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Old July 25, 2008, 07:35 PM
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To begin with I must say thanks to our member FrenchToast for picking this up!!


Newegg on its way to Canada??

Newegg.ca - Coming Soon to a Canadian Computer Monitor Near You in 2008 has launched

It seems like Newegg is finally on its way to officially enter the Canadian market with the launch of their .ca domain. We have asked Newegg for comment regarding this and are expecting an official statement from them by next week.

Without a doubt this is a boon for Canadian customers as Newegg has always been just a bit too far away with their amazing selection and great prices. Now, instead of being out of our reach it seem like they are on their way into direct competition with the etailers here in Canada. This could lead to a major shakeup of the Canadian retailer scene in the near future.

Stay tuned to this thread for more info!!!



DIGG LINK: Digg - Newegg CANADA? Looks like.... this time for REAL


Updates:

July 25th: Newegg CSR has confirmed that it is indeed a pre-launch site from Newegg. Hope this one was in the USA...she sounded like it though...

July 25th:"Unofficial" confirmation that Newegg will be opening their doors in Canada "within the next few months" from one of our supporting manufacturers who wishes to be left anonymous for now.

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Old July 25, 2008, 07:46 PM
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I remember hearing about this in 2005 on another forum ... still waiting
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Old July 25, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Read the same thing in early 2005 so Im not holding any orders back from ncix lol
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Seems official this time. I have it confirmed through one of our supporting manufacturers.

Waiting for official word from Newegg.

BUT, if you do a lookup on the site....it is an official Newegg.ca domain owned by Newegg.
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Old July 25, 2008, 07:48 PM
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Meh, NCIX and DC prices are a lot of the time better than newegg. And if they don't ship from Canada, no way I would even consider it.
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Old July 25, 2008, 07:51 PM
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What I like is the fact that this brings in competition. Competition is good....especially when it brings in more selection.
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Well from what I heard, it will ship FROM Canada :)

This is going to be difficult for DC / NCIX as NewEgg already has a reputation and I'm sure the NewEgg people are aware of NCIX/DC - As far as prices, well I don't know their prices will be any better than DC, we'll just have to wait and see.
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Old July 25, 2008, 08:03 PM
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Worst case scenario is that it will allow us to price match with Newegg on Ncix now.
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I hope it happens but I guess we will see. They supposedly owned the domain in 2005 and the rep posted that newegg.ca will be live any day now. Three years later it resurfaces. I checked that site daily for a week and got annoyed.

Today NCIX is in the same league for prices, egg just has more selection.
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Search newegg from Google Canada, the sponsored result is newegg.ca. I think they're serious this time.
I will give newegg a try, if I don't like them, I'll gladly go back to NCIX and just price match it. That is if the product is cheaper at newegg.
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