A Fountain of Bargains - Factory DirectThe greatest advantage of the Internet is that it lets the consumer buy directly from the factory. This cuts out legions of middle men, and gives you, the consumer, the ability to customize your order. The following are a few of the factory direct opportunities on the net. Hopefully we will be seeing a great deal more.
Oneida is the leading manufacturer of flatware. The site includes clearance items and lets you fill out a pattern. I tend to loose spoons. Oneida\'s products are top quality and durable. The web site includes patterns not available at the local store.
Belkin is a US manufacturer of connectivity devices. You will find a selection of professional quality cables (USB, HDMI, etc) along with routers and a fun selection of smart phone accessories. The site offers factory direct specials and customization.
Sony is a leading producer of electronics, audio and computer supplies. The factory direct model allows you to order and customize your computer or lap top. Sony also has a great selection of goods in their ImageStation store that allows you to place your photo on mugs, calendars and other items.
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Roomba by iRobots is one of the first commercially successful robots. This affordable little guy is intent on vacuumming your floor. The self charging unit can be set on a scheduled cleaning routine, and have the ability to discover all the hidden dirt in your abode.
OneWay Furniture lets you order furniture from a variety of manufacturers that will ship direct. The OneWay process cuts down on the number of middlemen in the ordering process and helps lower the price without decreasing customer service. (more bargains)