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HOT! Save 45% on Select Dell Inspiron Laptop Purchase of $1399 or More - Dell Home


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#1 GottaDEAL  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 9, 2005 - 2:22 pm

<a href="http://www.gottadeal.com/Deal/12010" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.gottadeal.com/images/laptops.gif" border="0"></a><br /><br /><b>Coupon just increased to 45%!</b> Dell Home is giving 45% off the purchase of any of <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=RjWYtCqO0*M&offerid=84645.10000710&type=3&subid=3" target="_blank">these selcted Inspiron laptop configurations</a> through 9/15 with coupon code <b>WQ1DFDDRBMTGFS</b>. We recommend both the 700m and 6000 models. Coupon expires 9/15 or after the first 4,000 uses. Only valid on the configurations on the linked page.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.gottadeal.com/Deal/12010" target="_blank">HOT! Save 45% on Select Dell Inspiron Laptop Purchase of $1399 or More - Dell Home</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.gottadeal.com/Coupon/751" target="_blank">All Current Dell Coupons</a> (Expires December 31, 2006)<br />

#2 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 9, 2005 - 6:55 pm

Very nice deal for anyone who wants a loaded laptop. The configs are pretty loaded anyway, and you can upgrade a few things and also get 45% off those.

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Posted Sep 9, 2005 - 7:45 pm

If you're looking for a light and portable laptop, here's what I would order:
  • Click this link
  • Click Customize It underneath the 700m or any other model.
  • Make the following changes:
    IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® M Processor 735 (1.70 GHz/400MHz FSB)12.1-in WXGA [subtract $100]
    8-cell Lithium Ion Additional Battery (65 WHr) [add $129 or $4/month1]
  • Click Continue, Continue, Add to Cart
  • Copy/paste coupon code WQ1DFDDRBMTGFS and click apply coupon
  • $1,953.00 - 45% coupon code = $1,074.15


#4 Zanjabeel  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 2:23 am

Hi My first post on the forum. Thanks for the great deals. Is this deal worth using for the 9300 or the 6000 or is it better off waiting for the 40% off deal? Reason being that I don't need some of the options that you can't change in the configurations they have given. Is the 40% off deal likely to come around any time soon? Thanks!

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 4:28 am

Hi

My first post on the forum. Thanks for the great deals.

Is this deal worth using for the 9300 or the 6000 or is it better off waiting for the 40% off deal? Reason being that I don't need some of the options that you can't change in the configurations they have given.

Is the 40% off deal likely to come around any time soon?

Thanks!


Good question. I say you should just get it now. You know you want that laptop. You can smell it. You can taste it! :D

#6 Aaron  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 5:20 am

Hi

My first post on the forum. Thanks for the great deals.

Is this deal worth using for the 9300 or the 6000 or is it better off waiting for the 40% off deal? Reason being that I don't need some of the options that you can't change in the configurations they have given.

Is the 40% off deal likely to come around any time soon?

Thanks!


:2welcome: to the GottaDeal Forums! If you have any questions, let me know

#7 Zanjabeel  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 5:32 am

Good question. I say you should just get it now. You know you want that laptop. You can smell it. You can taste it! :D


lol I can :)

Do you know if the Dell site only accepts US credit cards? I have a US address but my main credit card is Australian.

Thanks for the warm welcome!

#8 dabuddha  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 6:51 am

lol I can :)

Do you know if the Dell site only accepts US credit cards? I have a US address but my main credit card is Australian.

Thanks for the warm welcome!


I can't answer for sure but I don't think having an Australian cc will be a problem. My cousin lives in Australia and has ordered from Dell before.

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 6:55 am

As for whether the 40% off any configuration coupon will be back, it might, but it probably won't happen until mid-October. And even that is not a certainty. Dell recently lowered the 35% coupon to only 30%, so it might go back up to 35%, but that might be it. With this deal, you get 45% off, and although they come with a lot of extras, you can get them for just a little bit more than a stripped-down version using the 35% coupon. Plus the extras will help if you decide to sell it down the road. The extended warranty is also a very nice thing to have.

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 8:56 am

sigh... did i tell you all the bf is now envious of the 700m and now semi wishes he didn't get his 2200.... well this coupon won't help.

GO BRUINS!


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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 10:44 am

sigh... did i tell you all the bf is now envious of the 700m and now semi wishes he didn't get his 2200.... well this coupon won't help.

I wish he had waited for a deal on the better 700m laptop.

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 11:45 am

I wish he had waited for a deal on the better 700m laptop.


well he originally didn't want it because he thought it would be too small and cramped for him to type on.

one of his classmates has one and he's now going "it's not so bad."

i told him about the coupon and he said "you know... i could just have 2 laptops."

:bonk:

GO BRUINS!


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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 1:08 pm

Is it just me, or did dell increase their prices, then toss in this 45% coupon. The $2,184 Inspiron doesn't look like a good deal at all, with the 45% off it look just "ok". It seems like the 35% off saved you more money. Am I wrong here?

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Posted Sep 10, 2005 - 2:07 pm

well he originally didn't want it because he thought it would be too small and cramped for him to type on.

one of his classmates has one and he's now going "it's not so bad."

i told him about the coupon and he said "you know... i could just have 2 laptops."

:bonk:



We were at a computer store a while back and they actually had a full sized keyboard that was flexible and you could roll up and the guy said that people bought them to use for their laptops, to make them easier to type on.
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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 8:23 am

We were at a computer store a while back and they actually had a full sized keyboard that was flexible and you could roll up and the guy said that people bought them to use for their laptops, to make them easier to type on.


I have one of those keyboards (bought it only cause it looked cool) and it's a pain in the butt to type on.

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 10:48 am

We were at a computer store a while back and they actually had a full sized keyboard that was flexible and you could roll up and the guy said that people bought them to use for their laptops, to make them easier to type on.


ehhh... he mostly uses his laptop to type up his outlines for his classes, and he hardly ever uses it in class. if he did use it in class though, i think he'd look slightly odd unrolling a keyboard, while everyone else types away on their 700m's.

i'd worry about it not reading keys correctly.

GO BRUINS!


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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 1:19 pm

Sorry to ask, but I'm a little confusd on this deal. The GottaDeal post says "Save 45% on laptops over $x.xx using code A". The link to the Dell site says the same thing, until you get to the 4 choices of laptops. There, it shows the full price, then the reduced price, if you use code B. Here's the question: do you use BOTH codes? Or only one? If you do use both, do you use them in a particulat order, or does it matter? Thanks.

#18 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 4:28 pm

There is only one code. I don't know why the codes are different. Dell has used that page for several recent promotions, so the codes may be the older ones. I'd try using the code on our site first, and if it doesn't work, use the ones on Dell.com as a backup.

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 4:46 pm

Is it just me, or did dell increase their prices, then toss in this 45% coupon. The $2,184 Inspiron doesn't look like a good deal at all, with the 45% off it look just "ok". It seems like the 35% off saved you more money.

Am I wrong here?


And the survey says????

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 5:26 pm

Bobby,

It really depends on what kind of laptop you want. The bare essentials or something loaded with a warranty?

45% off is almost half off that definitely qualifies as a "hot deal" if you want a fully loaded laptop with 3 year warranty protection.

Otherwise wait until mid-October when Dell might have another $750 off $1499 coupon code.

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 7:40 pm

The 3 yr war adds like $350 (minus 45% off) to it right?

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 8:49 pm

The 3 yr war adds like $350 (minus 45% off) to it right?

Have you actually configured a laptop using this link and coupon code? I selected the 700m:

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 10:42 pm

Yup. I was talking about the comparison between the old deals and this one. It seems like there is a difference of around $350 (which might be from the warranty). That starting price on the 700m is $1,924 before the 45% off. It just doesn't seems like a good deal for people wanting a decent laptop (only good for the power users). 45% off sounds awesome, but when the price is jacked up, and a 45% coupon is released, it kind of makes it pointless to say 45% off, since it might only be like 30% off. Am I making sense or just rambling on? Sorry it's a bit late here :/

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Posted Sep 11, 2005 - 10:47 pm

Yes that makes sense.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 5:06 am

Compared to the normal Dell prices, this deal is still very hot. How would you like to be your average consumer going right to Dell.com where these configurations are around $600 more than you can get with this coupon. The 3 year warranty is very nice and should greatly help resale value.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 5:06 am

Has anyone ever used the accidental coverage with Dell? I got it this time with my new laptop but I'm wondering if it's worth it.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 6:51 am

Has anyone ever used the accidental coverage with Dell? I got it this time with my new laptop but I'm wondering if it's worth it.

Are you normally clumsy? Sorry but it's a serious question.

Do you have a habit of leaving laptops on the ground for object to fall on and break the keyboard and/or LCD?

Do you eat or drink around your laptop a lot?

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 7:55 am

Are you normally clumsy? Sorry but it's a serious question.

Do you have a habit of leaving laptops on the ground for object to fall on and break the keyboard and/or LCD?

Do you eat or drink around your laptop a lot?



hmmm
Well my wife is really clumsy. She has a habit of spilling drinks on our coffee table. With my last laptop, I only dropped it once (damn thing was a beast! tipped over and landed right on the pcmcia wireless card :( )
Otherwise, I'm very careful with my electronics and anal retentive on taking care of them.

Have you ever had to use the accidental coverage? I wonder how painless the process is. :2dog: :2tapdance

had to add the dog/dancing monkey emoticons cause they look cool! :D

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 8:09 am

Have you ever had to use the accidental coverage? I wonder how painless the process is. :2dog: :2tapdance

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Nope I've never had the need for it with any of the 7 laptops I have owned.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 3:21 pm

This deal wouldn't still be live if it were any good. Not until mid-October, you say? That's just next month, right? Anyway, I wish Dell would cut all the BS and offer a TRULY great deal like once a year and then keep prices the same the rest of the year. And if we reserved the HOT! tag for truly hot deals only, that would be cool. Hook 'em!



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