Purchased a Dead Motherboard and Newegg Wouldn't Give Me Refund
Customer Service - Complaint
WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA -- I purchased an Asus P9X79Pro motherboard from Newegg. Experienced tech installed into new PC that wouldn't boot. My tech was on the phone with ASUS tech for 2 hours running tests only to determine board was bad. We were told to return it to place of purchase for exchange. We were in a hurry to complete the project so I purchased a second exact same motherboard from Newegg and went through the process to return original.
Upon inspecting my returned original, Newegg said there were bent pins on processor bed and would not issue credit. They said we damaged the board. This is absurd as the processor could not have seated and locked into place if pins were bent. Processor was locked when MB was being tested. We carefully removed processor, replaced plastic cap over pin bed, repackaged and returned it to NewEgg. How easy for them to damage fragile pins and blame us to avoid giving us a refund. Had I known how they operated I would never have dealt with them in the first place, let alone purchase a second MB before getting credit for the first. Adding insult to injury, we made numerous attempts to resolve the problem including asking American Express to intercede. They tried 3 times and in each instance NewEgg refused to budge.
ASUS knew the board was bad and NewEgg would have lost nothing by simply contacting them. Instead they simply refused to issue credit and I'm out $325 for a board that doesn't work. Not a smart move for any company that advertises great customer service. I seldom need to return anything I buy and in those rare cases where I do I've always found the vendor to be helpful in making things right. Newegg is the one big exception. They make absolutely no attempt to rectify the situation nor offer any solution. Buyer beware and learn from my mistake. The gorillas in their receiving department can easily damage things and claim it was received that way. I suggest you photography extensively all returns for your own protection. No not count on a sympathetic customer service department to help. Now I'm smarter and $325 poorer as a result of dealing with NewEgg. My advice to all is get your gear somewhere else.