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Online retailer Newegg hopes its customers will socialize with each other

Online retailer of computer hardware and accessories is officially launching today its hardware enthusiast community site The new site, which was previously in an open beta, allows users to discuss on PC hardware and consumer electronics through forums and blogs.

Added since the original beta version of the site is an official EggXpert Newsletter, a bi-weekly e-zine that compiles content written by the users of the EggXpert forum. Also new are Editor’s Picks, where a different forum thread and user blog are spotlighted each day as a front page feature.

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

The front page of EggXpert also presents the opportunity for Newegg to highlight special deals and sales of software, hardware, accessories, peripherals, DVD movies and other electronics.

During the early stages of the site in April, the EggXpert forum had 5,500 members who contributed to 2,444 threads and 3,674 posts. Since then, the community has grown to over 32,000 users, 55,280 threads and 80,845 posts.

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Old news
By MooseMuffin on 6/20/2007 11:54:16 AM , Rating: 1
This happened at least 2 months ago. My eggxpert registration confirmation is dated april 18.

RE: Old news
By MooseMuffin on 6/20/2007 12:00:59 PM , Rating: 2
I see, it was a beta before. Serves me right for not reading.

RE: Old news
By herbiehancock on 6/20/07, Rating: -1
RE: Old news
By omnicronx on 6/20/2007 1:24:23 PM , Rating: 2
or maybe you should learn to type a post in less than 10 minutes because he corrected himself

RE: Old news
By Oregonian2 on 6/20/2007 2:10:00 PM , Rating: 2
Particularly when it's only semantics to begin with and the original posting was actually correct. Because it was an OPEN beta there is no real practical difference between the "beta" and "officially open" other than the banner on the website. Kind of like physical stores that are open for a week or two before their grand opening events, they REALLY had already been open. Same with newEgg's new site. I've been on it for months, as could anyone else. Same as now. Difference between then and now (that I can tell) is the dropping of "Beta" in its description. That other fellow really shouldn't have been ripped for REALLY having had been right to begin with. Had it been a closed beta that'd been different, but the site has been open to the public for some time now. They're only just now putting up the grand opening newspaper ads.

By mdogs444 on 6/20/2007 11:40:29 AM , Rating: 3
Its nice that us buyers can get together to discuss our purchases, frustrations, results, and how-to's on the same site as where we bought our goods.

I can only hope for two things:

1. That there is a section to where we can voice our opinions about the egg's business practices, prices, results, parts being DOA, etc so that NewEgg can take care of the problems, and discontinue carrying items that have proven to be faulty.

2. That the Hot Deals section is not inappropriately handled by NewEgg to the point where they can see us commenting on what we see as a "steal" or a "misprint" to where they start jacking up the prices. Perhaps my "ethics" here are not quite practical, but "I LOVES ME A GOOD SALE"

RE: Nice
By paydirt on 6/20/2007 12:01:53 PM , Rating: 2
1 is already in place I think.

2 good point :)

Not interested
By Pauli on 6/20/2007 2:13:42 PM , Rating: 2
I love Newegg as a retailer, but I don't like the idea of a messageboard run by them. They already sensor the user reviews on the retail site. No thanks, I'll stick with independent sites -- there are already more than enough good ones.

RE: Not interested
By mdogs444 on 6/20/2007 3:02:18 PM , Rating: 2
Hardforums, OCforums, Anandtech forums.....just to name a few.

By sdsdv10 on 6/20/2007 11:15:03 AM , Rating: 2
Hooray for "The Egg"....

a good e-tailer
By sorr on 6/20/2007 11:26:20 AM , Rating: 2
it is a good e-tailer indeed

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