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Scratch & Dent from Dell Outlet

Discussion in 'Dell' started by chipper3152, Oct 11, 2007.

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  1. chipper3152

    chipper3152 Notebook Consultant

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    usually, how are the scratch and dent marked notebooks from the dell outlet? I am thinking of ordering the following inspiron 1420

    Price: $699.00

    Code:
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
    
    Memory
    2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 677MHz (2 DIMMs)
    
    Hard Disk Drive
    160 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
    
    Video
    128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    
    Scratch & Dent
    Scratch & Dent
    
    Base
    Inspiron 1420 Notebook: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
    
    Media Bay
    8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
    
    Software Upgrade
    Microsoft Works 8.5
    
    NoteBook Screen
    14.1 inch WXGA TrueLife Notebook Screen
    
    Hardware Upgrade
    6 Cell Primary Battery
    Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Web Camera
    90W AC Adapter
    
    System Color
    Jet Black
    
    Network Interface Card
    3945 802.11a/g Wireless Mini Card
     
  2. J-Bytes

    J-Bytes I am CanadiEEEn NBR Reviewer

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    Scratches and dents...? Why would they come with defects like that?
     
  3. chipper3152

    chipper3152 Notebook Consultant

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    its from the outlet and I want to know if anyone has ordered a good one that was marked scratch and dent
     
  4. gitar1

    gitar1 Notebook Guru

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    I have a Scratch & Dent from Dell.

    It's a Dell Vostro 1500, great working condition.

    The only Scratch & Dent I see on the notebook is a little bit of scratch near the bottom of the Express card slot (just a smudge, express card slot works).
     
  5. chipper3152

    chipper3152 Notebook Consultant

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    can I see the specs of your vostro and the price you got it for
     
  6. lordnikon

    lordnikon Notebook Evangelist

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    Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not. Obviously, thats why it is in Dell's outlet! Because of scratches and dents it is sold cheaper.
     
  7. nizzy1115

    nizzy1115 Notebook Prophet

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    from what i know, people cant even find any scratches on their laptops when they are bought like this. it wont come all banged up.
     
  8. chipper3152

    chipper3152 Notebook Consultant

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    you can still return a scratch and dent one to the outlet without a restocking fee right?
     
  9. Ghola

    Ghola Notebook Evangelist

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    I like dells scratch and sniff laptops. :twitcy:
     
  10. gitar1

    gitar1 Notebook Guru

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    Specs:

    CPU: 1.6 MHz Core 2 Duo T5470 (socket P, planning to upgrade to T7500 or T7700 down the road)
    GPU: 256MB 8600M GT DDR2 (RivaTuner says DDR3:rolleyes: )
    RAM: comes with 1GB (aftermarket install 2GB)
    DVD-Writer
    No Bluetooth, No Turbo Cache (as far as I know)
    Intel Wireless 1390
    HDD: 120GB 5400RPM
    6 cell battery
    90W adapter
    MS Vista Basic (recently install XP Pro on it)

    Yeah, there were no sightly dent or anything on it.

    Got it for less than $700 after taxes & shipping.
     
  11. lordnikon

    lordnikon Notebook Evangelist

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    :err: :confused2: :eek2: :SLEEP:
     
  12. chipper3152

    chipper3152 Notebook Consultant

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    thats a great deal
     
  13. gitar1

    gitar1 Notebook Guru

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    Was ordering a Thinkpad T61p with a price tag of $1300.

    Glad I cancel the Thinkpad to save around $600 (even though the specs on the Thinkpad were awesome, especially the Quadro FX 570M GPU).

    Regular warranty still applies on the Refurbished Dells.

    Mine comes with a 1 yr warranty.

    Keep an eye out and a good deal will come your way.
     
  14. lordnikon

    lordnikon Notebook Evangelist

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    Wow where did you get that amazing deal for the T61p.
     
  15. gitar1

    gitar1 Notebook Guru

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    Lenovo had a 25% off deal like a week ago on Thinkpads. I also had the Visa card deal with the extra 5% off, comes down to 30% off.

    That's with a C2D 2.2MHZ T7500, 1GB RAM, DL DVD-RW, WSXGA+, 80GB HDD, 9 cell battery

    Hehe, yeah...Looking at the specs and what can be done with aftermarket RAM, I am still not sure if I made the correct choice going with the Vostro 1500 :eek:
    The Quadro FX 570M (8600M GT DDR3)....damn...
     
  16. bradam2001

    bradam2001 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bought my Inspiron 1520 on 9/12/07 from the scratch and dent.
    It had all the upgrades, priced it out new and it would have been $ 1500.
    I paid $ 1120.
    Can't find anything wrong with it, works great and never gave me any trouble.
     
  17. Dell C.A.

    Dell C.A. Company Representative

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    Hello,

    This is Richard from Dell's Online Community Outreach group. I wanted to add thing about our outlet store. You have the option to select conditional options such as Certified Refurbish, Previously Ordered New, Scratch & Dent, and Off-Lease. You are also able to select system hardware specs. So, not every system in the Outlet has scratches or dents. It is completely optional, but they are at a better deal.

    With these different selections you process a search that will locate a system that is right for you and meets your budget.

    Regards,

    Richard B
    Dell Online Community Outreach
     
  18. Walter_S

    Walter_S Notebook Geek

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    Hi Richard,

    What is the web link to the scratch and dent site?

    Thanks,
    Walter
     
  19. Dell C.A.

    Dell C.A. Company Representative

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    Hello,

    I regret to say that I am unable to provide you a direct link to the Dell Outlet store as I am only here to help people. Dell Online Community Outreach does not promote or sell Dell products; we help people with our products.

    Finally, we are guest on this forum, and out of respect we do our best not to direct people away from this site. However, you can easily find our outlet store with the use of a standard Web search portal.

    Thank you for you interest in Dell.

    Best regards,

    Richard B
    Dell Online Community Outreach
     
  20. Inkjammer

    Inkjammer Notebook Deity

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    http://www.dell.com/outlet

    The cost savings on the Dell Outlet aren't always good compared with purchasing new. It's a mixed bag, but there's a little something for everybody there. One of the big problems with the Outlet is you're kind of confined to configurations of those who ordered before you. So if somebody ordered a Laptop with A, B, C... you can't reconfigure with with A, C, D and E.

    Also, be sure and note that the prices vary. Some of the laptops come with pre-configured software, so if somebody previously ordered Microsoft Office, that price is reflected in the refurb/scratcher, so take that into mind when scanning the prices. You can have three laptops with the exact same specs, but different prices. The reason: software.

    I just wish my employee discount worked for the Outlet. Heh heh.
     
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