I’m sure the pi-top folks didn’t know about this. It’s some tech-recycler in the Los Angeles area. I communicated with them, and they were responsive. I was asking about addtional parts. Nope. All they have left is the laptops with no pi.
I have received my order from the pi-top sale. I don’t see any differences from what I got via eBay. They’re new in the box and people should grab them. When CM4s are available again, there’s a Waveshare CM4 carrier/adapter board that would get Pi 4 performance with a perfect mechanical fit. I have the Pi Zero adapter from Waveshare and it works perfectly. My idea was to have a super-low-power laptop, that can run for a good while, for blackouts.