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EggXpert is the new official forum area for Newegg

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 events.

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 posts.



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RE: Promising
By Aprime on 4/10/2007 6:35:59 PM , Rating: 2
... You have to get that stuff labeled as a gift (gifts are duty-free), you fool! :D

Also, sorry for misspelling your nickname first.


RE: Promising
By Pirks on 4/10/2007 7:01:24 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the advice, Aprime, I'll try that with my next hardware purchase. But I kind of doubt that Canadian customs will let through this "GIFT GIFT GIFT" big box of hardware... they will smell the rats I'm afraid


RE: Promising
By Pirks on 4/10/2007 7:05:10 PM , Rating: 2
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gifts are duty-free
hold on a sec, we're talking about salex tax, not about duty. the gifts are NOT exempt from sales tax, right? so as long as you declare the parcel as having value of say $100 you gotta pay $14 on top, right? EVEN IF this is a gift. that's what my mailman told me once


RE: Promising
By Aprime on 4/10/2007 11:13:22 PM , Rating: 2
Gifts are exempt from the sales tax that is applied to stuff ordered from the US.

Customs don't judge, if it's labeled "gift", they don't tax it.

I've ordered a countless amount of things from the US and was only taxed about twice, both times the items were labeled "gift".


RE: Promising
By Pirks on 4/11/2007 2:33:42 PM , Rating: 2
See, you DID label them as GIFT and customs still TAXED you. That's what I was talking about - looks like it's not as simple as you think. They probably tax gifts too, I just don't know when exactly and why, they probably have some rules for that


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