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I'm just wondering why only VERY few vendors ever list their price?
I'm very new to the world of EVs, and I've only just started research
a few days ago. Creating a list of ideas, a shopping list, among other
things, but what seems to be aggravating me the most about my
search is that so few vendors actually ever list their prices.

Motors and batteries so far seem to be the biggest offenders. Even
with what I would think to be large producers like Optima and Trojan,
I can't find prices anywhere for their lead acid batteries! Mind you,
I don't know SPECIFICALLY what I'm looking for in a battery just yet,
I have much more to read up on, but I'm trying to create a cut down
list of affordable, "in my budget" parts that I'll be able to choose from.

So far I know, I guess that these big producers distribute through
outside vendors, but even then, you'll visit the vendor site, and I'm
only shown "Contact us! :D" pages.

WHY NOT JUST POST YOUR PRICES, VENDORS?!

But, to hopefully prevent rage, is there something I'm missing here?
Does buying batteries and all of this industrial equipment done far
differently than just say buying anything else online? I would just think
it would be like any other online shopping site like going to Amazon
for new guitar strings or something.

Do help, pl0x? Heh.. I mean, I'll continue looking, I'm not looking to be
spoonfed information, but if anyone would be so kind as to provide some
tips for buying this stuff or if anyone could possibly point out some good
vendor sites? X:
 

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there are plenty of vendors who do post their prices. work with them.

It is likely the case that there will be some price volatility with lithium batteries due to the fact that 99.9999% of them are coming out of china and some vendors don't order them from the manufacturer until you order from them.

I know there are plenty of other legitimate suppliers, but here are three I just confirmed list prices for motors at least: cloud electric, kta services, and ev parts.
 

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I'm just wondering why only VERY few vendors ever list their price?
I'm very new to the world of EVs, and I've only just started research
a few days ago. Creating a list of ideas, a shopping list, among other
things, but what seems to be aggravating me the most about my
search is that so few vendors actually ever list their prices.

Motors and batteries so far seem to be the biggest offenders. Even
with what I would think to be large producers like Optima and Trojan,
I can't find prices anywhere for their lead acid batteries! Mind you,
I don't know SPECIFICALLY what I'm looking for in a battery just yet,
I have much more to read up on, but I'm trying to create a cut down
list of affordable, "in my budget" parts that I'll be able to choose from.

So far I know, I guess that these big producers distribute through
outside vendors, but even then, you'll visit the vendor site, and I'm
only shown "Contact us! :D" pages.

WHY NOT JUST POST YOUR PRICES, VENDORS?!

But, to hopefully prevent rage, is there something I'm missing here?
Does buying batteries and all of this industrial equipment done far
differently than just say buying anything else online? I would just think
it would be like any other online shopping site like going to Amazon
for new guitar strings or something.

Do help, pl0x? Heh.. I mean, I'll continue looking, I'm not looking to be
spoonfed information, but if anyone would be so kind as to provide some
tips for buying this stuff or if anyone could possibly point out some good
vendor sites? X:
I agree, that can be very frustrating, one of my favorite vendors is also one of the offenders. (canev.com) I typically go to evsource.com to get a ballpark then shop around from there. It of course also depends where you are located.

On the other hand, I've found that most EV vendors are friendly helpful people and are a pleasure to talk to. I no longer hesitate to shoot an email to anyone that has what I'm looking for even if they don't list pricing.

Good luck.
 
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