Here are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers: * If I remember correctly, I read somewhere that you need a resale license or certificate and a TIN. * A lot of manufacturers and distributors will sell to the public. Others will only sell to someone with a resale cert. However, I've never heard of just an average person being able to buy straight from the 'big guys' like Sony or Nokia. You most likely would, at the very least, need not only a resale license and tax ID, but more significant proof that you own the kind of business that would deal in brand name electronics or what have you. You'd need to do some serious research if you just own a small shop. And I feel safe saying that individuals cannot deal with the big guys thereby saving money by cutting out the middle man. The savings comes from buying in bulk, which distributors (aka 'middle men') can afford to do. If it were possible or easy, why wouldn't everyone be doing it? * The purpose of the resale license is to prevent the general public from being able to buy directly from the importers, manufacturers, distributors etc. As well as to collect the resale taxes generated by the sale of items. To remove the retailers would cause a total loss of the retail market as we know it. The manufacturers and importers and distributors need the retail market to get the "product" to the general public. The retailers or small businesses are spread out like a network and provide the store fronts that the manufacturers and importers don't have. www.slygear.com and www.hoosiersafety.com are store fronts and work to help sell the items made and imported by many different manufacturers and importers. They are a place where consumers can find the things pertaining to their specific needs within the public safety category without searching for the manufacturer of each individual item. Imagine how long it would take to do that! Convenience for the consumer, Convenience for the importer/manufacturer and the collection of the taxes. The whole free market system is a complex series integrated steps to convenience and competition to level prices and generate sales.
You can do some research online to find hearing aid manufacturers who do sell to consumers directly.
You could purchase an internet phone at Amazon.com. they have a large selection. You can also purchase one directly from the manufacturers such as VTech or Panasonic.
The difference between direct purchase and indirect purchase is in what is purchased. Relating to raw materials, direct purchase is materials that go directly on a product and indirect is materials used to produce the product. Direct purchase can refer to purchasing products directly from manufacturers and indirect is purchasing through a middle person.
You can purchase a CNC controller online from websites such as Amazon and have it shipped directly to your work or house. You can also purchase one from professional manufacturers such as Planet-CNC and Centroid CNC.
One can purchase a Good Food magazine subscription either directly from the manufacturers, or from secondary companies and sites such as Publishers Clearing House.
One may purchase Lasso brand shoes at Kickstarter or through Lasso directly. They have all the latest trends and fashions for these shoes because they are the manufacturers.
One can purchase pharmaceutical packaging equipment directly from manufacturers such as Busch Machinery. One may also be able to purchase such equipment from online mega-retailers such as Amazon and eBay.
Collaborative learning can be purchased directly from their manufacturers. Other ways to purchase or access collaborative learning is through various education centers, school groups and private study group facilities.
One can purchase a Mazda RX online directly from the Mazda manufacturers website, or participating dealers websites. One can also purchase a Mazda RX online through auto trading websites such as AutoTrader.
One can purchase a wood window from stores which sell doors and windows such as Home Depot and Rona. One can also purchase wood windows from specialty shops and directly from window manufacturers.
A person could purchase a large format copier directly from the manufacturers, like Canon, Xerox, HP, Panasonic, and Sharp. One can also trying buy from the LargeFormatWarehouse.
Scalextric is the maker of slot car racing products. There products may be purchased directly from the manufacturers website and are also commonly found for purchase at on-line stores such as Amazon or E-Bay.
Thin clients are available to be purchased from many stores providing server equipment, as well as directly from the manufacturers, such as HP or Wyse.
HCO3, commonly known as bicarbonate, can be bought online on stores such as Amazon or eBay. It may be also purchased directly from manufacturers or local suppliers.
Range hood filters can be purchased from a number of retailers, as well as directly from manufacturers such as DeLonghi. They can be purchased from DIY stores as well.
One can purchase Homer Laughlin Virginia Rose crockery online through websites such as EBay and Etsy. One can also purchase Homer Laughlin Virginia Rose crockery directly from the manufacturers website.
nowadays, amateur players purchase their equipment online at retailers and etailers. Also, manufacturers like Akadema, Nike, Easton can be purchased directly on their sites
Kitchen equipment for a shop can be purchased directly from manufacturers as it will generally be a lot cheaper than paying the full standard retail price.
You purchase a guitar pack at a local guitar retailer such as Guitar Center or most stores that sell a variety of musical instruments. Many manufacturers such as Gibson allow you to buy directly from the company as well.
Baby grow bags can be bought either directly from manufacturers or from children stores such as: 'BabyCentre', 'MotherCare', 'TheSleepCentre' or from Haberdashery shops such as 'Amazon'.
Both Victorinox and Nine West offer ziparound wallets. You can purchase both of these brands on the Amazon website and have them shipped directly to your house.
You can purchase Diesel engines for sale by looking through various classifieds to see who is selling them. Many car manufacturers or engine companies sell these as well, you can buy them directly through auto parts stores.
There are several websites online where one may purchase a cricut personal electronic cutter. This includes websites such as Amazon and eBay. One may also be purchased directly from the manufacturers website "cricut".
One can purchase an air suspension tractor seat directly from manufacturers such as John Deere or Northern Tool, and from department stores such as Sears. One can also purchase an air suspension tractor seat from an online auction site such as eBay and Amazon.
You can purchase coffee machines from many many websites online. You can order online at from your favorite retailers website and sometimes directly through the manufacturers website. You can also go to www.ebay.com auction to bid on coffee makers.