It’s your CONNECTION to the best products at the lowest prices!
As a DVPA Buyer's Club member you will save hundreds to thousands of dollars every year on cameras, computers, peripherals, and everything else you need to run your DV business. There are literally tens of thousands of name brand products where you will pay the lowest price imaginable. These deep discounts are even significantly lower than mail order pricing and the DVPA makes absolutely no money on any transaction. We pass all the savings on to you, our valued member.
Currently, our special 3% above cost partnerships are with 2 major resellers:
DVPA members also receive special pricing with:
PCMall/MacMall is a well known and respected mail order retailer. Through a special partnership deal, DVPA members may purchase most of their hardware and software solutions at only 3% above their cost. Specifically, PCMall/MacMall has set up Corporate Access Pages that members can log into and view the special pricing.
Members can setup their own account and order online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You only have to fill out your contact information once. After the account is created, you can log into your account anytime to check pricing and to shop.
There is also a specially trained representative with a private phone extension (available only to members) who will answer your questions and look up special pricing on products available only that day.
Computer Discount Warehouse (CDW), a Fortune 1000 company, offers DVPA members most of their hardware and software solutions at only 3% above their cost. Specifically, CDW has set up an Extranet that members can log into and view the special pricing. It basically acts as an online catalog exclusively for members with special member pricing. CDW has recently acquired MacWarehouse, a respected Macintosh focused company known for providing quality service and products to customers using Apple computers. These products are also included in the Buyer’s Club Discount Program.
3% Above Cost! That's all you pay!!
GHA Technologies, Inc. is a nationally expanding network, computer reseller and systems integrator with offices nationwide. GHA is listed as the 36th largest private corporation in Arizona. We sell HP/Compaq, IBM, Premio, Sony, Dell, Gateway, Apple, Fujitsu, Sun, Panasonic, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, VOIP, Nortel, and all the hottest Internet, bandwidth, security, wireless, video and identification technologies. We also specialize in mission-critical product procurement and integration services for some of the largest corporate, government, and educational clients in the US. Our client base is a Who's Who of Corporate America.
In addition to the great pricing, we also offer free presales consulting, free ground shipping on all orders over $200 and under 125lbs, 6mo’s interest free financing with the GHA Credit Card, the largest product offering in the industry, in-stock orders can be shipped past 6pm PT, single point of contact for all account issues and fast shipment times with our distribution network of over 60 warehouses.
GHA is now offering business’ and consumers a GHA Credit Card which offers 6mo’s of interest free financing on every order placed on the credit card (subject to credit approval). This is a very popular program for smaller companies and consumers looking to avoid having to pay high interest rates on their current credit cards.
GHA can typically get an answer on approval within 1-2 hours and once we have the approval, the card is live and can be used that day, a physical card is put in the mail and arrives within 1-2 weeks.
Buyer’s Club FAQ
Why is it sometimes possible to find lower prices on cameras on the Internet than in the Buyers Club?
On occasion we are asked why it is sometimes possible to find deals on the Internet that are better than what the DVPA offers. It is possible to use pricing sites like DealTime, NextTag, and PriceGrabber to find very low prices on some equipment, particularily cameras. However, many times what you are buying is grey-market equipment that has been imported (sometimes illegally) from Canada or Mexico. (See Better Business Bureau article at http://www.bbb.org/library/greymark.asp). The DVPA does not support, nor endorse, the purchase of grey-market merchandise.
While it is possible to get a good deal on grey-market merchandise, members have reported only about a 50% success rate when it comes to having a smooth transaction. Grey-market dealers routinely charge additional fees for paying with the protection of a credit card. Many times the price quoted for a product does not include all of the warranties, cables, batteries, or other items that you would expect to find in a commercially available product at a regular retailer in the USA.
Is the price really “3% over cost”?
Yes. The price we set up with companies for the Buyer's Club really is 3% above their cost and includes full US warranties. The DVPA only approves retailers that we have thoroughly investigated and concluded that they do not sell grey-market merchandise. And while you may find a lower price on a digital camera from a grey-market retailer, on other items like computers, the DVPA almost always provides a better price.
For items like computers, you really won't find a better price searching on the web. For example, a fully loaded dual processor Apple G5 costs $3,000 at the Apple store, $2,960 at some internet resellers, but only $2,816 to DVPA members from PC Mall. Same goes for software. We’ve had deals where the Adobe CS2 Suite (with all the Adobe graphics products) has an MSRP $1229, but Members pay only $1030. At the time we checked, we found no other price on the web cheaper for this software.
So does this mean everything in the Buyer's Club is always the best deal available in the world?
Of course not. It's more like a Sam's Club or Costco membership. While everything is always discounted at these stores (sometimes incredibly), you can usually find a single item that is on sale for less at a regular Wal-Mart or Target store. However, since time is money, it's just easier to go there than to spend hours shopping all around town. At the end of the year, when you add everything up, you'll find you've definitely saved more of both time and money shopping through the Buyer's Club than anywhere else.