet? I'm guessing the ad revenue.
    Wow didn't know that. I thought only UCC and global had their own online stores, been out of the pc hardware scene for a while haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee View Post
    Wow didn't know that. I thought only UCC and global had their own online stores, been out of the pc hardware scene for a while haha.
    I may be exaggerating about most vendors. But they are on their way to online shopping systems.

    startechbd.com has no shopping cart but says they deliver to home free for purchases above 5000 BDT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShouravBR View Post
    The idea is simple (maybe a dam.com.bd clone) but what if one website list all online sources for up-to-date computer hardware prices. I think dam.com.bd is getting there, but I am talking about a website that specializes in listing computer hardware prices.

    Have a look at this quick price list of selected hardware types from two importer/retails. Google Sheet

    Build a website over such data, stick a search bar at top. Allow shopper to review & rate, provide other shoppers some info before they go on their spree.

    One problem is the price changes and retailers' reluctant webpage update.

    Any pros or cons there might be? So 'Yay' or 'Nay'?
    No product, is sold, in Bangladesh, according to the online price. So, it will be pointless in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    No product, is sold, in Bangladesh, according to the online price. So, it will be pointless in my view.
    Why? Are the prices on web not accurate? Shoppers bargain too much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShouravBR View Post
    Why? Are the prices on web not accurate? Shoppers bargain too much?
    When was the last time you bought anything related to PC gadget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShouravBR View Post
    Why? Are the prices on web not accurate? Shoppers bargain too much?
    The prices are most of the time 200-300tk less than the mentioned price in website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    When was the last time you bought anything related to PC gadget?
    It's been a while now. But I do look up web prices and make a budget before shopping.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentleman View Post
    The prices are most of the time 200-300tk less than the mentioned price in website.
    So customers save 500 BDT. So vendors don't update prices regularly.

    Finding recent prices from vendors in one place is more convenient though.
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    great idea, but many importers dont update price regularly (regularly= twice in a week ). so if you want to do it seriously/professionally you need a guy to check bcs twice a week.


    also, review feature is a good idea.

    lastly - include a 'warranty period' in there beside every product, as obvious.
    because after bcs decided to give only 1 year warranty for every product, the warranty thing got confusing. so getting warranty information and mentioning that in your site will be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taher furious View Post
    great idea, but many importers dont update price regularly (regularly= twice in a week ). so if you want to do it seriously/professionally you need a guy to check bcs twice a week.


    also, review feature is a good idea.

    lastly - include a 'warranty period' in there beside every product, as obvious.
    because after bcs decided to give only 1 year warranty for every product, the warranty thing got confusing. so getting warranty information and mentioning that in your site will be great.
    If they could keep their prices up-to-date, the process would be completely automated.
    Can't they automate the price updates?

    Updated: Product warranties aren't consistent on those websites. Some are included & some aren't
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