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Offline slateraptor

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Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« on: November 18, 2013, 01:56:21 am »
Apparently, Newegg has made the executive decision to deliberately cripple its parametric search.

A few experiments:
1.) search desktop memory for DDR3 1866 and/or CL rating
2.) search motherboard by form factor, e.g. uATX, mITX
3.) search power supplies by 80PLUS certification

In summary, all of these options (and surely a bunch more) have been completely removed from parametric search. Absolutely worthless. :--
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 01:59:05 am »
I noticed yesterday that they removed the option to search CPU socket type. Why the hell would you even do that?!  |O
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 02:30:06 am »
I noticed yesterday that they removed the option to search CPU socket type. Why the hell would you even do that?!  |O

O...M...F...G. :palm: Clearly some "brilliant" marketing strategy at play here. Nothing to distinguish Newegg from competitors like Amazon anymore...I'm anticipating significant losses in Q4 and hope they choke on their incessant blasphemy.
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 04:42:39 am »
I noticed yesterday that they removed the option to search CPU socket type. Why the hell would you even do that?!  |O

O...M...F...G. :palm: Clearly some "brilliant" marketing strategy at play here. Nothing to distinguish Newegg from competitors like Amazon anymore...I'm anticipating significant losses in Q4 and hope they choke on their incessant blasphemy.

I always confused Amazon and Newegg's parametric searches. Newegg was the way I wish Amazon's was, but at least Amazon and TigerDirect let you filter by socket type.  :palm:
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 05:22:35 am »
It does seem really stupid, but how do you know it was deliberate, and not just a screwup?
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 06:12:02 am »
Not seeing the problem you're describing here.
Works as well as it always has for me.
I didn't take it apart.
I turned it on.

The only stupid question is, well, most of them...

Save a fuse...Blow an electrician.
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 06:25:23 am »
Newegg has been busy driving themselves into the ground for the past 2 years. They're ass-deep in the "marketplace" nonsense that Amazon has been doing for 5 years or more, where you can't even tell what company you're buying things from and every search is littered with garbage. RIP.
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 08:48:09 am »
It does seem really stupid, but how do you know it was deliberate, and not just a screwup?
I've noticed there is this current trend in UI of "simplification" and "reducing clutter",  better known as "removing useful features" and "hiding things where it's difficult to find them" :rant:
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 02:35:40 am »
Not seeing the problem you're describing here.
Works as well as it always has for me.

It's all back now...wtf?? :o
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 02:50:30 am »
Newegg has been going downhill for a while. I try and avoid them, especially now that they hit me with restocking fees for everything I return, regardless of condition. Their restocking guys must be driving Ferraris...
 

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Re: Newegg deliberately cripples parametric search
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 11:06:55 pm »
I avoid searching from newegg directly. I use http://pcpartpicker.com/. Their search is usually great and it tells where to buy it the cheapest. It'll even find combo deals as well.
 


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