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    Haggling Dell

    There is this ideal desktop I want which is about £950. Would I have a chance of getting it for around £700. Have any of you haggled dell how did it go?

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    I doubt you can.. they're a massive business, they set their prices, and won't reduce them just because you ask them to.

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    InfernoZeus;8159695

    I doubt you can.. they're a massive business, they set their prices, and … I doubt you can.. they're a massive business, they set their prices, and won't reduce them just because you ask them to.



    What if I told them I'd buy it right now if the price is right lol.

    PraxxtorCruel;8159703

    What if I told them I'd buy it right now if the price is right lol.



    doubt it

    man up and pay the full price

    or buy the parts yourself and make it cheaper

    in b4 u dont know how to do that..therefore u are paying slightly extra for dell to take all the hard work out of the equation for you

    You can get discounts at dell. Probably not that a big of a discount but you can haggle.

    haggle with whom?
    the website or via the support centre?

    You can haggle - but it'll probably be around £935 at most.

    Margin on PC's is very low (Dell are a box shifter after all - overall margin is probably 15% at most without *any* costs) - £700 is a ridiculous number.

    slackrat77;8159838

    haggle with whom?the website or via the support centre?



    dmxdimension.com/

    that shows you any deals at the moment, easier then looking on their site normally.

    agreed, I've worked at Currys now for coming up 2 years after I got made redundant and needed a job pronto.
    the general public seem now to want to haggle more than ever since you've had dodgy Dom the used car salesman and Martin Lewis on TV telling you to do so.
    BUT, the discount they want is outrageous, as a staff member, I only get 10% on full price stuff and nothing on clearance items.

    why should a normal customer get 30%+?
    cos in their mind, no matter what price it is, it should be cheaper for them.

    everyone loves a bargain, everyone loved being able to push the salesman into a bit of discount, but Jesus, its ridiculous how much people expect, they just name a figure £50, £100, but when put as a percentage, its more than the profit margin on the item.

    people don't seem to understand that high street stores and Megastores also have employeed to pay, heating, lighting, building to pay rent on etc etc and to make a profit, very often, the items ARE more expensive than the web.

    I can see a time in the not too distant future where there are no stores selling electrical items such as TVs, PCs, white goods etc, maybe showrooms manned very sparsely!
    the net browser who wants high street shops to match the internet prices is going to cause the downfall of the stores, because of their basic lack of understanding about how profit margins work.

    if its cheap online, buy it there.
    if its cheap instore, don't try to haggle it down further.

    our town centre, now has no stores at all that sell white goods from display.
    not a single store that can show you a washing machine or cooker.
    why?
    not economical to rent a space and sell them.

    order the pc, when it arrives, contact them, say you not happy and want to return it. you'll get your best discount then to keep it. often 10% though ive had 15% before.

    PraxxtorCruel;8159703

    What if I told them I'd buy it right now if the price is right lol.



    Ring them and find out...

    tell them you want to order two, as a friend wants one as well, get best price and then order only one. Have done this a few times.

    The least you can expect to haggle off is the TopCashBack amount. Once you've gotten him to match that figure, explain to him someone's going to get the sales figure in their name, and if it's going to be him, he's got to make it worth it. Tell him to make an offer, and if he only matches TCB, hang up and speak to someone else. Repeat until you get someone who concedes and gives you more cash off. There'll be someone desperate enough for the figures. Keep trying, it only costs a few pennies each time.
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