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Old 01-12-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Newegg's name

Where do you suppose Newegg came up with its unusual name? I looked Newegg up in Wikipedia, but the article didn't say.
There used to be a computer software store called Egghead (local or chain, I don't know) in my area, but that name made slightly more sense. (Its ads used the silly slogan "Egg-straordinary values on egg-ceptional software.")
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Egghead was a mail order store, then an online store, then had outlets in various malls around the country, then went bankrupt. Newegg is the successor to Egghead that emerged from bankruptcy.
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Actually, I think Egghead got acquired by Amazon. I'm not sure that Newegg is its successor
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Despite frequent consumer confusion, Newegg has no connection with the former (a brand now owned by According to Newegg customer service representatives, the name "Newegg" stems from a Taiwanese philosophy meaning "new beginnings."

Also, though Amazon purchased the rights to the name, I don't think there is any other connection between the bankrupt (that sold out mostly to Fry's) and Amazon.


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