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Newegg is one of the companies that we reviewed that is strictly an online marketplace, selling primarily computer accessories, computers, and other hardware. We also found, however, that they offer significant other products categories, including women's jewelry. Often, in the case of the pearl necklace, the prices and quality of goods were significantly better than what a customer might find in the traditional storefront.
We saw that Newegg has a special premiere membership, costing customers $49.99 per year after a 30-day free trial. The premiere membership gives customers access to the following:
In the online electronics industry, we didn't find a comparison for Newegg's special online resources. Newegg was primarily a private company for several years. Newegg had its IPO in 2009, after posting several years of profitability.
Newegg is not without controversy. In March of 2010, Newegg accidentally sold several counterfeit Intel processors. Initially, the company claimed that they were demo units. Upon further investigation, Newegg discovered that the units were counterfeit and offered replacement items to customers.
We liked several aspects of Newegg's catalog and online storefront.
Newegg also has one of the best chat features in the industry. We found that the live chat let us work with making an order on the website. We were able to ask questions about how the marketplace worked, how certain products function (such as the unlocked iPhone 6), and about the return policy. Generally, in the industry, most electronic retailers only offer live chat after you have placed an order.
For an online only storefront, Newegg also has a pretty generous return policy. Whereas, with Best Buy, you must return an item within 15 days, Newegg lets you return an item for a refund, after a 15% restocking fee. Of course, some items, such as advertised items or limited availability items, are not eligible for the standard return policy.
We also liked the Point of Sale category. We found barcode scanners, printers, and other items for small businesses that weren't necessarily available with other online electronics retailers. Best Buy, as well as Fry's, did not offer any point of sale items for businesses. This makes Newegg a viable retailer for businesses that might need an item beyond a printer or document scanner.
We also liked Newegg's mobile app. We downloaded this on the Google Play Store and were able to find products very easily. The mobile web site was also optimized for our tablet device.
There were a few things that we disliked about the Newegg online marketplace. For example, we questioned the efficacy of some of the refurbished models that we saw in the computer category. Some of the refurbished first generation MacBooks, for example, seemed a bit overpriced. These machines, while in good condition, are old, and may not run some of the newest operating systems or software.
We saw that some customers had bad experiences purchasing combo units from Newegg. One client had purchased a motherboard set to build a new computer. The combo included a processor that did not fit on the motherboard. When the customer sent the product back, the processor had not been refunded and labeled as damaged. The customer was given in-store credit when they asked for a refund, but ultimately accepted Newegg's offer.
We were also concerned about the counterfeit Intel processors that Newegg sold in March 2010. The counterfeit issue makes one wonder about the quality control standards at Newegg. Overall, however, Newegg seems to have a high quality assurance standard in both its catalog and its respective marketplaces.
We also looked at Newegg's software selection. When we looked at the various versions of the Windows operating system, we saw that not all versions were downloadable from the website. While Windows 8.1 Pro is more costly on the Microsoft website, clients can download it there. Newegg should work to provide downloadable copies of all of its latest software.
Also, we had some issues with the academic software. Many of the software brands, such as Adobe Professional, were out of stock, and it was unclear when new product would arrive for customers.
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Just madde a purchase of a HP color laser jet printer from Newegg and it wouldn't even power on. Called and was told it wasn't their problem, it was a "third party seller's" issue and I would have to pay the shipping to send it back, needless to say a 50 lb printer is pretty costly. No customer service. First person I spoke to was exceptionally rude and obnoxious, second, not so much but pretty ignorant of the company's policy. Don't believe the guarantees, etc, the company relies on you not reading all of the return policies prior to your purchase, by then its all too late, and they ripped you off. Worst kind of cheats, grifters, and swindlers. BEWARE AND GO ELSEWHERE!
Purchased a battery for PC, did not power up the PC, battery to be replaced was very weak but still after many hours powered up PC, Newegg refuses to refund
Newegg has some great prices on some different pieces of computer parts. I was able to upgrade the RAM in my computer to give it to boost it needed at a great price!
I ordered some products on Cyber Monday. The check out said two business days delivery with shop runner. Verified the ShopRunner account and all good. Paid my order. Got email where announces the shipping method is Shipping Super Eggsaver (4-7 bus. days) and the estimated to Ship Out On 11/27/2018 by the end of Day. 11/28 by the end of the day no shipping. Tried to use the chat and I was number 1040 in the queue. Called the support. The automatic system advertised a 15 min wait. After 55 min I got someone on the call. When I asked about the shipping issue, they said that they are busy and is nothing they can do. I said that they advertised that they could deliver it in 2 days. The technician hangs up on me. I will never do business with this company.
Newegg used to be the go-to website for computer parts. Now, it's just ridiculous. Shipping to APO use to be about $5-7 dollars for something like a motherboard. Now they're charging over $20 for smaller items. And the processing time is even worse. Just checked on an order that I placed. Ordered more than two weeks ago and it shows it's still processing. Good luck trying to chat with them. Just search Newegg and chat and hear all the horror stories. Last time I tried to chat with then, I was number 71 in line. Took 7hours of waiting. When I finally spoke to someone, they really didn't know what to do. Every reply was that she wasn't sure and would need to send an email to her manager who isn't there at this time. Not even worth using this site anymore.
Last year around Thanksgiving, I ordered a laptop. I got it after 2 weeks and it was not the one I ordered. I called them back and they sent me a shipment label in which I sent back. I tracked the package myself and got the confirmation it was received by them. Over the course of over a month they kept saying they have not received the package and when I asked to escalate it the denied. Then passed Christmas and New Year and did not receive the the refund so I told them if nothing changed I will dispute the charge. They asked me to wait a week. The next day they confirmed they received it(a month after they have actually received it) and will issue the refund. I waited for 2 more weeks without getting any refund. I then told them I will dispute it and again they asked for 4 days for it to be issued. After four days, No refund was issued and since it is getting over 2 months already I disputed the charge. Their response: The suspended my account(which was a premier account) After multiple calls they wanted either to me to cancel the dispute or recharge the card again.(which is ridiculous). Yesterday, They sent an email confirming that they will charge my card for the renewal of the premier(which I didn't use at all since it was suspended for the whole year!). I reached out to them and the only thing I got was to recharge my card! So they send the wrong product, take it back and doesn't want to give my money back then want to charge me for a service I did not receive. I already flagged them as scammers on my credit card to reject any charges but never and won't advise anyone to deal with them ever unless they want to lose their money for nothing.
Worst customer service ever ordered a laptop on Friday 9/28 in the afternoon and paid for two day shipping. Got a tracking # that said i would receive it on Tue. 10/2 end of day. did not receive. I called 7pm 10/2 they said it was scheduled to arrive 10/2 but if I did not receive it they would refund the shipping. Called 10/3 and they said it was shipped 10/1 so it was not late I would get it 10/3. Did not get it and now called and they tell me that it shipped 10/3 and will not get till 10/5!!! this is from NJ 4 hr drive from my house, how is it coming horse and buggy???? NEVER DEALING WITH THIS COMPANY AGAIN. They have the nerve to call themselves New-egg Business, more like rotten egg business. I have cancelled my order and will be disputing ANY charge.
Purchased two Klipsch Icon KF-28 Dual 8" 2-way Floorstanding Speakers. They were delivered by Fedx all busted up and destroyed. Fedx driver told me to contact Newegg. Newegg had me send photos of all the damage so I did. After several days they got back with me and told me they would send replacements. I asked that they send UPS and mark them as fragile. Few days later fedx showed up and showed me again that the packaging was destroyed and the speakers were all busted up. Newegg customer service had me send photos again and this time stated they would get it right. At this point I have been charged for three speakers when I only purchased two, only have 1 good speaker delivered and over three weeks later they are still giving me excuses to why I have not received my order or refund. They have lied to me, not return phone calls and on 9/3/18 I emailed replyied a rep that lied about inventory and told her if I did not receive a actual phone call from someone resolving this issue I would be posting negative reviews. As you can see they do not care. Horrible products because of being defective or damaged and also horrible customer service.
The platform is pro-seller and anti-buyer. I had an issue where the seller shipped a completely wrong item. Newegg sided with seller and denied my claim. Thanks Heavens that I had Paypal and my Visa credit card in between and they are still working on the case. The outcome is awaited but overall, Newegg did not own any responsibility and closed the case as such. Despite of me having provided with all relevant pictures (right of the time item was received). I will NEVER EVER buy stuff again from newegg.com.
Bought a hard drive, then returned it. Then bought it again and they were great to work with on all fronts. Happy with the product, my computer works like new again!
I recently returned a refurbished laptop that I purchased from Newegg after discovering that the keyboard was defective. Ironically, Newegg just notified me that I will have to wait an additional 7-10 days after receipt of the returned laptop "due to the fact that [the laptop] must be tested first to verify any defect" before refunding my payment. Had they been that prudent before shipping the product my money would be in my account, not theirs, and I would not have to deal with the hassle of purchasing a computer elsewhere.
I have been a long time newegg advocate and have been purchasing my electronics there for about 10 years. Up until recently, my experience had been unparalleled as the best online marketplace for consumer electronics. But it seems that in recent years, all that has changed. What was once the most helpful customer service is now slow and unhelpful. What once was a quick and painless chat with a representative now takes over 60 min just to get connected (for both phone and chat window). And after waiting that time, I have even had them hang up on me without warning at the close of business hours. What used to be a simple exchange process for defective items, now takes multiple customer service interactions with ultimately unsatisfactory results. Most recently, after mailing a defective item for a replacement, they sold the last one one day before my item arrived at the processing facility which means that by choosing newegg all that I had to show at the end of 3 weeks was frustration and the knowledge to select a different retailer for future purchases. Take this as a word of warning, newegg is not the company that it once was. They are no longer customer-centric and can no longer guarantee any kind of customer satisfaction.
I purchased a Ring door bell from NewEgg.com that had internal operator system failures. It also showed up with an instruction manual in French and no English! When I contacted newegg.com via chat after waiting almost 2 hours for a person, they said they could not find any evidence that I purchased from them. I found the order number and date of order then waited another 1.5 hours to get a chat going again. This time they said they found me and my order. Their next trick was to say that I needed the exact box that the manufacturer used for the product and the same shipping box as well. It was almost 3 weeks after I started using the product, so boxes were long gone. I told them that my neighbor had 2 boxes from the same exact kind of door bell and that I would be happy to ship it back in one of those but they said that won't work. Needless to say, the only thing I could do is dispute the charge on my credit card.
About a month ago, I was in the market trying to find a basic gaming laptop for a good price, and I stumbled upon an MSI Laptop with just the basics for around $800 being sold by NewEgg. I did a little bit of research and decided to purchase it. However, once I received the laptop, I soon discovered that it was not compatible with the Oculus Rift, and decided to return the product after only using it one time. I went on NewEggs website and followed their return instructions, and I even purchased their return label for $15. I was then prompted to pay a $95 restocking fee, and even though I felt that this was pretty high, I decided to just go ahead and pay it. After about two weeks had gone by, I received an email stating "Unfortunately, the item(s) mentioned above was physically damaged and beyond the applicable Newegg.com warranty coverage as indicated in our Standard Warranty Policy." I was extremely frustrated with this email considering that I had only used the laptop one time, was positive that no damage had occurred while it was in my possession, and followed (and paid for) their shipping instructions. I had assumed that something must have gone wrong while they were processing my return causing it to be mislabeled as damaged, so I decided to call NewEgg directly. After speaking with a very nice person who had instructed me to wait a couple of days while my claim is under investigation, they told me that I would be contacted very soon. After two more weeks went by, I knew that they would not reach out to me. (It also seems that a few other users have had this problem with NewEgg where they claim to get back with you shortly, but just end up putting their customers aside.) So, I gave them another call, but this time, the person told me that nothing could be done, and they are not liable for any of the damage that had occurred, and after speaking with a manager, they reached the conclusion that I would not be getting my money back. I have many friends and coworkers who had used NewEgg for all of their computer and gaming products with little complaints, but now, none of us would trust them with a purchase larger than $50. As a college student, a purchase of this size is a big deal, and I cannot afford to suffer an $800 loss for a laptop I did not break. Now I am out $800 for the purchase, $15 for the shipping, and $95 for the "restocking fee." Their customer service had me running in circles for a solution that they would never provide. I would not recommend NewEgg to anyone! Especially if you have any doubts that you may return your product! They care less about their customers than most businesses and are very difficult to deal with. Though the people we talked to sounded nice, they never gave us any solutions and just kind of blew us off. Stay away from NewEgg! Afterwards, I started looking into past reviews of NewEgg, and I found some similar stories. This guy returned a products with all of its components and he was denied a return: https://www.trustpilot.com/reviews/5a5cdb3b6116dd0f1077ef51. This person was unable to get a refund for a defective product: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/newegg/internet/newegg-pembroke-streetgiftedlivingcom-bad-merchandise-unresponsive-customer-service-re-1230322 And this person was denied compensation for a product that they never even received (however, it does seem that NewEgg was handling the issue in the post): https://community.newegg.com/discussion/131678 So far, I am very disappointed with the way that NewEgg does business. It is not professional, and they do not value their customers. And after a while of loyalty, I no longer feel safe purchasing anything from NewEgg, and I am very disappointed because they actually had some good deals, but they rip off anyone who has a problem. Not worth my time and money, and they shouldnt be worth yours either.
First time customer. I entered the shipping address correctly, and then they took my Paypal shipping address instead. After multiple phone calls and chat conversations, they first told me to wait for the tracking number to appear (putting it on me to contact them again), then told me they couldn't do anything about it other than wait for it to go into transit, contact them (again!) to recall it, than refund me 3-5 business days later ("if it returns to us"). Meanwhile, on Amazon, I can go through a two minute automated procedure to update shipping address. This company is way behind the curve. I'm not returning and would caution you away from them. If there's another option you can buy from, consider the time you'll waste on customer service should anything go wrong!
I have bought multiple items from new egg over the years with no problems. Service is great and prices are competitive.
Ok company has good products and fast shipping.
This is a really great place to find good deals on computer parts. I've only had to return a broken product once and they were great about taking it back. I'm fairly certain the item was damaged in transit as well and that it wasn't on Newegg.
Don't ever by their unlocked phones. I bought a Samsung S6. It did not work at all. T-Mobile said it's supposed to be unlocked, but you wouldn't be able to use it here. You won't be able to make calls.
I think Newegg is a great resource for those looking to find anything relating to computers, be that computer parts, accessories, or the whole package.
Great prices, great delivery time. My go to place for first looks at computer related purchases.
How bad is it when you get billed three times by paypal for the same order !!!!I have had two 30 minute chat sessions with promises about how my complaint willbe sent to accounts and investigated. I just made a midnite international call to them only to find I cant speak to accounts and there is NOTHING they can do excpet send the request to accounts. I will never deal with these folk again I am $900 bucks out of pocket for a $300 item and they havnt even shipped it yet.!!I have contacted paypal I have lodged a complaint now I need to let the days tick away till I can escalate it, NEWEGG of course has not responded!! Review about: Order For Memory. I didn't like: Being charged 3 times and no one at newegg helping.
I bot a computer from them. It ended up being so cheaply made that within 2 months the wires connecting the keyboard to the computer were exposed. I get a 'free' headset bundled with the computer. It didn't work and calling customer service was a total nightmare. One person hung up on me because I asked if I could speak with a supervisor. I ended up sending the headset back in at my expense only for it to go into a black hole. Looks like I will never get the replacement headset I was told I would get. I am sorry I ever ran across Newegg.
I ordered a Nexus 6p-64G. What I got was a Nexus 6p-32G. Since my old phone is broken, I can not afford to send this phone back for replacement. The should do a better job to send me the right product!
I have been a Newegg customer since 2000.. its been 15 years.. I HAVE NEVER NEVER HAD a complain about this store.. they have the best prices in computer parts. THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST.. they help with everything.. I can not complain!!! NEWEGG GETS 10 EGGSS!!!!
I have bought many items over the years from Newegg.com I recommend them to EVERYONE! Vacuum, scooter and of course PC parts :-)
I have used many suppliers over the years, including newegg, but now I only use newegg. Customer service has been the best I have ever encountered from any company.
Newegg is good they ship fast packaging is always top notch but their RMA system sucks ive been burned by more than once i will not send a intel based motherboard l back to them because they claim the pins are damaged people have received these boards with damaged pins and want them replaced and they say it user error and refuse to replace it and send back the broken product i sent a corsair h60 back because i didn't want it no more they said the radiator was damaged it come back fine and their return fees suck i sent back a gigabyte gtx 770 i lost almost 100 dollar in return fees
I have never had bad service from Newegg, I had bought a 32" TV, it was past the 30 day period for returns, but Newegg worked with me and got me another TV, and took care of the RMA with Seiki, Class act all around
I have never had a problem with Newegg and I have taken some real chances with open box and sale items. No failures, not one. Keep it up Newegg!
I have purchased many components and every item was received in great NEW condition... and worked just fine... a Monitor I ordered was received in LESS than 24 hours, I was amazed..!! I bought 16 GB memory, ToughPower PSU units, SSD and Hard Drive too... I know some items could arrive DOA, but I have had NO bad experiences... Hint: I always spec out what I need and reference CPU and Motherboards, etc thru manufacturer websites to determine compatibility... just play it safe.
I love NewEgg I have bought several items and have had the best experience with them, I constantly recommend the site to friends and family. The majority of my last PC build I purchased from NewEgg and I am still getting items for it from, because they usually have the best prices.
newegg never told me that what I was buying wasn't from them. took too llong and was 3 days late
I have been using Newegg for many years, and plan on continuing to use them for purchases of Computer related parts and supplies. Pricewise, they are sometimes less expensive than most online auction retailers, Their shipping prices are fair and they do try and get orders out as quickly as possible. I can see where their "premier" memberships could be useful to people who shop frequently or in large batches, however, as an occasional shopper, it's simply not worth the $49.99 per year. I have had good and bad experiences with their customer support over the years, but mostly good. I have not had to RMA anything purchased from them so I cannot comment on their RMA system. They offer numerous payment options, including PayPal which is my preferred method. All in all a good company to work with. One of my only reservations are all of the "marketplace" shops they have on their site. If I wanted to buy from another retailer, I would go through their site, not Newegg. It can be confusing for a novice to realize who he is actually doing business with. They also need to work on their category system. Sometimes finding things can be a bit of a hassle. I do recommend them to friends and family as an alternate to eBay and other online sites.
It's been really great.
I am on my 3rd system build and god knows how many upgrades lol. I get 90% of my gear from NewEgg . shipping is always good packaging is done right, and the price is hard to beat. never once had a bad item shipped yet. Use them, Love them, and play hard.
Newegg is a good company, but there service is archaic, returns are still RMA, waiting, waiting, waiting. Take a look why Amazon took off, returns easy as with Costco, people like that. With one click, i return or exchange something on Amazon, no questions asked, they trust there customers, if i say its broke its broke, they send another unit before my broken one arrives. If you don't change your ways, you will dissapear, as so many other good online retailers. Too bad...
I just did a system build and bought a lot of my hardwards from NewEgg, I like their prices but I also used amazon for some of my purchases because the price was lower. It's like that everywhere, you just have to shop around. But I give NewEgg two thumbs up for their selection and quick shipping. and I still look at NewEgg first when I look for anything for my computer.
Site Is amazing. Bought everything for my rig through them and they always fixed any problem I had. I recommend to everyone
I've always had a positive experience with Newegg. You need to do your homework, and product research, as there is no customer service, or referrals. Shipping has always been quick, but then it should be, as most items ship from Whittier, and I live in the OC. Their daily deals are really good, as well as the sales that they send out via e-mail during the week. I will continue to do business with Newegg, as their prices are much better than Amazon.