I'm guessing he means resellers. I agree, pricewatch is the place to go for computer pricing and shopping in general, but you can't actually order parts from them. The problem I've had with pricewatch is that you have to be careful who you order from. Someone advertising the all-time low price is probably going to rip you off. My tendency is to buy 10% of the way up the list for a product. So I pay a bit more than the cheapest, but it gets to me.
check out http://www.mwave.com
i've seen their prices seem to be very good. i've not bought from them yet, but their site at least is decent, which is to me a good sign that they're semi-reputable. i don't even buy from a site with a crappy, home made web page
"It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear."
I had mixed experience last month ordering online.
Components direct was horrible. Two cards came crushed and they wouln,t take them back. Bad customer service.
Buy.com was great. They have great tracking and great customer service. If they have what you want buy from them.
I was just referring to the occassional scam running on pricewatch. Some of those places aren't legit and will rip you off once they get your credit card. I believe that with a little bit of common sense, though, it can be avoided. Also, as mentioned in the post by sygurd, you can check some websites with reseller ratings.
I have used mwave.com for the last three years and they have the best prices/warranty/service available. For me I live near them and can do will call. I have also used their shipping and it came on time and was in great shape. They are also good with returns too.
I just bought a Promise Ultra100 controller (hack, hack, solder, solder... he, he) from <A HREF="http://www.z-buy.com" target="_new">http://www.z-buy.com</A> and recieved it three days later! I got an instant e-mail notification, they e-mailed me the tracking number the next day when they shipped it, and they gave me <b>free</b> two day FedEx shipping! That's what I call great service.