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Confidential CPUs being sold inside Servers on eBay

kjv1611
Beginner
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Since I cannot find any official place to report this to Intel and cannot find a good clear way to do the same via eBay directly, I thought I'd post it here.

Similar thread was posted here before:
https://community.intel.com/t5/Processors/Reporting-an-attempted-sale-of-an-Intel-engineering-sample...

I'm taking my time to report this because it appears to me a seller is illegally selling systems built around Confidential CPUs, and the systems are servers, so they get to charger a higher price.   That also can cause issues for those who unwittingly purchase the devices as well as competition with legitimate server sellers.

One example here (mention of Confidential CPU in description):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1U-8-bay-SFF-CascadeLake-Server-Xeon-Silver-4214-2-2Ghz-24-core-128GB-D...

Seller's store front (I mean, this isn't just one guy selling one computer/component, not exactly trying to hide:

https://www.ebay.com/str/UNIXSurplusCom?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Hopefully someone has a better idea how to handle this.

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AlHill
Super User
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This page may help you:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000056190/processors.html

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello kjv1611,


Thank you for contacting Intel Customer Support.  


We appreciate the time taken to provide this information, we are going to make sure to address this with the appropriate department.


Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you need further assistance.


Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Technical Support Technician


For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios


SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello kjv1611,


In addition to our previous response, you can also contact your local consumer agency or civil authority for assistance. 


Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios


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