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01-18-2010 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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Hi guys, have the shipping costs of the items at Newegg increased recently (around January 2010)? Or is it just my imagination? I feel I don't see as many "free shipping" any more. Or am I just imagining? They recently started showing the shipping cost for each item besides their price, so I may be noticing the shipping cost more than I notice the "free shipping" sign, but still I feel they now have less "free shipping" items. Am I hallucinating?

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01-18-2010 06:54 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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I believe you are right. I think they are charging too much for shipping. I recently just purchased a new video card, (285 GTX), a new hard drive, windows 7, and some cables. Shipping was listed at $6 for the drive, and some change for the cables. The card was free shipping. So I was thinking since I'm spending over 400 bucks on a new card with free shipping, they should toss in the other items for free as well. I was wrong, they charged over 13 bucks to add in the other items to the same box as the card with "free shipping" was in. To top it off, the card's 3d processor was defective and I had to RMA it. Return shipping costs $15. After further research, the whole batch of nVidia cards for the past year have largely been defective. IE you had to buy 2 or 3 of them to get one good one. So when they got my card back, I tagged it as being replacement only, they conveniently "sold out" of all 285 and 295 gtx cards across the board. Looks to me like they did a mass recall from all manufacturers using the nVidia chipset.

Now I'm stuck using my backup pc until they get some more cards in because it looks like they are "sold out" of the cards from other retailers as well. (yes I considered going with a new 5970 but they are sold out too)

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01-18-2010 09:16 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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Newegg's overall value has been deteriorating lately. Newegg doesn't waive the smaller shipping cost even when you purchase with items with bigger shipping cost. I think they charge the shipping costs for each and all of the items we buy. This sort of doesn't make sense because shipping carriers charge a fee within a weight limit boundary, so unless the overall weight goes past the next threshold, the cost shouldn't go up, but also sort of make sense if Newegg are charging for the handling. Not that I like it, but that's how they do.

Then it's not only my imagination as I am sensing the shipping cost increase?

Very many of their items used to come with free shipping, but now as I see the shipping cost displayed besides the price, I have to rethink about purchasing them because the shipping cost noticeably has gone up this January. Many of their items charge a restocking fee of 15% (if I remember it correctly, it could be 16%) if you decide to return. I think they just upped their shipping fee this January overall at newegg. I don't see as many "free shipping" any more. This truly sux.

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