PEARL Founder Cautions Against Random Online Surplus Purchases

Electrical contractors and distributors could buy and sell slow-moving, obsolete, and obscure electrical equipment on about two-dozen electrical e-commerce sites two years ago. While many of those online ventures have all but vanished, it's still possible to unload surplus equipment through Internet auctions, Web bulletin boards, and online directories.

When purchasing electrical equipment online, however, contractors should always remember the common phrase, “caveat emptor” or “let t

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