wow. that didnt take long.
post #121 of 142
10/19/04 at 8:10pm
Originally Posted by jamesshuang
ACK! When did they decide to end the deal for 700m's??? My friends and I had the order form working this afternoon... Now it doesn't work anymore!!!!
Originally Posted by heavyharmonies
As Dell reached their quota/target on various models, they removed them from the deal throughout the day. First to go was the 9100 (late this morning I think), 700M and 8600 at 3pm central, then 5160 and 600m at 5pm central.
When I first read about the coupon at 7am central this morning and started browsing Dell's site, they were getting hammered SO hard it was ridiculous. Add to that the posting frenzy over at hardforums.com and anandtech.com, and the number of people talking about ordering multiples for resale, it was pretty clear that the coupon was not going to last 12 hours, let alone 24.
For my part, I ordered a 700m with the 8x dual-layer DVD+R and the extended battery. After rebate and tax (boo!), it came to ~$1,040. Not one of the ultra-cheapie $800 lappies that people are buying, but has the bells and whistles I want. Tough to find a semi-ultralite at that price point no matter which brand you're going after...
Originally Posted by HellfireX
Someone posted a few pages back that they got an education discount on their order with the $750 coupon. And I know the coupon is dead now, I already placed an order for a 8600 during the day before that post :P I just wanted to see if I could save a bit more on it by somehow getting an education discount.