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I use to be a HUGE Newegg whore back in the day . But ever since I found out that Amazon has pretty much everything I search for PLUS Amazon Prime (Free 2 day shipping on Everything Amazon themselves sell + $4 extra for next day) I really haven't been back to newegg for a while. Plus their customer service is great.

 

So what will it be Newegg or Amazon

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Amazon has great customer service. I did used Newegg.com before, but I found Amazon to be better overall.

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Varies with what I need. But Amazon i shop at a lot more.

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Amazon...

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Amazon, I was surprised at how much better the whole experience was

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I use both and see which one has the part I need. For some stuff I go Newegg but for others I hit up Amazon. Mostly computer parts is newegg, everything else is Amazon.
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Since Amazon started charging sales tax, I only purchase from Amazon when I can't find something somewhere else, or the price (including the tax) is much less than I can find it elsewhere.

 

With Newegg, you can use Shoprunner for free 2-day shipping much like Amazon Prime.

 

Amazon Prime is nowhere near perfect.  I've had shipments that are supposed to be guaranteed 2-day shipped via regular mail or UPS Ground (which has no guaranteed delivery time), and always take longer than 2 days.  When you call them, they just add another month to your service, and say they will try to do better.  I wish they would stop trying to be skimpy.  If they guarantee 2-day delivery, that is what I expect.

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I've stopped liking Newegg when they decided they wanted to compete with Amazon.  Newegg used be a place for mostly PC Parts, now you can buy dog food from the site.  

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Eh I've used Newegg for a few years for plenty of purchases, always had good results so never had a desire to go elsewhere. Hell I may even have to order dog food next time I buy upgrades, save a trip to the grocery. Only things I ever bought from Amazon was a couple Kindles and a few books.

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I have used Newegg once or twice in the past, but Amazon has seen a close running with eBay for my online purchases.  I have found several items much lower than eBay's for some electronic items, but not always.  What I don't care for with their Amazon Prime is it only applies for items shipping from their warehouses.  I found that I was buying more items from third party sellers on Amazon which had a lower price than them, this did not translate into any Prime shipping.

 

Otherwise, Amazon seems to be pretty good.  We have only had one issue with them that needed customer service.  My wife had a birthday gift shipped to her from her Mom who used Amazon to order it, but it was back ordered until May of the next year (ordered it in December at the time), with her birthday being in January, I called them and complained that their online stock check should have shown it was out of stock, their customer service was on the ball so to speak and located a shipment they had (probably via one of their third party sellers) and were able to send it out in time to us for her birthday in spite of their 'back order' status. 

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I started shopping Newegg a long time ago before Amazon. Eventually I started to use Amazon which has been for a good while now too. I don't like how Newegg sells more than computer parts now. It is a pain when I am getting bombarded to buy dog food. lol

 

When I build a system I like using Newegg because I can browser computer parts a lot easier. I shop Amazon when buying only one or a few computer parts. Amazon has had better prices than Newegg for a good while now so I think I will always buy from Amazon from now on. I will use Newegg to browse parts and then buy them on Amazon. I have bought close to over 10,000 dollars at Newegg over the years and one time I had an issue with something and they would not give me an exchange or refund. My order was out of their policy at the time but you think they would work with me since I am a great customer. That is another reason it is a good time for me to stop buying at Newegg. I will always use Newegg's reviews for computer hardware when deciding to buy something.

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I've stopped liking Newegg when they decided they wanted to compete with Amazon.  Newegg used be a place for mostly PC Parts, now you can buy dog food from the site.  

 

HA! OMG ... you totally can!

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HA! OMG ... you totally can!

Yeah I knew you could for years. I use Amazon for most of my purchases but Amazon doesn't have everything.

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I use to use Newegg a lot too in the beginning, now I've been using Amazon a lot more. Prime is awesome

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I've stopped liking Newegg when they decided they wanted to compete with Amazon.  Newegg used be a place for mostly PC Parts, now you can buy dog food from the site.  

 

Yep, Newegg's really gone downhill now that they're daily deals are now full of listings for juice extractors and necklaces.

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I used to swear by Newegg, and I still like them but I agree they have really gone downhill. The prices and the selection just aren't that great anymore and there are so many third party sellers on there now, and so many cheap junk brands. Newegg's Black Friday sales were terrible too, no better than their usual daily deals. I'm using Amazon a lot more these days but I still check Newegg and even Tigerdirect when I'm buying computer parts.

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both are good. however newegg return policy sucks they want 5% restocking fee plus they make you pay for shipping

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I use Amazon for nearly everything these days.

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I use Newegg only because I'm currently living in Canada (Amazon doesn't offer nearly as much), though if I was back in the US I'd be using Amazon for sure.  Granted I don't even use Newegg as much as use NCIX and just price match everything I buy on there.

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Newegg was great back in the day, and I still purchase computer parts from them about 50% of the time (and 50% amazon) but their marketplace and alternative sellers seem really out of place and mostly peddling junk. I actually feel kind of bad for Newegg because I think Amazon is a big threat to them. Amazon is the Wal-Mart of the internet; no one can beat their prices.  

 

Still, nothing beats Newegg product reviews. :)

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I tend to use Newegg to find the parts I am interested in buying (better reviews and sorting options), then look the part(s) up elsewhere. Lately I have been buying most of them from Amazon (I am a Prime member....so free shipping and generally lower product prices).

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Amazon...   Neweggs customer support used to be legendary, but now its horrid.   Amazon has always taken really good care of me.

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I've only used Amazon, never Newegg. No particular reasoning behind it other than my first reaction is always to check out Amazon.

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HA! OMG ... you totally can!

HA! can! get it? because its a can of, ah never mind...

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NewEgg used to get tons of my money. That stopped ages ago... Amazon really makes them look foolish now...

 

Use "free shipping" on NewEgg and you'll be waiting a month for your part as they somehow take weeks to ship it from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA. I can drive it in under 90 minutes... ShopRunner helps alleviate this problem, but it is too late. I'm far to used to Amazon's prime shipping where I can order it and have it as soon as the same day in Philadelphia or free Sunday delivery. Not to mention the prices are almost always cheaper.

 

If I am ever in a pinch I can always drive to MicroCenter and get it same day with Amazon and NewEgg price matching.

 

Honestly, I have no need to visit NewEgg...

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