- Aug 25, 2001
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Employee is like "What are all of you going to spend that nickel on?"Umm, what if they just fire the guy doing this and knock his salary off the price of the cards.
Newegg is an actively hostile company to the customer.Newegg lost a lot of my computer oriented purchases when their site became a mess
I used to buy from Newegg even if Amazon was cheaper by a couple dollars, mainly because of their interface and the ability to drill down into the specs. Newegg went downhill after they sold the business. I still take a chance on lower cost items, but it's pretty rare now.Newegg lost a lot of my computer oriented purchases when their site became a mess, and when Amazon got competitive. Undercutting amazon, even by a nickel, brings me closer to buying something from them again.
For online, B&H, Walmart, Best Buy. The prices aren't quite as good, but I do find the occasional deal. I kind of gave up on Best Buy when they started putting things behind their TotalTech service - I don't purchase enough for that extra $200 to be worth it. Other than them, ModMyMods and Performance PCs for watercooling.Amazon is pretty awful as a company. If I have to buy from someone that is not NewEgg, I'd prefer an alternative to them.
For watercooling I shop at Watercool.de. But for RAM it's hard to get stuff anywhere but NewEgg that isn't really limited. I haven't touched BestBuy since they implemented TotalTech - I think that may die down if or when dGPU supplies pick up. B&H is good sometimes. Walmart? Nah they're a whole 'nother level of awful (in different ways).For online, B&H, Walmart, Best Buy. The prices aren't quite as good, but I do find the occasional deal. I kind of gave up on Best Buy when they started putting things behind their TotalTech service - I don't purchase enough for that extra $200 to be worth it. Other than them, ModMyMods and Performance PCs for watercooling.
I prefer Newegg, beacause Amazon does NOT know how to package items at all. Motherboards shipped in just the retail box, hard drives shipped in an envelope, etc.NE also lost my business because they used to have free Fedex shipping, with their warehouse near an airport, as am I, so even at a great distance away, could get 1-2 day shipping times for free.
I'm also near an amazon hub and they can deliver same to next day. Used to be, without prime, Amazon would literally sit on my orders, not ship them for a few days because they'd get to me "too fast" but that seemed to change around (if not a little before) the time Covid started, now shipping ASAP.
That doesn't necessarily make me a fan of Amazon though, they lost that option when they perma-banned me from posting on their site. I could set up a new account to regain that, but it was more benefit to them than me so if that's what they want to do, so be it.
I prefer Newegg, beacause Amazon does NOT know how to package items at all. Motherboards shipped in just the retail box, hard drives shipped in an envelope, etc.
Since NewEgg became 100% Chinese-owned, I've stopped doing business with them. Then, the Gamer's Nexus problem with them just sealed it for me.^ True but there's a plus side to that. Several times I've bought Amazon warehouse items at over 30% off, where all that was wrong was the box was scuffed or dinged up. Granted, never a hard drive, always buy those new. I'm mostly a bottom feeder when it comes to HDDs so usually buy them at lower cost in external enclosures, so they have another couple layers of shock protection.
Newegg on the other hand, back in the day I bought a lot of their open box products, including motherboards and there was often something wrong, missing capacitors, manually repaired electrical traces, missing heatsink backplate or rear I/O plate, etc. At least I never had a case like Gamer's Nexus where I had to return something and they claimed I caused the problem.