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Old March 5, 2010, 07:28 PM
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Newegg had my respect by not giving folks with 'demo' cpus a hard time looking for replacements. Kudos to them for looking after customers on that front, which is the most important thing.

But this 'demo' story? Now they are thinking we are stupid which pisses me off.
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The newest tech...thermal clay heatsink! 100% silent!
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I agree, I have a hard time believing the demo story, maybe if the box wasn't full of typos.
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Old March 5, 2010, 07:53 PM
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The newest tech...thermal clay heatsink! 100% silent!
Is this 'Sandy Bridge'???
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Newegg had my respect by not giving folks with 'demo' cpus a hard time looking for replacements. Kudos to them for looking after customers on that front, which is the most important thing.

But this 'demo' story? Now they are thinking we are stupid which pisses me off.

I would suspect that Newegg's marketing tard pulled the "demo story" out of his a**.

At least Newegg supported the customers
There is about 10-20 percent of me that has a distaste for Newegg because of the demo story.
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Is this 'Sandy Bridge'???
Yess! Thisis mysteerius sandy bridge! i has i7 4 sales!
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Newegg could have come out looking like as much a victim as the buyers who received these fakes but the 'demo unit' story has them looking like douchebags IMO.
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Youd think if you buy 2000 processors at a time you'd get a better price than neweggs.
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Bingo. 300 missing processors would be noticed. 300 blue boxes when you expect to see blue boxes? No problem. It's an employee of Intel, the trucking firm or the distribution center that swapped them out. They'll be on ebay or craigslist. Sell them for 250 each, that's $75,000. Cost to produce the fakes? Probably $1000.
This is exactly what's happening. I'd send Columbo if i was Intel...
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I wonder how often this scam is pulled within the manufacturing/distribution chain?

I heard of outright theft of items while product is being transported but not junk being put in the place of the stolen item.
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