'The truth is Newegg told its customers they got "demo boxes". Press alleged it's a cover up (many in the older news thread did, too) and in response, instead of coming out to clarify, Newegg's suppliers sent cease and desist orders to the press. Then the press called in Intel and asked for its take. Intel said that no, those parts aren't demo boxes, they're counterfeits. Meanwhile Newegg is resolving the issue with customers. So regardless of who came up with the "tell them they're demo boxes" idea, Newegg lied to its customers.'
Gotta go to work so last post from me.
You saying they 'lied' indicates they knew exactly what happened before they sent out any statements. It also portrays newegg in a sinister and damning light which is why I took a defensive tone on their behalf since I think they're a great company. Also including their distributors actions in the same statement you're criticizing newegg in it seems like you're grouping them together.
So you say I'm wrong, I'll agree to disagree.