[QUOTE=WiltonParmenter;2061483]Search engines such as Pricegrabber and Nextag often don’t recognize online retailers with the lowest price. Probably the one that usually has the best prices is Pricewatch.com. Many of the retailers they list with the lowest prices aren’t the usual four star ones like Newegg or Amazon. I’ve gotten some excellent buys using Pricewatch, though and they have their own vendor rating system.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, I’ve run across Pricewatch via Google searchs by accident, but never used them specifically. Thanks for the tip. And you’re right, PriceGrabber is wholly inadequate, because it leaves out so many vendors.
It must be admitted though that in general, for things like burners, it’s hard to beat NewEgg when they have free shipping. Add to that the replacement policy and their customer service, and I think that’s why folks don’t look too far beyond them. Plus, a lot of the vendors I see on Pricewatch are not ones I would really trust, especially for OEM stuff. If it’s sealed in a box, then it doesn’t matter, but for bare OEM, people get a little more cautious.