Benefits of buying SG-3100 direct from Netgate vs. Amazon



  • Is there any advantage to buying direct from Netgate or Amazon?

    Both stores list the SG-3100 for $349, the difference is shipping. Netgate estimates 16.23 for UPS ground, while Amazon estimates 11.94. I don't have a strong preference between them - and just over 4 USD isn't going to make much of a difference. In fact, the time spent writing and reading this post probably just blew through that many times over in our combined lost productivity.



  • Just the obvious:

    • Buying via Amazon leaves some transit fees with them. pfSense support from Amazon? 😱
    • Buying from Netgate directly rings their bell for all your $$.

    Personally I wouldn't want to feed a-z when it's not necessary, but that's just my €0,02



  • i ordered my minnowboard from amazon.

    pretty easy to point and click 3 times.



  • Ok, I have this solid conviction that 'Amazon' can make and break transport companies - and can do what they want with the transport fees.
    Netgate hasn't reached that position (yet ☺ ).

    edit : But doesn't everybody know this already ? ;)



  • @bcruze said in Benefits of buying SG-3100 direct from Netgate vs. Amazon:

    pretty easy to point and click 3 times.

    It's this laziness a-z makes the most money with. Would I want to support that?


  • Rebel Alliance Netgate Administrator

    We like to give our customer's choice.

    After the order is complete, we are the one's that fulfill the shipment, either with A-Z or from our store.


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