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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    Newegg have a lot of goodwill from fighting patent trolls, so hopefully they will have a bit of recognition to start out with. In the end, as usual, it all comes down to price.
    Newegg don't even need that goodwill for brand awareness, anyone who's ever spent any time browsing PC forums that have a large US presence will be aware of Newegg already.

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Quote Originally Posted by Smikis View Post
    hopefully they will have same stock options as they have in USA, scan is sorely lacking in any variety of brands, looking forward to this
    Just took a look at the US site - taking a Synology DS413j NAS as an example - and it was easy to get misdirected. Although +1 for Newegg, at least there is plenty of information - and it seems accurate. E.g. Scan's DS413j page says that it's not iSCSI capable, which according to Synology it is.

    So, I'll judge by results - hint Mr Newegg - some nice launch deals please!
    Quote Originally Posted by Devastater6194 View Post
    More competition is always welcome. Hopefully they will have a store further South than Overclockers and Scan.
    Devon, Cornwall? That's a bit unfair comment - after all both the companies you quote are really eTailers who happen to have a physical presence (and I thought Scan's was relatively recent in the company history).

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Quote Originally Posted by Doherz View Post
    Newegg don't even need that goodwill for brand awareness, anyone who's ever spent any time browsing PC forums that have a large US presence will be aware of Newegg already.
    Yep, I'll often check out the comments on newegg for a product I'm interested in even though I can't buy from them.
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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Really liking the thought of Newegg coming to the UK, they are big in the US for the reason that's price & customer service... These two things are why I shop at Scan but a cheaper price I'll shop elsewhere !

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    I welcome the competition entirely. Having recently had problems with an order for the third time in a row (and a couple other times) with scan i hope it makes all the companies fight harder for customers

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    With a relatively large number of options here in the US, including direct competitor Tiger Direct with a live store presence less than an hour from my home, I still deal almost 100% exclusively with NewEgg - those rare occasions I don't are simply because I've gone to the local office superstore, due to my own negligence in foresight.

    They always seem to have the best selection (which isn't always a good thing - there are some 'low end' options as well, often best avoided), the best online deals, and a lot of what I like to call 'sneak into your wallet deals' - stuff you have no immediate need of, but feel like a fool letting pass (SSD's at 1/2 off sales, etc).

    And while I've been fortunate in never having received a DOA item from them, or even one that's failed inside of warranty, those occasions you do read of on their items indicate timely, if not downright fast, customer service turnaround.

    I haven't dealt with a UK sellers before (no need, and no desire to fight with the taxes), so I cannot comment on your current fare - but I can honestly say NewEgg will be a good add to whatever mix you already have.
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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    I've had good service from Scan, some exceptional returns and their delivery is always spot on. Pricing, delivery and returns - those things will decide if I continue with Newegg EU past the first couple of test orders.

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Quote Originally Posted by slipthemonkey View Post
    Always happy to see more choice and competition on the market, but they will have to be good to prise me away from Scan.
    + 1 to that. Considering there is very little profit margin in this market , I suspect NewEgg won't be any cheaper.

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    I'm happy that NewEgg is finally coming to the UK, but like a lot of people here, I will probably still end up buying a lot of items from Scan for the fast delivery and customer service.

    If it ends up outdoing Ebuyer though, I shall have no complaints

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Excellent news! Next, can we have Tigerdirect.
    It will be even more awesome if we have rebates and discounts for sending old parts like in the US

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    What not to like.

    Hopefully they will stock the same massive range as the USA and only accept Eu credit cards.

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Quote Originally Posted by shannowdr View Post
    Hopefully they will stock the same massive range as the USA and only accept Eu credit cards.
    They may want Scottish customers though

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Now this is awesome news. Amazon have it all there way at the moment, hence all the arrogance and treating its staff and sellers like trash. I for one will be supporting NewEgg all the way ... wish them all the success !
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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    I've been a Newegg customer in the US since the mid to late 90s, and have not had a bad experience with them. I wish them success in the UK and hope they do well by the customers. Hopefully you. the customers, will benefit from the added competition and wider selection of goods.

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    More competition is good, but I feel it will just put more pressure on the current crop of British companies, which isn't good.

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    Re: News - Amazon rival Newegg expected to launch in the UK next month

    Quote Originally Posted by =assassin= View Post
    More competition is good, but I feel it will just put more pressure on the current crop of British companies, which isn't good.
    100% agree. Another massive American corp coming to destroy more home grown businesses no doubt.

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