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Newegg launching in Taiwan, possibly UK too

Newegg launching in Taiwan, possibly UK too

Newegg is the second largest e-tailer in the US.

Newegg has announced it is to launch online shopping services in Taiwan, while Bit-Tech has heard it could be coming to the UK too.

Newegg is the second largest e-tailer in the US, after Amazon, but up until now it only had overseas operations in Canada (2008) and China (2002). It's latest official announcement confirms it will now be expanding to Taiwan in July-August of this year.

Prior to this official announcement Bit-Tech also heard from sources within a major manufacturer that works with Newegg that the company will also be offering a service in the UK. In fact we were told the UK would be first in line for the new expansion. However, Newegg has not commented on this yet.

Specialising in the sale of IT products and other electronics, Newegg was started by a Taiwanese entrepreneur in 2001 and rapidly became the dominant player in the US market, particularly in the sale of PC components. As such its entry into any existing market will be seen as a major threat to established local e-tailers and retailers of similar products.

The company already operates an office of around 200 people in Taiwan and this will be expanded to around 300-400 employees for the launch.

Initially Newegg will offer its existing range of products, expanding its range to incorporate more local goods in due course. It hopes to generate sales revenues of NT$100 million (£2.2 million) in the Taiwan market in the first year of operation.

Source: Digitimes.com

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hodgy100 9th July 2013, 10:47 Quote
UK! YES!
Xir 9th July 2013, 11:47 Quote
Don't rejoice too early, what I read here from the canadians, Newegg Canada is a lot less attractive pricewise than Newegg USA.
Why should it be different here?

Then again, They seem to have a lot of rebate programmes which I don't know from european etailers.
jackjack 9th July 2013, 11:53 Quote
Taiwan! YES!
Lance 9th July 2013, 11:57 Quote
What does sound interesting is a good competitor to Scan.

Although I do expect to continue with Scan personally, I welcome the promotion at the I-Series, pro gamer teams etc etc.
PCBuilderSven 9th July 2013, 13:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lance
What does sound interesting is a good competitor to Scan.

What's wrong with Ebuyer, Overclockers, Dabs etc?
Lance 9th July 2013, 13:26 Quote
Are they really on the same scale as Scan? Maybe Ebuyer, but they're not quite as niche as Scan?

Maybe I should have gone with "another" rather than "a".

My point stands though, that a competitor trying to get into the market is a good thing for the consumers, at least in the short run.
SpAceman 9th July 2013, 13:41 Quote
None of those are New Zealand... I don't need them.. I have Playtech.
schmidtbag 9th July 2013, 15:30 Quote
lol funny how the article said overseas to Canada, when (if I'm not mistaken), Canada and the US have the longest borders between 2 countries.
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Originally Posted by Xir
Don't rejoice too early, what I read here from the canadians, Newegg Canada is a lot less attractive pricewise than Newegg USA.
Why should it be different here?

Then again, They seem to have a lot of rebate programmes which I don't know from european etailers.

I don't think Newegg has any Canadian warehouses, so Canadians would have to deal with the conversion of currency and getting their package over the border. Newegg rarely ships outside to the outside of continental US, including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, though with their Canadian support, Alaska might not be excluded as often. UK, Thailand, and China will likely have their own warehouses.


As a side note, Canadians have ncix.ca. There is also a ncix.us but I think it suffers the same problems as Newegg to Canadians.
AlienwareAndy 9th July 2013, 15:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by PCBuilderSven
What's wrong with Ebuyer, Overclockers, Dabs etc?

Exactly, nothing. You can add Amazon to that too.

This will be a complete waste of time IMO. The U.S doesn't really have that many retailers of PC parts and Newegg got in there pretty early (though I used to use Directron and Tigerdirect sometimes when I lived out there).

Here though? the market is already swamped, so unless they can offer cheaper prices (they won't) then there's no point.

Newegg - take a look at what happened to your mate Best Buy and just don't do it.
Phil Rhodes 9th July 2013, 17:13 Quote
Goodo. Scan upset me a while ago and I've been hoping ebuyer will face some increased competition.

Sorry, Ebuyer, but you know it's good for you.
kosch 9th July 2013, 23:19 Quote
Reminds me of when Best Buy came to Lakeside and then left a few years later.
AlienwareAndy 9th July 2013, 23:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by kosch
Reminds me of when Best Buy came to Lakeside and then left a few years later.

They pretty much control every mall out in the USA.

Here though things are different. We don't like being dictated to by one company.
RedFlames 9th July 2013, 23:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by AlienwareAndy
They pretty much control every mall out in the USA.

Here though things are different. We don't like being dictated to by one company.

I Dunno, Tesco are having a pretty good stab at it...
Blazza181 10th July 2013, 00:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
I Dunno, Tesco are having a pretty good stab at it...

Don't worry, the Waitrose Alliance are here to provide rebellion.

Once we've sourced our hand-caught Icelandic cod.
Dudey109 10th July 2013, 00:29 Quote
Awesome, competition is a good thing for consumers
fluxtatic 10th July 2013, 09:12 Quote
2nd largest? I had no idea...I guess that explains why they have the marketplace and started selling things like toasters and whatnot.

I buy the vast majority (like, 90%+) of my parts from Newegg - I'll price-check Amazon, but since Amazon charges me tax and isn't much faster (depressingly, given that I'm 30 miles from their main DC, while Newegg is most of the way down the west coast in the Bay Area), their prices have to be a healthy amount better. Plus Amazon's search, at least on PC parts, is absolutely atrocious. I hunt it down on Newegg and search Amazon by the exact part number.

And how the hell is it that the UK is flooded with e-/retailers like this and I've got...what, 3? Newegg, Amazon sorta, and Fry's. Best Buy is laughable and Tigerdirect's prices suck, from what I've seen...plus their site is hideous, to the point that it looks like a fly-by-night scam.
Spreadie 10th July 2013, 10:32 Quote
Yet another large etailer, offering the same as every other large etailer. Big whoop.

Also does this expansion mean even more search engine polution when I'm looking for reviews?
Shirty 10th July 2013, 11:07 Quote
Meh, just one more place to check whether I'm getting the cheapest deal on my chosen bits.
Skulldragon 10th July 2013, 20:00 Quote
A bit more competition in a marketplace is always good. I'm hoping that they'll offer some good deals when they start up (assuming they do) to gain a foothold.
Saivert 11th July 2013, 15:22 Quote
UK is a hard market to get into.
Number one etailer in Norway Komplett tried to open up shop in the UK and had to close down. They still operate in Ireland (komplett.ie). We also got Dustin which sells to all of Scandinavia + Finland.
We have always been spoiled with etailers in Europe I think. Komplett started their business as far back as 1996. But lately there has been a lot of mergers and shutdowns unfortunately. So only the giants remain.
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