Why do only terrible rated stores get early stock?

HepDude

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Hi!

Is there some rule that only stores with terrible reseller ratings are allowed by manufacturers to get stock earlier of new products?

I'm waiting to buy an ATI AIW 7500, and so far, only the sleazy stores with the "wouldn't buy there again" ratings have stock. One good store that I called said they were expecting stock a month from now!

(Yes, Newegg has some - but it is not the retail version and the picture is blurry so you can't tell if their stock has the regular fast memory chips - and their price is not even as good as the stores selling or taking orders for the retail boxed version.)
 

The Sauce

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Good question. They probably don't have stock but are just advertising it so they can screw people by taking their money and then making them wait.
 

Mitzi

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<< Good question. They probably don't have stock but are just advertising it so they can screw people by taking their money and then making them wait. >>



Sounds like the most logic explaination, perhaps thats how they got their low rating in the first place?

Stick to who you know and trust, even if it means having to wait or pay slightly more.
 

rbV5

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Newegg has both the Retail and OEM bulk. The ONLY difference is the software package. All AIW cards are exactly the same, retail or OEM. Same ram, same clockspeed, same hardware, same cables same everything except software (they both include the driver/MMC software) All AIW cards are also manufactered by ATI. Neweggs prices are below what I've seen a the BM stores, and are an excellent retailer.
 

The Dancing Peacock

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At newegg, looking at the pictures and from the other OEM/Retail comparisons, the retail AIW 7500 comes with the DVI to SVGA adapter, the oem does not.
 

rbV5

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<< , the retail AIW 7500 comes with the DVI to SVGA adapter, the oem does not. >>



Not true, Newegg has a picture of a box for the retail and a picture of a card for the OEM bulk, how do you compare those?

Anyway, unlike the other Radeon cards, the AIW Radeon series cards only have DVI, no VGA. The DVI>VGA connector is considered required for the basic functionality of the card and is included, as well as Video-in breakout box and 4-1 video-out cable, and the driver/MMC disk. The only difference is the software package just like the 8500dv and the AIW Radeon when it came out.

 

Kingofcomputer

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the regular 7500/8500 retail's picture has the card+cd's+cables+dvi converter while oem 7500/8500's picture has only the card+cd+cable, so we can assume the aiw 7500/8500 retail would be like that too.