I recently discovered greentoe.com and thought I’d write a review about my experience. A site where you can place a dollar amount offer on products and greentoe will go out to authorized retailers willing to accept the order. If a retailer accepts, the offer becomes an order.
How does this work you might ask?
Retailers are usually contractually obligated to the manufacturers to keep MSRP pricing. This is why you’ll see the same pricing for products throughout multiple retailers. However, manufacturers do not control retailers if they choose to sell under MSRP. Just as long as the price isn’t advertised publicly.
You’re probably still wondering what the catch is? Well, I did the research into questions that automatically popped into my head:
- Q: Are these reputable resellers?
- A: Yes, from my research, greentoe only works with reputable retailers in the United States. They do not make any arrangements with grey market retailers. There is no worry about fake or stolen products.
- Q: Is there warranty?
- A: Yes, warranty is in place with the original manufacturer of the product you wish to purchase.
- Q: How do I return the item if it’s not to my satisfaction?
- A: Returns are 30 days from the ship date. The extensive return policy can be found here.
My experience with greentoe.com
I have been looking around for a Sony Alpha A6400 camera for a while. Pricing around the internet remains the same. The best available deals are usually ones that are packaged with junk add-ons. You’ll see these deals include an ugly case, a way too small SD card, software that you won’t use, and possibly a tripod that’ll tip over from someone sneezing.
I’ve searched through multiple websites, forums, and deal pages looking for the best pricing. From that, I stumbled upon greentoe.com.
Registration was fast and simple. I was able to submit my offer within a minute. You set how many days the offer stands(2 to 7 days) and greentoe.com does the rest. It’ll also ask you for payment information once you set your offer. The payment is charged and the order is processed once the retailer accepts.
The current MSRP for the A6400 with the 16-50mm Lens is $998, pre-tax. I sent an offer for $750 just to see if anyone would bite. Before I could even write this article, I received a counter offer. The results is over $200 in savings!
As you can imagine, you can accept the counter offer and your order will be processed. I think I’ll let this offer sit in case there’s a better deal.
Perhaps you can use greentoe.com to purchase the best ultrabook out there.