They say, “When you know, you NewEgg.” Well, recently, I had an interesting event with a pending Newegg purchase.
I have an HP Media Server which is running out of space. As a network server, the system has four e-SATA drive bays and only one is full. I’m close to filling up that 750GB drive with backups and other goodies and realized I needed another drive for the new year. I check around Newegg, found a very nice drive, added it to my cart but waffled on the purchase…
Now, before adding it to my cart, I logged in to Newegg and then nosed around. When the drive was added, the shopping cart was associated with my account. The drive was $75 (for a Western Digital 750GB, 32MB cache monster) but I decided now is not the time. That was last night.
Today, I receive an email from Newegg saying there is an incomplete order in my cart and to “take advantage of this super saver deal!” No sure what was going on, I checked my cart and found the hard drive, previous listed at $75 was dropped to $60 with an “Instant Savings” coupon. Huh? Their software automatically created a savings, sent an email and, sure enough, I bought the drive.
The message? If you want to buy something from Newegg and want a better deal, get some stuff in your shopping cart (after logging in) and wait a day or two — see if you get a super saver deal as well.