"On December 28, 2019, I ordered a WiFi adapter for my PC. It didn't have a stable connection and I went through the return process. Newegg emailed me a return label. I returned the item, in the original box and packaging, applying the label that Newegg sent to me. Within 4 business days, the return was signed-for, so I expected a refund within a few days. I waited. And Waited. And Waited. I received a warning email that my return would expire if I did not return the item. I had already received an email confirmation from FedEx that the return was delivered. I called Newegg and spoke with a very clueless person who told me that I sent the item to the wrong address! What? I used their label. I told her that I had returned the item, using their label, and gave her the tracking, which she already had as Newegg had sent me the label. I told her it was signed for, gave the name and date/time stamp from FedEx. She said, "You used the wrong address so you have to retrieve the item and use a different label to return the item to us, before the expiration date." They lost the item, but I am somehow to retrieve it for them? In California? The expiration date, of the return, was less than a week! I told her that it wasn't my fault that they sent me the wrong RMA label and I was being held liable for their error. She told me that was the way it was. For clarification, I printed two copies of the PDF label, used one for the return and kept the other so I'd have a tracking number. Both labels matched and the tracking number matched the number on my account return status page.
Since I had purchased the item from Newegg using PayPal, I turned to Paypal and sent all supporting documentation to them, including the label, the copy of FedEx tracking, Newegg invoice, a screenshot of the Newegg.com customer account return status page, the PayPal statement, etc. Paypal asked for 10 days for Newegg to respond, which I agreed to. Newegg never responded. I received a refund on February 5th, for the full amount. A month later, NewEgg wanted me to reverse the charge-back, as they had conveniently found the item and wanted to credit my account. It appears that Newegg only wished to refund me after the charge-back. Evidently, Paypal had given them 10 business days to take care of the refund, and Newegg refused, so Paypal reversed the charge. The caller told me specifically, "reverse the chargeback and we will charge your credit card for the full amount, then refund your account within 10 business days." I refused. I no longer trusted them.
Today, I tried to log into my account and was greeted with, "We apologize for the inconvenience, but this account has been suspended. Please do not continue to attempt to log in. You can call us at (800) 390-1119 for help." I called and got "please enter your order number." I hung-up and went to the customer service page and ordered a call-back. I spoke with another clueless woman who told me that my account was blocked due to a chargeback. I explained the situation and she refused to acknowledge an error occurred and said that the only way to resolve the account closure was to reverse the charge-back, apply a credit-card charge and wait ~10 days for a refund. I refused. It seems that Newegg only wished to refund me after having a chargeback applied to their account. I didn't order the chargeback, Paypal did, after giving them plenty of time to resolve the issue. That's fine. Newegg isn't the only ballgame in town. I haven't used them since February, as I am not out of the computer repair business, and only now decided to do some major upgrades to my desktop computers and file server. Despite the fact that I had been a personal and business account customer of theirs since 2001, I see they no longer care about the customer. In that regard, they lost my business until they come to their senses. They probably don't care about my little money, now, anyways. The only way to get their attention is, from my experience, is a chargeback."