Originally Posted by LancerVI
I wish had had a Micro Center nearby. Alas, I do not. Amazon is not an option, as they operate in my State, it's got to be a great sale to beat out the sales tax.
legally you have to pay those taxes every April. This isn't the magic loophole everyone thinks it is, and even that is rapidly closing. Plus many people, myself included, are willing to pay a bit extra to have it immediately rather than waiting 3-5 days for shipping.
Originally Posted by CrazyNikel
I use to buy from Newegg, now I'm a Amazon Prime member and haven't used Newegg in years.
I found that I didn't use prime enough to justify the costs, the streaming content was 'meh', but the occasional free ebook was nice. All in all, not worth it for me. I let it expire recently. You can weasel* your way into ~1.5 years of free shoprunner (prime for newegg + other sites) if you sign up for the free trial. I find that Neweggs prices usually beat or at least match amazons, and sometimes you can get freebie deals too.
*in case anyone is interested in how I did this I'll post instructions
- sign up for the free trial. you have to enter your credit card information. If you don't cancel before the 30 days is up they automatically charge you a full year. You're not going to let this happen. Order something during this period. I ordered $2k worth of pc parts
- Before the trial is over, go to the shoprunner website and start the cancellation process. You will get interupted with an offer for a 90 day extension. they will state that they will not automatically charge your cc after the 90 days is over. Accept this will glee
- If you place 3 orders within that 90 days you get a full year for free. they will probably automatically renew your membership after the year is up, so pay attention to that.