Also, I don't get how you get "1800s pioneers" from what they wrote either. Methinks you read between the lines a bit too much. Think of the Amish: They still use computers [contrary to accepted belief] and technology, but only in ways that are approved for the good of their community. They don't practice technology for technology's sake, they use it when it helps them. Some may argue they are happier because of it. Of course that is subjective. Even the amish don't want to go back to 1800s technology.
Basically you are now telling me the burden is on me to prove your assertion (that I am lying, and that the replacement drives that come to me are refurbished drivesa and not new drives). Y'know, the one you made with no evidence.
How about next time I RMA a drive, I take a video of me opening it, and post it on youtube?
I'd predict you'd just say I was "lucky", Basically No-True-Scotsman'ing the return into "not being a true return".
It's always unfortunate when I meet someone as stubborn as I am, but on the wrong side of an argument.
Me? I have evidence in the form of the manufacture dates entered into my inventory file. But said file also has banking numbers. So it's not public. So unfortunately I cannot give you an archive.org link to a previous version to prove that I am not lying.
Races to the bottom suck. Dictating my life by how bad apples behave is unfair to me.