The chip crisis is now an endless plague, most hardware manufacturers are desperate and do not see the end of the tunnel, there is still a year to recover from last year’s requests, and perhaps the delay will be resolved in a couple of years.
This does not mean, however, that they are justified in taking advantage of user misinformation, or of good faith when they buy from “TRUSTED” channels. For legal reasons I will not be able to name companies or specialized sites that use this incorrect system, but what I can do is at least warn you of these unfair practices.
We all, more or less, have a difficult time, thought about buying pc components at a good price on Chinese sites, and this with the awareness of running into a kind of small scam, or always aware of receiving non-quality goods, but all this has always been in foresight and in total knowledge of the risk we were running.
However, the chip crisis has also hit large distributors and manufacturers, who found themselves in the situation of no longer having “credible” and trustworthy supply channels, or without raw materials to restart production, using practices bordering on illegality.
There are currently two unfair practices:
- the first is recycle old chips from the material returned or used
- the second is resort to the replacement of super-performing components, with components of other inferior manufacture
All with a nice brand new repackaging with the name of the “famous” and super loyal brand. But you can immediately ask “how do they do with reviews? Nobody notices it? ” Or “are we sure they didn’t do it before the chip crisis?”