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graficallyminded

« Reply #75 on: December 03, 2009, 11:07 »
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That's crazy they ship it all seperately.  That stupid star trek thing.  That's getting ebayed haahha hopefully I'll get my $30 back.  They charge you for it, it's not free.  I didn't want to cause a stink over it, thinking it might mess up the bing.com cashback thing. 

I'm a little mad that since the computer is already in "production" mode I can't make any changes.  I just ordered it like 12 hrs ago.  I picked the laser mouse, and they're shipping me the optical for some reason.  I wish I noticed this last night, I should have looked on the invoice more carefully.  I don't know why they changed it last minute.  The Indian dude on the phone told me I'd have to wait until I received it, then send it back in for an exchange.  Dell is sneaky in that they push your order into "production" status ASAP probably so that you can't go and cancel it on them.  Something as simple as changing a mouse?  Oh well, what can you do.  That was a waste of 30 minutes on the phone listening to crappy jazz music  ::)


lisafx

« Reply #76 on: December 03, 2009, 16:34 »
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That's crazy they ship it all seperately.  That stupid star trek thing.  That's getting ebayed haahha hopefully I'll get my $30 back.  They charge you for it, it's not free.  I didn't want to cause a stink over it, thinking it might mess up the bing.com cashback thing. 

I'm a little mad that since the computer is already in "production" mode I can't make any changes.  I just ordered it like 12 hrs ago.  I picked the laser mouse, and they're shipping me the optical for some reason.  I wish I noticed this last night, I should have looked on the invoice more carefully.  I don't know why they changed it last minute.  The Indian dude on the phone told me I'd have to wait until I received it, then send it back in for an exchange.  Dell is sneaky in that they push your order into "production" status ASAP probably so that you can't go and cancel it on them.  Something as simple as changing a mouse?  Oh well, what can you do.  That was a waste of 30 minutes on the phone listening to crappy jazz music  ::)

Oh Jeez.  What a PITA.  I have heard similar things from other people about Dell.  It's supposedly pretty much impossible to cancel an order, and even if you succeed in canceling the charge goes through anyway, and that's more headache to get it removed.  I have never bought from them for that reason, but this machine sounded so awesome and has such good user reviews I couldn't resist :D   

Are you in the US?  If so, they have an add on called "My Tech Team" that allows you to talk to Tech Support in the US.  I know, it's crazy you have to pay extra for that, but to me it is worth it for the time it will save if I have an issue.  Which I am sure at some point I will ;)

graficallyminded

« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2009, 07:47 »
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Right now I'm more worried about getting my 20% cashback from microsoft.  What a scam they are running through bing.com...make a purchase and then wait up to 2 days for them to verify that you are going to get your rebate.  20% is $265.80 - I don't know about you, but that's a huge price difference.  I read on the forums at slickdeals.net that many others bought the same system and got the email within 24 hrs.  So far for me it's been about 36.  If they deny me my cashback, I'm sure I can ebay the computer for more than I paid, but what a headache that would be.  I'm going to want to keep it either way, but didn't intend on spending so much.  I guess I still saved $800 over buying an iMac.  Sounds like they got me hook line and sinker.  There's still time, but if I haven't gotten the email by tonight I'm going to be really pissed.  Some said it took 2 days for them to receive the confirmation email.  I've always had success using bing.com cashback on ebay, but with dell.com there seems to be a huge gray area.  Never will I do this again.

graficallyminded

« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2009, 12:13 »
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I finally got my 20% cashback from bing on my western digital 1.5 tb external drive purchase, from last week.  Can't beat $80 for 1.5tb.  I've scheduled nightly backups while I'm sleeping, using Windows XP.  The task scheduler service wasn't working right, but 40 minutes searching google I found a solution, using MS powertoys TweakUI.  I hope I can figure out a way to do it in Windows 7.  I think you need to get the ultimate version for that feature, but there might be a workaround.  It's amazing that these hard drives don't even come with any software or utilities anymore.

Anyways, I'll let you guys know if they come through with the 20% on the computer.  They had better... lol

Lisa I found out bestbuy (some of them) carry the XPS 8000 - I might go down tonight just to play around with it.  I need to preview this beast.

lisafx

« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2009, 19:25 »
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I finally got my 20% cashback from bing on my western digital 1.5 tb external drive purchase, from last week.  Can't beat $80 for 1.5tb.  I've scheduled nightly backups while I'm sleeping, using Windows XP.  The task scheduler service wasn't working right, but 40 minutes searching google I found a solution, using MS powertoys TweakUI.  I hope I can figure out a way to do it in Windows 7.  I think you need to get the ultimate version for that feature, but there might be a workaround.  It's amazing that these hard drives don't even come with any software or utilities anymore.

Anyways, I'll let you guys know if they come through with the 20% on the computer.  They had better... lol

Lisa I found out bestbuy (some of them) carry the XPS 8000 - I might go down tonight just to play around with it.  I need to preview this beast.

Congrats on your cashback!  Wish I had known about that deal before I bought!!  Kicking myself now.

Still waiting on that computer.  They don't seem in any great hurry to send it.  Maybe I should head down to BB too.

OTOH I definitely don't want to go through the process of canceling the one from Dell.  I would rather wait than give myself that aggravation...

graficallyminded

« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2009, 16:28 »
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Studio+XPS+Desktop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i7+Processor+-+Black/9532749.p?id=1218120178969&skuId=9532749&st=dell%20xps%208000&cp=1&lp=1

Try adding it to the cart, and then it will tell you store pickup only.  Then, enter your zipcode, and it will show you which BB in your area that carries it.  I would still call them before you go down there, just to make sure they have a demo.  I haven't gone down to check it out yet, but I definitely want to.  I have to wait at least another 2-3 weeks anyway before mine gets here, anyway.  A close friend of mine, who is also a designer and a photographer (not stock) also gave in and ordered the xps 9000.  I'm sort of glad, because now we can all be on the same page if there are any common issues. 

Yeah, canceling with Dell would probably be a nightmare.  I've heard of 15% restocking fees.  If there's something wrong with it I think you can get a full replacement or refund.  I'm sure there's a way out if you absolutely had a lemon... worse case scenario, I hear it's pretty simple to file a complaint with consumer affairs online :)  That always gets their attention.

The only problem I ever had with a Dell is on my last Vostro laptop.  The mouse cursor jumped around the screen a little, or clicked when it wasn't supposed to, while you had the adapter plugged in and it was charging.  I just had to go onto their forum, and give my service tag number to a tech.  He shipped me the revised power adapter, as well as a pre-paid DHL envelope.  I popped the old one in the envelope, and shipped it back - end of story.  It's been fine ever since, despite my puppy chewing the heck out of it a few times.  That was nothing my trusty soldering iron and electrical skills couldn't fix myself - hahaha

« Reply #81 on: February 16, 2010, 08:49 »
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Found windows God Mode today.  Handy to have all these functions in one folder.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10423985-56.html

« Reply #82 on: February 16, 2010, 09:15 »
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Found windows God Mode today.  Handy to have all these functions in one folder.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10423985-56.html


Cool !!  ;D



 

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