Right... So, people have stopped buying monitors from Dell simply because they can buy similar Korean monitors direct on eBay? No? Oh, right, because people like to have warranties and have the ability to get stuff replaced in a timely manner when it fails.
I have stopped buying electronics from US companies because I can get the same quality (sometimes better) buying directly from Chinese factories. The prices are better and they offer 6 month warranties on just about anything (and I have tested these warranties).