Hm, I see. Well, when I see that ordinary consumers can purchase from these guys, I assume they have to raise their prices for retail overhead. I'll consider them regardless.
That is the problem. 15 years ago I could go to a local distributor and get computer stuff at WHOLESALE. I was almost always paying less then the lowest price the public could buy at. Now that is not the case. A true wholesaler like ingram micro or many others sells at a similar or higher price then newegg and the like. Even buying in bulk does not help on anything but things under $20. Shop around, you will not find a wholesaler that will get you a high end video card cheaper then you can get doing a google search that anyone can buy from, even in quantity five.
Now on the cheap stuff like cables, mice, keyboards it is different. I can buy in bulk and get a fair markup.
Last year our last local (I should say semi-local, they were 60 miles away) case distributor closed, they would bring a truck with 20 cases all in perfect condition with no UPS abuse. They had price cheaper then anyone else with shipping as they took the $5-$10 per case ups fee out of the equation. Even that is gone now.