NewEgg offers Australians local shipping
US technology retailer takes some of the sting out of shipping costs for Australian buyers.
Technology-focused online retailer NewEgg has long been a big player in the US market, and is particularly well regarded for its range of PC components and electronics. However, it was only last year that it offered Australians the opportunity to officially order through its online store. Prior to that you would have had to use a US shipping agent, which in many cases would have wiped out any savings from lower prices overseas.
When NewEgg did finally open up Australian shipping, it did so with only a limited subset of its products, rather than the full range. it also still shipped all goods from the US, which meant that delivery costs could be quite prohibitive.
As of today, however, NewEgg customers will be able to shop on the site and take advantage of Australian shipping rates for many items, according to the company. As always, it pays to shop around for technology goods, because both pricing and shipping rates, not to mention the variability of the Australian dollar, can play a part in an overall value decision. That said, getting cheaper shipping is never a bad thing, and we'll be checking NewEgg for tech needs in the future.