Online retailer of computer hardware and accessories
Newegg.com is putting its latest venture square in the hands of the PC
enthusiast community. Earlier this month, Newegg quietly launched its own
community site called EggXpert.com with
a forums section and blogs for its users.
Currently in an open beta stage, EggXpert describes itself
as “an extensive and easy-to-use online tech community designed specifically
for PC & consumer electronics enthusiasts like yourself.” Users can
interact with each other via online forums, blogs and regular interactive
EggXpert likely realizes that a good portion of Newegg
customers are PC do-it-yourself types, and have opened a forum dedicated to the
DIY crowd and even overclockers. Appropriately, situated right below the
overclockers’ area is a forum dedicated to helping with hardware troubles.
Unlike many other hardware enthusiast forums on the
Internet, EggXpert does not have an area dedicated for its members to buy, sell
and trade their computer goods. In place of a traditional marketplace section
are forums where users can discuss and inform each other of hot deals, even if
they aren’t products from Newegg.com
Since the site’s launch in early April, the forum has
amassed over 5,500 members who have contributed to 2,444 threads and 3,674
quote: First the bad: I think I bought 3 motherboard/processor combos from them. 1 wouldn't boot because its BIOS was corrupted.