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  • Gamers Nexus
    Gamers Nexus  4 months ago +361

    Watch our Newegg investigation saga here: clip-share.net/video/2fnXsmXzphI/video.html

    • superusermode
      superusermode 3 months ago

      Btw, it looks like NewEgg has their own Clip-Share Channel called NewEgg Studios, and well, let’s just say it’s laughable at best.

    • Thomas K
      Thomas K 3 months ago

      I told when prices went insane i will buy the cards when they a) beg me or b) reach the introducing price by nvidia. They almost have reached that point. The gaming market reacts to this. Nobody will bring out games that only run on a 3070+ when only 7% of the market has one.

    • superusermode
      superusermode 3 months ago

      You should do a follow up video on them. I was just reading a lot of recent reviews (past month or so) of Newegg and it looks like all their on camera promises of trying to do better was nothing more than a PR stunt. If anything, they've gotten worse.

    • pandemicNEETbux
      pandemicNEETbux 3 months ago

      @REALab PC It's a problem I have with sellers from China in general that you keep seeing on Amazon, newegg, and ebay, as well as other places even including Walmart which offer intermediaries to sell through their sites. Their whole entire mindset is this sort of scamming yes exactly. They clearly do not even have the concept of a fair business deal, which is partly why we get their inherent dishonesty. My experience with these sorts have been overwhelmingly negative for the past 15 years and it feels like it corrupted newegg. Not letting any say Taiwanese or American corporations off the hook, all the corpos are a piece of shit, hell even a lot of average people considering the scalpers, but it's just the lying and dishonesty that really gets under my skin. It's really the biggest reason why I aim so much shit at nVidia these days, is because rather than adjust prices or make a better product, they willfully make a worse product and then lie about it. It's why AMD caught so much flak for the 6500XT. There's a difference between putting your product in a shining light, and just straight up lying about it.

    • pandemicNEETbux
      pandemicNEETbux 3 months ago

      @Corey Yeahhh, that's the saddest thing, is it's still *Better than Best Buy Award* tier. I wish we had Microcenters.
      The funniest damn thing is I can literally tell which cards are selling like shit just guessing by the charts Steve put up. One of them is clearly that the scammiest cards this gen are selling like shit, including the RTX 3050 and 6400--not because they're cheap, but because they're too expensive--just like I can tell that the 3060ti is popular now that enough people know what they are doing and therefore not interested in buying a massively overpriced RTX 3080. You can then cruise over to their main site and compare the RTX 3050, which is selling for $100 more on average, and compare it with the $100 cheaper RX 6600, which I'd formerly guessed lots of clueless simps must be buying 3050's for some inexplicable reason, mainly ignorance and the hot [s]ass[/s] air that was the nVidia marketing campaign working on enough fools evidently. I am more amazed by how terrible the 3050 is than the 3070ti by a mile, which last I checked was close enough in price to 6800 it might now be worth it (unless that changed last couple months).
      But you can then probably better tell which things newegg's resellers paid for what based on how they fudged those performance numbers, making me think they paid through the nose for some very bad RTX deals. I actually openly laughed at this guy still trying to scalp cards a few months ago, which I'd surmise lots of people did on ebay and craigslist with these people still desperately trying to bluster their cards were worth enough for them to not lose money on it. Idiots. Like imagine having a warehouse full of baby formula and trying to con people into thinking they should still pay that much for it. That's what it feels like. So it feels real good to laugh at them. Which is still mysterious how they can even try charging over $300 for a 3050, which is literally worth about $190 to me objectively.

  • Harold Lloyd
    Harold Lloyd 4 months ago +2505

    If companies are having trouble getting rid of GPUs, I volunteer to take a few off of their hands, and I won't even charge them money to remove the e-waste.

    • eng3d
      eng3d 2 months ago

      @krustyegirl i run different databases and virtual machines at the same time, and barely i have used 32gb.

    • Nzzertral
      Nzzertral 3 months ago +2

      I'd like to volunteer for this hard and long task of taking care of E waste. I still use a mf gtx 750 TI these people being like "my 1060 could use an upgrade" like I wish I had a 1060👀

    • krustyegirl
      krustyegirl 3 months ago +1

      @nick I have 980 and I'd bet I'm more of a gamer than you and anyone you know, and I doubt you've used more than 32gb unless you use it as ramdisk

    • G33RsofDeath
      G33RsofDeath 3 months ago

      @nick yeah no. That's not a real gamer, that's a real spender.
      The sweet spot for a card you will keep 3 years tends to be around 300$ (or less back in the day) even though it's all above msrp it doesn't mean that a 3090 is magically good value. The cards above the 3080 had completely stupid msrp to begin with.
      And yes you can go AMD card and lose out on RTX features for better fps/$.
      But it's bs to tell people a real gamer has at least a 3080... A real gamer enjoys his games. If a gamer doesn't have a 4k display or plays the old games he likes he's still a gamer. No insane gpu needed

    • nick
      nick 3 months ago

      @G33RsofDeath its junk, a waste of money for any real gamer. A minimum of a 1080ti or a 3080 i personally run a 3090, and 128 gigs of ram and you cant beat it. Always go higher, higher is better.

  • Slavic Cat
    Slavic Cat 4 months ago +71

    So let me get this right, they were stocking up on GPUs selling small bit at a time with high markups and now they have warehouses full of graphics cards nobody wants? GREAT LET THEM SUFFER!

    • eng3d
      eng3d 2 months ago

      @Ioganstone nobody likes yo be rip off, so count me in with the hate

    • Ioganstone
      Ioganstone 2 months ago +3

      Let the hate flow through you child

  • kopo /
    kopo / 4 months ago +642

    It's really funny that GN, specifically Steve, literally handed them the rope to pull themselves out of the hole Newegg dug themselves into with scummy tactics and still manages to find a way to hang themselves with it. It's like the guy who once robbed you barehanded trying to rob you wearing gloves now, but you still know who it is because you can still see their face.
    Way to go Newegg, now you've managed to lose even more trust from possible consumers and it's not like they had much to begin with.

    • WayneSallee-com
      WayneSallee-com 3 months ago +2

      Yea Newegg has gone down hill so bad. They also lie about the warranties of their products. Selling things that have no manufacture warranty because they are OEM, but claiming on the website that it has a manufacture warranty, and that you can contact the manufacture if you have problems. They lie in the chat too if you ask them about the manufacture warranty.

    • pandemicNEETbux
      pandemicNEETbux 3 months ago +2

      Just bought a USB charging cable from them. Just a simple, easy to not completely fuck up cable for my phone.
      Guess if they fucked it up or not, seriously guess
      they fucked it up.
      Big part of the problem is literally their relationship to China and sleazy "businessmen" there offloading ewaste

    • MizoxNG
      MizoxNG 3 months ago +4

      @Ron Jones I wouldn't say that, buying things from newegg directly (not from their marketplace) is often very smooth-sailing, and their categories for narrowing down models and specs are much more useful for PC parts than say... Amazon's, just... don't use newegg to find out what you're actually looking for.

    • Ron Jones
      Ron Jones 4 months ago +2

      I barely understand all these numbers. But my takeaway is: Don't buy ANYTHING from Newegg. They are shady and should not be trusted. PERIOD!

    • kopo /
      kopo / 4 months ago +4

      @ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ Essentially, to just stop being so inept while offering insights on how to achieve that and how best to win back consumer confidence. Basically Steve was trying to kind of help them save themselves so other companies don't have more of a monopoly on being a PC parts supplier. Pretty much took that advice and ran the other way with it.

  • Hezzadude12
    Hezzadude12 4 months ago +440

    As an Australian, it’s always funny seeing this kind of stuff happening overseas. Our consumer law watchdog (the ACCC) would absolutely SLAM DOWN on retailers doing this sort of stuff. Interestingly enough, one of our biggest retailers (PC Case Gear) actually just put links to Gamers Nexus or Hardware Unboxed reviews/comparisons on the page for big or popular products to allow people to make up their own mind when they compare it to other products.

    • Gary Webster
      Gary Webster 17 days ago

      @Cry
      The one thing that they do have is a good grasp of sarcasm from the most subtle to the most obvious.

    • Cry
      Cry 17 days ago +1

      I'm not at all surprised that the US has the shittiest consumer protection laws and that companies can get away with this. That country only cares about profits and its corporations - it's essentially a bank disguised as a country - and this further proves how stupid 'murican patriots are by caring about a country that would leave them in the dust.

    • Cry
      Cry 17 days ago +1

      @Gary Webster Land of the brave? Home of the free? Don't make me laugh. The only freedom 'muricans have is the freedom to get spitroasted by Uncle Sam and capitalists.

    • Andrew Roy
      Andrew Roy 2 months ago

      @Intel Inside I went to their website and it said the name you can trust lmao

    • NEGATE
      NEGATE 2 months ago

      @Kolzi We used to have them, don't think they're open anymore.

  • クレヨンクリスちゃん

    Seeing all these companies that were ripping customers off struggle with so much inventory now is so satisfying. Hilarious that Newegg are trying these dumb tactics to flog their inventory now the bubble has burst, they deserve everything they get for their disgusting tactics.

    • Michael Manfredi
      Michael Manfredi 3 months ago

      Just ignore the troll lol. He knows as much about computers and consumer spending as I do about rocket science.

    • ojoaoefixe
      ojoaoefixe 3 months ago

      @Eric Doran I mean, if you pay that much for a shitty GPU, you're just as responsible as them. Don't like it, don't buy it. That's what I did.

    • manfail
      manfail 3 months ago +3

      @Drunk Husband newegg wasn't buying it at anywhere near 100% over msrp

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband 3 months ago +1

      @manfail Do they really have a choice though? If they have to buy it at a higher price that affects the consumers price.

    • manfail
      manfail 3 months ago

      ​@Drunk Husband that still doesn't give them a right to scalp products over 100% over msrp

  • Pierangelo Espinocilla
    Pierangelo Espinocilla 4 months ago +2157

    This was such a transparent attempt from the beginning to move old GPUs out of inventory. Had they not saddled people with unwanted products during their shuffles (including the “explodonator” Gigabyte PSUs) I’d be more inclined to buy one, but frankly they can stuff it.

    • Midget Spinner
      Midget Spinner 3 months ago

      @evl kenevl amazon searches in general are loose suggestions at best, since sellers can name their product a paragraph's worth of keywords

    • LunarVVolf
      LunarVVolf 4 months ago

      @Differently Abled Muslim Jewish Lesbian of Colour Just become a shitbag crypto miner and Nvidia will be eager to help you. Though may come with a minimum bulk purchase amount.

    • Annymous User
      Annymous User 4 months ago

      all open box, all have bent pins and excess thermal pate. LOL

    • That Krinbert
      That Krinbert 4 months ago

      @evl kenevl Ya amazon search is like a google search, you get the sponsored or authoritative content 1st and then you might find something youre looking for. It's too bad amazon took over newegg's pc case selection

    • Snyper64
      Snyper64 4 months ago

      Was looking to buy some replacement (and upgraded amount) RAM from them as I haven't heard anymore bad news since the previous shit show. Glad I saw this video, will take my business elsewhere. Sadly it may be Amazon unless there's another good tech site to order from?

  • Nick Perez
    Nick Perez 4 months ago +82

    When I was growing up, Newegg had such a strong reputation. It felt dumb not to get components there. Sad to see how far they've fallen. They need leadership who understand the value of reputation, and understand that propaganda doesn't win you any respect when your market is full of technically-inclined people. Anyone who has taken a high-school statistics course has been given a speech on misleading graphs

    • Chris L
      Chris L 3 months ago

      That happens every generation. I had similar problem with Computer Geeks back in the day. I bought some bad stuff from them and they were only willing to give me store credit, even though at that point, they had stopped posting comprehensive specs. After 2 tries to get it right, I just accepted that I'd lost the bit of money I'd spent and never bought anything more from them. They went bust a few years later. It's a shame when companies that were good go bad.

    • Nick Perez
      Nick Perez 3 months ago +2

      @I Am AMV I mean their main issue right now is that their marketing is misleading. As long as you aren't relying on them to help choose parts, you're probably fine. Newegg improved their return policy since Gamers Nexus called them out on it, so even if you get something defective it should be taken care of

    • I Am AMV
      I Am AMV 3 months ago

      @Nick Perez could you please elaborate what you meant by 'as long as you know what you are buying, you'll probably be fine."? I'm from Canada and obviously ordered from Newegg Canada.

    • Nick Perez
      Nick Perez 3 months ago +2

      @I Am AMV As long as you know what you're buying, you'll probably be fine. I'd just stay away from any recommendation tools / marketing / promotions, because they've shown they'll try to mislead people to move any mediocre crap they're overstocked on

    • I Am AMV
      I Am AMV 3 months ago +1

      bro i ordered msi pro b660 board yesterday..now i'm having heartattacks from these comments and videos...

  • Ken F.
    Ken F. 4 months ago +81

    Remember when Newegg used to be the Knight in Shining Armor of the tech industry? If there was a patent troll being taken down, it was likely Newegg doing it. Now, as much as I dislike Amazon, I often look there for components. MicroCenter, please build a few dozen stores in the northeast.

    • TexasCat99
      TexasCat99 3 months ago

      @JoeyRatatouille competition wise, yeah. I shopped there sometimes because it was closer. And they had some things that Microcenter does not carry. But overall, Fry's was never as good.
      They ran themselves into the ground.

    • JoeyRatatouille
      JoeyRatatouille 3 months ago

      @TexasCat99 I remember the Plano fry's was the first computer store I went to. Sad stuff.

    • GadflyofHumanity _
      GadflyofHumanity _ 3 months ago

      I heard It's MUCH worse in the Midwest or Southern USA.

    • August Benefiel
      August Benefiel 3 months ago +1

      Don't forget up here I'm the north west, God we need a microcenter in Oregon

    • DocNo27
      DocNo27 3 months ago

      @TexasCat99 fry's died because of incompetent management - they got scammed by one of their VP's and that just threw gas on their already well engaged dumpster fire.
      I just pray Microcenter expands more out west :p

  • Rob Masters
    Rob Masters 4 months ago +49

    I'm composing a letter to Newegg letting them know that I was literally about to purchase a GPU from them until I watched this video along with your previous investigation. I've told them that they are nothing short of a bunch of crooks who belong in a courtroom defending themselves over a variety of of charges. These criminals just keep getting away with it. Your videos should go mainstream and also be played in a big modal that flashes up every time anyone goes to their website(s). thanks for yet another entertaining expose.

    • True Reaper45
      True Reaper45 3 months ago +2

      Buying from newegg is fine lmfao. Have fun losing out on the deals I guess

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband 4 months ago +2

      @Ron Jones Ok boomer

    • Ron Jones
      Ron Jones 4 months ago +12

      @Drunk Husband Have another drink.

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband 4 months ago +8

      What exactly have they done that was even remotely illegal lol.......lay off the drugs man

  • Eryn Tzun
    Eryn Tzun 4 months ago +13

    I have some friends that were excited that video card prices are coming down but now I've got to warn them about this bullshit before buying. Thank you for at least trying to honestly inform folks. We appreciate your always excellent service to try to help the community. o7

  • Otacon
    Otacon 4 months ago +1560

    Newegg’s response to getting caught ripping off customers? Double down and create a GPU marketing scam website. Thanks Steve.

    • WhyteFyre
      WhyteFyre 4 months ago +1

      Summed up nicely. Shame that Newegg is acting like this.

    • rkevic
      rkevic 4 months ago

      😳

    • Daniel Del Aguaro
      Daniel Del Aguaro 4 months ago +1

      Underrated comment

    • David Jones
      David Jones 4 months ago

      they are part of global anti-human system, fake news, fake vaccines, fake science, fake history, they only LIE

    • MrEricmopar
      MrEricmopar 4 months ago +3

      @Marv Cyber ROFL Yep

  • dranenko
    dranenko 3 months ago +2

    Newegg did an amazing job discrediting themselves openly and publicly, well done 👍 guys!!!

  • Fearlessflyer3
    Fearlessflyer3 4 months ago +3

    Thank you guys for always showing us what is up with the shady doings of Newegg.
    You would think after shining some light on their problems, they would try to go with a more consumer friendly approach. Instead, they try to pass this website off as its own entity, while the teeny tiny text on the bottom of the web page is right there for everyone to not see.

  • Xlerb
    Xlerb 4 months ago +4

    With all the dubious behavior at New Egg lately I bought parts for my new machine from Micro Center. Was a great experience, I went in with a list of components, and I left with a better set of components for less money than what I had on my original list. I doubt I'll ever go back to New Egg even if they do (and I hope they do) straighten out their act.

  • Jett Fastballs
    Jett Fastballs 4 months ago +5

    I love the knew style of videos, the humor is on point while not distracting from the video. Really appreciate this, you guys are invaluable to the industry at this point.

  • David John
    David John 4 months ago +824

    Newegg: wants to empty inventory
    also newegg: proceeds to still sell gpus over msrp

    • Bama 1993
      Bama 1993 4 months ago

      @StayBlue i find it hilarious that NVDA and AMD are trying hold prices up instead of just finding the selling price point to move stock. I think they are betting that the EThereum merge will delay or not result in a used GPU flood. Tick tock, Sep is coming and they are both going to get hammered.

    • Naresh Angelia-Sookraj Jr.
      Naresh Angelia-Sookraj Jr. 4 months ago

      AMD my dudes. The Nvidia hivemind is keeping gamers best kept secret at or below MSRP.

    • Patrik
      Patrik 4 months ago +1

      @Nic Welch Who the hell defends profits of multimillionar company? For free? On Clip-Share?

    • Patrik
      Patrik 4 months ago

      As long as people are still buying, they wont stop.

    • OugaBoogaShockwave
      OugaBoogaShockwave 4 months ago

      @Richard T i'am still on a 970 & i too refuse to pay more then double what my 970 cost especially since the 30 series is soon 2 years old. even asking msrp for soon to be "old" tech is insanity.

  • Christopher Baker
    Christopher Baker 4 months ago +2

    Thank you so much for doing this. It is so helpful for knowledgeable sites, such as yours, to hold sellers and producers to account. Sadly there are going to be many people who fall for these predatory tactics. I'm disappointed in Newegg, but not surprised.

  • Unavoidable Fate
    Unavoidable Fate 4 months ago +10

    20 blissful minutes of tearing NewEgg apart. This is gold.

  • jcknouse
    jcknouse 4 months ago +2

    This is why I love Gamers Nexus. Steve and the gang make sure you know the real deal with stuff, and if it's trash info or dependable. Gonna look at buying more merch. This helps keep me up-to-date on tech I don't have time to read about anymore. Thanks GN.

  • Lari Koponen
    Lari Koponen 4 months ago +2

    This time, I cannot really agree with @GamersNexus with their interpretation of limited dataset with rounded values.
    When analysing rounded data, one MUST consider the effects of rounding before jumping to conclusions on shady statistics for relative improvements! Also, based on the shown data, GN cherry picked their sole GPU comparison of an improvement in FPS matched to the improvement in TimeSpy score (as all other shown GPU pairs had improvements that were not identical across the games). In all, the whole section on “Proving the Bulls*17” does not really prove that there is anything wrong with Newegg data-certainly no proof for “faking the results” claim at shortly after 16:30. A good example of trying to see something shady where there might be nothing shady at all, at 15:00, there is a very obvious reason for the exact 50.0% increase (the rounding of FPS values to nearest 5 FPS discussed earlier causes the relative increases to be from a small set of “nice” numbers, same again with the 25.0% later in the video at 16:50 ... this is exactly same mechanism why all differences between the shown FPS are multiples of 5 FPS).
    Also, for most shown comparisons shown in the video, the GN data and the NE data do show similar patterns of improvements across games (same games have bigger improvements in both datasets). So, it cannot be just the TimeSpy scores for NE. Also, why would NE purposefully underestimate the improvement of going for a higher tier GPU purposefully (i.e., malice vs ignorance)? Maybe, just maybe, their test data has something else “wrong” or rather simply different to GN. Like, some other bottleneck that limits the increases with a higher tier GPU (some other graphics setting difference, too slow a memory speed, ...). [Of course, the data does not proof that NE is doing it correctly, either. And, the website visualisation look indeed abhorrent.]

  • Nick Kim
    Nick Kim 4 months ago +2

    It would be hilarious to see Newegg try to shill all these GPUs, only for them to sell them at 75% of MSRP in four or five months.

  • POLYDANK
    POLYDANK 4 months ago +3

    Since Newegg is pretty much already making up these benchmark numbers, I'm suprised they didn't show larger scaling to upsell their products.

  • Deetrix Reed
    Deetrix Reed 4 months ago +1

    It's really hard for me to leave NewEgg but I'm happily doing so. They were a staple of my computer building practices since I was a teenager but I will never stand for the complete and utter selling out of an organically grown company who used to care about their customers. I remember their service fondly. Their recent service had my wanting to run my head through a wall on a single return of $2,000 which you would think they might want to respect just a little bit.

  • Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin 4 months ago

    Super happy to have such in depth reviewers hitting the stuff that I need to know to get into computers after a 10 year break. Always looking out for the next upload and thanks for the warnings so far.

  • SwiftyPines
    SwiftyPines 4 months ago +755

    GN has been on a roll the past couple of months. appreciate all you guys do!

    • Master Tuc
      Master Tuc 4 months ago +1

      Yes, but they've been on a roll for years now. The best channel for customer oriented reviews about tech, tbh.

    • overbese
      overbese 4 months ago +1

      My thoughts exactly.

    • EAW Blablatron
      EAW Blablatron 4 months ago +1

      absolutely fantastic.

    • Shaun Young
      Shaun Young 4 months ago

      With how much GN seems to be benefitting from Newegg doing dumb things it might make one start seeing conspiracies.
      Expect the evidence is that GN has integrity.

    • Cris n Mary Fam
      Cris n Mary Fam 4 months ago +1

      Killing it for sure. A staple of Clip-Share.

  • Langam
    Langam 4 months ago +2

    0:36
    Petition for GN to include MAX GPU LENGTH in their future benchmark suite!
    It's a vital performance metric!

  • Quazimotoe
    Quazimotoe 4 months ago

    I really do love how much research and effort you guys put into all of your content! As a high volume purchaser for tech, this is alone the best channel for tech info. Plus, the hair is oh so luscious.

  • Cooljosh3k
    Cooljosh3k 4 months ago +1

    I wonder if I’ve been a Patreon support long enough, but then videos like this give me reason to keep the support flowing.
    Thanks again, GN, for revealing these anti-consumer practices.

  • D0S81
    D0S81 4 months ago +2

    i love how their selling points are ''check out the FPS this card has on this game, over this card on the same game'' because they know that a lot of computer buyers dont know much about computers and usually think that more fps equal better. instead of explaining what actually makes one card better over another and why.

  • Kevin Mac
    Kevin Mac 4 months ago +453

    Pretty neat how we transitioned from not being able to buy GPUs even at double their msrp to companies pulling stunts to dump their remaining inventory. Almost like companies were artificially maintaining scarcity even after stock started returning💀. The last few builds I've done for myself and friends have been through Newegg but if I'm going to be supporting a company I don't like I may as well just get my parts from Amazon were I can at least expect fast shipping. I wish there were more microcenters in the south.

    • H311FR0G
      H311FR0G 4 months ago

      @Just Wait Wall of text with assumptions makes for even less good of a read, regardless of paragraph structure. Coronavirus IS "C. Influenza", or "Coronal Influenza". It is an influenza virus with a protective halo, or "Corona". And We HAVE seen it before, several tiimes. Inclufing the "China Flu" of the 1960's and the "Spanish Flu" of 1918. We just didn't see it get as much media coverage. But go ahead and believe the news media that just wanted to make it scarier to make more money from ads based on ratings. Also note that the first products to sell out in the shipping shortage that ensued from the panic were TP and cleaning products advertised on the news broadcasts that served only to promote the panic, Charmin tissue and Clorox cleaning products. But there is no correlation there, right?
      And Samsung and TSMC make the WAFERS that the chips are made from, not the chips themselves. The wafers are made into chips by Intel, AMD, nvidia, Texas Instrument, Micron Technology, Analog Devices Inc, Microchip Technology Incorporated, Skyworks Solutions Inc, Maxim Integrated Products Inc, and a company called Xilinx Inc, each of these making Broad line chips, Specialized Chips, Integrated Circuits, or Memory Chips. Samsung and TSMC just make and slice down the Silicon Ingots into the wafers that are then distributed to be lithographed and cut into chips and chiplets by the above listed companies.
      Like most of the world in recent years, you only have half the story, or half the facts, yet insist that it's the full story ignoring the remaining facts that weren't on the evening news. Not to mention, despite there being a "Massive Silicon Wafer Shortage" the past three years to manufacture chips from, sellers like newegg and amazon are sitting on such a surplus of current gen PC hardware that they are creating sales traps because nVidia won't release the market ready 4000 series SKU's because "There are still too many 3000 series sitting in inventories" because they overproduced to meet a demand that was artificially increased for a shortened supply. Also, you must have missed the memo about MSRP being a truncation of "MANUFACTURER Service Representative Price". That's right, it the price DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER, set by the manufacturer, not the AIB's. You should expect to see a percentage increase on the MSRP from an AIB at point of sale, that's how sellers make money, that percentage markup. Scalpers took that markup too far to as much as triple the MSRP, taking advantage of the short supply to ensure they had little to no competition because they bought them out with purchase bots. And as to people complaining about miners contribution to the shortage, I'd personally say Mining (alongside software development) is the initial market for new hardware that is far beyond what any consumer needs (private or professional). In fact, not a single piece of software on the market in 2022, game or otherwise, requires anything newer than a 900/1000 series Nvidea or R9/RX 500 series AMD, cards produced 6 years ago. Choosing to ignore facts does not make them less true, it just makes one less accurate and quite often wrong.

    • Just Wait
      Just Wait 4 months ago

      @H311FR0G wall of text with no paragraph structure does not make for a good read. But to address a few points. There are 2 main companies making all the chips, samsung and tsmc. Companies place orders and get allocations. So if tsmc is making chips for ps5/series x consoles then they are not simultaneously making the silicone for cars, tvs, gpus, phones etc. It doesnt matter that the chips for the consoles arent the same chips that are made for the gpus, the foundry cant make both simultaneously. The company sets up the foundry to produce a certain chip, they make however many that are in that allocation and then set up for their next batch for their next client. There is also the issue of usable chip yields. The chips in tvs in 2009 are far more simple than the smart tvs we have today and thus yields were likely higher and fewer had to be binned. And the msrp was never changed by nvidia/amd, AIB's set their own msrp. The extreme price gouging was more the result of scalpers buying up all the available stock. You still cant just walk into a store and get a ps5 nearly 2 years after the console released. To claim that companies had the ability to meet the tremendous demand over the past 2 years and simply decided to sit on warehouses full of product ready to ship is ludicrous.
      Btw covid is not influenza. Influenza is caused by the influenza virus, covid is caused by coronavirus. It's certainly not "just a rare form of influenza". Its not even the same family of virus. Influenza c is not the virus that causes covid.

    • H311FR0G
      H311FR0G 4 months ago

      @Just Wait The thing is, they claimed the shortage caused an ability to produce video cards during this time, yet they produced record numbers of them despite not having the supplies to do so. And it is absolutely hilarious that they cite reasons for the shortage to include things that occurred AFTER the announcement of the shortage (Increased demand for electronics during lockdowns, more people working from home, these occurred in 2020, the shortage was announced mid term Q3 of 2019), and as to products that did not need them before to include cars/automobiles, the automobile industry has been using chips in vehicles for decades already, TV's have used them for nearly as long, beginning before and increasing with the mandated crossover to digital broadcast signal in 2009. As to new consoles, those require very specific and locked in chips which are special ordered and special made for the console industry, and though that can contribute to general shortages, They would more likely have been affected by the shortages that were occurring BEFORE and DURING the manufacturing phase of latest gen consoles. And yet, despite the so called shortage, we saw record number production in all of these industries that should have been impossible with the "Record low supply" of the chips required. In fact, the claim is that these chips are still in short supply and there aren't enough to keep up with production, yet Newegg, Amazon, and other electronics markets are now somehow sitting on a excess of Graphics Cards they can't sell, so they are making marketing traps to get people to buy them, and probably because everyone who wants and can afford a current gen GPU already has one. nVidia has entire SKU's of 4000 series cards waiting to be shipped because 3000 series cards were overproduced to the point of holding up inventory movement somehow, despite an "Inability to produce them". If there was such a shortage that they couldn't produce enough and had to jack the MSRP up an arm and a leg and buyers had to be wait listed or months, than how did they manage to overproduce them despite an inability to produce them? Perhaps the shortage was falsified (unlikely and infeasible, but possible) or more likely it was overplayed due to transport impediments, much like COVID was overplayed by the media (which supposedly killed 7 billion Americans (when there's only 7 billion people in the world, period) daily in 2020 according to major news outlets, despite having a lethality rate amongst those who contracted it of less than 1%, making for les that 0.001% of the population overall). I am fairly sure the story of chicken little applies here, as it is the story of how PANIC is far more contagious and dangerous than any disease. More people die from Rabies (Lissa Virus) or the very common h. influenza in any given year than died from COVID (c. influenza, or Coronal Influenza, it's not new, just a rare form of influenza not seen every year) during the entire pandemic. Mainstream media has a way of uspreading panic needlessly for ratings, and that is likely the cause behind the "Shortage" being made into what it was. The news media played the shortage up worse than it was to the point even the manufacturers providing the information started to panic.

    • Ken Gibson
      Ken Gibson 4 months ago

      @M.B. damn man that's rough

    • M.B.
      M.B. 4 months ago

      @Ken Gibson just checked their site, and they have one in Fairfax, VA....219miles from me. That's probably a 5hr drive and the closest to me...

  • Marzer Fυckerberg
    Marzer Fυckerberg 4 months ago

    Without guys like you, I would have been tricked by those greedy companies many times. Thank you for what you are doing.

  • rpavlik1
    rpavlik1 4 months ago +1

    Wow, really love those "size" benchmark bar charts. Also thanks for spilling the beans on who does reviewers dirty so we know who to avoid. Is there a summary of these ASRock-like companies somewhere?

  • Christopher Born
    Christopher Born 4 months ago +4

    Thanks for protecting the unsuspecting noobs. I love you guys' channel!

  • tonnentonie
    tonnentonie 3 months ago +2

    Hilariously amazing. You can only "compare" the stock they have, there is no 2000er series GPU. So I'm sorry, I have to pass, as I can't compare the length of my 2000er GPU with the new 3000er series😔😥

  • Romulas -Cushman project
    Romulas -Cushman project 4 months ago +312

    Newegg: “we need to get rid of these before the next generations launches”
    Also Newegg: you want a 3070 TI? The best I can do is $750… but you get 4 free games that you’d probably would not buy normally

    • PRLA
      PRLA 4 months ago

      ay dont throw shade at AMD n nividia ;-; ;-;

    • devilmikey00
      devilmikey00 4 months ago +3

      Not just a newegg problem. A lot of retailers bought up a bunch of stock at inflated prices the same as us during the worst of the chip shortage. Then mining imploded and the 2nd hand market was suddenly flush with gpu's and Nvidia no longer needed to ship pallets of cards right off the assembly line straight to miners so getting all that stock to retailers was no longer a problem. Retailers are now suddenly flush with stock they overpaid for in a market where no one wants to pay more than MSRP because they can just go grab something used for cheaper. Long story short, they done fucked up.

    • Bill Gates Reading Mein Kamf
      Bill Gates Reading Mein Kamf 4 months ago +2

      if im not mistaken its 2 games actually, the doom eternal dlcs are included but arent actually games themselves kek

    • Filthy Fantasist
      Filthy Fantasist 4 months ago

      That's Nvidia's deal though.... Not Newegg.. It doesn't matter who you buy your 3070+ from.

    • Shanez1215
      Shanez1215 4 months ago +12

      @Narei Mooncatt Yeah, it was pretty humorous seeing Newegg and manufacturers inventing new excuses for sales. Summer Sale. 4th of July Sale. Father's Day Sale. 2/3 of the way through the year sale. Please God buy this shit Sale

  • Will
    Will 4 months ago +1

    I haven't bought anything from Newegg in years and the moves they have been making over the last few have ensured that I probably never will again. They are shady and need to be boycotted.

  • Gerank Fok
    Gerank Fok 4 months ago

    I'd love to see you do more testing with pre-built manufacturers' fps claims with their desktop like NZXT BLD

  • ChainSwordCS
    ChainSwordCS 4 months ago

    Thanks for bringing this to more people's attention. I hadn't heard of this yet, and I've been kinda considering getting a GPU and PC for a while now. Now I know to avoid these guys, lol

  • Loki Makinen
    Loki Makinen 4 months ago +1

    This will guide a lot of people to a misleading decision. I think young me might not have dug around enough to find out. Although I trusted Newegg a lot more way back then so that would have played heavily in my thought process. Thanks for highlighting this Steve.

  • John Paul Bacon
    John Paul Bacon 4 months ago +1

    Great video. I am curious as to how NewEgg thought this would be "Useful" is beyond me. What else can NewEgg do to make themself's look worse

  • Dalton Randall
    Dalton Randall 4 months ago

    You guys are simply amazing. Thank goodness a channel like you exists in this world.

  • Zodwraith
    Zodwraith 4 months ago +2

    While this is obviously clunky as hell it _would_ be really nice if there was one site that did exactly what they attempted. I'd love to have a site I could aim people to that aren't enthusiasts without having to answer 50 questions about what to buy.
    It's sad that this _could_ have been done well with no extra cost to Newugh.

  • andrew lewis
    andrew lewis 4 months ago +1

    No wonder Newegg cant keep any 'higher ups'. With their name already on the line, rather than lower prices and sell overstocked GPUs (common practice, still profitable) they just attempted to mislead people into the purchase. At this point they are on my blacklist. I would go without something I need before I would consider patronizing newegg in any way.

  • falldownandgoboom
    falldownandgoboom 4 months ago +246

    When it comes down to protecting PC enthusiasts and consumers and when compared to other outlets, GN is a 10-slot Clip-Share channel running at 7000MHz that measures 1 meter long! (Note: These numbers are approximations.) Thanks again for more great work!

    • Martin
      Martin 4 months ago +7

      I'd say they run at over 9000 MHz 😉

    • Oliver Queen
      Oliver Queen 4 months ago +17

      But only runs games at 60fps on New Egg’s - sorry! just GPU- benchmarks

  • Josua D
    Josua D 4 months ago +2

    you can always count on newegg to fuck things up and force GN to roast them alive.
    great job newegg, i knew i could count on you guys.

  • Section8dc
    Section8dc 3 months ago

    This video legit saved me, I am new to building and I'm doing research preparing to do my first build and I already had a cart full at Newegg cuz I remembered their sterling reputation from when I was younger, sad to see they are just another Bethesda now smh, thank you for this cuz you truly saved my ass at the very least from wasting hundreds of dollars

  • m8x425
    m8x425 4 months ago +1

    So far, I haven't bought anything from Newegg since you aired your series of expose videos earlier this year. I'd still buy RAM from Newegg since they have good choices, but I'd rather pick up parts from Best Buy or I'll go with the quick delivery Amazon options. As of writing this comment at 8pm, I can order a CPU & motherboard from amazon and get it delivered tomorrow morning.

  • Grimmy Hendrix
    Grimmy Hendrix 4 months ago +5

    The one that immediately stood out to me was "Apex Legends" which remains pegged at @140fps no matter what cpu/gpu config you throw at it and no matter what resolution. That was the moment I knew the whole thing was sus. Thank you for making this vid and exposing yet more corporate fckery.

    • DSpinz0
      DSpinz0 4 months ago +6

      @Drunk Husband he isnt saying it does.. Hes pointing out that one of the most popular games out right now happens to "run great" according to newegg on all the gpus theyre selling, which is very clearly not the case

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband 4 months ago

      Apex isn't gonna get 140fps with any cpu/gpu combo at higher resolutions....the hell are you talking about

  • blockofdynamite
    blockofdynamite 4 months ago +11

    THANK YOU for calling out the "2K" crap. 2K IS NOT 1440p, it's 1080p! Nobody should be using "2K" anyway...

  • FoNgThOnG
    FoNgThOnG 3 months ago

    I remember NewEgg being the best place to get parts and other PC stuff. Now look how far they have fallen.

  • I'm very tired
    I'm very tired 4 months ago

    I've been contemplating if I want to grab a new gpu recently, but this news kind of kicked me back into waiting a bit more for any news of the next generation.

  • Richard Gilson
    Richard Gilson 4 months ago

    I wonder if their benchmark relative performance numbers line up with their quantity in stock of the various cards

  • ssxxxxss
    ssxxxxss 4 months ago

    Good job, At bringing a middle ground for everyone, and clarity, Thank you for making the market a safer place for us, Thank you for being savior of tech industries

  • AdamB5000
    AdamB5000 4 months ago +182

    So strange that they've gone from my go-to place to buy hardware since the early-mid 2000s to someone I don't really trust and will attempt to avoid each time I need a computer part. Very unfortunate for the personal computer enthusiast industry. I've purchased literally every part for a PC for multiple personal builds over the last 15+ years. Now I'd be worried that I'd get a broken part and they'd blame me.
    That is a far cry from the service I'd used to get, such as a new PSU taking a dump after five days and them sending me a replacement with very few questions asked.

    • Master Puppet
      Master Puppet 4 months ago

      @Galvin It's about time we put these goddamn commies in their place. Whatever they touch turns into sh!t, always.

    • Galvin
      Galvin 4 months ago +1

      @Anime Janai Always friggin china lol. ESG Blackrock China if you ever watch moon's channel

    • Rooster Skipper
      Rooster Skipper 4 months ago

      What do u say about amazon?

    • negativeSpace
      negativeSpace 4 months ago

      Yep, no more newegg for me.

    • Zyphera
      Zyphera 4 months ago +4

      @Anime Janai aha! This makes perfect sens.

  • Team Gaming
    Team Gaming 4 months ago

    Love the information, so happy there are truly real and truthful people left in this world, Gamers Nexus for president!!

  • /O\
    /O\ 4 months ago

    I haven't used Newegg for years. I've had nothing but issues dealing with them and from what i can see they've actually gotten worse.

  • Cor K
    Cor K 4 months ago

    I think it would be kinda awesome for you Jay and Linus to make a site like justgpu mixed with pc part picker

  • Jose Rivera
    Jose Rivera 3 months ago

    I love the the fact we have tech watchdogs like you guys! THANK YOU!

  • bardofhighrenown
    bardofhighrenown 4 months ago +173

    It's hilarious to me that Newegg being stuck with a ton of 30 series GPUs, created a whole ass website full of fake benchmarks instead of lowering prices. Really makes you think...

    • jason riddell
      jason riddell 4 months ago

      @Valentine EVGA direct is getting QUITE competitive with the original "MSRP" EX on high end cards so why bother with NEWEGG / AMAZON outside of the EVGA "partner" specials

    • Sviatoslav Damaschin
      Sviatoslav Damaschin 4 months ago +2

      @bardofhighrenown A 3090ti is like 80$ of real value if not less (and that value lays in gpu chip and memory)

    • Zachary Taylor
      Zachary Taylor 4 months ago +3

      @FuburLuck Depends on what they paid for them.
      Newegg could have paid for shipments of cards at a premium just to have cards to sell. If you expect to get away with scalper pricing, then it makes sense to pay more for your supply if it means you can push more cards.
      Now that GPUs have dropped like a rock and so quickly they are probably fucked with inventory they paid too much for and can't lower prices.
      This is just a big guess though.

    • Nic Welch
      Nic Welch 4 months ago +6

      @hubertnnn That’s the cost of doing business. Nobody should ever buy a product above msrp. Period.

    • FuburLuck
      FuburLuck 4 months ago +1

      @Zachary Taylor Microcenter is selling 6800xts and 6900xts a lot cheaper than newegg, so I don't think that's it.

  • Qiu Qiu Channel
    Qiu Qiu Channel 4 months ago

    Soo many GPUs i can hardly believe it....make me wonder did they intentionally hiding it all this time during shortage🤔

  • KessilRun
    KessilRun 4 months ago

    LOL I love this guy. That’s some funny shit right there.
    What they need to do, if they are going to do this, is just have their own in-house testers approximate their own numbers, on their own testing rigs, across one popular DX11 title and one popular DX12 title…even if they are just using one configuration and testing with a random popular midrange CPU. As opposed to using a benchmark website, where most people are overclocking for their results. Real games. Not benchmark software.
    They could say, for instance, their testing platform was a Ryzen 3700X, 16GB RAM, and the corresponding DX11 and DX12 titles tested, along with their resolution scores, with the game set to medium settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K. That way the tests are real/ organic. That way the percentages of each GPU are real numbers. I.e. the 6900 XT showed to be 13% faster than the 6800 XT in said tested titles etc. But I think then the problem would be that the 6900 XT doesn’t sell, which makes the whole site concept moot all over again.

  • Walrider
    Walrider 4 months ago +2

    Hey, at 10:30 in the video when you compare 4 different cards to show that they all have the same fps results on their site you put the data of the RX6600 XT twice instead of a RX6700 XT in the bottom left.
    Appart from that great video which clearly shows that the all Newegg drama was not a simple mistake and they didn't learn from it.

  • Minoku90
    Minoku90 4 months ago

    I love the animations for highlighting things, you guys have come a long way.

  • Weston Hawk
    Weston Hawk 4 months ago +118

    The icing on the cake is how their approximated numbers make GPU's appear to have worse performance scaling. Genius method to sell high end GPUs!

    • jason riddell
      jason riddell 4 months ago

      I saw that and IMHO that is the "worst crime" of this site - IT IS NOT even a GOOD SALES SITE as the "lower end" cards are safe when the upper tier 40 series drops and they should try to sell off the HIGH END cards more like EVERY OTHER retailer / AIB AND Nvidia is trying to do

    • Entenkommando
      Entenkommando 4 months ago +1

      @Oliver Queen No they definitely want to get rid of high-end stock. Everything above a 3070 will be replaced by midrange lovelace. (4070 will be around a 3090)
      Low end lovelace won't release for at least a year so they're in no hurry to sell 3060's and 3070's.

    • Carl カール
      Carl カール 4 months ago +8

      They probably have most excess inventory with some of the lower end cards like the RX6400 considering how bad some of them are. As expensive as the 3080/6800XT level cards are, they at least perform well, whereas the low end cards are literally worse than a used RX570.

    • Shanez1215
      Shanez1215 4 months ago +2

      You'd think if anything they'd make the high end look better since those cards are imminently getting the old yeller treatment while the mid and low end will stick around for longer.

    • Oliver Queen
      Oliver Queen 4 months ago +10

      Prob find they want to shift much higher inventory of the lower end cards than high end, so tell non-savvy visitors that a $450 card will run games at same frame rate as a $2000, they will think they got one hell of a deal saving $1500 to get exact same performance.

  • Andreas Sheriff
    Andreas Sheriff 4 months ago

    NewEgg is doing something underhanded again? I'm shocked and amazed!

  • Goattacular
    Goattacular 3 months ago +1

    I'm building a PC for the first time, and I just simply went with a GIGABYTE Vision OC GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, because I have their GTX 1080 8GB model, which has held up incredibly well.
    I haven't even heard of those other brands. Last time I bought a computer was in 2012 (Dell XPS 8500), and I figured it was high time I replaced it, so why not build it?
    Definitely looking forward to running the i9-12900K I picked up. Items should arrive sometime today.
    Ultimately, anything I build will be better than a 10-year-old Dell being kept alive by a GTX 1080.

  • Joel Carson
    Joel Carson 4 months ago

    It's nice to know that some traditions persist through time, like "Caveat Emptor" being as true as it ever was and likely as it ever will be.

  • Zengrath
    Zengrath 4 months ago

    Newegg is making so many smart and amazing decisions to win customers back and fixing all the issues they have had recently, It's amazing! Why would you ever want to buy your PC parts anywhere else!
    /s

  • winterhell
    winterhell 4 months ago +96

    Amazing how Gamers Nexus put more work in investigating JustGPU than Newegg spent developing it..

    • FuncleChuck
      FuncleChuck 4 months ago +7

      No no, you misunderstood. JustGPU isn’t about accurate information, it’s about making sure people click through and buy. I’m sure they tested that part very thoroughly.

  • rpavlik1
    rpavlik1 4 months ago

    I really appreciate that you've now gone meta (the extra mile) and benchmarked the bogus benchmarks against yours... 🤣. So presumably UL/3DMark has tried to do some big modeling/regression based on their results, added some rounding, and is selling the results of this math?

  • BerserkFury89
    BerserkFury89 4 months ago +2

    I used to participate in the newegg shuffle in order to try helping my friends and coworkers get GPUs. A little while after it started I remember getting an invite to a "special" shuffle. Thing is when I looked at the "event" that was for their loyal customers, they tried to have people enter the shuffle for generic products that weren't even PC related. I remember seeing rice cookers and other kitchen appliances basically fill the whole thing. That "event" put such a nasty taste in my mouth that I stopped looking at newegg shuffles from that point on. I was fine with it as a way to combat scalpers, but then it became super parasitic.

  • Jaron Namir
    Jaron Namir 4 months ago

    Reminds me of a statistics final project I did years ago, I made up a bunch of fake data with real data for my presentation then when I got pressed on where I got my data from, I told them I fudged the numbers to validate my conformation bias.

  • Luke Henderson
    Luke Henderson 3 months ago +1

    Damn, they probably would have a giant inventory of them if they were letting people buy them at close to MSRP without winning a lottery. As much as I hate Amazon I'm using microcenter and then from now on. Newegg has gotten way too shady.

  • Teh Penguin
    Teh Penguin 4 months ago +169

    Honestly, I love the precise and accurate shots fired at shady corporations just as much as I enjoy the great reviews, nowadays.

    • cat -.-
      cat -.- 4 months ago +2

      Tbh i love these more

  • Finkledbody
    Finkledbody 4 months ago

    I have never bought anything from Newegg and I'll continue this legacy into the future. Thanks Steve.

  • Popeye TSM
    Popeye TSM 4 months ago

    I remember when Newegg, way back during the age of the dinosaurs, was a reputable & decent company and a great place to shop online...
    ... That's ANCIENT history.

  • SouthernSlav
    SouthernSlav 4 months ago

    Powerful you have become Steve. Shady actors and their tactics are trembling because of your journalism. You are a hero keeping them in check and together we can set new standards.

  • Adamn adissident
    Adamn adissident 4 months ago

    I remember when I checked out that website and saw the benchmarks on all the games with the clean numbers I knew something was up.

  • Absolute Longplay
    Absolute Longplay 4 months ago +70

    I love how Gamers Nexus has become the consumer watchdog for us. Keep it up man.

  • Sully Chowder
    Sully Chowder 4 months ago +1

    It's lovely to see them suffer after scalping so much.

  • p_nut_uk
    p_nut_uk 4 months ago

    It's really unfortunate that there will be those that will fall for this. I still somehow see people quote *that site* for CPU performance

  • Thunder Kat
    Thunder Kat 4 months ago +1

    With so few GPUs models in the market how hard it to check Clip-Share for a FPS number, sure it can be done in a few days and get all numbers right.
    And when it comes to CPUs minimum/average matter a lot and you need CPU bound titles for this, strategy games are best options but none is shown.

  • Derek H
    Derek H 4 months ago

    Well thank you GN for justifying why I wont be going to Newegg any more.

  • slice 1
    slice 1 3 months ago

    I can blame a retailer for artificially inflating prices , and watch as they get caught holding the bag .

  • Panem et Circenses
    Panem et Circenses 2 months ago

    Newegg lost me long ago when they would price gouge hot selling items. Surprised they are still around.

  • Shaylin James
    Shaylin James 4 months ago

    Newegg has always been my go to and favorite website. I feel like when I bought my parts from newegg in late 2017 it was before the whole downfall finished and I got lucky but I'll need to upgrade parts within a year or so. Where's a good place to get parts now?

  • peacegiant
    peacegiant 4 months ago

    Over the course of a year, I have been through, so much with newegg, trying to get ANY recourse in regards to them selling me a faulty SSD. In fact, I've only LOST money, because they made me pay return shipping, only for them to send it back to me! Insulting, and also screwed me over badly, the SSD was over $500!

  • Rodney
    Rodney 4 months ago +206

    Imagine being called out and having a very visible meeting with GN and thinking the best course of action is to double down on lane tactics. Wild.

    • Brandon
      Brandon 4 months ago +1

      @SpinalFailed It's not so obvious imo and you should calm down it's just a youtube comment asking a question lol

    • SpinalFailed
      SpinalFailed 4 months ago

      @Me h really dude? You're going to be that guy over either a typo or autocorrect error? Lame. Lame tactics. There you go Because you are apparently too obtuse to understand what it was supposed to say I fixed it.

    • Me h
      Me h 4 months ago

      WTF is "Lane tactics"?

    • Mak Lame
      Mak Lame 4 months ago +6

      corpos gonna corp

    • Jrodsly
      Jrodsly 4 months ago +9

      That's just how they operate these days. Whoever owns them now clearly doesn't care about the previous reputation they once had, but rather they only care about making money with as little effort as possible. They live by that sword and they'll die by that sword.

  • NoirMorter
    NoirMorter 3 months ago

    It's interesting to see a site that I loved to shop at become like this is maddening. Anyone have a better or more creditable replacement? I'll be building a new PC soon.

  • Rusty Blader
    Rusty Blader 3 months ago

    I love how newegg recently keeps trying to make us hate them more and more. Its like they want to be the most hated electronics retailer in america.

  • Simplistic Minimalist
    Simplistic Minimalist 4 months ago

    I have the silent base 801. And brought the mesh panel of the newer case. So happy with my case! Runs even cooler now

  • Gerard Klooster
    Gerard Klooster 4 months ago

    Thanks Steve, nice video again. As European I wouldn't order there anyway.....but it's incredable what companies do these days and getting away with it too. I'm still on an old card as prices are insane in my eyes for what it is. Hopefully things will stabilize more in 2023:). Or can I buy a scam card from you hahaha

  • Michael Grimm
    Michael Grimm 4 months ago +92

    Love seeing these companies squirm. They tried to rip us off for 2 years, let them take the hit they deserve

    • Prithvi B
      Prithvi B 4 months ago +1

      @Maou Kiero that isn't a requirement of publicly traded companies at all lol. Also, you know what hurts your profits? Going out of business because you lose all your customers.

    • z0mb1e564
      z0mb1e564 4 months ago

      @Dev You forget, all that profit went to bonuses. Now the company needs more money to pay the C suite raises.

    • Shanez1215
      Shanez1215 4 months ago

      @Dev I believe it was the AIB's more than the retailers that did the scalping.

    • Maou Kiero
      Maou Kiero 4 months ago +9

      @Dev Yes, but Newegg is a public company. The rules of capitalism require that the profits rise every quarter or the company will be shunned. They will surely lose quite a bit of margin and they will likely have to sell at a loss eventually. They may have problems getting new investors when their profits go down and in a recession this can be devastating. They may loose most of the profits they made in the last years. But thats just a theory...

    • Dev
      Dev 4 months ago +14

      They sold so many GPUs above MSRP for years. Surely, that surplus of funds can sustain them through this trying time. Right?

  • Gunther Mampaey
    Gunther Mampaey 4 months ago

    I had even a real argument with the shop where I bought 100ich parts, I bought an Asus board, as new, no outlet item. And not all the parts were included, plus you could see fingerprints everywhere, and a lot of cooling paste everywhere. So I went back to customer service and did complain about this. They told, ice-cold, that it was a new board, I told them, that this board is a used one, so I expected a new one. At the end of the day, they ordered another one, a new one. So these shops try to put problems to the customer, I also placed a bad review. Nowadays, they have an outlet store where these things are sold for another price. So good work in the end. I would never buy from that website, because I'm old fashion, I want to see the product before I buy it, They know there I'm that kinda guy. Mostly I buy the product though.

  • DigitalIP
    DigitalIP 4 months ago

    "Estimation" is probably Legal protection in case someone doesnt get exact or similar performance, or something to that extent.

  • 1stGruhn
    1stGruhn 4 months ago +1

    I think the idea is a good one... it just needs real data (which would be very difficult to obtain). I would say it was a poor implementation if it weren't for the fact that they are simply pushing inventory out in a misleading way.

  • Martin
    Martin 3 months ago

    This is so satisfying to watch how they couldn't lower prices and made huge profits

  • Miki Cerise
    Miki Cerise 3 months ago +1

    I seem to recall that high supply and low demand is meant to lower prices. Here's an idea. Fire the marketing cult and lower your prices, or eat the loss. We're months away from the next gen.

  • Capitalism Entertainment and Technologies

    this just gpus thing looks pretty neat and also gpu prices are great right now