Sorry, that would be CDW. Their revenue is at least 3 times larger than NCIX.burnt69 wrote: ↑Dec 5th, 2017 10:27 pmNCIX is a "go-to" name for Canadians when they purchase computer parts online or through mail order. I doubt there is a more recognizable company in Canada in that business. They are almost certainly one of the single largest customers of most of the major computer component manufacturers in Canada. They have receive extensive marketing support along those lines.
They have extensive accounts with organizations across the nation that purchase equipment, and widespread brand recognition. NCIX was basically the benchmark against which every other company in the mail order computer parts business in Canada was benchmarked. There was just a recent court case where the Federal government purchased hundreds of thousands worth of components from NCIX and/or affiliates. The brand name is valuable and respected.
According to posts on Reddit, NCIX continues to accept orders and serve their customers. Spreading information which is false, or at the very least, not verifiable could be injurious to the company's reputation even if they have made an assignment in bankruptcy or filed some other sort of restructuring proposal.
The average computer enthusiast in BC may know NCIX but the typical enthusiast in larger markets like Ontario and Quebec does not.
NCIX is a parts mover, nothing more. Ask the largest employers in BC such as BC Public Service, Fraser Health Authority, or Telus whether they've bought boxes from NCIX. They would be laughing if you asked.
Anyone can sell parts because you're just being the lowest bidder. The federal government buying parts like flash drives or hard drives from NCIX is no surprise. Once again, that's low hanging fruit anyone like Canada Computers, Newegg, or Memory Express can grab.