Saturday, February 18, 2006

Dude... you got a discount

We got a company-wide email a couple of days ago, announcing that we were now part of the Dell Employee Purchase Program (EPP). We can get up to 12% discounts on Smelly Dell consumer models, plus a free download of XP Home.

ooooooooooooooooohhhhh... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

The funny thing is, we’re in a de-Dell-ification process at work; people needing new computers are getting IBM/Lenovo ThinkPads. I’ve suggested to those who are waiting for their Smelly Dells to finish flaking out to “accidentally” drop them on the way to a meeting or something so they can get to the front of the line. Just trying to be helpful....

From experience, when people ask me what kind of computer to get, I tell them two things: 1) Don’t get a Dozebox. 2) If you ignore #1, don’t get a Dell. Then they get a Dell, have all sorts of problems with it, and I get to say I told you so. :-P I’d take one if they gave it to me, but I’d install Linux on it and use it for a music/video jukebox.

2 comments:

  1. Is a dell so bad? lemme know as I was planning to buy a Dell latitude and guess what.. I was getting a smelly discount too :-)

    Cheers
    Naarayan

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  2. Well, let me put it this way: they sell the very cheapest because the make the very cheapest.

    I just checked out your blog, and one of my co-worker friends emigrated from Tamil Nadu. We eat lunch out a lot and solve the world’s problems over Mexican food.

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