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Newegg in Europe

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  1. malware New Member

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    The worlds famous online computer hardware and software retailer Newegg plans to to start European operation. As you know Newegg has warehouses in California, Tennessee and New Jersey, and it operates only in USA, till now. The biggest problem is that such a move will put a lot of people out of business in Europe especially the smaller players. Newegg buys incredible volumes and gets great prices. This story is confirmed by very high ranked officers of the egg company, but the final decision is yet to be made.

    Source: theINQ
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    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's awesome news :D :)
  3. dmce New Member

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    Must be good news for the consumer. US website is good as far as this type of business goes. Plenty of images.
  4. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    I wouldn't mind that.
  5. PyroInc New Member

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    well Congrats to all you Europe guys
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    FINALY.:toast:

    Cheaper hardware for Europe.:rockout: :D
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    thank god....that will make it easier to find product for people..i don't know any sites for europe....good for you guys:rockout:
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    This is good news. I think there was a similar story a few months back, but that wasn't ever confirmed.
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    hopefully the more you guys contribute to their profit the lower the prices will go.... yea right :)
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    Hopefully prices will be just US prices + tax. I want an end to this European premium nonsense. I also hope their warehouse is in the UK :). I dont want to pay international shipping.
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    brilliant news, i heard this a few months back and have been waiting to hear more. Hopefully it might push down others prices too:)
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    Awesome news for you guys overseas... But what about in Canada!?

    That would be easier to establish, and we get price gouged almost as bad as you guys, suprisingly...
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    As far as the warehouses are in the EU it's all awesome :D
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    Sounds awesome, but I REALLY hope the prices aren't like Dells in the EU.

    'Why not make the EU customers pay 50-100% more than the US customers? Oh well, sounds like a good idea!'
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    it's newegg; they have a company image to care about and protect. I would be VERY surprised if they gave europe the shaft ;) its about time our friends over the pond got treated right...
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    Nice!!!!!!!
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    thats true and I am also hoping that them making the move over here will bring prices down to better levels, but as a company its responsibility first and foremost is to its shareholders not its customers, so I basically see no change in the premium prices we have to pay, they'll just set their prices at the same high value we already pay and make even more profit.
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i send them an email a while ago asking that :)
    they said no back then, but guess my dreams come true :)
  19. lemonadesoda

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    Dont expect newegg prices to be the same as in the US, due to:

    1./ Sales taxes is the EU higher than US
    2./ Warranty periods in the EU are longer than in the US (although this does benefit the consumer)
    3./ Social security costs higher, and cost of living higher, meaning that employment costs are inevitably higher. It really is impossible to run a business as efficiently (cheaply) as you can in the US
    4./ To be competitive, you just have to be cheaper than the competition, not AS CHEAP AS the US

    Nonetheless, I'm also very positive about their proposed entry into EU. It will only help ensure better prices, and better availability of products.
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    I wonder if they will have a free vat fee
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    This sounds like good news. I got a friend in Boston to buy me a 4GB Memory Stick for my PSP a few months back because it was effectively dollars for pounds, i.e. UK sites were selling for £100 what US sites were selling for $100 :eek:

    Looking at Newegg today, an e6300 is $190 which at XE.com rates today equals £97.80. The average cost of an e6300 over the UK site such as Scan and Dabs is £120 so if it helps close that gap I'll be happy
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    only way I can see them getting that is if they set up in somewhere like jersey which for some really odd reason has no vat.... I don't know where else in europe this is possible but I know jersey has stopped allowing new big companies to set up there due to that fact loads were taking advantage of it such as tesco and play.com
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    about time, time to put the squeeze on the likes pcworld.co.uk, Dabs.co.uk and etc.
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    yeah but i don't personally know any enthusiasts who buy from them anyways, they are far too expensive, especially pc world who are basically someone you send someone to who knows nothing about computers..

    hopefully though eu-egg-i-ness will be cheaper than my current favs... overclockers, scan, ebuyer, savastore etc.
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    dabs are a bunch of shiesters!, i tried to buy a gfx card that was on offer a couple of years ago and they messed about with my bank details till it was 'conveniently' out of stock

    just as well tho, it was a geforce 5900 lol

    have used all those except overclockers, but theyre prices have got better recently. overclock.co.uk is good for rare bits, i got an athlon xp-m for £40 few years ago (still kicks arse)
    aria are good though, and lowestonweb sometimes-limited range tho, but both these stores pricematch

    hopefully the egg will cause a price war (one that well win)

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