While I was writing this post I received an email from Deal Fisher stating that they were informed that I escalated the problem to CNet and they would replace the laptop.
There is always a possibility that this laptop was a floor model somewhere and it has been on continuously for the last six months (I'm not saying that it was) so I am going to keep exchanging it until I get an unregistered brand new model.
Thanks for helping me resolve this so quickly CNet.
I am hoping somebody has knowledge of new hardware. I purchased a new laptop through the Cnet Cheapskate Tech Deal email. It was a very cool Lenovo Twist for $600. I bought the laptop from Deal Fisher.
When I received the laptop the power supply was loose in the carton and not in it's plastic bag. I fired up the computer and I got the Lenovo EULA but no Microsoft EULA. I was suspicious so I tried to register the computer and got a message that the computer had previously been registered.
I contacted Deal Fisher and reminded them that it is illegal to sell refurbished equipment as new (the packaging stated it was new, nowhere did it state refurbished). They told me the computer was not refurbished but it was preregistered which is not illegal.
They told me I could bring the computer back to FedEx and tell them I refused it but FedEx will not accept a package that has been opened.
This is kind of crazy. Has anyone heard of "preregistered" laptops being sold as new?