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Happy to share some insight - hope it’s not too late seeing as this question was posted a while ago.
I don’t know of any good suppliers at the moment, but I do know how to find them. It’s not as complex as you might think...
If you are going to spend less than $1,000, then:
1. Search Amazon for available products and suppliers.
2. Search Google for available products and suppliers.
3. Search Thomasnet.com for available products and suppliers.
4. Ask a local convenient store owners who they use for a supplier or if you can buy equipment from the owner.
If you are going to spend more than $1,000, then you may want to consider issuing a formal Request for Quotation (RFQ). This will allow you to compare multiple bids by not only price, but other factors as well such as delivery charges, quality, customer service, etc.
If you need more help, feel free to reach out to me.