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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?

Amazon is better!

Amazon is better!

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Amazon is actually cheaper for me, a UK resident. (There is no Newegg in England though).

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      AMAZON

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Newegg sells used merchandise as new. Then you go through their RMA runaround trying to get what you paid for.

      Amazon lets you select new or used based on your preference. With Newegg, you don't get that choice.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Im an amazon costumer n never had a problem newegg got the most expensive parts than amazon in amazon u choose how do you wan it new used refurbished a lot of options with new egg is expending money is good son trow a 1000 dollars and we give you a towel so you can expend more

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazon has 30 day price protection and the best packaging. Newegg changes prices like the stock market and their packaging of hard disk drives is tragic. OTOH, Amazon's SuperSaver shipping seems notoriously slow for hardware and the way they divide and stagger shipments is aggravating. Also, Newegg reviews seem better informed about fitment, system integration, etc. It's a close call so I use both to keep the competition alive.

    • jguyton 5 years ago

      Honestly many times they have the same product so...it can come down to price because both companies are high quality and I trust them....but lately Amazon seems to have an edge for me.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      While I highly prefer to research items on newegg, when I find what I am looking for I normally then get it @ amazon. Newegg always frustrates me when it comes to shipping... somehow my packages can never be tracked and come so much slower that I expect. I have probably purchased from amazon north of 50 times and newegg close to 20 and amazon never ceases to please me. I often had paid for neweggs rush processing in the past.....

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I used to think Newegg but I just ordered from Amazon a motherboard because they were $8.00 dollars cheaper. I noticed Newegg is starting to have less free shipping than they used to. That what EggHead started doing before they shut or was bought out by Amazon.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Amazon for me personally...because NO TAX, GREAT RETURN POLICY, FAST SHIPPING, and a generally more appealing website! Everything that i bought FROM AMAZON was authentic!

    • nebby 6 years ago from USA

      Since we purchase different types of products and not just electronic or computer related, I like shopping at Amazon. From soup to nuts and everything in between.

      By being able to buy everything at once saves me time (and shipping) so I like the convenience,

    Newegg is better!

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      • anonymous 2 years ago

        Newegg uses shipping that you can actually track. Amazon uses some weird system that only allows you to track your package minutes before it arrives. I HATE THAT!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yeap

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        newegg seems cheaper

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Reviews found on Newegg are much better than the ones I have seen on Amazon, Newegg also has a very secure and trustworthy reputation for having great service. Although Amazon still provides some great prices, the interface, prices, website (of newegg) layout, and reviews seem to be superior.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        When item price is the same on both sites, Newegg is better by not charging sales tax in Texas.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Newegg is definitely better for me. Have spent thousands of dollars on computer parts from there with no trouble at all and their return policy is still the best that I've seen so far. Customer service is also one of the best so far they've always been quick and couteous and have let me rma a product without having to pay the restocking fee or shipping fee a lot of times.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        because Newegg has free shipping for the MAJORITY of its items, and its 3-day UPS ground, which is a good service. Also, all the prices that i have seen on Newegg have been either the same, or lower than Amazon prices, ESPECIALLY if you count the mail in rebates. Also, Newegg specializes in computer parts. More detailed reviews on newegg.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Newegg has more official prices, less confusion, and better support.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Newegg rocks. Amazon is not shabby, but IMO Newegg edges them out in almost every category. Sometimes items are slightly cheaper via Amazon, but the hassle of return vs. Newegg is worth a buck to me.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Newegg is cheaper on 80% of what I buy and less hassle when broken.

      • Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

        I have rarely used Amazon for computer parts, but I find them extremely reliable for just about anything, with great prices and usually free shipping.

        I have bought from Newegg a few times, mostly for computer components, and again they have great prices and I was never let down.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        newegg. never done me wrong, cheapest prices on the internet, best deals too. and everything jason said about amazon, well newegg is better in all those respects. i've literally spent thousand of dollars on newegg and wouldn't take a single cent back.

      • hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

        I often find better deals on Newegg! I think it's because my husband is on their mailing list and loves reading their email ads which often announce special deals with discount codes. Now if only Squidoo had a newegg referral program......

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Newegg is king. I don't see why you'd order PC parts on Amazon. Use it to buy books or whateva.

      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).

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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 5 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 5 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 6 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. Buy.com are also very good for many items, with excellent prices and free shipping.

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          nebby 6 years ago from USA

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