Originally Posted by dalamchops
IF it's local to you, it's better to get it there anyways, any duds you can just swap out instead of shipping it back to newegg. You're contributing to society when you pay sales tax : )
It's local to me in the sense that there are a few in the state. Unfortunately, it's enough of a drive to not be worth going for most anything. So, online shipping's the only real option. Being able to just take something back to a store if it's defective would be nice, but not so much when it involves a two-hour trip.
I'd probably mind sales tax less if it didn't take away from that feeling of getting an amazing deal. Getting what I did for $300 was still great, but only paying $280 would have been even better. With other things, I don't mind so much.