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Tom's is cancer with auto-play videos that follow you around and restart.
 
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So ether this is a very isolated event or Newegg is censoring their reviews. There is nothing on Newegg site about any problems. At least with the EVGA cards
 
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I don't think its just the cards, I even got in a RM850x today and the box came mangled with no padding in it.

They're probably swamped and rushing out orders.


 
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Tom's is cancer with auto-play videos that follow you around and restart.
You can set your browser to not autoplay content. It helps. Or you can just boycot the hell out of them and pray they get the message.

But...damn... and.... WHY!?
 
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If it can be confirmed to be happening straight from newegg, then that's bad.
Based on my experience, it very well could be straight from Newegg. Another reason I say that, is what is the likelihood any of the scummy third-parties even got stock?
 

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If people are going to pick and pull issues about every e-store, then no one is going to buy from anyone. I've had issues with NewEgg, Amazon, Tiger direct and many more and the only one I won't buy from is Tiger direct after they wanted a picture of my ID.
 
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If people are going to pick and pull issues about every e-store, then no one is going to buy from anyone. I've had issues with NewEgg, Amazon, Tiger direct and many more and the only one I won't buy from is Tiger direct after they wanted a picture of my ID.
Can't say I have ever gotten noticeably used products with serial numbers sharpied out or OEM sold as retail from Amazon. Shitty packaging, yes. Or God forbid you have to try to reach Newegg support.
 
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Given recent history ... I'm surprised EVGA cards are being purchased w/o in depth reviews

970 SC - 1/3 heat sink missed GPU
1060 - 1080 - Shipped w/o thermal pads, pyrotechnoics, recall ensued
2xxx - using non "A" series GPUs

I do see a lot of 3rd party sellers on newegg ... not a smany as amazon... but I have never not been able to buy a desired product from newegg. I never buy any 1st stepping products .... don't start shopping until news breaks on issues like the above.

Since Tom's (and Anandtech) was purchased by product placement company (Purch) ... I wouldn't bother looking there anymore. Im saddened to live in a day where this kinda activity takes place... Tucker Carlson had a libel / slander lawsuit dismissed this week because because in the judges words, his repuations is such that reasonable people don't believe anything he says.

Newegg was great till they were bought out by overseas owners. It is a shame.
Newgg has has oveseas ties since it's founding. It was founded by Fred Chaing. a U.S. immigrant from Taiwan, He stepped down oin 2008, remaining head of Chinese operations and then became CEO again in 2010. In 2016, Liaison Interactive, a Chinese technology company, acquired a majority stake in Newegg in an investment deal .
 

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Can't say I have ever gotten noticeably used products with serial numbers sharpied out or OEM sold as retail from Amazon. Shitty packaging, yes. Or God forbid you have to try to reach Newegg support.
NewEgg has much better support than ASUS has ever given me. When they start taking money for things I didn't buy then I'll start not buying from them.
 

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I used to be pro-Newegg and anti-Amazon for computer parts and components, mostly because Amazon couldn't and still can't organize products properly.

That changed when Newegg morphed into a company that is simply a storefront for the third-party sellers that seem to sell 95% of the items now, with little support or recourse from bad sales or outlandish prices from Newegg. Sure you can filter the item you want to only show items ACTUALLY sold by Newegg, but that illustrates the problem: 300 items shrinks to 5 and thus, severely limits choice.

To be fair, Amazon is going along that route too. We're going to reach that point with them in about 5 years in my opinion.
 
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To be fair, Amazon is going along that route too. We're going to reach that point with them in about 5 years in my opinion.
We may find that we will only be buying from manufacturers, aib or otherwise.
 

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I try to avoid Newegg as much as possible, mainly because they sold a major chunk of their ownership to china. I did just buy a 10850k from them though and it should arrive tomorrow. Too good a deal to pass up. I ordered a 10700k for $400 from Best Buy but it is delayed, then saw Newegg had the 10850k for $65 more so got that instead. Hopefully don't have any problems or it will be the last time I buy from them.
 
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mostly because Amazon couldn't and still can't organize products properly.
Right? Their search engine is absolute garbage, STILL.
 

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Right? Their search engine is absolute garbage, STILL.
preach it brother. that said I do use amazon alot more and I was at one point a big newegg fan. but their pricing never keeps up with market. If my wife is going to get pissed at my expenditures anyway then might as well not make it worse by buying X for $30 more for no reason.
 
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preach it brother. that said I do use amazon alot more and I was at one point a big newegg fan. but their pricing never keeps up with market. If my wife is going to get pissed at my expenditures anyway then might as well not make it worse by buying X for $30 more for no reason.
Amazon is good if you take the time to deep search for things, but that takes a lot of time. Newegg's search engine is dead simple and is very accurate most of the time. I will say this in favor of Newegg, it's been a while since I got an item that was sold as new and arrived opened or handled.
 
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preach it brother. that said I do use amazon alot more and I was at one point a big newegg fan. but their pricing never keeps up with market. If my wife is going to get pissed at my expenditures anyway then might as well not make it worse by buying X for $30 more for no reason.
Interesting, I always found Neweggs prices cheaper.
 
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I've been lucky I guess. Never had a problem with Newegg and I've been buying from them since 2001. But most of the stuff I buy is directly from Newegg exclusively. But I would be pissed if this happened to me cause I keep the boxes for almost all of my hardware.
 
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I went to buy an M801P Redragon mouse, it's a 40$ mouse, could only find it at new egg for 105$
I just went to Microcenter, got it for 48$ w/tax. When I bought my vision D motherboard, the cardboard insert was ripped....sent it back
got one that wasn't ripped up - nothing is sealed anymore, not really trusting them at this point, I want all my stuff sealed - and they put
useless inserts for hellofresh that i'll never use. You really have to search and search not only for deals, but for the right product.
 

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Amazon is amazing if you take the time to deep search for things, but that takes a lot of time. Newegg's search engine is dead simple and is very accurate most of the time. I will say this in favor of Newegg, it's been a while since I got an item that was sold as new and arrived opened or handled.
I read a quote from an interview made long ago, they were asked what they wouldn't sell. Cement. Shipping is too high. But I bought a baby grand piano from Amazon abt 5-6 years ago. Turned out I didn't need a baby grand. I sold it on Ebay.
 
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