Originally Posted by ultralegitman
I'll believe the prices when I see them. MC is a business that tries to make money; it's not a charity.
Yeah I'm a debbie downer. And I'm Swedish.
they sell CPUs for a loss to get you into the store with the idea that customers end up buying other stuff that is actually marked up (their prices on video cards and motherboards are pretty much MSRP if not higher) in order to make up for that loss. And they're not dumb about it, they get your name and limit purchases to 1 per customer, so unless you pay with cash and make up a new address you can't really go around and buy up a whole bunch to resell online.
I'll admit, it has worked on me to an extent, although mostly for small nicknacks such as a heatsink or fan for some odd job that I wanted to do and didn't care to wait for a part to be shipped.