If you are a buyer or purchasing manager, how do you buy a certain brand or product?

If allowed, buy from the manufacturer.
Buy from a distributor or middleman.
Negotiate and buy from the lowest cost.
Make a joint contract with the mfg.. and distributor.
More than one of the above.


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