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Newegg.com En Route Canada

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. unclewebb

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    I can get items delivered to my door from NCIX, 600 miles away, to a small town in less than 24 hours. That doesn't leave much room for the Egg to improve on things. NCIX weekly specials like this weeks Diamond 4850 card which included RaceDriver: GRID for $150 is also impossible to compete with. They sold out a hundred of this loss leader within a day.

    Good luck NewEgg but I think you've pissed off too many Canadians for far too long by ignoring us. We're a loyal bunch up here and if you're using UPS then you've already got 3 strikes against you.
     
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    woot!

    Newegg ftw! I cant wait do order from Newegg. Hopefully the store is in Toronto :D
     
  3. brian.ca New Member

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    Nice, it always bugs the hell out of me when good american online retailers don't ship up here. Any idea where they're supposed to be based out of?

    Will they have a storefront? If not hopefully they'll be out of Ontario. Not having to pay PST whenever I order from BC or Montreal has always been a nice bonus.
     
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    Very, very good point :)
     
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    Oh yeah, that'd be damn sweet :D
     
  6. WhiteLotus

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    Very god step for Newegg - now keep rolling it out across the world so we can all benefit!

    Also - prices at the proper exchange levels would be nice for a change.
     
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    what shops are there from montreal to order from? (i usually get my stuff from NCIX and DC)
     
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    I wish they'd offer something for the Caribbean.

    B.t.w, I *REALLY* like your avatar, mk_ln... ;)
     
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    Wich is a good reason for em to come here more competition cheaper prices.
     
  10. Kreij

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    I doubt that the 'Egg was ignoring Canadians. No company ignores potential customers.
    There was probably some issue that prevented them from servicing Canada.
    Perhaps without a Canadian presence (read: having a warehouse or physical presence in Canada) it was simply cost prohibitive and they would not be able to compete effectively.

    In any event, I have no experience with NCIX, but the cometition will force them to keep their customer service and pricing at a high level to compete.

    That is indeed good for all you Canooks™

    Note : Us Wisconsin Cheeseheads reserve the right to call our northern friends Canooks, and welcome them to come down for beer and brats any time :toast:
     
  11. btarunr

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    Aren't prices directly related to a country's import/excise duty on computer parts? So if Canada happens to have a higher duty on computer imports, there will definitely be a significant disparity in US and Can prices on Newegg.
     
  12. Kreij

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    Yes, but there can be other factors in play. For instance, many US states, and even municipalities, will offer companies perks to build in their area to help the economy through creating jobs and thus increasing overall revenue for the area (if people make money in an area they are likely to spend that money there also).

    The perks could be good enough to offset some or all of the import costs.
    Canadian provinces may do something similar to get businesses to build there.
     
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    I have to think that I'd still support ncix. great customer support, only uses ups if you ask them to, and they're a canadian company. prices are pretty good, too.
     
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    Good move if you ask me. However I would prefer it if they could operate in the UK.
    But then again the tax on stuff over here is stupid.
    Its very anoying to google a component and see that newegg has the cheapest price but cant ship.

    Should be interesting to see how the pricing is for you canadians.
     
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    I thought I was the only one who was thinking that :laugh:
     
  16. Kreij

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    I really don't understand the cost of stuff in the EU.
    The current exchange rate is about $1 = .6 eu
    That should mean that if something costs $500 here, it should only be ~320 euros there.
    That is not what I am seeing though. Many items are the same dollar amount in either location.
    Someone is making a ton of money ... and it's not me :(
     
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    Its not so bad in the UK ... ok well maybe it is :p things are rediculously priced here because of tax or something i don't know.
     
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    I'm glad that newegg is doing this. But, Ncix did it faster.. That's what I'm sad about... But, still a great idea.
     
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    Your not Canadian;)

    I personally love NCIX, and most of the time...they have better sales and prices, the only thing Newegg has better, is selection.
     
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    that is so true.

    regarding customer service, i think it would be hard to top NCIX's.
     
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    Well just think a minute. With the 'Egg getting into the picture they are now going to be competing to see who has better customer service.

    Win Win.
     
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    friendly words from a friendly man.
     
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  23. Kreij

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    I am all for keeping money at home. If the 'Egg has a presence in Canada the money will stay at home (for the most part). This is a win for Canadian folks, not a lose.

    You would understand that if you were better hockey. (duck and run) :D
     
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    Sometimes I wonder where guys like you crawl out from under evey once in awhile. For NCIX with 4 or 5 stores to compete with the multimillion dollar bigbox stores, I have to give them credit. Go to London Drugs which are far bigger in size and a Dvd player goes for $69.00 vs NCIX for appr.$25.00. When Best Buy bought out our canadian FutureSop, did the prices go down, NO. The Americans come up here buy our stores and rip us off, and all I read about is people complaining about why our prices are 25% more here then in the US of A with our dollar being at par for the last year or so.
    Check it out for yourself read the financial or business section in the local rag sometimes. Open your eyes. I hope stores like NCIX are here for a long time, because most of the time the Americans just continue to suck us dry. Open your eyes and look around before you bitch about a small Canadian store trying to still make a go of it. The Americans pawn us big time, eg, Bought out Hudsons Bay Co. FutureShop, Sears of Canada, Oil Industry, Hydro, I could go on.
    Let me guess you still think we have Free Enterprise. Well think again next time you go into your favorite Food store, check out the coffee or cereal section as an example and you 'll see 2 or 3 companies put out the 20 or more brands to give guys like you the idea their is competition in this country. Sorry but I'm still a bit of a Nationalist from the old days and the USA hasn't taken it away from me yet.
     
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    @ IcrushitI : The US is not your enemy.
    You mention that many Canadian companies have been bought out by US firms.
    They did not have to sell did they? They are doing so because it is in their best interest (read: make money).
    I support my local small dealers to keep them in business, and if you want to keep business local, you should do the same.
     
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