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Newegg vs Amazon
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 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.
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?
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.