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October 11, 2008 2:32:58 AM

I was looking for some opinions about new egg from my fellow forum members. Have you guys bought from there? What was your story/experience? Do you plan on buying again?

I just wanted to get everything in perspective before I make a purchase of 1000 dollars. Thanks

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October 11, 2008 2:37:41 AM

NEWEGG IS THE BEST

BUY BUY BUY
Usually have the best prices but others sometime others have nice MIRs. I get all my stuff in 2 or 3 days. And no DOA as of yet
October 11, 2008 2:38:01 AM

purchased my complete current pc from newegg.

all parts shipped in 3 days. no problems, still running great.

ive had it from april 08
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October 11, 2008 2:39:35 AM

same here
purchased all parts form newegg and im not looking no further.
they have best selection, i looked at tigerdirect,buy.com and they ehh limited
October 11, 2008 2:40:38 AM

Newegg is great, and tigerdirect is just as good.

All your egg are belong to us!
October 11, 2008 2:44:14 AM

Newegg has the largest stock, by far. Ive ordered 99% of my PC parts from there for the past 4 years. Ive recently had problems with their shipping the last few times ive ordered, took 2 days to ship, and UPS will usually damage the box, or just straight up open it.

Zipzoomfly is also good, they are in CA and have exelent shipping. Awhile ago on my old build, my power supply died thursday night. Friday at lunch I ordered a Thermaltake Toughpower 700W from there, was on sale for like $85 and had free overnight shipping via FedEx. It was on my doorstep that Saturday morning at about 8:30AM, less than 24 hours from CA to VA.
October 11, 2008 2:48:32 AM

Newegg is by far the best! Always 3days or less on shipping, and RMA's are no problem at all.

I have spent over $12,000 @ Newegg this year alone.
October 11, 2008 2:50:11 AM

UPS does suck, but thats not Neweggs fault. UPS has damaged a few of the rigs I have mailed, no matter how many fragile stickers I put on it.
October 11, 2008 2:51:14 AM

I don't think you will find ANY forum member who will have a lot of bad things to say about Newegg. I think over 75% of people's systems on here is from Newegg. I know mine is.
October 11, 2008 2:53:47 AM

i guess u should know that newegg is the seller that every online tech store strives to be like.

they're #1, cant get any better than that...
October 11, 2008 2:54:03 AM

I've spent over $2k this year on stuff from newegg - they are absolutely amazing. I would HIGHLY recommend them.
October 11, 2008 3:02:50 AM

Just like others said. New egg is awsome. When I built my rig at the time well over 2k I had no problems with them at all. Had all my stuff in 3 days.
October 11, 2008 3:03:47 AM

I generally buy everything online new from New Egg and used from eBay as far as computer parts go. They use to have better, more generous, return policies, but I think they got too many dumb noobs taking advantage of it :lol:  so they had to change. Anyway dealing with the is always good. Just order.
October 11, 2008 3:05:51 AM

my entire rig (only $900 some) is from there. Pretty awesome. Going to have to pick a complaint with UPS though. The first set of boxes came in December 07, and it was a cold wednesday night, and they left the boxes outside (i think the temp was 20 F something), and put the heavier box, which had the MOBO, CPU, VC, and PS on top, and could have easily fallen down.
October 11, 2008 3:26:51 AM


newegg = uber pwnage.

October 11, 2008 3:30:31 AM

Frys has some really sweet deals as well.

But If I had to only buy from one etailor, that would be NewEgg w/o a doubt.
October 11, 2008 3:35:15 AM

Many of us have spent literally tens of thousands of dollars at the egg over the years. The prices aren't always the cheapest, but I would rather spend a little more there because their customer service has always been great. Plus I really like the way they make it so easy to find what you're looking for.
October 11, 2008 3:41:26 AM

newegg is definitely the best online retailer in the US.
October 11, 2008 3:42:48 AM

yea definitely agree, their customer service is top notch.

i spent 2k this year building my comp too, all from newegg.

newegg's prices are not always the lowest, but it tends to be on the cheaper side a great majority of the time, although there are great deals that makes thing even cheaper.

ex.rebates, promotions....etc etc

highly recommended! :) 
October 11, 2008 3:43:42 AM

First started buying from newegg when they were egghead and had stores. Shipping has taken a downturn (UPS fault). Also like zipzoomfly, forget what their name use to be.
October 11, 2008 3:46:16 AM

Newegg is awesome; but shop around there are other great places that were already mentioned....zipzoomfly, tigerdirect and newegg are the ones i normally shop between.
October 11, 2008 3:48:02 AM

As you can see from the posts newegg is very very popular. I have been buying computer parts from newegg for at least 4 or 5 years and I am very satisfied with their service and prompt shipping.
October 11, 2008 3:48:41 AM

I love Newegg. I bought my gaming PC there, and I built it myself. Prices were great, customer support is kick-ass.
October 11, 2008 3:50:17 AM

Newegg is acceptable. You will get your products and there are no games played with the prices.

However, I found Newegg to cut too many corners in their shipping process. Newegg is not being singled out for this failure as other internet companies (Amazon comes to mind and is actually far worse than Newegg) pack to the same marginal standard.

BTW I am a manufacturer and distributor of non-consumer products. I would personally fire any employee that packed to Amazon standards. Newegg standards would get the employee suspended.

IF I was grading Newegg, I would give them a B- to a solid B. Good, but not great. TigerDirect is packaged to the same standard.... Good, but not great.

The consumer electronics company that I give an A? Crutchfield.

Every product that I have received from Crutchfield has been packaged with an exterior box that has doublewall cardboard. Often prefab foam inserts will be used between their exterior box and the manufacturer's interior box instead of foam peanuts. In other words Crutchfield is packing to the same standard that manufacturers usually package their products. Might cost a few $ extra to order from Crutchfield, but I know their is less chance of the UPS elephants breaking the product.

Yea, I wish Crutchfield sold computer parts.

October 11, 2008 3:53:52 AM

I spend about $900 a year at Newegg to build/upgrade 3 PC's at home, plus building for a relative. Never had any problems with them. In the past 3 years I've gotten:

1 barebones system with Nvidia 405 chipset board
3 Antec power supplies
5 motherboards (690G, 690V, 2 ASUS 780G, Gigabyte 780G)
5 AMD CPU's (X2 3800+, two X2 4200+, X2 4600+, 8750)
3 Lacie brick external drives (love the Lego look)
3 external drive bays for legacy IDE
7 internal hard drives (2 WD, 1 Maxtor, 4 Seagate)
2 cases (Antec Nine Hundred, In-Win red race car)
3870x2
8400gs
two 3650

Soon to order a 4850 and a 4860 as upgrades for my wife and elementary school age kid. Me, I'll wait for ATI's DX11 cards, but I'll get it at Newegg.

If I hadn't had great experiences, I would not keep ordering from them.

I've occasionally bought things at Fry's (monitors, a couple of hard drives) but I'd rather just go there for movies, anime, DVD players, televisions and appliances. I really don't like Fry's graphics card prices, and their motherboard/CPU bundles, while inexpensive, often include less than stellar ECS boards whereas I've had better luck with a Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI in that order.
October 11, 2008 3:57:14 AM

It looks like ill also be buying my next rig from newegg.
October 11, 2008 3:57:27 AM

Once you know...
October 11, 2008 3:59:52 AM

Just like everyone else whos responded, newegg is the best. usually have the best prices and good shipping.
I've gotten most everything from them. You cant go wrong.
October 11, 2008 4:00:46 AM

You NewEgg!!!!!! (over, and over, and over, and over....)

Over 30k spent in the last two years, no problems that they didn't resolve instantly and beyond my expectations!
October 11, 2008 4:06:35 AM

Everything so far that I bought from newegg has worked.
No problems at all.Their shipping was a little slower than expected to my residence but their prices were great.I will never buy from a local retailer (high prices).
October 11, 2008 4:15:36 AM

I have spent over $100,000 from New Egg. The prices and selection cant be beat, even from distributors like Ingram Micro, or Synnex. I have to agree about the horrible shipping from UPS. UPS really sucks.
October 11, 2008 4:20:30 AM

Once you know you Newegg
October 11, 2008 4:25:38 AM

Although I think the point has been made, I'll add another comment. I have bought all my parts exclusively from Newegg (except for the few months they were charging NYS sales tax) for the last several years, and I won't buy anywhere else. They are usually the cheapest but even if their a few dollars more I still buy from them due to the quality of service and speed of shipping.
October 11, 2008 5:20:45 AM

I have bought my last 3 computers I have built for myself from Newegg, the 3 I built for my grandparents, my friends use it and I also will buy just random parts from there such as new fans or AS5.

Newegg is simply the best PC componet site ever. I even have the Newegg Prefered account with them.

I usually get the free 3 day UPS shipping (only takes 2 since I am in AZ and most every part ships from Cali) and never had a problem. I did get one GPU, a X800XT PE, DOA but the RMA was hassle free and I got my check for it in a week.

Simply put, if you are buying PC parts to build your own or to upgrade Newegg is the place to do it from. No other place comes close.
October 11, 2008 5:39:16 AM

I love the egg. Scrambled, sunny side up or even poached. Its all good.

Do the egg. Everyone else does... ;) 

October 11, 2008 11:15:40 AM

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I have spent over $100,000 from New Egg. The prices and selection cant be beat, even from distributors like Ingram Micro, or Synnex. I have to agree about the horrible shipping from UPS. UPS really sucks.


I want your budget :lol: 

My wife used to manage party stores and seasonal costume shops over a 20 year lousy retail career (now she's into graphics). She always pronounces UPS "Oops".
October 11, 2008 11:21:47 AM

The 4 bad things about being an egg:

1) You only get laid once.
2) The only person that sits on yer face is your mom
3) It takes 5 mins to get hard
4) You come in a box with 11 others.

:cry: 
October 11, 2008 12:18:21 PM

And your a dime a dozen... :( 
October 11, 2008 12:20:36 PM

The main reasons why NewEgg is so popular is because they give fair competitive prices and excellent service and is as hassle free as possible. Whomever started NewEgg obviously had the full intention of being a honest and friendly merchant and still sticks to those values.

Even if the price of the item you wish to purchase is slightly more costly on NewEgg you should atleast consider purchasing it as you are less likely to get a headache.
October 11, 2008 1:04:29 PM

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The main reasons why NewEgg is so popular is because they give fair competitive prices and excellent service and is as hassle free as possible. Whomever started NewEgg obviously had the full intention of being a honest and friendly merchant and still sticks to those values.

Even if the price of the item you wish to purchase is slightly more costly on NewEgg you should atleast consider purchasing it as you are less likely to get a headache.


QFT.

Although, I've never had to RMA to Newegg so I cannot really say, closest was when a product was in and out of stock literally every couple of hours and had to confirm it actually was before I ordered it and the gentleman I spoke to was helpful.



TigerDirect was also pleasant to deal with when I returned an "unsatisfactory" case I bought in a bundle, and even let me just pay the difference between the new one and cheap feeling old one instead of losing the bundle savings, so I just paid $11 and shipping was refunded both ways. Thats something uncommon with most stores.

I should add the case was an Ultra Aluminus, it was the flimsiest case Ive ever seen(and Ive seen some really crappy cases) fortunately for me the holes on the motherboard tray were stripped like 5 or more were so I didnt have to live with the case or eat the cost and replace it myself.
October 11, 2008 1:04:57 PM

New egg has many things going for them. Yes they have good prices and yes they are not difficult to work with on either returns or RMAs. The 1 thing that really sets them apart from others is their website. No other website is as detailed with setting criteria and narrowing down a search when looking for an item. I will use video cards as an example. Lets say you are looking for an ATI , 3870 chipset, with 512mb ram, GDDR4 only, and made by sapphire. You could even then select a price range and a few other things to narrow down your search. Then once you find the one you think you like you can see pictures of it form every angle. Nobody else does this!!
October 11, 2008 1:41:37 PM

If I remember correctly Newegg was started by a old PC parts shop called Egghead computers. We had a shop here and there was a article about them closing the store to go online only.
October 11, 2008 1:56:58 PM

^they have come a long ways. And now they are kinda international.
October 11, 2008 1:58:28 PM

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I want your budget :lol: 

My wife used to manage party stores and seasonal costume shops over a 20 year lousy retail career (now she's into graphics). She always pronounces UPS "Oops".


I am a systems builder. I wish I had that personal budget also, lol
October 11, 2008 2:00:23 PM

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If I remember correctly Newegg was started by a old PC parts shop called Egghead computers. We had a shop here and there was a article about them closing the store to go online only.


you are correct
October 11, 2008 2:05:41 PM

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I've occasionally bought things at Fry's (monitors, a couple of hard drives) but I'd rather just go there for movies, anime, DVD players, televisions and appliances. I really don't like Fry's graphics card prices, and their motherboard/CPU bundles, while inexpensive, often include less than stellar ECS boards whereas I've had better luck with a Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI in that order.



I love Frys. I just cannot stand to pay for something and wait 2-3 days to get it. When I am in the mood to upgrade or build, I want what I have paid for in my hand when I pay for it. If something is wrong, I will be in the return section talking with a live person getting my situation resolved right now. However, I know that a lot of people don't have a Frys in there neighborhood and web ordering is the only way.
Newegg is the way to go.

Those Frys bundles, if you just ask, you can usually upgrade to whatever motherboard you want and still get a pretty good deal. Just ask them.
October 11, 2008 2:48:56 PM

I have spent thousands of dollars there and my only bad experience is when my mother bought a gift certificate for me from there.

That experience aside, I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone.
October 11, 2008 3:03:04 PM

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Also like zipzoomfly, forget what their name use to be.


Zipzoomfly = googlegear. You only get one guess why their name changed.
October 11, 2008 5:56:38 PM

Always check for combo deals, free shipping and mail rebates. The compare feature p'wns and the manufacturer links help you do your homework. Get on the 'Specials' email list for discount promo codes.

And learn to appreciate 'Eggcellent' as corn pone as it is - LOL
October 11, 2008 6:11:23 PM

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you are correct


Wooohooo1!!!! My memory rules. Its funny because I started to really get into building computers and stuff back in 1998/1999 and me and my grandfather wanted to go to Egghead, we knew where it was, but when we drove by it was gone and we found the article for its transition.

I guess the New part makes sense now too. They are a New version of the Egg.

Weird thing is when I order parts I swear I see a icon for a store..... wounder if they plan on opening stores or alreayd have.....

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Zipzoomfly = googlegear. You only get one guess why their name changed.


Um Google said to? And you don't mess with the Google?

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Always check for combo deals, free shipping and mail rebates. The compare feature p'wns and the manufacturer links help you do your homework. Get on the 'Specials' email list for discount promo codes.

And learn to appreciate 'Eggcellent' as corn pone as it is - LOL


I love that Newegg has either combos/specials on the product page you are looking at with a link to evn more. Most products have about 20 combo specials that you can save a bit of cash on.

And Newegg is expanding even more. They now offer almost eevrything Best Buy does apart from appliances and a massive movie/DVD/music selection.

But it would be cool if they did expand to that, opened up stores. It would be like a Best Buy (only not gay) and Frys Electronics all rolled into one. I would go hang out just to look at the hardware.
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