NewEgg launches Thursday Live Stream with Deals

Online shopping got a bit stale in terms of innovation before the explosion of mobile, and now, the much tighter integration of digital and “real world” is bringing more crazy things, like Amazon’s Treasure Truck.

NewEgg doesn’t have Amazon-type of real world infrastructure, but they have YouTube technology! Every Thursday at 1pm ET, they are starting a NewEgg NOW Live Stream talking about various tech products and services, and while that stream is running, below it, a variety of tech deals are offered.

They require a promo code, which means they’ll want an email address in order to use the coupon codes. Currently they have a couple of Surfaces, a couple of MSI laptops and more. This is the first time I’ve seen this, so I don’t know what to expect from it. Only time will tell!

You can also watch their live stream on YouTube, embedded below:

Comments

  1. S. W. Anderson says:

    I’ve been subscribed to Newegg’s daily deals e-mail for years. It can be worthwhile if you want to build or upgrade your own PC. Especially nowadays if you want to build a gaming PC. Occasionally it includes another type of electronics product, but any more, you don’t see cameras or photo accessories. Newegg carries some of those, but doesn’t feature or bargain price them unless they happen to have a few open-box returns or are closing a model out. Even then, don’t expect to see it in the daily deal e-mail. It’s been years since that happened.

    Low, low prices on hard drives are common, but it’s best to check the offering against Newegg or Amazon user reviews. If $18 for a refurb or “recertified” fast 1-or 2-terabyte hard drive sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I’ve checked out a couple of Newegg HD offers of that type, and in both cases the drives had high DOA and early failure rates, according to reviewers. Of course, those who had one fail were more motivated to write reviews than those who were satisfied. But still, why take a chance with your data or backups when HD’s full priced aren’t that costly any more?

    • yes, it all depends on the sellers and who’s doing the refurbishing and how easy it may be for returns or to get it fixed within warranty. All retailers and eBay need to clean it up. It’s in their own benefit too since it will increase sales when customers are more confident in the purchases they make.

  2. S. W. Anderson says:

    Agreed. When a customer tells someone he got a great buy on, say, a refurb hard drive on eBay, Amazon, etc., but it turned out badly, the dissatisfied customer won’t usually specify the HD was actually sold by third-party seller Electro Eddie’s Deal-O-Rama. The customer will just say “I bought on eBay or Amazon, or wherever. Word of mouth matters and negative word of mouth such as that hurts.