This is just basically advise on how to save £100's off your next PC or laptop from dell by following some simple advice.
You can always haggle over the phone with Dell, as i received an extra £100 worth of stuff on my laptop for free of charge on top of all the other offers they applied as standard.
We also ordered a PC for my gf's son (totalling £454 in the end), which is where they can apply the most discounts on PC's and we ended up getting over £150 off the price by downgrading a little, adding other stuff on and negotiating some more but it gets a little harder like this but we didn't need the other stuff included and ordering another PC that was more suitable from the beginning would of ended up costing a lot more, which may be useful to some of you.
My friend is the king of negotiating with Dell though, as he always gets money knocked off and receives loads of free stuff, accumulating to a few hundred pounds every time regardless if it's not a top spec PC.
My friend actually added several things on to a PC package, got money knocked off and they gave him a 6MP camera, so negotiate for a while to get the best deal by being persistent and telling them what you want by being assertive but without being completely rude.
My advice is to call them and tell them you've seen a cheaper PC on the highstreet but you were advised from a friend that negotiated with them to try and see how much you can reduce the price before you buy elsewhere (they may ask for there details, then they'll see on the system that that they negotiated quite a lot and they'll know what they're up against. If you don't know anyone that negotiated, PM me and i'll give you my details).
If they do ask for the details, that is a good sign, as they can see that they negotiated a lot and they now expect you will probably want something similar, so theyll try and be more flexible and they only ask if theyre willing to negotiate.
Unfortunately, you will come across salesman that will have no intentions of negotiating whatsoever and if this is the case, tell them you haven't got time, as you're very busy, so if they're not willing to negotiate, you'll take your business elsewhere and if they're still being difficult, then hang up the phone and call them again until you come across someone that is willing.
Once you do come across a salesman that is willing to negotiate quite a bit, make sure to get there name and extension number (this is crucial, as you will require to speak to them on more than 1 occasion and you can get them to call back as well to save your costs).
Make sure you don't accept the first offer, try and negotiate as much as possible and remember that they don't know you and they will never meet you, so you have nothing to be shy about but they're actually desperate for your business, so you can try as much as you want to get the best price.
I also noticed that if you tell them the PC is for a small business, they can offer you slightly further discounts, as the PC we bought was listed as business but the other salesman we spoke to that completed the deal knew we were home customers but went ahead with the deal anyway and said they must of been desperate to complete the sale.
VERY IMPORTANT: dont forget to keep calling until you come across a salesman that will negotiate, this may take several calls to find the right person but once you do, you should be able to save at least a hundred pounds or two on any PC that is listed £500 or more (with money off or extra accessories) and laptops will be harder and have smaller discounts but if you negotiate hard, you can get good discounts too.
I hope this info helps and if anyone needs anymore help, don't hesitate to ask :)
If you're a first time business customer, you might be legible to qualify for this deal as well, which was posted by Jlow00 and the voucher is FIRSTBUY-0109 and if they ask how you came across it, just say your friend informed you of it.
If you really have negotiated very well, the chances are that they won't be able to honour the discount, as they obviously do want your business but not at the expense of making a loss, so if they do stress this, make sure to also stress that you're willing to bring them a lot of repeat business if you're happy with there products.