peber wrote:Nekosan wrote:One of the news programs did a segment on it years back (4 corners perhaps) and the company they went to in China just had a couple of rooms that were floor to ceiling WoW boxes purchased in bulk directly from Blizz, I've often thought it;s one of those "ignore it because we're shipping copies" incidents.
Do you think Blizzard really should go over each order and try to verify the purchasing company?
Blizzard don't (and shouldn't) care whether the buyer is a game shop, gold farmer or kid in his parents basement buying 100 copies of a collectors edition in the hope they might one day be worth something.
It would be madness to try and verify every company at the end of the supply chain who have purchased a copy of something.
No, not every company, but when they receive a DIRECT order for 10,000 US boxes from China (a country that has its own client) then it's reasonable to think that somebody should think "what the ****?" at some stage. It's not like they constructed an elaborate front company or used a middle man, they purchased direct and in bulk.