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#1 cubeenigma

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:32 PM

I know this isn't a deal.

I KNOW ITS NOT A DEAL

But since a lot of us "love" the gift card deals newegg offers for games, here's a post about their new Amazon Prime like service they just launched.

http://promotions.ne...rial/index.html

Benefits:
"Free" 3 day shipping with discounts on 2/1 day options
Free returns
Restocking fees waived
Special promos
Advance notice on promos
Dedicated service line

Free 30 day trial at link above
A year starts at $49.99

#2 FlyingMonkey9

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:35 PM

Maybe if they had something like 20% off new videogame purchases.

 

I love Newegg because Im not charged tax, but they never PM amazon or Best Buy and BB with 20% off is amazing

 

Plus you never have "newegg" credit from trade ins



#3 nnthomas

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

Not a deal
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#4 Blade

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:39 PM

Obligatory "shipping kills it" comment.
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#5 cubeenigma

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:39 PM

Obligatory "shipping kills it" comment.

how can shipping kill it if there isn't shipping costs

#6 Vanacloud

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:45 PM

Very interesting.. copying the amazon prime style of doing things.  



#7 doodofdoods

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

 Don't they use shoprunner for most products? That has 2 day shipping, and works with other sites.


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#8 vince_carter

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

does this mean no more shoprunner? that's the only reason i ever use newegg


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#9 Bobby's Universe

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

how can shipping kill it if there isn't shipping costs


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#10 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

If these companies keep this crap up, I will stop buying new releases altogether.  Seriously, a few years ago Newegg offered new games for 39, sometimes 45 dollars.

 

Now the best you get is 5 dollar promos, 5 dollars off, or 10 dollar gift cards.  Plus I have to spend 49.99 for free three day shipping. Now they use DHL to ship stuff to me with eggsaver, which always seems to take at least 10 days.

 

I've been ordering less and less off newegg, primarily reserving it now for JRPGS because the discounts are better then nothing you get anywhere else.

 

It's to bad newegg is falling off the map like this, they used to my go to place.  Their saving grace might be 50 dollars versus 120 amazon prime coming up.



#11 cubeenigma

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:48 PM

Shipping costs $49.99 a year

nvm -_-

I guess the lack of being able to trade in stuff and get credit from other sources doesn't make this as viable as prime.

but I know I'm using the trial to buy my PC parts

also wasn't a lot of games uneligble for shoprunners 2 day like toys r us or was it all games?

#12 RabbitSuit

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

Seems like a neat way to try to compete with Prime.
 Doubt I'd get it though.



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#13 louiedog

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

I'd say that most of the hardware I've ordered from Newegg already had free shipping and it tends to come within 1-2 days. I hope this doesn't change that.



#14 kaiyouske

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

DLC comes to online stores.

 

We offer crap service and shipping, but you can get acceptable shipping and better service DLC for $50 what a steal!


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#15 SDC

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:03 PM

I just built a computer almost completely from Newegg, and had free 2-day shipping from the free shoprunner shoprunner itself has been giving out for the last few years.  Unless they drop shoprunner completely this is far less appealing.



#16 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:08 PM

DLC comes to online stores.

 

We offer crap service and shipping, but you can get acceptable shipping and better service DLC for $50 what a steal!

Ain't this the damn truth!  And just for good measure, they take out features we were used to paying for and try and sell it back to us at a higher cost like it's some kind of "value."



#17 miyamotorola

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:07 PM

:o this is only good if they end free shipping deals completely or you don't want shop runner.

#18 dcm1602

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:12 PM

Prime cost me less (with the student discount) and gets me their instant streaming which has some mediocre stuff.

 

Newegg is dumb as hell with this, the only reason I buy anything from them is because im from NY and amazon charges tax, they dont.

 

Unless this is like that bestbuy service that gives you a discount on games (except without tax) i think its not worthwhile at all 



#19 thenutman69321

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:21 PM

The few times I order from Newegg the items always seem to have free shipping already.  That will probably stop now unfortunately.  Amazon Prime pays for itself in just a few months for me plus I use their streaming service a ton now.  Unless those exclusive deals are amazing I don't think this would be worth it for me.



#20 11440

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:22 PM

Just a reminder that Shoprunner is free for Amex cardholders.

#21 cubeenigma

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

Just a reminder that Shoprunner is free for Amex cardholders.

hopefully they will still be partners after the launch of this

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:50 PM

wonder if the track the free time by email or address. Could hook yourself up with 12 emails and get a  free year  :)


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#23 motoki

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

I'd say that most of the hardware I've ordered from Newegg already had free shipping and it tends to come within 1-2 days. I hope this doesn't change that.

I was going to say the same. 90% of the time I get my orders from then in 3 days or less anyway. Also they tend to have a lot of free shipping specials. meh


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#24 NightCat

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:42 PM

newegg went downhill over the years i do not trust them they wasted my time often and took money from me. To each there own but cs sucks and now i bet u need to pay for low end cs gl peeps.


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#25 Ragnorok64

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:50 PM

This would make sense for like a small business owner that has to order stuff all the time throughout the year. Dont see the value for most individuals.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:54 AM


It's to bad newegg is falling off the map like this, they used to my go to place.  Their saving grace might be 50 dollars versus 120 amazon prime coming up.

 

Where did you read up on that? That's a huge price increase for prime.

 

Was planning to purchase a few parts for my pc gaming rig I'm slowly building. Not sure if the price is worth it as I am paying for amazon prime already. I'll probably wait it out and hope more offers come from newegg premiere.



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#27 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:18 AM

 

 

 

 

Where did you read up on that? That's a huge price increase for prime.

 

Was planning to purchase a few parts for my pc gaming rig I'm slowly building. Not sure if the price is worth it as I am paying for amazon prime already. I'll probably wait it out and hope more offers come from newegg premiere.

 

There was a post on here discussing the "deal" for amazon prime raising.  This is a similar link to the news story that was posted.

 

http://www.washingto...-by-20-or-more/



#28 xRidley

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:33 AM

Funny thing is, Newegg used to offer all this 10 years ago.

 

-Free 3-day or usually faster shipping

-Great customer service, restocking fees often waived, free returns

-Great promos and deals for Newegg members

 

It used to just be called their "standard service" though. Now I guess you have to pay $49.99 to actually get that.



#29 Green Card200

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:46 AM

Will wait for someone to post what kind of offers/deals they have and sign up for a month then. I doubt I'll do a year but who knows - if we are lucky we can do 5 friends/family per membership.


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#30 reaperztoll

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:52 AM

I learned a valuable lesson with Newegg, never preorder a video game with them. Just wait for it to actually hit release date, you have about a 95% chance of it being shoprunner eligible and since they don't sell a ton of video games you have decent odds of getting the LE/CE/whatever special edition for the normal edition price.

 

I got SMT IV about a month ago and it was the limited edition, I ordered something last year that had been out a couple days and had the same experience, I've done this now about 4 or 5 times and not missed once.

 

If this stupid program kills shoprunner there I'll probably cut my Newegg consumption drastically.