Dell 8400 in the U.K. - any good, and can you haggle about the price?!

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Marco C, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Marco C

    Marco C Guest

    Am thinking of buying a custom-configured Dell Dimension 8400 desktop
    from their web site and was wondering if anyone had any recent
    experience with these machines - any good? I want a machine that's
    good for Photoshop work but can also play the latest games as well. I
    can't quite afford their XPS range... Also, I spoke to a Dell
    salesperson on the phone and he seemed to hint he could offer me a
    better price than the one on their web site - has anyone any
    experience of how much you can bargain them down on the phone?

    Marco C, Nov 15, 2004
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    Brad Stokes Guest

    I've bought three in the past four months.

    As a rule, the spec on them isn't fantastic but what you're really paying
    for is the futureproofing element, specifically
    PCIExpress, DDR2 memory, 775 pin processors and SATA connectors.

    I'm not sure about haggling on the phone, I always buy mine
    online.........there's a 5% discount + free double memory + free upgrade to
    flat panel monitor offer on at the moment.
    Brad Stokes, Nov 16, 2004
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    George Guest

    For another couple of days, they offer 25% off a desktop over $1299
    (Coupon Code: M60LDQM2TH?N37 ) or 30% off a desktop over $1799 (Coupon
    Code: 3TB6R405280WT1 ). Just saved me $300 on two 8400s.

    Coupons change frequently... check at Don't know
    if they work on systems delivered to the U.K.
    George, Nov 16, 2004
  4. Spec the machine online together with all the goodies, save it as a basket,
    then call the rep. If they can't beat it, all you've lost is the time for
    the phone call.

    The savings depend on how much you're spending. Buy a £250 machine, and
    there isn't much profit margin to discuss. Buy 5 PowerEdge Servers, and
    you'll save quite a bit. The exact amounts depend on how good you are at

    Peter Connolly, Nov 16, 2004
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