Quoted from Brian541:
My distributor is consistently quoting higher pricing on new sterns than other sources I've heard about,I'm on the west coast and actively seeking a better company to deal with.I'm not going to mention names or spew any venom just ready to look elsewhere and hoping to at least be in the ballpark on the pricing I see discussed on new sterns when I'm ready to buy.Any recommendations or suggestions would be appreciated.
Keep looking for a distributor. Patience is key.
As stated earlier in the thread, you will likely get blank stares if you ask for prices in a thread like this. Easiest way for you as a first timer is to call a few different distributors on the West coast.
The cheaper the price you find, the more likely that you have found a distributor that deals with a larger volume of sales and hence, has a more reputable history and positive customer experience.
If you don't have to pay shipping, it's cheaper.
And for what it's worth, the more games a dist. sells for Stern, the higher they are on the priority list of who receives shipments of games for the NEXT title. It's just common business sense.