Probably but not always. I never buy "clearance" items either... not after getting shafted by Oriface Depot on some bad WD HD's. That was just the "last time" I bought something on clearance... seems like that's what retailers do when they want to dump their faulty merchandise on us consumers.

Ehh... this may have no bearing what-so-ever in this thread but it's worth mentioning, I think.