Every single product remains a crap-shoot, and it’s a lie to advocate that a sale item is a bad product.
Big box warehouse retailers operate far more on Rebate Profits than profit-margins from any single-item sold.
NewEgg is exactly the same - “Get 10% rebate if you sell 1,000 items in 30 days, get only 5% if you only sell 500…” Gee - which option to you think they’d push for?!!
They’re after the rebates. They’re after mass sales in shorter periods of time. Every basic business class will teach that higher warehouse turnover of products is better for business and profits. A little outfit like NewEgg is just that - LITTLE. There’s a huge backside supporting them - NewEgg gets cleared-off shelves, then they take product from THEIR distributors. And those giant warehouse distributors empty their shelves and take more from shippers. And the shippers empty their cargo bays and take more from the native-land distributors, who eventually re-stock the original manufacturer’s garage shelves. NewEgg is a small cog in this. They’re after time-based rebates.
In such a finite and competitive sales world as Power Supplies, a company like Seasonic (who are fronting such a small focused product-line) simply couldn’t afford to produce a batch of thousands of ‘bad products’. And IF THEY DID, they’d want to know and solve it, rather than distribute those ‘bad units’ among tongue-wagging forum-writers, especially those with a tendency to cite 4-year-old websites as ‘evidence’ when even their own forums discredit later!
You want to know what drives this next month sales? It’s NOT bad products. It’s rebates. And it’s the coming of some hot, new product line that makes everything APPEAR old, obsolete and worthy of having more snipping of extremities.
It’s far more telling to the smart observer that we see product-sales come and go, every few weeks or every few months. “If you don’t get it now, wait and get it next time.”