City of Industry, Calif. – Newegg.com took liberties with its website on April 1 by creating a faux home page for an April Fools’ Day prank.
The e-tailer, which prides itself on providing the latest and greatest in technology, populated a landing page with some decidedly old-school CE, including a pager, a boombox, a shoe-size cellular phone, and a 1980s-era PC.
Clicking on the product links brought visitors to a “Happy April Fools’ Day!” greeting.
Newegg also posted as new a pair of vintage unboxing videos for the Motorola Razr flip phone and an old ASRock motherboard.
Perhaps in a paean to past industry profitability, the outdated product listings also featured equally quaint pricing, including $329 for a 22-inch CRT color TV.