Ahhh...that explains it. You've been shopping for outdated technology. I meant SMART shopping.
Where'd you get that info from BTW? "Little" things like retailers and brand names are very critical for comparative purposes. And you left out most of the important specs. And..um...a 2.8 MEGA hertz chip? really?
And there will always be retailers willing and able to take advantage of insufficiently educated buyers.......and smart shoppers will find the truth for themselves anyway via a little bit of research. Lastly...even if there WERE merit to the above....one exception does not disprove the rule.