I'm sure we have all had that headache - trying to find the rights parts at the cheapest prices for our projets, and occasionally getting screwed over by what we order or by the company. Sometimes we order from places that are robotics oriented and a little friendlier to our needs. Other times we have to order parts from places that don't even have catering to roboticists in their minds.
We all have our favorite places, and many of us share places. Likewise, with Robotics becoming more prevalent in our world through hobbyists and for professions, more places are coming out constantly claiming to be the better store.
I'm suggesting that we begin, either through this forum or another medium on the website, reviewing the various stores we order from. I understand the Admin may not want us to do this due to advertisers, so if he says no then I completely understand. But I believe if we were to create a regularly updated list of robotics suppliers and keep reviews of it will help pricing out projects much quicker.
One particular feature I want to focus on is the ability to label a place as "cheap" for certain parts. For instance - if one site has subpar reviews but is labeled as a really cheap place for servos, then I will look there first for my servos instead of merely overlooking it.
Thoughts, suggestions, and comments are welcome. I think this is an idea that can make a our projects much easier on both mind and wallet