What the....?? (XPS Studio 8100 Pricing Issue)

Discussion in 'Dell' started by powrwrap, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. powrwrap

    powrwrap Guest

    If I configure an XPS Studio 8100 on the Dell Site thusly:

    Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
    8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs
    No Monitor
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
    1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
    16X DVD+/-RW Drive
    No speakers

    The price is $1,388.99 AFTER a $179 discount.


    If I go to Microcenter.com and buy an almost exact copy, the cost is
    $999.99.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0337324

    What's up with that?
     
    powrwrap, Sep 4, 2010
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  2. powrwrap

    skeeter Guest

    reminds me of the day my laptop arrived and there was an ad from costco
    touting the exact setup for $200 less.
     
    skeeter, Sep 4, 2010
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  3. powrwrap

    Brian K Guest

    In Australia, if you want a second HD for your computer, Dell charge 400%
    over what you pay for the same HD from the local shop. Dell has done this
    for the last few years. Dell used to charge double for RAM, but not anymore.
     
    Brian K, Sep 5, 2010
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  4. powrwrap

    Brian K Guest

    In Australia, if you want a second HD for your computer, Dell charge 400%
    over what you pay for the same HD from the local shop. Dell has done this
    for the last few years. Dell used to charge double for RAM, but not anymore.
     
    Brian K, Sep 5, 2010
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  5. powrwrap

    powrwrap Guest

    I am about 10 miles from one of their stores. Just have to talk myself
    into parting with a thousand bucks when my old Dell is working just
    fine for my purposes. In other words, I want rather than need, a new
    computer.
     
    powrwrap, Sep 5, 2010
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  6. powrwrap

    Boris Guest

    To add even more 'confusion', with an EPP discount:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/29phx6j
     
    Boris, Sep 7, 2010
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