heh...someone really wants these stolen chips badly if they have to go through that much effort to send bogus stuff... heh. Crazy. At least Newegg is replacing them ASAP! esp those customers who have the fake item.
It happens. Newegg is a mass retailer that ships out hundreds if not thousands of electronics and computer products a day. I'm sure they have some form of quality assurance, but they can't afford to check in detail since it takes up time and with the amount of merchandise they push out the door each day, it's just money wasted. Besides, it's clearly the distributor's fault and Newegg is also rectifying the situation.
Not really all that big of a deal. Though I do admit I'm glad I didn't get one of those fake CPUs. I just bought a Core i7 920 from Newegg last week.