Newegg Guns for Amazon
April 22, 2008 12:30 PM
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The world's largest computer etailer poises itself as an alternative to the world's largest etailer
Newegg, often heralded for its fast shipping times and high-tech shipping facilities, isn't happy with being the largest computer e-tailer anymore.
The company today announced
, a spinoff of the Newegg.com website and business model. Like Amazon, NeweggMall gives smaller retailers an outlet to showcase their wares but uses Newegg's logistics tracking and content management system.
The end result is, well, Amazon. Consumers can buy from the NeweggMall site, and products are drop-shipped from the reseller. Newegg takes a portion of the revenue from the sale, which it justifies by handling the portal and logistics. Depending on category, that portion can range from 6 to 15 percent, nearly identical to the revenue share structure at Amazon.com.
Newegg Mall is also the same division that manages the
, a community of blogs and forums created to provide product feedback on products featured at Newegg.com. Certainly this forum will also be used for the new categories featured at Newegg Mall as well.
Newegg representatives tell
the new marketplace will officially launch on May 27, 2008, though the site appears to be taking orders already. More information is available from
the Newegg Mall About Page
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4/23/2008 11:39:10 AM
find a small box. example: 4in x 4in x 4in. Put nothing inside. declared value under $100.00. Take a friend address (or your own) and go to a UPS store and ask them for the complete ship charge. Do not go on-line for the ship rate. If you ship enough items you'd already know that the on-line shipping cost is always several dollars cheaper then the real final cost that you are bill and/or charged.
Remember some one at UPS (any shipping company) is feeding their child, paying rent,... off the $5.99 they are charging you. No one is working for free. Add to this that the gas price is going up like it is. It will not be long before nothing will ship for under $10 or $15.
I suggest you just find a place that gives a fair rate when you purchase multiple items and always buy more then one item at a time.
4/23/2008 5:40:42 PM
Unfortunately, Newegg doesn't combine shipping, add an item and add some shipping charges regardless of weight. I guess they want to subsidize the shipping of other items they ship for cheap. Buying multiple items at Amazon will save you money.
I have to pay tax on all Newegg purchases since they have a distribution center in Tennessee. After factoring in Newegg's shipping charges I can almost always purchase items cheaper elsewhere. Find you what you want on Newegg, and buy it somewhere else is how it goes for me usually.
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