[QUOTE=ricoman;2604414]Newegg has an impeccable reputation. I’ve been using them for years. They have responded to any problems quickly and fairly. Can you sometimes get things cheaper somewhere else? Of course, but that’s no reason to call them a ripoff which suggests that they are dishonest. Because something can be found $3 cheaper somewhere else hardly means they are a ripoff. If you can find something cheaper elsewhere, buy it there without calling names to everyone else who is more expensive.
I buy things from Meritline too with no problems, but there are sometimes issues with the quality of some of their offerings. The TY Valueline comes to mind, but I don’t accuse them of being a ripoff, I just don’t buy that item any more. It’s often cheaper for a reason.[/QUOTE]
Well, I never said NE was dishonest, but certain business practices have evolved since their inception back in '01. Some of which include: restocking fees & limited/no returns on cartain items (reaonable on some items, not on all), no price matching or beating(really lose a sale rather than compete?), and last but not least higher prices on certain items. While I can’t cite specific examples off the top of my head. I’ve seen prices for items on NewEgg that were the SAME as a brick & mortar store. We all know that etailers have pricing advantages and maybe a few years back B&M’s would slash prices at or below wholesale, but not anymore-- so the offending price was not appropriate. That’s why I say there’s alot of good @ newegg, but YMMV on price. It’s best to shop around now. Another goofy example: