I am an occasional visitor to the forums at http://the-corrado.net/forum/index.php
On these forums members often set up bulk buys. Members are asked to register their interest in a certain product and if enough people want that product, someone (like admin I think) will buy it in bulk and pass the savings on to forum members.
Irealise that on a specific car forum like the corrado one, it is a lot easier to find buyers for a certain corrado related product, but with all the members hukd now has, I'm sure there would be enough interest in many items, esp electrical goods, to make it worthwhile.
I belive that in the corrado forum eveyone pays the organiser in advance (paypal or bank transfer) so there is no danger of him loosing out.
Obviouslly there would be work involved - collecting money and then distributing the goods, but if Paul didn't want the hastle couldn't somebody else be delegated to deal with it?
Basically I haven't worked out the logistics, and don't know how many 'items' one would have to buy to make it worthwhile, but as this forum is all about getting the best deal is it not worth looking into?