I have been in the Mobile Electronics Industry for several years and now do it as a side business to help out other members and friends. I currently offer professional installation services for just about anything related to electronics (SEE HERE!) but most importantly I offer discounted products to anyone who pays for installation. I can do this because I still have connections with a few different shops. One of them is a major distributer very high end shop and therefore already offers great deals, but with my connection I can get things even cheaper. I also know someone who makes custom sub boxes and can accurately calculate required cubic air space and true port dimensions for perfect acoustical performance.
What I am trying to figure out is would it be worth it to attempt to set up special pricing for TW members who purchase through here. Doing this will require some major work on my part so I need to see who is interested so I can decide if I should proceed or not.
I have decided that it would be too difficult to create a specific GB for any one product because because the Mobile Electronics Industry has such a vast majority of products and brands that not enough people will be looking to get the same product at one time. Some products that may be included in this if it works would be:
-Head Units (Basic single din to full Navigation AV models)
-Alarms (plus add-on modules and accessories)
-Parts (dash kits, harness', antennas, steering wheel control modules, AV bypass modules, head unit add-ons such as bluetooth and navi modules, sound prosessors, EQ's, and more)
-I-pod/AUX/other OEM integration modules
-Flip-down AV rear seat ant and Headrest monitors
Included brands would be:
Alpine, AudioControl, Audiovox, Autopage, Boomz, Boston Acoustics, Cerwin-Vega, Clarion, Clifford, Dice, DEI or Directed Electronics, Dynamat, Eclipse, Escort, Focal, Infinity, Jensen, JL Audio, JVC, JBL, Kenwood, Kicker, Kinetik, Metra, Orion, PAC, Parrot, Pie, Pioneer, Python, Rockford Fosgate, Rydeen, SAVV, Scosche, SiriusXM, Sony, Stinger, Terk, Ungo, USA-Spec, Viper, Xpresskit, and more.
If you already have a system, what else would you consider buying/adding to it and what Brands do you already use?
What products do you think would sell the most?
How much of a discount would you expect vs other retailers (such as Crutchfield) in order to make this GB/Vendor setup work?
Any suggestions, recommendations, or other comments that may help?
Products will most likely be shipped directly to you or available for local pickup as well. Transactions will most likely be handled through the vendor, not me. If you are interested please let me know so I can present the information to the vendor to attempt to set up something for us. This could be HUGE, but i need your feedback!!