dealsnew newegg customers - $10 off $50 with promo code

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Dear Newegg,

Thanks for giving your loyal customers the shaft.

Your pal,
Former long-time repeat customer

I'll still shop there. Overall, it is still a good site. I just hate when companies ignore current customers and give a promotion only to new customers. I guess I will just have to create another user ID. Oh well.

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It makes zero sense for a company to offer $10 to those who shop there already. They're trying to increase their profits by drawing in new customers, not lower their profits of their current customer base.

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@wnyx585am: Adding to the above comment, you justified the reason they don't need to give their current customers a promo! You are mad, but you will shop there anyway.

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Yes, because giving loyal customers the incentive to spend even more money than they already have in now way increases profits. Only new customers create profit. It makes perfect sense now, thanks.

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You could just make an alternate account for this one time code -.-

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It costs less to keep a customer than to find a new one.

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Many times I've seen items on Woot or Newegg that I passed on but would have purchased if I had free shipping on Woot or $10 off on Newegg. I realize they can't do it frequently but a few times a year would be nice.

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I definitely understand the business reasons and logic behind the promotion, but it does not make sense to make your current customers angry or disgruntled in the process. Newegg is certainly not the only business that does this, so I can't blame them too much. I just think companies should be clever enough to find ways of attracting new customers without penalizing existing ones (or at least without making them feel penalized).

To be fair to Newegg, I do think they occassionally offer some discounts to current customers through one-time use codes, but they are not usually as good as $10 off a $50 purchase. Maybe they are and I just don't recall. Either way, the principle still stands.

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@trinnic: Zero cents to whom? You (who clearly hasn't thought this though) or the long time customer who is debating between two products (one from newegg and one from somewhere else) and decides to go with newegg because of newegg's kindness in sending out a coupon code to long term customers?

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This isn't much of a deal since it's been ongoing for a long time! It's either $10 off $50 or $25 off $100 for noobs almost constantly, which in itself has actually slowed my purchasing from Newegg.

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@rawlio: It's a bit more complicated than the way you sarcastically described it but yes, promotions like these actually DO make perfect business sense. People who are already shopping at Newegg probably aren't going to by much more than they already were because of a $10 discount. For the most part, all they'll do is apply it to purchases they would have made anyway, which would essentially be akin to Newegg lowering the price of everything by $10. This doesn't help their business.

The promo code will, however, attract new customers who might not have ever given Newegg a chance otherwise. New customers will use the $10 discount and, assuming their shopping experience ends up a pleasant one, continue to shop at the site in the future.

Whether such a practice is right or wrong is up for debate. I'm a long time Newegg customer and I see nothing wrong with it. I can always create a new account anyway. In any case, it makes sense from a business perspective.

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Boo hiss bad egg pass and yawn

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Typical craptacular deal. What's your kickback this time?

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Take it easy everyone. They are trying to pull in new customers. I think we, as current customers, have been treated pretty well by Newegg over the years. I have no complaints with them trying to drive more traffic to their site.

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@wcowell2000: I believe most of us would be a bit happier if Newegg would give us loyal buyers a special promo code once in a while, and not just the daily specials.

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Thanks for offering promo code.

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@wnyx585am: @misterron: Hey guys, if you already have a newegg.com account, make sure you sign up for their e-mails because they sometimes will send coupons to their existing customers (unique code for each person who receives it) - I got one that was for 10% off any purchase for a maximum discount of $20 and used it to buy some computer parts last week (got $20 off!).

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Ha, well, I doubt many deals.woot.com users are new newegg customers. I still love the site.

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After the sleazy way Newegg handled the Touchpad price cut, they might want to send out some coupons to reassure their long term customers.

Newegg has always been pretty good on price and (especially) shipping. But I'm not as pleased with their customer service as I used to be.

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Newegg just went on my list of banned sites at both home and work. Maybe the review board will lift it in 6 months.

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I'm a long time newegg customer and I get special coupon codes about every 2 weeks. So all these people that bitch are just plain stupid. But I also buy something every two weeks.

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I'm amazed that so many people are overreacting to this.

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I don't think it's overreacting, it's just stating a simple fact that most long time customers, NOT just Newegg but MANY businesses, overlook their long time customers. Do you know how many offers there are for new cable customers? When I got my cable internet at a 3rd of the price as my friend who has been with them for YEARS I told him to call and ask for a lower price - and he got it. That's what most long time customers have to do, threaten to leave before anyone pays attention to them. My cable phone deal is going to expire soon and if I can't get a deal I'll drop it (I switched from a regular land line because the cable phone line price was cheaper but the regular price is more expensive and I'm thinking about ditching any home phone line and going to pre-paid cells).

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@arrsea: I totally agree. Verizon is terrible about their current customers. They are now offering a better version of their DVR to new customers free for life. As an existing customer, I contacted them to see if I could get the new DVR and the free service for life. They said "no." I then asked (assuming there was logic involved) if new customers get the new and better stuff for free, they must be paying more for the monthly service. Again, I was told, "no." I don't put Newegg in a category as bad as Verizon, but the principle is still there.

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1. Make a new account and use the code. They apparently don't check for the same address or CC cause I've done it in the past.

2. The daily email deals are only valid if you're signed up for them when they go out. So if you're not signed up but find a code online from one of their emails, too bad. I guess that's one exclusive perk of being a current customer.

3. I haven't gotten a 10% code in years and I buy stuff there semi regularly.

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@wnyx585am

Because it's so hard to make a new account.

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I went ahead and bought this 120GB SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227729) for $130 with this coupon and the rebate. That is a steal!

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Why are all current customers complaining over the $10.00 promotion for new customers, I get an email just about every other day with specials for current customers. pormo codes that are leaps and bounds above the new customer promotion. Don't forget the Shell shockers too.

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Newegg has amazing deals. I got a 600W OCZ modxstream PSU for $75 with a $25 rebate and a free asus dvd drive. I added this code in once I made a new account and made this deal even better.