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Vostro 1000 notebook £258.57 @ Dell

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Dell Vostro 1000 notebook
AMD Sempron processor (2.0 GHz) / 1024 MB RAM / 120 GB HD

AMD® Sempron Mobile Technology 3600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
1024 MB 667MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x 512 MB)
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Services & Software
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Included - No Upgrade Selected
Declined CompleteCare
No Security/Anti-Virus Protection
Accessories
Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
No Carry Case
Dell Wireless 1395 Mini-Card (802.11 b/g)
Also Includes
N0410013
Vostro Laptop Order - UK
English Documentation with English/Irish Power Cord
Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
65W AC Adapter
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
Internal Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
Dell Internet Order
No Bluetooth® Card includedCompatibility Alert
Recalculating Price



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banned#1
put more info in ur title or people will moan... cos their computers are soooo cheap they cant display images...
#2
got one of these when they came out, great tough little machines great support from Dell too. replaced screen already free of charge. think it was my fault though kept pickin it up by the screen
#3
Bought one of these last week - great little machine.

Don't forget Quidco for a further £8.45 saving.
#5


thanks for the working link:thumbsup:

looks a good price ,

the 6 cell battery maybe a good upgrade if your planning on using it out and about for any length of time.
#6
I got one of these in January (mine only had 80gb HDD), only cost £226 inc delivery back then, but still worth the current price. Happy with the performance on these, fine for games that don't need too much oomph (I run world of warcraft on my pretty smoothly).

I'd say go for XP instead of Vista on this (that's what I did), will perfom much better with XP.

Only gripe is the battery life, so I'd advise going for the bigger battery.
#7
batty life would be awful 4cell??? didnt know they still made em'
#8
I bought a cheapy dell lappy approx 2 years ago - great bit of kit-
touchwood has never let me down- and this model is loads better than the one i got-

i would recommend the 6 cell battery !

great find!
[mod]#9
Free shipping finishes on 24th April, unless they extend it again.
#10
I got one of these last time they were on offer great machine for the price. Get the uprated battery and it lasts for around 5 hours with normal use !
#11
jackt010;1944319
batty life would be awful 4cell??? didnt know they still made em'
They still make 'em because there is a world shortage of lithium-ion cells at the moment following a factory fire.
#12
im not too keen on the budget processor.
#13
MikeT
Free shipping finishes on 24th April, unless they extend it again.


How do you get free delivery? Dont see anything about it on here or Dell site?
#14
MikeT
Free shipping finishes on 24th April, unless they extend it again.


The delivery charge of £60 is still showing up at checkout - don't think free delivery applies to this notebook.
[mod]#15
Dont take any notice of me..having a blonde moment :oops:
#16
if u'r going to upgrade the battery then for an extra £50 on top of that u should get THIS for £344.88 delivered with 2gb ram and XP professional or Vista business, u have to upgrade to AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL58 processor and 6 cell battery upgrade to take in the free delivery, e value code N041008

this is a great price for the basic model though, heat added:thumbsup:
#17
£60 delivery! Is this correct / normal / taking the urine? :w00t:
#18
thanks martyj.

I was thinking about this offer, but yours sounds good too. For an extra £80 you get £140 worth of extra laptop. Nonetheless, this one is still a good deal, heat added.

And yes, I too think £60 for delivery is "taking the urine".
#19
£60 is normal delivery price. I bought my first Dell without knowing they occasionally do free shipping so got ripped.
#20
£60 delivery,is it coming by helicopter
there is no way they can justify that price
good machines dell but they should be reported to trading standards for this :x
#21
martyj999
if u'r going to upgrade the battery then for an extra £50 on top of that u should get THIS for £344.88 delivered with 2gb ram and XP professional or Vista business, u have to upgrade to AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL58 processor and 6 cell battery upgrade to take in the free delivery, e value code N041008

this is a great price for the basic model though, heat added:thumbsup:


or for £38 more just upgrade to the 160gb HD, 6 cell battery & add the £5 optical mouse for a final price of £327 b4 quidco
#22
Flipd
£60 delivery! Is this correct / normal / taking the urine?.


Slash
£60 is normal delivery price. I bought my first Dell without knowing they occasionally do free shipping so got ripped.


"normal" delivery price?
think you mean "unacceptable" delivery price.
#23
just phoned dell to ask how than can justify the £60 delivery "it's our standard freight charge"
lol
#24
You’re completely missing the point on the delivery charge it’s all about how much the machine costs in total. Dell set the delivery price high for their own reasons and they could reduce it to 50p if they wanted to but they’d just add the difference on to the price of the PC. :whistling:

The same goes for people moaning about eBay delivery charges, just bid on the total price, who cares if the split is 90/10, 50/50 or 10/90 with regard the ratio of item to delivery charge.
#25
Agharta
You’re completely missing the point on the delivery charge it’s all about how much the machine costs in total. Dell set the delivery price high for their own reasons and they could reduce it to 50p if they wanted to but they’d just add the difference on to the price of the PC. :whistling:

The same goes for people moaning about eBay delivery charges, just bid on the total price, who cares if the split is 90/10, 50/50 or 10/90 with regard the ratio of item to delivery charge.


yeah right ?
#26
Agharta
You’re completely missing the point on the delivery charge it’s all about how much the machine costs in total. Dell set the delivery price high for their own reasons and they could reduce it to 50p if they wanted to but they’d just add the difference on to the price of the PC. :whistling:

The same goes for people moaning about eBay delivery charges, just bid on the total price, who cares if the split is 90/10, 50/50 or 10/90 with regard the ratio of item to delivery charge.


The ratio between product cost / delivery cost does matter in a refund situation.
In the extreme:
"Yes Mr. Customer, we will give you a full refund on the product price.
Here's your £1 refund, and we'll keep the £257.57 delivery cost"

What value do I honestly tell my replace-with-new home contents insurer? They will think I'm being a little wide if I tell them the true cost of the laptop inc (Dell's inflated) p&p.

This thread seems to indicate a good (delivered) price for the equipment. I just wouldn't give Dell or any other supplier £60 for an assumed £20 - £30 p&p service, and that includes an allowance for Dell's packing / labour costs.
#27
Flipd
The ratio between product cost / delivery cost does matter in a refund situation.

Good points regarding the refund situation but not specifically with regard to Dell as if you cancel within their cooling off period I’m fairly sure they refund you in full.

Flipd
What value do I honestly tell my replace-with-new home contents insurer? They will think I'm being a little wide if I tell them the true cost of the laptop inc (Dell's inflated) p&p.

I’d tell the insurer that it costs £258.57 and that would currently be the replacement cost. How insurers’ handle these situations will no doubt vary and is worth investigating if it concerns people. I personally wouldn’t miss a good deal just because there’s a small probability that I might lose out due to an insurance claim down the line.

I’ve never paid for delivery on a Dell as the best deals from my perspective are the ones with free delivery. I rate this deal as warm as I picked up the Vostro 1500 deal for £260 and that came with a Webcam and mouse that I sold for £27 profit so in total after Quidco it came to £222.
#28
I just phoned dell... I upgraded to AMD Athlon processor, Windows XP, and a 6 Cell Battery

Original price came up as approx £675.00 (inc vat and del) - Two Laptops

I haggled for 10 minutes and got both, with VAT and Delivery down to £635.00

Then I haggled for another 10 minutes and got both for £605.00 inc vat and del!

Just so you know, they can offer you free delivery (if they want) - tell them you have purchased a few laptops in the past, speak to the manager if you have to... (Pretend) to end the call by saying thank you and they will try to sweeten the deal to keep you on the phone!

Hope this helps.
#29
SURAJ
I just phoned dell... I upgraded to AMD Athlon processor, Windows XP, and a 6 Cell Battery

Original price came up as approx £675.00 (inc vat and del) - Two Laptops

I haggled for 10 minutes and got both, with VAT and Delivery down to £635.00

Then I haggled for another 10 minutes and got both for £605.00 inc vat and del!

Just so you know, they can offer you free delivery (if they want) - tell them you have purchased a few laptops in the past, speak to the manager if you have to... (Pretend) to end the call by saying thank you and they will try to sweeten the deal to keep you on the phone!

Hope this helps.


I've haggled with them a few times in the past, you can get some free upgrades etc if you call them and blag it enough.
#31
Agharta
You’re completely missing the point on the delivery charge it’s all about how much the machine costs in total. Dell set the delivery price high for their own reasons and they could reduce it to 50p if they wanted to but they’d just add the difference on to the price of the PC. :whistling:

The same goes for people moaning about eBay delivery charges, just bid on the total price, who cares if the split is 90/10, 50/50 or 10/90 with regard the ratio of item to delivery charge.


COULD NOT AGREE MORE

stop whinning peeps this board is full of them.
#32
Agharta
You’re completely missing the point on the delivery charge it’s all about how much the machine costs in total. Dell set the delivery price high for their own reasons and they could reduce it to 50p if they wanted to but they’d just add the difference on to the price of the PC. :whistling:

The same goes for people moaning about eBay delivery charges, just bid on the total price, who cares if the split is 90/10, 50/50 or 10/90 with regard the ratio of item to delivery charge.


goldmercury
COULD NOT AGREE MORE

stop whinning peeps this board is full of them.


I think you guys are missing the point. Imagine I'm a web retailer selling you an item for £1.99 plus £12.99 postage. You look at the item and think it's worth lets say £30, so you're getting a bargain! You get the item but quality is not what you expected. Under the distance selling rules you can return the item for a full refund, except delivery charge. You spend £3 posting the item back for a £1.99 refund. Yes, you guessed it, no-one is going to send the item back. This is how some fly-by-night retailers operate. Of course, this is a general example and I'm not saying Dell are a fly-by-night company, but it's a tactic worth looking out for with other retailers ;-)
#33
aleem
I think you guys are missing the point. Imagine I'm a web retailer selling you an item for £1.99 plus £12.99 postage. You look at the item and think it's worth lets say £30, so you're getting a bargain! You get the item but quality is not what you expected. Under the distance selling rules you can return the item for a full refund, except delivery charge. You spend £3 posting the item back for a £1.99 refund. Yes, you guessed it, no-one is going to send the item back. This is how some fly-by-night retailers operate. Of course, this is a general example and I'm not saying Dell are a fly-by-night company, but it's a tactic worth looking out for with other retailers ;-)


good response.
#34
aleem
I think you guys are missing the point. Imagine I'm a web retailer selling you an item for £1.99 plus £12.99 postage. You look at the item and think it's worth lets say £30, so you're getting a bargain! You get the item but quality is not what you expected. Under the distance selling rules you can return the item for a full refund, except delivery charge. You spend £3 posting the item back for a £1.99 refund. Yes, you guessed it, no-one is going to send the item back. This is how some fly-by-night retailers operate. Of course, this is a general example and I'm not saying Dell are a fly-by-night company, but it's a tactic worth looking out for with other retailers ;-)

You are correct in theory but Dell will refund you in full from my experience so since the complaint here is specifically about Dell and I don’t know anyone else that charges such a high postal charge this argument is purely theoretical.

Can someone confirm that Dell refunds you in total (including postage) if you return within their x day return period?
[mod]#35
Agharta;1948624

Can someone confirm that Dell refunds you in total (including postage) if you return within their x day return period?


I have always had a full inc delivery refund when returning kit to either home or (harder) but still full refund on small business.
#36
MikeT
I have always had a full inc delivery refund when returning kit to either home or (harder) but still full refund on small business.

I thought so which is why I trying to educate people that the postage charge is irrelevant; just look at the total cost.
Unfortunately my attempts seem to have only clouded the issue. :cry:
#37
Is there any way to get free delivery on this? Is it worth emailing them? :whistling:
#38
barneystuta
Is there any way to get free delivery on this? Is it worth emailing them? :whistling:


You could try but I seriously doubt you'll get any joy. Even with the high delivery charge, Dell kit is usually amongst the cheapest out there spec for spec. Personally, I would take my order up to the £299 (exc. VAT) to qualify for free delivery (IMO, their warranty deals are very good). That way you'll get better overall value for money.

Thanks to Mike T, I bought a Vostro 1000 about two months ago. *Very* pleased with it. It's the same as the one here but with an AMD dual-core processor, 2 gig RAM, Vista Home Premium and 3 years NBD warranty. All for a little over £350. Bargain!
#39
I wish posters would actually INCLUDE the delivery charge when they post Dell kit on here - otherwise it's a big disappointment when you find the real cost's £60 greater!

Voted cold for that.
[mod] 1 Like #40
cleudo;1950963
I wish posters would actually INCLUDE the delivery charge when they post Dell kit on here - otherwise it's a big disappointment when you find the real cost's £60 greater!

Voted cold for that.


I don't quite know what your on about, the price in the OP for this deal is correct including delivery @ £258.57

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