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Black_Five 95 May 8, 2012 at 12:17 PM in Computers (6) More AAFES Deals
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AAFES has a promotion for Mother's Day for 25% off all Dell and Alienware through their Dell Premiere site.

This appears to be better on the systems that rarely go on sale.

Needless to say, this is military only. Go us!

http://shopmyexchange.com

Example:
Alienware M14x R2 i5/ 6GB/ 500GB/ 1GB graphics
Alienware M14X R2, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Unit Price: $1,023.25

SYSTEM OPTIONS
Alienware M14X R2: Alienware M14X R2
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
Memory: 12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
Keyboard: English Keyboard
Display Panels: 14.0" High Def+ (900p/1600x900) with WLED backlight
Video Card: 2 GB DDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M with Optimus™
Hard Drive: 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
AlienFX: Quasar Blue
Hinge Up: Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish
Adobe Reader Acrobat SW: Adobe Acrobat X Reader
Optical Driver: Slot Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software
Wireless Networking: Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0
Adapter: Alienware M14X 150W A/C Adapter
Documentation: Alienware Documentation
Office Productivity Software: Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2010
Shipping Material: Shipping Material
Security Software: No Anti-Virus Software Selected
Additional Software: Additional Software
Primary Battery: 63WHr 8-Cell Primary Battery
Hardware Support Services: 1 Year Basic Plan
Alien Wallpaper: None
WirelessHD & Mobile Broadband: None

$1,023.35 here, vs $1,499 for the same build on Dell.

***Just realized that you can remove the MS Office for -$199.

That makes this build $830

Looks like the deal for the M14X is over. The other systems still seem to be offering decent deals.
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Last Edited by gaijin4life May 18, 2012 at 02:09 PM
UPDATE: 1400 PST on 5/18/2012 - Dell IS starting to cave on some of the orders they initially cancelled. AAFES is contacting some customers who complained and offering to reinstate the deals "which were not too big of a mistake," saying a "Dell Escalation Specialist" would be contacting the customers shortly to see if they still want their computer order, and Dell would honor the original price. It likely depends on which computer and config you ordered, but some of them are apparently getting reinstated.

If you only ordered ONE you have a good chance of getting reinstated if you are firm and persistent. Get with it!


CONSUMERIST ORDER EXPLAINING ONE OF THE CANCELLATIONS NICELY IS UP:

Dell Offers 25% Off Deal To Troops, Then Cancels Orders [consumerist.com]


WHAT TO DO IF DELL CANCELS YOUR AAFES ORDER

It seems Dell is beginning to cancel more orders (most from the 9th have shipped, but the 10th seems headed toward mostly cancelled) from the hot AAFES Mother's Day Alienware deal they offered last week. Don't despair. Dell has cancelled hot AAFES deals before after the fact and ended up backing down and reinstating/shipping them after a storm of emails/negative attention. All they need is a little prompting to do the right thing, but you have to DO something to get them to change their mind - all AAFES members with an order do.

I'd recommend all military AAFES members who got order cancellations do the following:
The more complaints from affected servicemen/women these places get, the more likely Dell will end up honoring the deal. The fact that they're screwing military makes it worse for Dell from a PR perspective.

Also, the $4 Ivy Bridge upgrade that was part of the laptop deal is really not that big of a blunder for Dell because they're automatically upgrading all current Alienware orders to Ivy Bridge for FREE anyway i5 Sandy Bridge -> i5 Ivy Bridge and i7 Sandy Bridge -> i7 Ivy Bridge. No cost to the general public, this is not a special AAFES deal or mistake, so there's no excuse for cancelling the upgrade option they did through AAFES for $4.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/30/alienware-ivy-bridge/

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Exchange patrons are prohibited from the following: (1) Making (or purchasing for the purpose of making) a sale, exchange, transfer, or other disposition of exchange merchandise or services to unauthorized patrons (customary gifts of a personal nature are permissible). (2) Using exchange merchandise or services to produce income. (3) Making purchases for the purpose of resale by, or on behalf of, an installation private organization or other non-government entity.
<----- Why is this in red? This is the bold print you get from ANY Dell purchase. Put on the foil hat! There isn't an profit in trying to sell one of these anyways.
Actually, this is AAFES specific, not Dell specific. Exchange = AAFES.

For whoever made multiple orders and sent to different addresses/names, think twice on if you need to cancel some of the orders for saving your career. You are challenging the government.


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great deal, get an xps 13 ultrabook for 799. Very tempting but I really want to hold out for Ivy Bridge Frown
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great deal, get an xps 13 ultrabook for 799. Very tempting but I really want to hold out for Ivy Bridge Frown
It looks like all the newest systems have Ivy Bridge processors as an option.
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I need to make some military friends
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Hot if you need it soon, these won't be hitting the outlet for a while. Too bad they don't have XPS 8500 for sale.
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How can you tell which ones are on sale?

Just ordered Inspiron 620 MT - i5/ 8GB/ 500GB/ BluRay w/no monitor for the kiddos last week. Wonder if they will adjust the price? Comes out $30 cheaper.
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Quote from CheapForMe View Post :
How can you tell which ones are on sale?

Just ordered Inspiron 620 MT - i5/ 8GB/ 500GB/ BluRay w/no monitor for the kiddos last week. Wonder if they will adjust the price? Comes out $30 cheaper.
When you log in through AAFES it shows the retail and adjusted prices next to each other.

I have no idea if they'll price adjust, but there is a pretty clear disclaimer on the link which says that it is an AAFES promo and not a dell promo.
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Alienware Aurora R4 with a 3930K overclocked to 4.1Ghz/ 1TB / 8GB / GeForce 560Ti / ALX Chassis for $1475 Shipped is pretty hot. New for less than the outlet with a 20% coupon.

Pretty awesome for a top 4 CPU (and that's benched only @ 3.2Ghz not the 4.1Ghz):
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
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Quote from shastada View Post :
great deal, get an xps 13 ultrabook for 799. Very tempting but I really want to hold out for Ivy Bridge Frown
wellrip van winkle time has come wake up ivy has been released ,,,,,,,,,,,
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Quote from gaijin4life View Post :
Alienware Aurora R4 with a 3930K overclocked to 4.1Ghz/ 1TB / 8GB / GeForce 560Ti / ALX Chassis for $1475 Shipped is pretty hot. New for less than the outlet with a 20% coupon.

Pretty awesome for a top 4 CPU (and that's benched only @ 3.2Ghz not the 4.1Ghz):
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
Remove MS Office 2010 to drop it another 200.
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wellrip van winkle time has come wake up ivy has been released ,,,,,,,,,,,
You can't buy an ivy bridge ultrabook right now. Neither the Air nor the Dell XPS 13 have been updated yet. Who cares if you can get a desktop chip right now if I'm talking about ultrabooks?
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Remove MS Office 2010 to drop it another 200.
??? Where's the MS Office 2010 option? I don't see it on the Dell AAFES config page for the R4.
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Quote from gaijin4life View Post :
??? Where's the MS Office 2010 option? I don't see it on the Dell AAFES config page for the R4.
I didn't check the auroa, but all the laptops have that option.
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I didn't check the auroa, but all the laptops have that option.
Yeah, I don't see that on the Aurora R4. The only software options I see are Crapafee and Acrobat.
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