harts: They reported to be a company which when googled was legitimate. So before sending the 4k through that a few colleagues and i had put together, i emailed the companies director. He quickly responded to say that this guy did not exist and to cancel all communications. The Director is taking it further and chasing the person using their details to scam people.
We were so very close to getting done here. I saw all your comments saying it seems too good to be true but all the ducks lined up... right until the end.
I'd like to think that as a group we could approach a manufacturer and get a bulk deal still somehow.
You aren't going to be able to negotiate enough units to beat the volume that distributors do and margins by distributors and retailers aren't that high. I would be surprised if it was worth it.