Buying gear from Videotex Systems – A better value than online superstores
In addition to the installations that we do, we also sell products without installation such as professional video products. A giant online retailer may seem like the best place to buy video gear, but it isn’t. Videotex Systems matches online published prices and you get the benefits of outstanding service. Those aren’t the only reasons to buy from Videotex Systems.
Reason #1: Purchasing gear from Videotex Systems won’t cost you any more.
At Videotex Systems, we search online retailers like B&H and match their pricing.
Reason #2: Sales Tax
You may believe that purchases made from most online superstores are not taxable. However, that’s not true, according to the Texas State Controller. Unless you are sales tax exempt, you must either pay Sales Tax when you purchase the item, or pay a Use Tax via the sales tax reporting system.
If you are doing video production and qualify for the VIDEO PRODUCTION SALES TAX EXEMPTION (CLICK FOR MORE INFO/FORM) or the charitable organization sales tax exemption, Videotex can help you with any purchase without any sales tax due.
Reason #3: Try before you buy.
When you spend thousands of dollars on a camera, you need to be sure it will work for your unique production requirements. At Videotex Systems you can come in to try cameras and accessories before you buy. If you want to test it out in the field, rent it, and when you are ready to buy it, we’ll credit 50% of the rental fee to the purchase cost.
Reason #4: We know pro video and AV because it’s all we do.
When you purchase from Videotex Systems, you get more than just equipment. You get the knowledge of people who have decades of combined knowledge and experience. A person will answer the phone and help you get the information you need. If you purchase from an online superstore, you might be lucky to talk to a human being after wasting your precious time navigating serpentine automated menus and sitting on hold
Reason #5: Free firmware upgrades and half price rental units.
If you buy a camera from Videotex Systems and you need to upgrade your firmware, just bring it in and we will do it for you. Also, if something should happen to a camera that you bought from us, you will get a rental unit for half off should you need to send it away for service.
Reason #6: We have popular products in stock.
At Videotex Systems, we don’t stock everything, but we try to stock the important things. If you need a drive or memory card, just call us or stop in. If there is something that you would like us to stock let us know.
Reason #7: Buying locally creates jobs and keeps more money in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
Research shows that on average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores. Videotex Systems pays Texas state business tax, Dallas and Richardson property taxes; we have a staff of full-time employees who live, spend money, and pay taxes in the area.When you buy from us, you are investing in your local economy.
Reason #8: Your industry is dependent on the tax dollars that are generated when you buy locally.
Almost everyone in the Texas pro video community is well aware of the huge economic benefit that the Texas Film Commission program has on our industry, with the incentives for feature films, TV pilots, documentaries, post production and internet programs. When you do business with a Texas company like Videotex Systems, the tax dollars that we pay the state are helping to keep the program alive. If you do business with a company from out of state, you are taking money that could be used to bolster your own business and sending it elsewhere.
So as you can see, there are many benefits to doing business with Videotex, a local company, over a national chain or online retailer.