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Refurbed Dell GX260 Intel P4 512MB & 15" TFT Monitor , Windows XP Pro, Networked - £89.00 Delivered @ Tier1 Online

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Ex-corporate PC's, alway a good deal especially with licensed XP. A Dell GX260 Intel P4 2.0Ghz PC! & 15" screen TFT Monitor (monitor is black/silver to match the PC) Will it be Broadband and Intern…
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Ex-corporate PC's, alway a good deal especially with licensed XP.
A Dell GX260 Intel P4 2.0Ghz PC! & 15" screen TFT Monitor (monitor is black/silver to match the PC)
Will it be Broadband and Internet compatible?
Yes!
What brand will it be?
Dell
What is the model?
Dell GX260 SFF desktop / Monitor is (black/silver to match the base unit)
What processor will it be?
Intel Pentium P4 2.0Ghz
What RAM will it be?
At least 512mb
What Hard Drive will it have?
At least 40Gb
What ports will it have?
USB, Ethernet, Headphone, Serial & possibly more!
What type of CD Drive will it have?
A built in CDROM drive
Will it have an Operating System?
Windows XP Professional is installed & authentic Windows XP Professional License sticker is included.
What condition is it in?
Refurbished, so it may have some light marks/scratches to it.
What's in the Box?
Dell GX260 SFF desktop PC & 15" Flat screen TFT Monitor & power leads / monitor cable.
The PC will be compatible with your current mouse & keyboard.
What Warranty is there with it?
30 Day RTB (plus the balance of any outstanding manufacturers

Do not buy from this company they will not even give you proper stock details and will swallow your money and sell to others if they are their friends.

if they see that customer is shock ed at price they will remove the product from website and put at higher price.

they will cut off calls if they have refunded without customers approval.

happened to me
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#1
only 30 day warranty, i cant seem to find a similar deal but this one has a better spec and bigger monitor and 3 month warranty.Dell Optiplex GX270 SFF P4 3.2Ghz - 1Gb - 80gb - DVD - XP Pro + 17 Inch Dell TFT http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?nav=227&product=SOLV124&title=Dell+Optiplex+GX270+SFF+P4+3.2Ghz+-+1Gb+-+80gb+-+DVD+-+XP+Pro+%2B+17+Inch+Dell+TFT
#2
Has anyone used this company? Does anyone know anything about them? :thumbsup:
1 Like #3
yes bought similar refurb from same company before - delivered no problems - and working fine :thumbsup:
#4
Cheers Dmm :thumbsup:
#5
worst company i have ever dealt with. The PC developed a fault within a few days would not refund, had to post the computer back at my expense ( £14 p&p ). Took another 3 weeks after consistent e-mails and phone calls for them to deliver it.
And guess what ???? The computer developed the SAME FAULT again after 2 weeks. Phoned them and again returned the computer at my expense ( thats another £14 ).
Had the computer returned to me after 2 weeks. This time they sent a note with it sayng " DEAR SIR ...WE DID NOT FIX THE PC DUE TO THE FACT IT IS PAST IT'S 30 DAY RETURN TO BASE WARRANTY" :x
you've been warned i would definately stay well away from them
#6
topmum
Has anyone used this company? Does anyone know anything about them? :thumbsup:


Used them loads of times, never get any bother from them, the comp I have here I got from them :)
#7
Good deal voted hot for the price but in your questions above op you might want to add

Is it a S**t computer?
Yes
#8
Borat
Good deal voted hot for the price but in your questions above op you might want to add

Is it a S**t computer?
Yes


agreed, prob be very slow at basic tasks and hopeless at multiasking it will be even worse if you windows vista on it. you prob end up buying a replacement for this a few months later. ok so you can buy it then upgrade it but if you know how to upgrrade it then you might as well build your own computer.
#9
If you are unfortunate enough to be one of the nearly 2.5 million unemployed in the UK and need a cheap solution to get on the web at home to access job sites, tailor CV's (OpenOffice = free) and cover notes/emails for the roles you are applying for, this will be the cheapest way to do so if you don't already own a PC, (obviously a phone line and internet connection is required as well).

Can't vouch for the company but for basic PC tasks on a tight budget this is as good as you are going to find under £100.
#10
accy;6580663
worst company i have ever dealt with. The PC developed a fault within a few days would not refund, had to post the computer back at my expense ( £14 p&p ). Took another 3 weeks after consistent e-mails and phone calls for them to deliver it.
And guess what ???? The computer developed the SAME FAULT again after 2 weeks. Phoned them and again returned the computer at my expense ( thats another £14 ).
Had the computer returned to me after 2 weeks. This time they sent a note with it sayng " DEAR SIR ...WE DID NOT FIX THE PC DUE TO THE FACT IT IS PAST IT'S 30 DAY RETURN TO BASE WARRANTY" :x
you've been warned i would definately stay well away from them



they have a duty to fix it as the fault was logged during the warranty period, depends whether you can prove it was the same fault i guess.....personally i wouldnt bother with them if you paid by credit card....id perform a chargeback and request that if they want it back they can collect it at their expense
#11
whatsThePoint
LOL i've had better spec off freecycle


Good point, whatsThePoint, well worth checking them out first http://www.uk.freecycle.org/ , and ebay of course, but still not bad considering it's ready to go out of the box , with a monitor and 30 day RTB included.
#12
Good deal at the price. Early GX260 do not support hyperthreading if this is the case the best practical processor upgrade would be the P4 2.8 (if it is a later one P4 3.06 SL6PG) the RAM used is not common and 1gig sticks are about £30 each unless you can find 2nd user.
#13
I wouldn't be surprised if this still had usb 1.1
#14
Might be worth it at this price, not a great deal though. You can probably score one on Freecycle. I gave 7 away earlier this year.

Just to add, despite all the bitching about these, if you want to go online and write a few emails, surf some sites and do a bit of word & excel, these systems are fine and are fairly snappy if you keep them running Firefox, Word 2003 & Excel 2003. I tried Office 2007 on them. It works perfectly but is slightly sluggish. You could certainly live with it though. They will do iPlayer too.

However, Windows Vista is awful on these, and I'd imagine Windows 7 will be too. I'm sure you'll get a few years life out of them using Firefox, and not going for the latest and greatest office suite/OS.
#15
Borat
I wouldn't be surprised if this still had usb 1.1


I wouldn't be surprised if you just made that up on the spot.

Oh, hang on, you did!

Dell Specification (PDF)
#16
Computerman
only 30 day warranty, i cant seem to find a similar deal but this one has a better spec and bigger monitor and 3 month warranty.Dell Optiplex GX270 SFF P4 3.2Ghz - 1Gb - 80gb - DVD - XP Pro + 17 Inch Dell TFT http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?nav=227&product=SOLV124&title=Dell+Optiplex+GX270+SFF+P4+3.2Ghz+-+1Gb+-+80gb+-+DVD+-+XP+Pro+%2B+17+Inch+Dell+TFT


I wouldn't go for a 270 - many are faulty (they fail suddenly due to bad nichicon capacitors on the motherboard). The GX260 isn't affected by this manufacturing issue.

For more info, google bad caps.

Also, it costs twice the price
#17
royals
they have a duty to fix it as the fault was logged during the warranty period, depends whether you can prove it was the same fault i guess.....personally i wouldnt bother with them if you paid by credit card....id perform a chargeback and request that if they want it back they can collect it at their expense


I have a friend who purchased a camera recently and they did not deliver the model advertised. He is fighting them and has informed his credit card company.

What caught my eye was your comment about PERFORM A CHARGEBACK - I have not heard of this before. Surely all you can do is contact your credit card company, or is there something else that you can do. Sorry for a dumb question, but you sound like an expert on credit cards.
#18
Check your local council dumping area. You will find better computers than this SH\T
#19
I just don't understand this 30 days RTB warranty. If the product is not fit for purpose, then you are entitled under the sales of goods act to get a refund or replacement. And regardless of how cheap the PC is or how 'reconditioned' it is, I'd say any failure in less than a year could be regarded as not fit for purpose. Reconditioned PC's have the same rights as new kit, it is up to the seller to ensure it works. There may be a bit of a debate if a laptop battery fails, or if the hard drive fails, but if the PC itself breaks then its a definite case for the sales of goods act.

OK, it does depend on the company having decent customer service to make the process easy (it sounds like this place doesn't), but if you stick to your guns and take them to the small claims court if necessary, you should be able to get things sorted.

Personally, for recon kit I'd use bigpockets with no hesitation. They have very good deals on good spec kit, and more importantly their customer service is spot on. Computerman has already posted a suitable alternative at bigpockets, even if later posts suggest that particular PC is prone to faults.
#20
Voted COLD

...on the basis of the warning not to use this company from a previous poster
#21
Hmm ... Normally I'd support the idea of refurbs, but if you end up with a 512mb machine it's going to be costly to upgrade it - especially if it comes with 2 x 256mb memory sticks!

It's not bad, but I'd rather buy (bid) for something on the auction site.
#22
For not much more you could get a netbook tbh, and that'd have more added value than this.

Also voted cold, on basis of early poster's company review. The company's website looks really dodgy and unprofessional. I'd steer clear.
#23
bob_nugget
I wouldn't be surprised if you just made that up on the spot.

Oh, hang on, you did!

Dell Specification (PDF)


wrong damn computer noobs..

for more info check here ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus
#24
Don't forget a lot of the Freecycle groups have now moved to Freegle

[url]www.freegle.org.uk[/url]

I got a 3Ghz Athlon Acer Media Center computer with 1Gb ram off Freegle (back in the days when it was Freecycle) - no hard drive though but hey - it was free lmao.
#25
Have I woken up in another Universe? :?

151 degrees of heat for this second-hand old tat ?!?

I know there are a lot of antique collectors out there who love these old bangers, just like there are people who drive 20 year old Volvos out of choice; but even so, they don't normally reach this elevated heat, and this one isn't as good as some previous ones, and the retailer seems even dodgier than the usual Bigpockets!
#26
geshh
wrong damn computer noobs..

for more info check here ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus


How is that the wrong damn computer? The one posted here is a Dell GX260, the spec is for a Dell GX260. Maybe you didn't recognise cos it's on its side in the spec. Try rotating your monitor clockwise for a better view, fool. Note they do a desktop, tower and SFF case.

The spec says it has USB 2.0 - that's why I posted it. Are you an idiot? Don't call me a n00b cos you can't read.

Or were you trying to say "wrong, damn computer n00bs", in which case, yes, I have worked in IT for 11 years and I am fully aware that USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1, but the original poster was trying to infer that this system would only have USB 1.1, it's that old. I think you have to go back to the GX-240 to get a system without USB 2.0.
#27
People knocking the performance of these should remember they are faster than the atom used in netbooks, and nettops
and atoms are considered good enough for basic tasks...
#28
Be aware that Dells of this vintage are prone to problems with their motherboard capacitors. This can lead to random shutdowns, 'thermal errors' or motherboard failure. Repair requires a lot of fiddly soldering.
You can check by looking at the capacitors for signs of bloating or leaking.
A useful site is: http://www.badcaps.net
#29
zmonster
Be aware that Dells of this vintage are prone to problems with their motherboard capacitors. This can lead to random shutdowns, 'thermal errors' or motherboard failure. Repair requires a lot of fiddly soldering.
You can check by looking at the capacitors for signs of bloating or leaking.
A useful site is: http://www.badcaps.net


No, these ones aren't. They are not a part of the Dell recall. The high failure rate started with the GX270 (as I previously stated). These can of course get bad caps because of their age, as can any old computer, so you'll see some nowadays.
#30
bob_nugget


However, Windows Vista is awful on these, and I'd imagine Windows 7 will be too. I'm sure you'll get a few years life out of them using Firefox, and not going for the latest and greatest office suite/OS.


I have an old, althought better spec'd gx280. 3GHz and with 2Gb of RAM in it. Windows 7 is quicker than XP on this box for every task. It uses the xtra RAM and is fully optimised for hyper threading.
I do agree that the PC here would probably struggle with Win7 and definitely Vista.

I got my PC for free as the work was binning them!
#31
bob_nugget
No, these ones aren't. They are not a part of the Dell recall. The high failure rate started with the GX270 (as I previously stated). These can of course get bad caps because of their age, as can any old computer, so you'll see some nowadays.


100% correct. I ve personally dealt with about a dozen GX270 with swollen capacitors, that get new motherboards under warranty. Their helpline even had me checking for this as part of their diagnostics as it happens so frequently.
#32
topbloke77
I have an old, althought better spec'd gx280. 3GHz and with 2Gb of RAM in it. Windows 7 is quicker than XP on this box for every task. It uses the xtra RAM and is fully optimised for hyper threading.
I do agree that the PC here would probably struggle with Win7 and definitely Vista.

I got my PC for free as the work was binning them!


Why on earth would anyone consider upgrading the operating system on this?

XP pro with this system is a no brainer
#33
Why do people who use their PCs primarily to play games always assume that everyone else does? If someone just wants to surf the internet, send and receive e-mails etc this deal is OK. Windows XP Professional is installed & authentic Windows XP Professional License sticker is included and a 15" tft monitor.
#34
phatbhoy
Why on earth would anyone consider upgrading the operating system on this?

XP pro with this system is a no brainer


yeah the system on the deal. id agree.
#35
phatbhoy
Why on earth would anyone consider upgrading the operating system on this?

XP pro with this system is a no brainer


Indeed, as if someone who has spent only £90 on a system is then going to buy an OS upgrade that will probably cost more than the PC! Plus given a choice between XP Pro and Vista on any computer, I know what most people would choose.
#36
regcar
I have a friend who purchased a camera recently and they did not deliver the model advertised. He is fighting them and has informed his credit card company.

What caught my eye was your comment about PERFORM A CHARGEBACK - I have not heard of this before. Surely all you can do is contact your credit card company, or is there something else that you can do. Sorry for a dumb question, but you sound like an expert on credit cards.


If you purchase goods on a credit card, it is actually the credit card company that are purchasing the goods on your behalf and taking the risk, so if there is a problem with the goods or seller you can instigate a chargeback on the credit card. This basically means that the funds that the credit card company deposited with the retailer on your behalf are recalled from the retailer and returned to the purchaser.

I have unfortunately been the innocent victim of a chargeback on EBay when some goods I sold were purchased, sent to the purchaser promptly and then several weeks later I had a chargeback on my Paypal account from a credit card company.

I had no payment, no goods and nothing that I could do to recover my loss as Paypal would not support me as I had failed to send by a method requiring a signature. The purchaser just said that he failed to receive the goods and chargedback.

I suspect that he had actually received the goods, noticed that it was only first class postage with no signature required and decided to keep the goods and get his money back.
I kept an eye on his EBay feedback afterwards and he eventually had dozens of negative feedbacks from sellers (in the good old days when you could leave negative feedback for sh*t buyers) and his account was eventually closed.

If nothing else, I learnt a valuable lesson from this experience, especially concerning chargebacks which can occur weeks after the transaction.

A claim via the small claims court is also very easy. You can do everything via the internet and these is very little cost involved. If you have a strong case, you are almost certain to get your money back as it is not worth the company contesting the claim if the sum is small and the costs will eventually be added to them if they lose.
Check out:- https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/csmco2/index.jsp
#37
Some people on here really talk nonsense. this PC can perform pretty much any task I can think of except highend gaming.

I have P4 1.7Ghz, with 384Mb of RAm that works as a media centre, and can do video editing with no problems at all, running XP SP3.
#38
mikerr;6582175
People knocking the performance of these should remember they are faster than the atom used in netbooks, and nettops
and atoms are considered good enough for basic tasks...


Yes and just about the size to fit in your jacket pocket, and can work without all that trailing electric mains leading back all the way to the power station,

It is a completely different type of product.
#39
sy278;6582831
Some people on here really talk nonsense. this PC can perform pretty much any task I can think of except highend gaming.


Yes, they do talk nonsense :-(

An old machine is Fine if you have one lying around unused, or get one given, it is usable on very basic things - it is the sense behind spending MONEY on one that is totally ridiculous.
#40
accy
worst company i have ever dealt with. The PC developed a fault within a few days would not refund, had to post the computer back at my expense ( £14 p&p ). Took another 3 weeks after consistent e-mails and phone calls for them to deliver it.
And guess what ???? The computer developed the SAME FAULT again after 2 weeks. Phoned them and again returned the computer at my expense ( thats another £14 ).
Had the computer returned to me after 2 weeks. This time they sent a note with it sayng " DEAR SIR ...WE DID NOT FIX THE PC DUE TO THE FACT IT IS PAST IT'S 30 DAY RETURN TO BASE WARRANTY" :x
you've been warned i would definately stay well away from them


So sounds like there a bunch of rogs. I take it that you sent this via recorded delivery/ If you did, you would have proof of purschase from when you sent it, to when it was signed for, when it was delivered. That way, they couldnt pull that trick on you.

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