Originally Posted by cauby
Correct me if i'm wrong,but isn't this a major loss for newegg?I mean,they paid their distributors the price for 300 real i7 920's (U$280x300=U$84,000) but only got cheap plastic and cardboard???
And I also don't think this is Intel or newegg's fault,they were victims of counterfeiters.Newegg should only be blamed for not paying more attention to what they put to sale,but since they're are trying to correct their mistake,it's ok!
Newegg will likely not pay the distributor they got the CPUs from, assuming the distributor accepts the blame, and the distributor will not pay their supplier, and it goes up the chain until they figure out where along the chain the CPUs were swapped. Then that person along the chain will put in a claim to their insurance and the insurance will cover their loss minus a deductable.