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257 comments

Did you hear (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428716)

Did you hear they're improving transportation in Harlem? Yeah, they're planting the trees closer together.

Re:Did you hear (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429286)

I don't get it...ohhhhhhhh, now I get it: Harlem is populated by black people, and black people swing through trees like monkeys. Shit, you had me for a second there...hey, wait a minute! You're racist! MOD PARENT DOWN!

Wow, newegg must be getting huge... (5, Funny)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428718)

to have added a third g to their name.

Re:Wow, newegg must be getting huge... (1)

agoliveira (188870) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428768)

No. That means a new egg on their faces :)

It's a sign of the forgery. (1)

wiredog (43288) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428824)

The mispelings on the bocks, the led processor, the fake distributor.

Re:It's a sign of the forgery. (3, Funny)

fm6 (162816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429442)

Eye don bee leaf any ting yu sey.

The irony here is... (5, Insightful)

Elbowgeek (633324) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428720)

That the fakes could become more valuable eventually than the real item, simply by dint of their fame and rarity.

Re:The irony here is... (4, Insightful)

pesho (843750) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428848)

Don't count on this. I am sure somebody in China keeps on cranking thousands of those as we speak. They already have gone through the trouble of making molds for the fake fan and CPU. Why stop now when with all this publicity there will be a market for the fakes as collectibles?

Re:The irony here is... (4, Funny)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428922)

At least the lead used to make these things won't end up in childrens' toys or in baby food.

Re:The irony here is... (3, Insightful)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429026)

Please recycle.

Re:The irony here is... (1)

ryantmer (1748734) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429062)

At least the lead used to make these things won't end up in childrens' toys or in baby food.

...although I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up in milk...

Re:The irony here is... (4, Funny)

istartedi (132515) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428886)

the fakes could become more valuable eventually than the real item

At least until somebody starts faking the fakes.

Re:The irony here is... (1)

pesho (843750) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428966)

No, No, No! Making fakes of the fakes, will only make the original fakes even more valuable.

Re:The irony here is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429132)

For all intensive purposes....

Really?

Re:The irony here is... (1)

insufflate10mg (1711356) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429314)

Believe it or not, this error is more common than you'd think. For years when I was a teenager I said "intensive purposes" too...

Re:The irony here is... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429418)

Since he also misused "begs the question" I have assumed that the signature is intended to be ironic.

(Not the GP AC)

Re:The irony here is... (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429186)

Divide by zero much?

Re:The irony here is... (-1, Offtopic)

Hadlock (143607) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429212)

IF you can keep your ad up to buy/sell one long enough to get a potential buyer/seller. There's none up for grabs on Ebay, and Craigslist keeps pulling my WTB ads. Something about having the word "Counterfeit" in the title... if anyone has one, shoot me an email, you've got an interested buyer. I'm not going to pay "full price" for one though :)

Display models? (2, Insightful)

teko_teko (653164) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429268)

They could be units that were made by a separate company for display model purposes.

Just like those fake TVs in IKEA. They're only the shell without anything inside.

Fake post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428724)

Fake post

Warning! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428726)

They are saying the processor is actually made of lead, so the overclocking potential is dismal.

That combined with the underpowered foam cooler relegates this processor to HTPC uses only.

Re:Warning! (4, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428766)

If the processor is made of lead, the cooler had better be cast from Melamine... I demand the authentic fake experience.

Re:Warning! (4, Funny)

cbiltcliffe (186293) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428958)

Nah, the cooler can't be made of melamine.

They used all that up in the baby food [usatoday.com] .

Windows 7 - Primitive Edition (3, Funny)

number6x (626555) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429094)

Windows 7 - Primitive Edition is certified by Microsoft to run on this processor.

Keep an eye on the blogs for announcement of the Ubuntu lead-block remix for this real soon now.

Ina word (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428730)

First

Crazy Eddie Here !! Hey, that's my bag !! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428734)

They stolz it from me !!

No one cares (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428742)

This is such a non story. NewEgg made it right, and everyone has moved on. It must be a slow news week in tech.

No need to defend NewEgg (4, Insightful)

spun (1352) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428866)

This story is not "OMG! NewEgg is so bad!! They shipped fake CPUs!" okay? No one is bashing NewEgg, you can relax, your job there is probably safe.

The story is "Wow! Look at these hunks of lead and plastic blocks with stickers that look like fans on them!" I mean, someone went to a lot of trouble to make these things. It's an interesting story.

Re:No need to defend NewEgg (5, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429104)

I feel bad for the distributer. NewEgg is probably a huge customer of theirs and I doubt they did this. If these had been mislabeled or relabeled chips I could say some company trying to pull it off. But this is a sure fail so no company would do this knowingly.
Odds are somebody in some warehouse got a pallet of expensive CPUs for a good price when they "fell off the back of a truck".
I am more interested in where in the supply chain this happened.
Does the distributer buy straight from Intel? If so maybe the shipping company they used? or the Shipping company that was used between the distributer and NewEgg?
Just wonder where the switch happened.

Re:No need to defend NewEgg (1)

flappinbooger (574405) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429152)

someone said these came from D+H. Never hand any trouble with them b4....

Re:No need to defend NewEgg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429388)

Nope, apparently they came from IPEX. (Presumably this was simply a mistake on the part of HardOCP’s source. D&H are widely used by NewEgg but were not the source of these “i7”s.)

This isn’t normally a problem as many trays of OEM processors are sold on the gray market—unused overages from huge OEM batches.

But quite what idiot thought genuine retail processors would go on the gray market—they never do, obviously OEMs don’t use them so they won’t be overages—and bought them, and signed for them, and didn’t even once open one of them, I’m not sure. But that idiot buyer is probably looking to flip burgers pretty soon.

Again, why NewEgg got retail processors from IPEX, I’m not sure. That’s unusual.

I’m surprised no-one noticed it further on in the supply chain but given the volumes, just a couple of hundred probably could slip through the radar. Buried in amongst real ones in a warehouse they would not look obvious, and the weight is about right.

For their part, though, NewEgg have handled it well, fairly well. They’re not really “demo stock” obviously as they initially said, but being fair, that may have been a cover story they were asked to use during the opening phases of an internal and/or criminal/federal investigation. They fessed up quickly, and right from the beginning have been open about how many were out there, that an error like this has happened, and have been happily replacing all of them via advanced RMA at their cost.

Re:No one cares (1)

DIplomatic (1759914) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428908)

This is such a non story. NewEgg made it right, and everyone has moved on. It must be a slow news week in tech.

No, the story is fascinating. It's a mass production fake on a global scale which is extremely newsworthy. NewEgg is an amazing resource and is handling the situation perfectly, no one thinks they're at fault.

Re:No one cares (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428944)

Well, some people would like to know how it happened. Bad egg working at a NewEgg supplier? And really, that's a lot of effort to make "fakes" that no one would see until they opened the box, at which point, the gig's up anyway.

Re:No one cares (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429128)

Well, no, the fakes needed to be there. The fake "fan" showed through a window in the box; that's why they made the sticker. The lead "CPU" gave the box the right heft and feel as if it contained an actual CPU.

No way was this an accident (3, Funny)

seeker_1us (1203072) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428752)

The cpu "cooler." The misspellings on the box. This was fraud.

Re:No way was this an accident (5, Funny)

rock217 (802738) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428798)

The cpu "cooler." The misspellings on the box. This was fraud.

Are you sure?

Re:No way was this an accident (5, Funny)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428832)

Wow, you think? That's some fine detective work. Tell me, was it the lead "processor" or the solid plastic "fan" that gave it away?

Re:No way was this an accident (3, Funny)

hypergreatthing (254983) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429196)

I thought he just bought an limited extreme performance edition, now with 50% more lead...

Re:No way was this an accident (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428858)

Yes, but by whom? I really doubt NewEgg would try to pull something like this. Their reputation is the only thing that separates them from any number of other online parts sellers.

Re:No way was this an accident (5, Insightful)

rednip (186217) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429016)

Someone who wanted to pull a couple of hundred processors out of the supply chain. By making fake boxes and shipping them they might be able to hide at what point they were stolen.

Re:No way was this an accident (5, Funny)

Knara (9377) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428888)

That's some darn good police work there, Lou.

Re:No way was this an accident (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429342)

All in a days work, chief.

You're right, Captain Obvious (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428900)

Your statement made the baby jesus cry.

Re:No way was this an accident (1)

cgoodric (1311355) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428914)

Surprised they didn't call it "kewler".

Alphine Stereo for sale (5, Funny)

e2d2 (115622) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428782)

My friend once bought an Alpine stereo from someone. When we looked closer at the box it was actually "Alphine" with an h. Okay so typical story. The funny part was the box. It had a picture of a Lamborghini on it. But the one they took a picture of was actually a toy. You could see this when you looked close. They didn't even bother to use a real Lamborghini picture! Even that was a fake! We couldn't stop laughing for at least an hour. The lengths some people will go to dupe people, if they spent that energy on creating something with actual worth..

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (4, Funny)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428840)

>They didn't even bother to use a real Lamborghini picture! Even that was a fake!

Its like a movie where the killer is always giving the police hints on his next crime. The fraudster gave your friend at least two hints, but he still bought it. Even fraudsters have the occasional attack of conscience.

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428850)

Are you the two on TV, smoking the pot?

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (1)

CAFED00D (1337179) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428930)

Back in the 80's, when all of the "Coca Cola" gear was popular, a friend of mine crossed into Mexico, and bought a bunch of stuff. It wasn't until after he came back to the US, when I noticed that it actually said *Caca Cola*. And here he is, wearing the t-shirt, the watch, and sun glasses. He never heard the end of that one. And don't even get me started on the "Sieko" watches they had for sale.

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429162)

Yes, Mexico is a great place to buy as many shirts as you want where the decals will come off after the first wash. You can find some very nice Folex watches down there as well.

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (1)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429416)

25-plus years ago, my boss bought a camera in Mexico on his honeymoon because he forgot his. He was surprised at the deal he got, and the camera even came with batteries and flash cubes. It wasn't until later that he noticed it was a "KODAR" camera, and the logo was only similar to the Kodak logo. THe camera lasted through the vacation, at least.

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (2, Funny)

JumpDrive (1437895) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429004)

Hey if it works for the US financial system and government it can't really be that bad of a business model.

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (-1, Troll)

e2d2 (115622) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429038)

Uhm, why was my post modded troll? Can someone point to where I trolled please?

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (3, Funny)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429234)

They must have mistaken you for a real troll. The packaging was too believable.

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (1)

HouseOfMisterE (659953) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429136)

haha, I had a roommate in the 80's that once bought an "Alphine" car stereo. He went to some traveling electronics market and came home all excited with his purchase. "Alphine" was the first thing I noticed when I saw the box, and I think that put a slight damper on his day.

I also have a brother that bought a digital camera from some guy at an Arby's. It's the only digital camera I've seen that takes 35mm film!

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429178)

You are admitting on slashdot that your friend (and maybe you) are stupid. You bought an car radio from an obviously sketchy person, without even bothering to look if it was legit, and got had. You are modded 0 because you are indeed offtopic and indeed should leave slashdot.

Re:Alphine Stereo for sale (1)

pluther (647209) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429426)

My first DVD player was made by "Sany".
It actually worked (mostly) for over a year before it finally overheated and died completely.
I knew it was a cheap knockoff, but this was way back in 2000 when DVD players still cost money, and it was something like $40, including a free copy of Fightclub.

Ebay (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428794)

How long until these things go for over $280 on eBay?

"L@@K!! Own a piece of computing history -- the fake i7 920!!"

Re:Ebay (1)

poormanjoe (889634) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428854)

If that happens then I'll just make fake frauds!

Re:Ebay (1)

coolsnowmen (695297) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429288)

Can you get in trouble for selling Fraudulent "Fraud Intel core i7"s?

How long before the first fake fake? (5, Funny)

spun (1352) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428884)

Dude, I bought a fake i7 on eBay, but it turned out to be real! What a ripoff!

It's not a fake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428804)

Its the same computer that brought you the moon landing.

fine (2, Interesting)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428818)

just as long as we catch the fake lead PHARMACEUTICALS

Re:fine (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429114)

Not much chance of that. Since lead often shows up in the company of calcium(and, in the body, plays all kinds of havoc by acting as a calcium analog well enough to be incorporated into bones and important chemistry; but not well enough for that important chemistry to actually work), the pills it tends to end up in are the assorted vitamin and mineral supplements.

Such things are subject to extremely minimal regulation, and less scrutiny. Since low levels of lead are unlikely to cause dramatic symptoms in the short to medium term, tainted supplements can go unnoticed in the marketplace for years.

Re:fine (1)

Ant P. (974313) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429172)

Q: What's the difference between a $50 brand-name pill and a $2 "fake"?
A: $48.

Re:fine (3, Insightful)

RIAAShill (1599481) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429394)

Q: What's the difference between a $50 brand-name pill and a $2 "fake"?
A: $48.

If you are lucky. Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are not like generics. If you purchase a counterfeit, you don't know who is providing you with the drug. You think you are buying it from Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Roche, etc. But the counterfeiters have stolen the identity of the company, so you can't easily go after the suppliers of your drugs if their quality is poor.

Generics, on the other hand, do not hide who they are. You (or the FDA) can go after them if their drugs do not contain the active ingredients promised. You don't get a fancy brand name, but you aren't being lied to about who the supplier is.

hey (4, Funny)

nomadic (141991) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428860)

Are they saying a picture of a fan does not provide the same level of cooling as a real fan?

Re:hey (1)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429124)

No, it works, but the picture wasn't blue. Only blue has inherent cooling properties.

Re:hey (1)

roywfall (622207) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429184)

Are they saying a picture of a fan does not provide the same level of cooling as a real fan?

Actually, that fan provides more than enough cooling for the CPU it was packaged with (as long as you don't overclock).

Re:hey (1)

hypergreatthing (254983) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429250)

No, it provides you with more cooling than the stock fan. It's obviously a next gen design.

Re:hey (2, Insightful)

Colonel Sponsz (768423) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429252)

Are they saying a picture of a fan does not provide the same level of cooling as a real fan?

That depends on if you're using an Intel Magritte or not...

Re:hey (5, Funny)

sconeu (64226) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429354)

That depends on if you're using an Intel Magritte or not.

Ceci n'est pas une heat-pipe

Hrmm, this seem familiar.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428882)

Oh yeah! This is the same processor found inside a P-P-P-Powerbook!

http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/ [zug.com]

fuNcker (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31428978)

NIIGER ASSOCIATION my calling. Now I

Ironically enough... (1)

sootman (158191) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428988)

"Apparently there are only a couple hundred of these things in existence..."

And now, due to all the stories about them, they have become modern-day artifacts and will probably sell on eBay as collectibles for more than the real thing.

Re:Ironically enough... (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429088)

Which means somebody will start making imitations. Make sure you get the real fake and not a fake fake!

ROHS compliance (3, Funny)

dziman (415307) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429010)

I seriously doubt these lead processors are ROHS compliant.

Re:ROHS compliance (1)

kpainter (901021) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429192)

No, but what else are they going to do with all that leftover lead that they didn't put in ROHS parts? They already got caught putting it in children's toys.

Umm Dup? (1)

fandingo (1541045) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429022)

Seriously, how many stories are needed on this topic? It was a very minor, localized issue that has already been dealt with in a manner that has garnered almost universal Slashdot love; stories over, nothing to see here.

The original story linked to a youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDU7Xoju4LM [youtube.com] that showed a buyer "unboxing" the fake processor.

Re:Umm Dup? (2, Interesting)

rudy_wayne (414635) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429320)

Seriously, how many stories are needed on this topic? It was a very minor, localized issue that has already been dealt with in a manner that has garnered almost universal Slashdot love; stories over, nothing to see here.

The real stroy is where exactly did the fakes come from. Somebody went to a lot of trouble to create these fakes and I find it hard to beleive they only made 100-200 and then quit.

Performance? (4, Funny)

ventmonkey (1578351) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429052)

What, no benchmarks?

The wrong market (1, Insightful)

tpstigers (1075021) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429064)

The failure on the part of the manufacturer of these fakes is that they shipped them to precisely the wrong market. Thousands of these puppies could have ended up in desktop computers and nobody would ever have known. The average consumer has no idea what's inside the case. Instead, though, the fakes end up at Newegg, where they get purchased by exactly the kind of people who can recognize them for what they are. It's almost like they were trying to get caught.

Re:The wrong market (1)

lukas84 (912874) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429150)

Erm, the fakes are NOT functional in any way. They are just a piece of metal. Even the average consumer will notice something's wrong when the computer won't turn on.

Re:The wrong market (1)

ventmonkey (1578351) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429190)

um..it was a joke.

Re:The wrong market (1)

Lookin4Trouble (1112649) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429164)

"The failure on the part of the manufacturer of these fakes is that they shipped them to precisely the wrong market. Thousands of these puppies could have ended up in desktop computers and nobody would ever have known. The average consumer has no idea what's inside the case. Instead, though, the fakes end up at Newegg, where they get purchased by exactly the kind of people who can recognize them for what they are. It's almost like they were trying to get caught."

Subtle troll is subtle... Either that or you didn't even bother to RTFS and figure out that these things are not just fake, but totally non-functional. In which case, Obvious troll is obvious...

Re:The wrong market (1)

pavera (320634) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429166)

Uh... If you had looked at the pictures you would know that "thousands" of these couldn't have ended up in desktop computers. The "fake" processors are not actually functional. It is a hunk of lead. It doesn't even have pins. It would be impossible for anyone to actually install this in a computer.

Further, I don't know who you think buys retail processors besides techies? Mom n pop buy their computers from dell, and dell would certainly stop these processors from reaching them, no PC with this part could pass even the most remedial QA.

Re:The wrong market (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429434)

It would be impossible for anyone to actually install this in a computer.

You underestimate the stupidity of some users, even those that attempt to build their own machines. I would not be surprised if someone tried to install the lead chip sideways into a PCI slot or insert it into the optical drive.

Makes me wonder if with all the publicity (1)

Phizzle (1109923) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429070)

This thing becomes a collectors item worth more than the original proc, and people start going nuts on ebay over these, and then some company in China will make knock offs of the knock offs selling the fakes as the REEL ORIGENAL NEWEGGG FAKES.

that would be a great upgrade... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429112)

for my p-p-p-powerbook

That's Fremont. (0, Troll)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429156)

Growing up in Fremont, it became quickly apparent to me that there are a lot of crooks there. Seeing that IPEX was based there does not surprise me. On the edge of Silicon Valley, huge foreign population, a lot of well-educated people, and most of all, the opportunity to rip people off.

I hate to be stereotypical, but I would wager my home desktop that I could profile these cons with a pretty good degree of accuracy.

Mis-printed postage stamps (1)

stimpleton (732392) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429204)

Postage stamps mis-printed are worth quite a bit of money. One with a post mark can potentially make you a millionaire.

Interesting that a few of these could end up worth more than their original bretheran.

CSI Sillicon Valley (5, Funny)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429222)

"Hmm. Mis-spellings on the box. A sticker of a fan. A solid block of metal for the CPU.

I'd say the buyers were

<removes sunglasses>

mis-lead."

YEEAAAAAAAAH!

IPEX to blame? (1)

Mojo66 (1131579) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429242)

Well NewEgg takes the easy road and blames their supplier "IPEX", but what really is to blame is the system! Why is a 3rd party involved when NewEgg wants to sell Intell CPUs?? Why do we need those endless supply chains from the producer to the reseller, each one taking their share and potentially increasing the chance of fraud? Do companies like Dell also get their CPUs from a 3rd party supplier?

Re:IPEX to blame? (1)

rudy_wayne (414635) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429392)

Why is a 3rd party involved when NewEgg wants to sell Intell CPUs?? Why do we need those endless supply chains from the producer to the reseller, each one taking their share and potentially increasing the chance of fraud? Do companies like Dell also get their CPUs from a 3rd party supplier?

I've wondered the same thing for a long time. Why buy from a "distributor" who is just a middle-man that drives up the price. BUT, it does sort of make from Newegg's perspective. They don't just buy Intel CPUs from the distributor. The distributor carries hundreds of products from many different companies, making it easy for Newegg to place one order from one compnay.

Re:IPEX to blame? (1)

nelsonal (549144) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429408)

I believe it's because New Egg does a lot of purchasing in the grey market. Intel and AMD have certain order quantities at which they cut prices on the whole order. So a computer manufacturer who needs say 95,000 processors might get a low enough rate on 100,000 that it's worth ordering more than they will use and selling the remainder to resellers who then sell to places like NewEgg. They're not supposed to do this, but it's pretty common and because everything goes through a couple layers of resellers, it's difficult for Intel to spot.

no intercaps (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429244)

Newegg.
Not NewEgg.
Stop it.

Barcodes valid? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429246)

I was bored so I tried scanning the bar codes from the various pictures I could find of the fakes. Maybe my Gimp skillz are lacking but even with resizing, filtering, converting to gray scale, printing in different scales blah blah, the only thing I could get to accurately scan with my Symbol Technologies handscanner was the MM# 902258.

the lord of the underworld compels me . . . (0, Redundant)

Xerxes333 (116480) | more than 4 years ago | (#31429262)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of those!!!

That's not the only item that's "fake" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31429292)

I've recently purchased an antenna from them that was also not as they advertised it.
Newegg's sucking eggs in a big way these days. They refused to correct the situation. I've got email, screen shots, and since I'm in Texas I can record telephone calls without them knowing. I've got them all if anyone is interested in hearing them!
I'm setting up a temp email for people to contact me if there is any interest. It's repairman@ssrecords.us

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