Wheeeew! Thats ok, Tigerdirect is not as good but they are still ok and still has the amd x2 6000 for around $250. Btw is this just a temporary price cut or is it going to be the price from here on out? If its temporary I believe I'll buy one asap, but I really would have loved to wait a bit longer, I hate buying parts one piece at a time, by the time I get all my parts, the prices on the ones I have had already purchased would drop drastically...now that would just make me sick lol
Only thing that held me up from buying the 6000 yesterday was that folks said the heat put out by it, and the power it consumes, makes the 5600 a much better buy. Also, the fact that the 5600s were gone asap yesterday.
It could be they are having a hard time keeping them in stock, so they raised the prices so no one would buy it. I've seen it done in retail. In fact, back in January, any Vista system we got it was selling for $10,000 before the 30th.
Wow, those things are 125W compared to the 65W of the C2D? I'm getting ready to build a new PC and have never used an Intel before but is the $235 price tag worth it on the 6000+ when it uses almost twice as much power?
newegg always does that when price cuts come around, i remember buying my x2 4800+ last summer for 300 from tiger direct just around the first set of price cuts... i used tiger direct because neweggs prices were still up there. I think it was something like $600 for the 4800
wait a few weeks and neweg's prices will go back down
I'm for one tired of Newegg's recent "creative" pricing strategies. When the article was posted saying that tv capture card sales were gonna top 14 million next year - Newegg raised the prices on tv cards across the board the next day! When the Egg switched to UPS they probably thought UPS lower shipping cost would make them more money - WRONG! The size and quantity of packing materials have increased, They now have overworked customer service employees who try to rectify UPS constant destruction and delivery mistakes. so lets see - overtime for the CS dept + increased shipper supply costs = no increase in profits and more headaches for everybody. Good idea Newegg suits! When I asked the girl on the phone why they charged so much for reliable ol' Fedex shipping - she had been instructed to lie and say that Fedex raised their rates. I work in the AP dept of a company and I know Fedex rates haven't really flunctuated much in years. And what do they mean "Guaranteed 3 day shipping"? I have yet to recieve a package thru UPS in less than 72 hours from the time it was shipped.
I don't understand why people keep shipping with UPS. It took them 5 days to get me my order from California to Memphis with stops along the way in Portland, OR, Spokane, WA, Dallas, TX, and (can you believe this?) Raleigh, SC. FedEx rates have changed maybe 2% in the past 5 years and getting a 75% employee discount is nice, so I almost always use them.
Build after the 22nd with an C2D E6600 for around $225 and you wont be disapointed! That is what I would do, if you really want to go AMD then the 6000+ is a very good chip, but know that you have very very little headroom if you want to go further and like you said heat and power could possibly be an issue, though I think it would be ok!
Ok I chatted with a newegg representative "Gilbert" I asked him some questions concerning a couple of products....(the silver dvdrw burner, floppy that is always unavailble) Well anyways after getting info on that, I also wanted to ask him about the Price hike on the amd x2 athlon processors, why this morning they had been jacked back up to the regular price and not the new price.....this is his answer:
Gilbert: Well the prices we get are from the manufacture and they let us know where to sell these items and at what prices. Prices can change on a daily bases
So for all those who was wondering why this morning the prices of amd processors went up (thank good they are back where they should be now) there's your answer =)
Gilbert: Well the prices we get are from the manufacture and they let us know where to sell these items and at what prices.
This sounds like a canned answer given to any question about pricing. Wouldn't it seem very strange that AMD would tell them to jack up their prices for a few hours, only to lower them again? I'm still sticking with the website error idea.