Does anyone know if these websites are all affiliated? I noticed that they carry pretty much the same items, on most items they claim to have the same amount in stock and prices are generally the same. Is this just a trick for ecost to regain all of there disgruntled customers? Is this common practice for online retailers, that is, to have multiple web sites and store names? side note: I bookmarked and had planned on ordering a kenwood dv-5700 dvd player from them a few days ago. Today i go back to order it and they jacked the price up from $235 too $260 and changed the number in stock from 180 to 10. annoyed..