I would tell the truth... but that's just me.
post #21 of 57
7/13/04 at 4:58pm
Originally Posted by alydis
After 3rd sales rep I called, I finally got someone who would give me the coupon. We did the customization through the phone, and in the end, I walked away with a new i8600.
PM 1.6A, 15.4" WSXGA+
128 MB ATI Radeon 9600 ProTurbo
40 GB HDD
24x CDRW/DVD ROM Combo
802.11b Intel Pro 2100
All other options at lowest price...
Total was $1926. She applied the 10% deal on Dell's website now. Then applied the 20% coupon I gave her. Total savings = 1 - (0.9 * 0.8) = 0.28 = 28% discount. This translated into $539.28 off, bringing my final price (afer 8.25% tax) to $1501.12. I am paying through Dell's Preferred Plan, or whatever, and they promised me another $50 MIR.
Final price of the system is expected to be $1451.12 Shipped.
I hafta thank you, gobadgrs! I saved a lot by following your advice and calling Dell back over and over again until I found someone that would do the coupons. And your advise on being kind & courteous -- but yet not afraid to ask what you want -- paid off.
Originally Posted by WhatWhoMe
I was searching for some info on ordering online vs. ordering over the phone with a sales rep and found your guide which was very helpful. I will be ordering my first laptop in a few months and have been lurking around in this website for a few days.
offtopic: I enjoy Notebookforums; it is giving me useful information on deciding what laptop to buy, which is now leaning towards a Dell.
Originally Posted by goingtocollege
Okay, your guide is totally awesome, but I am in need of even more help.
I am buying my laptop either today or early tomorrow (this 20% coupon expires tomorrow) and currently Dell has this 10% Back to school special...
Anyways, I am not gonna lie- I suck at this 'sweet talkin' stuff, and I need anyone to just give me an outline of what I should start with first. I mean, I dont want to configure a new laptop and then during buying time be denied both coupons? and also, if she/he asks where I got this 20% coupon, what should I say?
PLEASE i am in desperate need of help (and saving of money)