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Dell Inspiron 14z Laptop: Core i3 2350M 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 14" 1366x768 LED, WiFi N, 6-cell, Win 7 Prem EXPIRED

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Promoted 11-23-2012 by redsolar at 12:00 AM View Original Post
Dell Home has Dell Inspiron 14z 14.1" Laptop for $300 with free shipping. Thanks yuugotserved

Specs
  • Intel Core i3-2350M processor 2.30GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 14" 1366x768 LED
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 8X CD/DVD Burner
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 & Bluetooth 3.0
  • 6-cell Battery
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Adobe Elements 9.0 Photoshop and Premiere Bundle
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Edited November 22, 2012 at 07:27 PM by widgit
Dell Home

*Starts 11/22 11PM CST/12AM EST*

Dell Inspiron 14z Laptop [dell.com]

Specs
  • Intel Core i3-2350M processor 2.30GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 14" 1366x768 LED
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 & Bluetooth 3.0
  • 8X CD/DVD Burner
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Adobe Elements 9.0 Photoshop and Premiere Bundle
= $299.99 with free shipping


*Starts 11/22 11PM CST/12AM EST*
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Last Edited by franD December 14, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Huffington Post news on Dell's pathetic sale :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/201...05837.html


Please add your FIRST 6 digits of the order number and status (OR EVEN BETTER YOR FULL ORDER NUMBER). We need proof Dell is not sending the 14z's on a first come first served basis.

First 6 - Status

235570xxx Delivered 11/27
235570xxx Delivered 11/27
23556xxxx - delivered
23556XXXX - Cancelled
23556XXXX - Cancelled
235564909 - Switched to 15 without consent, Shipped
23557xxxx - Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
23557XXXX- Cancelled, switched to 15 without consent, order processing 12/12
235575XXX- Email to Switch/Cancel, Delayed 12/4
235579XXX- Email to Switch/Cancel, Delayed 12/113
23558XXXX - Cancelled
235580XXX- Cancelled, switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235581XXX- Email to switch cancel, Delayed to 12/17
235582XXX- Email to switch cancel, delayed to 12/13
235582XXX- Email to switch cancel, delayed to 12/13
235583XXX- Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235586XXX- Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235587XXX- 15 switched and out for delivery 11/28 without consent
23559XXXX - Cancelled
235591XXX Email to Switch/Cancel, Delayed 12/13
235595XXX Cancelled, switched to 15, and now shipped.
235599XXX- Email to Switch/Cancel, Delayed 12/113 got a shipping confirmation for 15 without consent Frown
235601xxx Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235603XXX- Called and cancelled my switched order. Can't waste anymore of my time arguing. Promised myself to stay away from Dell forever, and to advise everyone against them.
235611XXX- Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235612XXX- Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235604xxx- Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
200418xxx- Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235586xxx- Switched to 15 even after verbal refusal on phone, order processing
235600xxx- Cancelled
235579xxx- switched to 15 without consent, estimated delivery on 12/12
235589xxx- Switched to 15, order processing, estimated delivery on 12/12
235575xxx Switched to 15 order processing, estimated delivery on 12/13 - new order # 240943xxx
235594xxx Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235578xxx Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235619xxx Switched to 15 without consent, order processing
235570401 Cancelled, switched to 15 without consent, emailed & called to cancel 15
235618XXX Switched to 15 without consent, estimated delivery for 15R on 11/30
235602XXX Switched to 15 without consent, order processing, though refused on email and unable to reach anyone live to dispute or even to cancel.
235601XXX canceled and switched to 15. order processing and estimated delivery 12/17. called to upgraded to next day delivery for free.
240934XXX Switched to 15 without consent, estimated delivery for 15R on 12/28



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You must read this: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/c...pro15.shtm


Dell's Yelp Page
http://www.yelp.com/biz/dell-computer-corp-round-rock-3



https://www.oag.state.tx.us/forms/cpd/form.php
COMPLAINT FORM TO ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS GREG ABBOTT



Dell Inc
1 Dell Way
Round Rock TX 78682-7000


Bait-and-switch happen to you? Here's a list of places to send complaints to:

(1) BBB [bbb.org] (has email link to Dell, as well as ability to "File Complaint against Dell [bbb.org]")
(2) FTC [ftccomplaintassistant.gov] (Use Dell info. here [computerhope.com] to fill this out, if you don't know.)
(3) Bulk Email Exec's (a number of those emails bounced/failed sending)

For all the areas asking for details,you can modify Cabrill's well-worded letter from his post. All the info. relating to your order (i.e., order #, account #, etc. are in your email from your Order Confirmation). If you want more info., like a copy of the BBB report, go to my post & fellow users around that page.

I started a groubal [groubal.com]. Please sign.

Clarification: The 14z Black Friday deal was NOT the ultrabook still available, it was an older 14z model.

Generic message for the lazy ones (Credit goes to Cabrill)


"Dell advertised a "doorbuster Black Friday" special of a Dell Inspiron 14z ultra-lightweight ultrabook with an MSRP of $639.99 for only $299, with free shipping to those who visited their website at 12:01 AM on 11/24. I stayed up later than usual to accept this offer. I spent an hour waiting on slow server responses to finally get an order confirmation page and a corresponding confirmation email at 12:54AM; then I went to bed satisfied that I had ordered a product that met my needs during the limited "Black Friday" timeframe. I saw many equivalent laptop deals from other sources over the weekend, but had my order confirmation so I did not pursue any of them.

At 12:01AM on 11/26, AFTER all of the Black Friday weekend sales had ended I received an email from Dell informing me that they "regret the inconvenience" but they ran out of the ultra-lightweight ultrabooks which I had ordered, so they would automatically be shipping me a bulkier, larger and inferior laptop, minus the bundled Adobe software for the same price instead. The replacement they are offering has absolutely no advantages over the ultrabook that I ordered. The replacement has a lower MSRP of $568.99, it weighs 26% more, has USB2.0 ports as opposed to USB3.0, has a lower-resolution screen, has a reduced battery life, is missing the promised Adobe Photoshop bundle, and it also has a touchscreen-based operating system installed on it despite not having a touchscreen! I called the 1-800 number provided in the email and was told by a CSR that my only alternative to receiving the inferior replacement was to cancel the order entirely and then have no laptop at all to show for my "Black Friday" shopping.

Meanwhile, Dell still offers these 14" ultra-lightweight ultrabooks for immediate sale (says ships next business day) on their website albeit with Windows 8 now replacing the preferred Windows 7:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-14z-5423/fs

I believe Dell used bait-and-switch to lure my business away from their competitors and is now trying to charge me the agreed on price for an inferior product, knowing that I have no alternative but to walk away from the soured deal. I am no longer able to take advantage of their competitors "Black Friday" sale pricing to get an equivalent price on a laptop I actually want and Dell is using this knowledge dishonestly to coerce me into paying for inventory they are trying to offload. If they were honest they would have informed me of the shortage before the annual sale-event weekend was over so I could find something else, and if they were earnest they would have provided an equivalent ultrabook in substitute. Instead, they waited until after the sales were all over, and then offered me an inferior laptop.

Here are the specifications of what I ordered:
Intel Core i3-2350M processor 2.30GHz
4GB DDR3
500GB HDD
14" 1366x768 LED monitor
Intel HD Graphics 3000
8X CD/DVD Burner
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 & Bluetooth
USB 3.0
6-cell Battery
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Adobe Elements 9.0 Photoshop and Premiere Bundle

Dimensions & Weight:
Height: 0.998"
Width: 13.6"
Depth: 9.7"
Weight: 4.12 lbs

Here are the specifications of the replacement:
Intel Core i3-2350M processor 2.30GHz
4GB DDR3
500GB HDD
15.6" 1280x720 LED monitor
8x Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW Drive)
Dell Wireless card 802.11 b/g/n (2.4G), BT+HS
USB 2.0
6-cell
Windows 8, 64-bit, English

Dimensions & Weight
Height: 1.36"
Width: 14.8"
Depth: 10.24"
Weight: 5.2 lbs

I want the ultrabook that was described in my order confirmation or its equivalent. I will not accept the bait-and-switch of an inferior laptop at the same price.

This is the ultrabook that I ordered and want delivered for the agreed price of $299.99:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron...n-14z-5423"

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#46
How would this compare to a Core 2 Duo, or more specifically a T7250? I have one personally in a 4 year old Dell and it still smokes. The spec sheet is missing stuff like L2 Cache and I'm confused.
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#47
Is it going to be live today night... or it was live yesterday itself...

link shows $599...

i want to buy 3 of this model... please let me know
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Quote from shykathir View Post :
Is it going to be live today night... or it was live yesterday itself...

link shows $599...

i want to buy 3 of this model... please let me know

GREAT question...!

Judging by the original post that states the sale STARTS at 11PM CST, November 22, 2012, and the fact that it's currently 6:16PM CST, November 22, 2012, by my calculations, I would say the sale has NOT started yet... Someone care to verify my calculations?
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#49
i talked to customer care... they confirmed, it will be open in next 4:30hrs... 12AM EST 23-Nov-2012

Quote from zodiac711 View Post :
GREAT question...!

Judging by the original post that states the sale STARTS at 11PM CST, November 22, 2012, and the fact that it's currently 6:16PM CST, November 22, 2012, by my calculations, I would say the sale has NOT started yet... Someone care to verify my calculations?

i talked to customer care... they confirmed, it will be open in next 4:30hrs... 12AM EST 23-Nov-2012
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Last edited by shykathir November 22, 2012 at 04:23 PM
#50
no hdmi, 4.4 lb weight & you pay return shipping for no faults (if you change mind after seeing a better deal).
please correct me if I got these wrong. TIA
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#51
You guys need to learn to read the first post. Someone took their time to put an informational post together, the least you could do would be to read it.
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#52
the presale for dell mpp presale has already come and gone. this will be live at midnight est. i will tell you these flew out within 2 mins of the mpp presale and i didnt get any then
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#53
Quote from Wampa1 View Post :
How would this compare to a Core 2 Duo, or more specifically a T7250? I have one personally in a 4 year old Dell and it still smokes. The spec sheet is missing stuff like L2 Cache and I'm confused.
Google the CPU model. It has a 3 MB L3 cache. It also does have an HDMI port and Mini DisplayPort. It's also somewhere around 20% faster than the core 2 duo.
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#54
is this considered the best $300 laptop this BF?
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Please add to description: Weight: 4.4lbs
A little heavy, no keypad (need that for business and taxes), and a crippled HD3000 makes me want to spend a little more. Love the look and the HD webcam though. I've found nothing today that really jumps out. Most of the i5's and i7's have 0.3mp webcams, which is a deal killer if you skype. Something needs to pop up soon.
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#56
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no hdmi, 4.4 lb weight & you pay return shipping for no faults (if you change mind after seeing a better deal).
please correct me if I got these wrong. TIA

From Dell Site :

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Buy Dell PCs, electronics or accessories now and get free 5- to 7-day ground
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#57
Using Discover will make it a great deal...cashback is 15% (10[holiday] +5)..which would make it nearto 255$ (without tax).
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I am gonna make sure i do not sleep today.
Make sure you drink plenty of Monster or 5-Hour Energy to keep you awake. Smilie
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Quote from harikc1980 View Post :
Using Discover will make it a great deal...cashback is 15% (10[holiday] +5)..which would make it nearto 255$ (without tax).

Monster no good for me !!!!!!!
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Monster no good for me !!!!!!!
Then try Red BULL.
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