I'm in the market for the MSI P75 and I've only ever bought from Dell and Apple, so I'm used to buying directly from the vendor. MSI recommends buying from HID Evolution or XOTIC PC but I've never really heard of those companies. I could also buy the laptop on BH or Amazon. This might be a REALLY dumb question, but what are the advantages of buying from HID or XOTIC?
If you look at xotic pc site, you can customize a lot of things there, and their sorting and spec list is much better to read and sort out than Amazon, Newegg or really any other seller of gaming laptops. Aside from that, you can buy from where you want as long as they are listed as an authorized seller or you will have issues with warranty.