Originally Posted by Hammerhead
Alienware has a corporate sales division, you should contact them and they may be able to offer you a better price. Best of luck...
That's exactly what I did. I got a "corporate" quote, which, unsurprisingly, is exactly the same price that I got when I configured it on the website. I sent this quote off to my boss to place into our ordering system.
My guess is that corporate sales exists to handle large orders, servers, and to handle different payment types (P.O.s and the like).