Do established mining hardware companies (e.g., Bitmain) offer discounts to mining operations that place large orders (e.g., orders for 100s or 1000s of units)?
Since this is a competitive business, are there other ways that hardware companies try to get the business of large clients? For example, I recall a news stories about Bitmain requesting a smaller down payment for larger orders.
More broadly, I am trying to understand the advantages that sophisticated and large mining operations have over smaller players. Is it correct that other differences would be related to electricity cost and various economies of scale?