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Amazon return policy kills Newegg, all other things being equal.
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wait wait wait... is that 'prime' membership free for being a student?
For 1 year, you need a .edu email address in order to qualify.
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It was back in September or August, pretty sure it's over now.
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Amazon return policy kills Newegg, all other things being equal.
OTOH, I can order something from NewEgg and I'll have a tracking number by mid-afternoon and it'll be on a mail truck by evening. I order something from Amazon and I don't hear anything for 2 full business days, at which point I finally get a tracking number 60-72-hours after ordering.
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OTOH, I can order something from NewEgg and I'll have a tracking number by mid-afternoon and it'll be on a mail truck by evening. I order something from Amazon and I don't hear anything for 2 full business days, at which point I finally get a tracking number 60-72-hours after ordering.
Amazon's system will clearly state how long the shipping will take, and/or how long till it is processed. I order stuff that's "instock" and "sold by" Amazon and have never had an issue. If you order stuff via 3rd party seller, all bets are off.
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wait wait wait... is that 'prime' membership free for being a student?
Yeah, I think the promotion is over now. Free Amazon Prime has really made my life easy on a number of occasions. I'm gonna be sad once my year is up .
post #27 of 45
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wait wait wait... is that 'prime' membership free for being a student?
Yes, just google student amazon prime membership. Just need an .edu email to sign up. If you bought it already, you will be refunded for the time left in your subscription. Ridiculously awesome deal because it has paid for itself many times over for me. Guess the promotion is over.

Amazon tends to have better packing and shipping, and sometimes prices. However, I feel like you get a more personal customer support with Newegg, and sometimes better. With amazon it's all automated, which can suck when a situation arises which doesn't fit with the pulldown menus that amazon has for support/returns.
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post #28 of 45
Amazon FTW. If you need to return it there will be no questions asked and you don't have to pay shipping. Newegg on the other hand, you got to call and go through an RMA process from what I understand.
post #29 of 45
Newegg hands down, just ask for an Advanced RMA and you'll get a product before sending out the one that you have if you ever need to RMA.

Plus their shipping is almost always 3 days or less as a standard from my own experiences.
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post #30 of 45
Amazon, because better return policy, no restock fee...

Oh and if you get a prime membership for like $70 you get one day shipping for only 3.99 for a full year on prime eligible products. Oh and needless to say, no CA tax.
    
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