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Newegg vs Amazon

Updated on November 7, 2014

Which One is Better?

Amazon and Newegg are two of the most popular online computer hardware and software retailers in the United States. They both offer a big selection of computer parts, fast and affordable shipping, and helpful customer reviews that can help you make a decision.

Which store do you think is better, cheaper and provides a smoother shopping experience overall? You are welcome to share your opinion in the discussion below and vote in the poll. And if you're unsure, scroll down to learn more about the two companies.

Amazon vs Newegg Discussion

Do you prefer Amazon or Newegg for buying computer parts?

About Amazon

Amazon is the largest online retailer in the US, attracting about 65 million customers to their website a month. They sell a wide array of merchandise and offer a respectable selection of the newest computer hardware, software and games as well. Similarly to Newegg, Amazon customers are able to rate the products they buy on the scale of 1 to 5 stars and write an optional review.

Users should take note when buying from third-party sellers on Amazon's marketplace. While there's rarely a problem when buying directly from Amazon, not all sellers are that reliable.

About Newegg

Newegg is an online store that specializes in computer hardware and software. It is popular among gamers and computer enthusiasts, and occasionally sponsors PC gaming tournaments. The customers are able to rate the products they buy and post reviews. Newegg has been a recipient of the Computer Shopper Shoppers' Choice Awards for several years in a row. It is also one of the highest-rated stores on ResellerRatings, with a lifetime score of ~9.4 out of 10 (which, incidentally, is much higher than that of Amazon).

Newegg vs Amazon Poll

Which online retailer do you like more?

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Alternative to Newegg and Amazon

Another very popular choice among electronics buyers

Another company, TigerDirect, is also frequently mentioned whenever there's a discussion about the best place to buy computer parts and other electronics. This company sells a wide variety of products, and you can purchase them at one of their stores or by ordering online. I can't really say whether TigerDirect, Amazon, or NewEgg is better, but it's always nice to have an alternative.


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So what if Amazon is cheaper? It's a sleazy company. Amazon Marketplace sellers game the rating system like crazy! I wish there were more retailers with believable ratings like Newegg, and I'm happy to pay them a premium. Why waste time trying to save a few bucks by ordering from Amazon?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I cannot believe some people keep saying "Newegg is the Best!" "It's cheap and I've been doing it like foeva!" Wake up sheep, Newegg has gotten more expensive because of all the attention and transition to stockholders maintaining it. Don't forget to mention state taxes and high costs for shipping, whoever buys from them must not understand that they are overpriced and are just fanboi idiots who can't fathom that they are losing their hard earned cash without looking for better deals.

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      miltoncesarolave 6 years ago

      Me ha ido bien con Newegg, buenos precios. Con Amazon también aunque me han llegado artículos defectuosos.

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I shop more at Amazon these days, but not or computer components. I used to use Tiger Direct (now same company as CompUSA) for most of my computer components, because of the wide range and good prices. are also very good for many items, with excellent prices and free shipping.

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      Interesting comparison between the two sites. I actually like them both but shop more at Amazon.