I think most large consumer electronics companies have institutional sales departments for this kind of purchase. You don't need a middleman, except for an installer.
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Find reputable dealer there and most-likely one will apply maximum effort to get you the desirable bundle for low price. I found myself lots of people willing to help and offer vs. Walmart. I was always excited when visiting BestBuy and always found them very helpful, but no wonder if their level of service had been changed to unacceptable after large years of success. Not sure of their level of service that might be still good since last time I visited, but prices aren't sweet there for sure.
Customer service seems a "thing of the past" ... we have a couple small appliance dealers locally who advertise TV sales but when I contacted them they told me they buy their TVs from the Internet or eBay to sell! Obviously they were no help either!!
I actually looked at a couple manufacturers websites prior to posting looking for a "institutional sales" link or contact but found none.
The search will continue though!!
MOST of the current crop of LED TVs seem to have decent pics, even "off brands" like Element, Sceptre, etc can be set-up with very good picture quality ... sound quality seems more varied with these lower priced brands. Also not sure of the reliability of these brands. It seems like large manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and Sony are making very few smaller screen size TVs with 32" being the traditional starting point.
Some of the TVs we are replacing are of the CRT variety and a few are 13" to 15"
I would consider contacting Samsung, LG or Sharp directly - They make a fine quality 24" 720p unit.
I got one for free from Sprint just before Christmas when I upgraded to a G4 phone & have seen retailers selling them for under $150.
I would think that you can probably get them for around $100 per in bulk.
I agree with Paladin, contact the distributor for any of the major brands and see if they can cut you a deal. It may take time to fill the order but they would most likely either direct you to work through a dealer in your area and work with that dealer in the arrangements. Or you could call Crutchfeild, B&H photo or similar. They would have the ability to make a deal with the distributor. This can't be a rare occasion to either the distributor or larger dealer. New motels etc are going up all the time. They would probably work out something special on a production run of limited features to get the cost down. It may take months to fill the order in that quantity and shipping from overseas but I think that will be the only way to maximize your investment return.
I work at a large engineering university in NY, and one of our main suppliers is Gov Connection (aka PC Connection), as well as B&H. Both have the ability to purchase in bulk, offer decent discounts, and work directly with manufacturers. My one piece of advice is to avoid purchasing an LG display - they have by far the worst failure rate among all the flat-panel manufacturers, and the worst longevity (we use them for digital signage, classroom displays, etc where they are operating at least 18 hours every day). Stick with Sharp, Samsung, or Sony.