TigerDirect on Amazon is the official Amazon store for TigerDirect. They sell consumer electronics, computers and accessories, computer components, tv & video, home audio, cameras, car & gps, cell phones and accessories, software, video games, office equipment, and more. Click on the blue link above to find out what specials and sales they are currently offering.
TigerDirect has been in business since 1987. They have earned over 55,000 total positive feedback ratings on Amazon, with a 4.6% overall score. So TigerDirect is definitely a successful Amazon store. TigerDirect is also rated as a #1 Best Seller in many of the categories that they sell. This usually means that they offer both a very competitive price, and a history of satisfied customers in those categories.
TigerDirect is an Authorized retailer for all of the products that they sell on Amazon. An authorized reseller of an item basically means that they are buying the goods from the manufacturer, and that the manufacturer has authorized the seller to sell those items. They usually also receive some sort of training and product knowledge from the manufacturer.
The majority of products being sold on sites like eBay or Amazon do not come directly from the manufacturer, and they are not authorized sellers. Which basically means that the seller is either buying them from the grey market, or they are buying overstocks or liquidated items from another seller or distributor.
The items that these sellers carry have several drawbacks. The products might be counterfeit, they might not carry the original warranty, they might not correctly work in the country that you will be using it in, etc. With that being said – TigerDirect is an authorized retailer, which means that their items are authentic, and do carry the full manufacturer’s warranty. You will get a sealed factory package, with all serial numbers present.
TigerDirect on Amazon is a large sized store. They carry over 17,000 items from name brand manufacturer’s like Klipsch, Acer, Dell, HP, Sony, Samsung, JBL, LG, Logitech, Jensen, Sling Media, and more. You will find the same lineup of items here that they sell in their tigerdirect.com website, and in a lot of instances, the price in their Amazon store is less than on their own website.
What I like or don’t like
Their storefront is fairly well organized. You get a left side category menu, so you can navigate brand, and by price. So it is fairly easy to find what you are looking for.
I do appreciate their attention to detail in their listings as well. Each listing has multiple clear and large pictures, so you really get to see in detail what you are buying. Their product descriptions describe the product in details, and provide all of the necessary information, like color, model, package content, etc.
Their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this Amazon store. As does their 30-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having a month to do so is quite convenient.