Originally Posted by httuner
People who RMA due to their own personal faults are just gonna hurt the rest of us as consumers, thats just plainly how business works. Intel has to recover the cost of bad chips somehow or the cost of replacing RMA CPU's and ultimately that cost the consumers pay for.
It's like stealing at a store, you steal something and the business has to recover that lost by raising prices of other products* and that affects us as consumers_
Except people have been doing this since the concept of RMA's was introduced, hence the losses incurred by intel due to people filing invalid RMA's has long been factored into the retail pricing. It's just a necessary evil, they either pay more to facilitate a more stringent RMA process by way of creating all manner of systems which may or may not effectively catch people unjustly filing RMA's while pissing off a whole lot of honest customers; OR, they just factor the losses of invalid RMA's into the retail cost of their product based on a historically accurate percentage and everybody's happy.