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Newegg.com Botchup Sends Several Core i7 'Demo Boxes' to Customers

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great marketing strategy:p
 

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nice coverup attempt newegg, cause im sure intel makes marked + serial numbered "demo boxes" complete with fake cpus with fab labeling on them and coolers that look like they are carved out of polystyrene, lol plus the "booklet" that looks like some blank index cards stapled together. This comes extremely close to topping the woodscrew fermi

*Edit* According to hardwarecanucks even the box it comes in is fake
 
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lol. biggest fail in history :D
 

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newegg is fail
 
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looks like a cover up to me if it was a demo it wouldnt look like that and why have a fake cpu and fan
 
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I can answer to the "WTF is this ugly thing?" question about the cooler from the last pic:

That is a piece of cheese, from my country, and Intel attached to it four legs for obvious reasons: the cheese has the CPU inside, and it can walk around the house and compute jobs, like flushing the WC or annoying your girlfriend with some questionable smell.
There is indeed a problem, Intel forgot to print the manual, and it contained instructions on how to melt the cheese if you decided the CPU would better suit your computer.

This is all part of the Intel campaign "Cheese is your friend; Say cheese!", which will be disclosed after the NDA is lifted.
 

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lol surrealism.
 

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#10
its a cover up.

the threads on this showed very clearly the boxes have incredibly poor english - these are not intel demo boxes, but clear fakes designed to rip someone off.




Sochet? batch numbers for demo boxes?



I wont even go into how many typos this has
 
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I wont even go into how many typos this has
:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

Your comment brought up a memory of buying a discount CD drive at Frys once!!!

Insert tha cayday drave! hahahahhahahha i noticed like everything was spelled wrong when i got home.
 

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actually, i see why they made it the way they did. metal CPU, solid 'heatsink' and the pamphlet - so it would look the same if it was X-rayed in an airport. This may be a strong clue that the 'deception' occured overseas, or at least interstate from the warehouse they shipped from.
 
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Does it overclock well???
 

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Fpic Eail newegg!
 
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actually, i see why they made it the way they did. metal CPU, solid 'heatsink' and the pamphlet - so it would look the same if it was X-rayed in an airport. This may be a strong clue that the 'deception' occured overseas, or at least interstate from the warehouse they shipped from.
the german is perfect on this box....no Typos,and it sounds native... makes me wonder, if it has been produced here?:wtf:
 

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they use many "difficult" words, they are simply too complicated,"educated" to be used by anyone not native... "thermolösung" for example:wtf:

this is 100% fake.... look how the cpus pcb is not even straight, it has curves! :D
 

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Sounds Korean. Ya know, Kim Il Sung, Samsung, and the like. :laugh:
they dont know Ö :laugh:

EDIT: the english part looks like its a 1:1 translation of the german text:twitch:
 

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Intel has nothing in Germany so I wonder how those counterfeit CPUs could get into the supply chain:
http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/manufacturing/manufacturing_qa.htm
private production, someone at newegg, who now has a nice stash of money... maybe one of their packers, is corrupt? the proc is not from intel, as far as i can tell
i bet, this hasnt to do with anything "official"

(the info on the intel side is from pre 2006, if i read correctly... just wanted to tell you that ;) )