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    Dell Outlet Question please

    Looking for a laptop. Looks like some good prices on dell outlet.

    Has anyone bought one from their scratch & dent section ? I tried phoning but they cant tell me anything.

    Website says:
    Scratch & Dent : Sometimes brand new or refurbished items have considerable cosmetic blemishes that do not impact performance. Whenever this happens, they are sold as Scratch & Dent items. This is a great option to save money while maintaining the reliability of Dell Outlet's rigorous rebuilding and retesting process.

    Just wondering how bad these are ? I don't mind a couple but want something decent for daughter for christmas.

    They all come with 1yr RTB warranty

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    they changed it, as dell outlet used to just be under one, now they have added the scratch and dent thing so i dont know, i got my daughters from there and it was perfect, although not so perfect now - lol

    you can return these, if you phone up to return they offer you money off to keep it (think about 20% off)


    also if you are thinking of going with the coloured lids, my daughters is 12 months old and faded badly

    Original Poster

    thanks for that sassie. nah don't want a coloured lid or anything just a basic laptop. not a bad deal if you can return them then.

    will look and see if i can find any return info on them now

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    zeus9876;6757924

    thanks for that sassie. nah don't want a coloured lid or anything just a … thanks for that sassie. nah don't want a coloured lid or anything just a basic laptop. not a bad deal if you can return them then. will look and see if i can find any return info on them now



    the returns is the same as buying from the normal dell i think, good luck in finding one, i trawled the site for weeks before one came up i wanted, although she did want a good spec one, got one for £550 that would have been over £700 and when i phoned to have a moan about something they knocked £50 off

    Original Poster

    daughters only 7 so looking for cheap and basic. £188 ex vat for this one

    Inspiron 1545(System Identifier: D0LYJWVR)
    [LIST]
    [*]Inspiron 1545 Intel Celeron 900 (2.20GHz,800MHz,1MB)
    [*]Windows Vista® Home Basic;Windows Vista® Home Basic[/LIST]System Price:£188.84
    Operating System
    Windows Vista® Home Basic
    Windows Vista® Home Basic
    Memory
    3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 800MHz DDR2
    Hard Disk Drive160GB (5,400 rpm)
    Certified Refurbished
    Certified Refurbished
    NoteBook Screen
    Display 15.6in Widescreen WXGA with TrueLife CCFL
    System Color
    LCD Back Cover Black Matte Finish
    MISC
    Keyboard Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
    Battery Inspiron Primary 4-cell 28WHr Li-Ion
    Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11 b g)
    Camera Not Included
    Base
    Inspiron 1545 Intel Celeron 900 (2.20GHz,800MHz,1MB)
    Media Bay
    Optical Drive 8X DVD + - RW Drive including software

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    sorry zeus i dont know anythign about specs and all that, so how much with vat and delivery

    Original Poster

    £238.94 inc and it's a pink one now. I know you said yours has faded but you could alwyas buy one of those laptop stickers for it and change the colour of it

    I've had my pink one since last crimbo & it hasn't faded at all

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    zeus9876;6758146

    £238.94 inc and it's a pink one now. I know you said yours has faded but … £238.94 inc and it's a pink one now. I know you said yours has faded but you could alwyas buy one of those laptop stickers for it and change the colour of it




    aww she will love it
    sadiebabes;6758182

    I've had my pink one since last crimbo & it hasn't faded at all



    hers has probs faded because se leaves it on bed so sunlight probably gets it, is yours the glossy pink or like hers and like a matt finish

    It's the matt pink Sass You're probs right about the sunlight fading it x

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    sadiebabes;6758243

    It's the matt pink Sass You're probs right about the sunlight fading … It's the matt pink Sass You're probs right about the sunlight fading it x



    bloody kids, dont look after anything - lol


    so zeus make sure she dont leave it in sunlight :oops:

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    sassie;6758254

    bloody kids, dont look after anything - lolso zeus make sure she dont … bloody kids, dont look after anything - lolso zeus make sure she dont leave it in sunlight :oops:



    although i think the inspiron are glossy finish, what colour does it say flamingo pink? the matt is bubblegum pink

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    sassie;6758263

    although i think the inspiron are glossy finish, what colour does it say … although i think the inspiron are glossy finish, what colour does it say flamingo pink? the matt is bubblegum pink


    think it said high gloss but can't be for certain as i can't see the order details just yet.

    Bought and paid for now. Looked up prices while i was looking on the dell site and for the same laptop with the same specs is nearly £400 so good deal me thinks

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    zeus9876;6758377

    think it said high gloss but can't be for certain as i can't see the … think it said high gloss but can't be for certain as i can't see the order details just yet



    i think it will be, as think the inspiron arew high gloss, hope she likes it, she s a lucky girl x

    Original Poster

    she'll love it as she's been asking for one for some time now. tell you what tho...these kids are bloody breaking the bank...LOL

    edit* Yup high Gloss
    LCD Back Cover : Flamingo Pink Custom High-Gloss Finish

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    zeus9876;6758408

    she'll love it as she's been asking for one for some time now. tell you … she'll love it as she's been asking for one for some time now. tell you what tho...these kids are bloody breaking the bank...LOL



    my son was gutted because he wants one, but now seems happy to wait till he is 15, 8 yrears for me to save :oops:its hard with such a big age gap, he gets real ratty because he thinks he should get the same as her - bless

    Original Poster

    awww go on get him one and surprise him

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    zeus9876;6758438

    awww go on get him one and surprise him



    it took me years to save for my daughters, and will take me years to save for his, i now dont even have one cause mine is cream crackered so have to share daughters, which really goes down well, not :oops:
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