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Old 05-09-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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I live in California so I get taxed for ordering stuff from the egg. Are there any reasons not to order from Amazon? (And I mean from Amazon, not from someone selling stuff on Amazon.)
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I think the prices on Newegg are cheaper than on Amazon. I think thats one of the big points about Newegg.
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I think the prices on Newegg are cheaper than on Amazon. I think thats one of the big points about Newegg.
Not for the OP obviously, as he gets taxed. lol

I would say no. I would not hesitate to order
direct from Amazon. Just watch who you're
buying from, like you said.
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The only problem I have ever had with Amazon was not receiving an order and it could have been because of the seller never shipping the item or the post office lost it. Either way I got reimbursed by Amazon so thats a nice plus.
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Not for the OP obviously, as he gets taxed. lol

I would say no. I would not hesitate to order
direct from Amazon. Just watch who you're
buying from, like you said.
+1 to everything he said.
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The only problem I have ever had with Amazon was not receiving an order and it could have been because of the seller never shipping the item or the post office lost it. Either way I got reimbursed by Amazon so thats a nice plus.
That's exactly the point.

You can buy things off the Amazon site, that are being sold directly from Amazon, and not from a "seller".

See the "Seller Information" here?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new

There's only one offering from Amazon.com, the rest are resellers posting
on the Amazon site.
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Depends ont he price difference really. I've only bought books from Amazon, so I'm not personally sure. If it's in anyway possible to order from newegg cheaper or for the same price, I'd suggest it - shipping and service are the best there. How much is tax there?
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Depends ont he price difference really. I've only bought books from Amazon, so I'm not personally sure. If it's in anyway possible to order from newegg cheaper or for the same price, I'd suggest it - shipping and service are the best there. How much is tax there?
I have two orders that are exactly the same, one on newegg the other on amazon. The amazon order is about $15 more than the newegg order. Amazon doesnt have all the same rebates but almost the same. The tax from newegg is $150. So i think i just answered my own question.

But as far as reliability and returning defective products go is Amazon still ok?
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But as far as reliability and returning defective products go is Amazon still ok?
I've had only one return for Amazon - and it was a Power tool. Their return policy is excellent within 30 days. I had purchased a router < power tool > that had a bad plunge mechanism. I went through their online Return Cust Service and printed a free UPS return label on my computer - and they dropped a new one in the mail that day. I had 30 or 60 days to get the product back to them - and if I didn't return the item - I'd be charged for both. I had the second replacement router delivered within a week of receiving the first one and only got charged for my original purchase.

After 30 days - I don't know how much help they'd be - but I'd probably say the same for Newegg. You're likely into mfg warranties at that point in time.

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You may return new, unopened items sold and fulfilled by Amazon.com within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Items should be returned in their original product packaging. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error. Just visit our online Returns Center, and we will guide you through the process and even supply you with a return mailing label you can print out.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

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I've never had a problem buying from Amazon, and I've bought plenty.
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