Or are they... The Internet is great for a lot of things but maybe not so much when you're looking for quality equipment and supplies for your restaurant. Here's a look at a short list of things to expect.
1) Allows you to play "Russian Roulette" unless your truly know what you're doing, and whom you're doing it with.
2) It may open you up to a sales tax investigation and/or audit. This is especially true of large interstate dollar purchases.
FYI, all internet sales are reported to the tax collection agencies of each state that their orders ship to. And, if you’re not charged sales tax by your seller, you are legally obligated to report & pay sales tax to your state tax collection agency. Or... as I recently heard: 'In the absence of information, low price always wins.'