Newegg.com Named "Overall Best Place to Buy Online" In Computer Shopper Magazine
January 26, 2005 Press Release
E-Marketer tops four out of eight categories including Best Place to
Buy Core Components, Software & Digital Gear
LOS ANGELES, Calif.— January 26, 2005 — Newegg.com®, (www.newegg.com), a leading IT and consumer electronics e-commerce retailer serving more than 3 million customers, today announced that Computer Shopper’s readers overwhelmingly recognized the company in the magazine’s 2004 Shoppers’ Choice Awards, voting Newegg.com to first place in four out of eight “Best Places to Buy” categories, including “Overall Best Place to Buy Online.”
Striving to make itself the ultimate online superstore for computer components and consumer electronics with the widest selection and best prices, Newegg.com was voted “Best Place to Buy” Overall, for Core Components, Software and Digital Gear. The company was also a runner-up in the Desktops, Notebooks and Peripherals categories. Results will be published in the February 2005 edition of Computer Shopper (http://shopper.cnet.com/4002-7409_9-5619405.html).
For the “Overall Best Place to Buy Online” award, Computer Shopper explains, “Newegg.com offsets its lack of stores with an inventory that rivals, and in many cases outdoes, the biggest retailers. Newegg is one of the first sites our readers turn to find the hottest devices, components and software.”
For the Core Components award the Computer Shopper article reveals, “Memory, hard drives and graphics cards—are all here. If you can’t find it at Newegg, you may not need it.”
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In the Software category, the magazine reported, “Newegg has no shelves, so the company can supply you with a huge list of PC games and applications, from the most popular to the most obscure.”
In the Digital Gear category, Computer Shopper proclaimed, “With a comprehensive offering of the latest gear, the online retailer leapfrogged Circuit City, CompUSA, and last year’s winner, Best Buy, to lay claim to the market for digital gear.”
“We are thrilled to have been recognized by the people who matter the most to Newegg.com: our customers,” Howard Tong, Vice President of Newegg.com, said. “It is an honor to have been awarded a first or second place ranking in each of the categories we were eligible for, especially the ‘Overall Best Place to Buy Online’ commendation. I am extremely proud of the Newegg.com staff. We will continue enhancing our website and improving our services in 2005 and beyond.”
For the past 19 years, Computer Shopper readers have participated in the magazine’s annual Shoppers’ Choice Awards. The awards serve as a referendum among the magazines readers of the year’s best products, services and places to purchase technology. Computer Shopper is a property of CNET Networks, Inc. (www.cnetnetworks.com)
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