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Who sells Dell Laptops?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by zimbo, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. zimbo
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    I decided Dell is the way im going to get a latop... but i hit a brick wall... i have to have a UK credit card to pay online for it. SO which outlets in the UK sell dell laptops? Im not going to have time to get one before my account and stuff is setup so anyone got some advice for me?? :biggrin

    Thanks and ill bring beer when i come - oh sh11 they will make drink it all before i get on the plane!:(

    edit: anyone used overclockers.co.uk ?
     
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  2. MrNice

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    Dell tend to be the only people who sell Dell laptops to private customers. I dont think there are any shops that sell them individually. Overclockers is a pretty good site, never had any problems with them.
     
  3. zimbo
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    you see they would be a big help (Overclockers) because my billing address can be different from the delivery address and dell dont do that.....:(
     
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    Sorry I never realised OC sold Dell laptops, you should have no problem ordering from them.

    Normally very quick on delivery also, far quicker than Dell.
    It tends to be common practise with UK online shops in that your first order must go to billing address, after that it can go anywhere.

    www.dabs.co.uk are also highly recommended if you dont want a dell...boy :biggrin
     
  5. zimbo
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    i used to work for a Fujitsu siemens and hp laptop service centre and knowing the problems they have has put me off them... Ibm thinkpad r50e is good and reliable.. but im going with dell...:biggrin
     
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  6. Ken

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    I wouldn't buy a Dell laptop if I were you.
    I have been through two in the last 2 years, and my girlfriend's has constantly got problems too.
    First off, the power circuitry on both models (now scrapped) was dodgy. Sent them back for numerous repairs. They came back OK and then three weeks later, same problems. One was completely knackered, the other just shut off when it felt like it.
    All three models also had those touch pad affairs in place of a mouse. These are a royal pain in the arse too. And this is the most interesting / frustrating thing: all three models had the peculiar habit of auto right clicking when the pointer was over an icon. This is seriously dangerous if you're doing online transactions and so on. No matter how much I farted around with the settings, I just couldn't resolve this.
    I've had two Dells in two years, and one IBM Thinkpad for five and half. The Thinkpad has only one problem (a tempremental USB port), but apart from that nothing.
    My advice: save a bit more and pay a bit more.
     
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    Six months ago my work supplied me with a Latitude D810 (Widescreen). I've had the screen on it replaced twice: 1st one was at an angle, 2nd was very dull and "misty", they managed to get it right on the 3rd attempt.

    However, apart from that the laptop has been great! I have the proper docking station to go with it too.

    My boss has recently bought a dell laptop from Dell direct; he is very happy with his purchse.
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    Go for a Lenovo they are far superior to anything else.
     
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    I've used overclockers many of times, highly recommend. Good forum community as well. :)
     
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    I order just about everything from overclockers.
     
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    tut tut boys :D
     
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    I take it you guys replied to a spammer and the post was removed hence the near 5 year gap in replies :D
     
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  13. csx

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    You know what... I didn't notice that! FAIL :(

    Usually notice a spammer, didn't, saw the other post so posted lol! I blame GBL! ;)
     
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    Yeah you can't take him anywhere :p
     
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    :angel I can not tell a lie, it was I :D
     
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  17. martincrow

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    I think dell will be a right choice for you, and for the support you can join the community of customers, i also purchased my inspiron from a dell dealer, but it was not a good experience for me, because owner of that outlet was so weird that for the first time i cancelled my order, but then i talked to the dell customer service and they helped me a lot. It was the same person who changed completely and dealt me very well.
     

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