Originally Posted by DannibusX
Honestly, I don't see how Newegg "lied" to their customers. That email went out on Saturday and their supplier could have told them that they were demo units. Was it just this morning that Intel reported that they don't have demo versions of their products?
Newegg told them they're "demo boxes", keeping Newegg's reputation in mind, press sought to tackle Newegg's supplier, and not Newegg. Press got whacked with C&Ds. Press proved its point through Intel's intervention that there's no such thing as "demo boxes", and these are counterfeits to the T. Newegg maintains that these are "demo versions" (earlier "demo boxes"), in their latest communications, and didn't clarify. Therefore, Newegg is lying to its customers. Yes, as long as you get your chip, and are satisfied with Newegg's way of making it up to you, you shouldn't care. But the scope of this report and several like it is not that.
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