News Newegg Allegedly Ships Alder Lake CPUs Early, Asks Owners Not to Post Online

mcgge1360

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they legally bought em and got them.

what they do with it is their choice.
Ya no that's not how this works. Retailers sign deals that allows them to get the product early so that on launch they have them, and in exchange they can't sell until launch day. There's a LOT of negotiation and deals between retailers and suppliers, it ain't just a "buy and sell" situation as you seem to understand.
 

NightHawkRMX

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Ya no that's not how this works. Retailers sign deals that allows them to get the product early so that on launch they have them, and in exchange they can't sell until launch day. There's a LOT of negotiation and deals between retailers and suppliers, it ain't just a "buy and sell" situation as you seem to understand.
I think they are referring to the end user. In that case, the end user is not under under any sort of NDA and therefore Intel has no leverage to stop users posting information on the products they legally bought.

As for Newegg, they certainly are under some sort of contract and could face repercussions, if it turns out to be true.
 

hotaru251

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Ya no that's not how this works. Retailers sign deals that allows them to get the product early so that on launch they have them, and in exchange they can't sell until launch day. There's a LOT of negotiation and deals between retailers and suppliers, it ain't just a "buy and sell" situation as you seem to understand.
i mean the ppl who buy them FROM newegg...aka end user who they (newegg) is trying tell em not to post about em.

they have no power over what ppl do when they sell them to ppl early.

thats like buying a car early and dealer saying "yo you cant drive it until [date]"
they can say all they want but owner doesnt have any legal reason to listen.

unlike ppl like who sign do not disclose to get early samples average joe who bough those on newegg never signed a thing.


Newegg likely broke something to sell em early. Thats on them thoguh not buyers.
 

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what they do with it is their choice.
Well, not really. If their choice is to use it and post benchmarks, they're going to find that difficult unless they can find someone to ship them a motherboard (and probably ddr5) before Nov 4th.

We saw the same early leak with rocket lake in Europe, and many review sites buying them and posting reviews before the NDA. Problem this time is that there aren't compatible motherboards on the market already like there were with Rocket Lake.
 

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Well, not really. If their choice is to use it and post benchmarks, they're going to find that difficult unless they can find someone to ship them a motherboard (and probably ddr5) before Nov 4th.

We saw the same early leak with rocket lake in Europe, and many review sites buying them and posting reviews before the NDA. Problem this time is that there aren't compatible motherboards on the market already like there were with Rocket Lake.
Getting ddr5 isn't that difficult and you can use ddr4. I wouldn't be surprised if Newegg wasn't selling boards as well..
 

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