Nothing has changed in the way NE operates since then, the same price-fixing, market manipulation and deceptive practices continue. By ‘best’ I meant largest, most popular, etc. And yes, I continue to buy from them when I catch them selling a product at a fair price with no strings attached. But I also buy from ZZF and eWiz and am happy to report they don’t play such games. In fact, those e-merchants only have to adjust their prices in response to NE’s almost daily manipulation of prices.
When Conroe was first released, NE was leading the price-gouging frenzy by setting the highest price seen by the most popular e-sellers. (Do a search here and see all the people complaining about that.) I bought from Ewiz because they had the most honest price at the time.
You can defend NE all you want, and if you are okay with their business practices then have fun. But I’m a consumer advocate at heart and it steams me to see people get ripped-off by NE.
Sorry this thread got OT by my initial statement. I won’t post anything more in this thread, but would be happy to continue it in another forum if anyone is interested. People need to know the truth about how some of these companies and markets run… If I notice a new thread on NE in these forums, I’ll take it as a sign people are interested and see you all there; if not, then enough has been said.