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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817507005
Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Cake Box Disc Model 95102 19.99 + free SH
cheaper then amazon
Thanks for the notice, but within mere hours, Amazon matched them: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B0009YJXMI
Newegg is rarely cheaper than Amazon, and Amazon will almost always match when they see it.

There's about a dozen reasons I don't like Newegg anymore:

On the buyer side, it's been an issue with:
  • rebates not being honored,
  • receiving defective OEM products (that are fine from other stores),
  • horrible flimsy shipping packaging
  • sales tax in a few states, including mine
  • slow (SLOW!) shipping, both outbound and in-transit times
  • limits on number you can order (example: only 5 spindles of this specific DVD-R)
On the affiliate side, it's been an issue with:
  • pathetic 1% sales commissions, vs 4-6% by most others
  • curious dips in number of transactions compared to other merchants in same spot
  • unfriendly linking tools and/or restrictive link rules via CJ
  • zero response from affiliate services reps
(Granted, our deal advice is unattached to affiliate links -- used when we can, don't when it's not -- but given the choice between Newegg vs Amazon having the best price, I'll always link to Amazon.)

So it's lose-lose. And I've come to not trust them. It's more hassle than it's worth.

Amazon has none of these negatives.


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