Posts tagged SPAM

Newegg continues to spam

On December 8th, 2010, the employee spammed in the last post and a new employee were sent unsolicited email (spam) by Newegg. So now that’s 3 email addresses, and while I was a customer of Newegg in the past, I have never used my work email address with them, and the other 2 people recently spammed have never been a customer of Newegg ever.

Both users received the exact same message (minus the user-identifiable link modifications).

The user who had been spammed before had been assured after calling them that he had been removed from their mailing list, but obviously that was a lie.

I can not see any reason to do business with Newegg.

Sure, prices seem to be good and there are many good reviews of their shipping and response to RMA issues, but at what cost?

Personally, I will never shop with Newegg again and I encourage anyone reading this to stop purchasing from such an abusive company. They aren’t Internet friendly and seem to feel that they have some kind of right to invade your mailbox, whether you have dealt with them in the past ornot.

Bad company is bad. Just saying.

Horse: dead, too bad Newegg spam isn’t yet :(

Newegg sends spam, can not learn from previous mistakes

I know that for many, Newegg is a great place to buy things.

I can no longer in good conscience recommend or advocate using NewEgg as a provider of your computing and electronic needs.

Let me step back a bit, back to August 18th, 2010 and August 30th, 2010 when I received unsolicited email (in this case, pure and outright spam) from Newegg. I had posted this on my personal blog (which doesn’t get much traffic/eyes overall) as I felt it was just a personal issue to deal with.

But today, out of nowhere, one of my employees received unsolicited email from Newegg and the best part? It is pedaling the same small 120GB disk drive that the messages I received in August, 2010!

I have an idea as to the avenue that Newegg is using to gather/borrow/steal/purchase new email addresses and I am not willing to post it publicly at this time, but I can say that salesforce.com is the owner of this breach of trust.  I do hope I am wrong as salesforce.com has a decent reputation. But then again, so did Newegg…

And without further adieu – the PDF of the headers…

20101118-newegg-spam

My personal view: I do not do business with companies that spam and will never do business with Newegg again after the initial round of spam. I’ll now be working internally to make sure that we, as a company, do not use Newegg ever again in the future and advocating to the employees that they boycott Newegg for future purchases as well.