Dammit, I've been trolled again.
I'm trolling for pointing out the fact that everybody loses by using such 'tactics' when shopping?
Just about everything you say enforces why it is important to reward good companies for good products instead of seeking to cause losses for ones you dislike.
Also, you should know better after a decade in the repair industry than to buy a retail SKU notebook. Business class is the only way to go due to the better warranties and they aren't slapping this week's popular GPU on any old board to up the specs without concern for TDP.
I stick with Lenovo and HP. Board failure? A guy shows up to my house or office in 48 hours and replaces it on the spot at no cost. Screen looks wonky? The guy shows up and replaces it. There is no waiting months for whatever. Invest that energy you use for scamming return policies into better shopping practices and you won't have much to be bitter about. Trust me.