I need a recommendation for an online supplier that is economical and
reliable. My shopping list is as follows.
19" relay rack
cross connect frame and hardware wall mount or rack mount
and just about anything else a healthy young boy would need to run a new
phone and data network.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Although you can buy from anywhere on the Net, at some point you'll need
to start worrying about the shipping costs: cable is heavy, and so are 19"
relay racks and plenty of other components. Shipping may be way more than
$100, which may eat up all your savings in local taxes etc. So, in some
cases it may pay to open a Yellow (or other color) Book and find a local
suppler, such as Graybar, that sells not only to contractors but
over-the-counter as well.
I myself rarely buy cabling stuff online because my regular distributor
has (almost) anything I might want, but occasionally I do use Internet. I
personally like these guys:
(direct link to their cabling stuff, they also sell audio-video). 'Been
around for years, and ship from NJ, which works great for me. Other people
may give you pointers to other suppliers, so watch for other posts here.