Those of you considering canceling should check out the latest issue of Consumer reports. It rates Desktops with some surprising results..:emotion-40:
What surprise? Can you give us a little bit more info?
wow I feel kind of guilty now after reading this. I ordered a 435MT the beginning of October. I really didn't want to order until Win7 was out since I didn't want to deal with the upgrade and waiting for it, but I got talked into it. Well, delivery day came and gone and my computer was delayed twice at which point I decided to cancel the order and order a window7 machine. The 435 wasn't available anymore, so I ordered the 8000 on Oct 21st with Windows 7 and estimated delivery of Nov 2nd. Well, I knew they would have to ship no later than Oct 30th to meet the Nov2nd due date. They upgraded my shipping to next business day, btw, because of canceling the previous machine. So on Nov 2nd, the FedEx site said it got info from Dell on Oct 31st, but that is all. I called Dell and they confirmed with FedEx that they didn't have the computer. So Dell didn't know where it went. The Dell site said it shipped on the 31st but FedEx said they didn't have it. Suddenly, it appeared on the FedEx site yesterday that they had picked it up on Oct 31st and last night that it was enroute. In the meantime, Dell grabbed another computer, they called it an 'exchange' computer and said they are shipping me another computer because they didn't know what happen to the first computer. I tried to ask them what an exchange computer is and they said its just the same computer, and I think they meant it was a replacement. Anyway, the first computer, resurfaced from its hiding place and ended up on my doorstep this morning. I just hope the exchange computer isn't on its way! They said its free, but they must meant that they want it back if the first computer gets here.
I will add my story on delays and customer service for what it's worth.
Ordered a Studio XPS 435/9000 (a plain configuration) on 9/11/09, scheduled for delivery on 9/24/09. Received computer on 10/02/09. Paid for. Over the next 7 days experienced 8 different problems. Tech support tried all their diagnostics to no avail. On 10/12/09 Tech came to my house to replace the mother board. Did so and could not get the system to work as it should. Decided to send me an exchange for the computer. Over the next 23 days made numerous calls to XPS and Sales support with no definitive answers as to why the delay and when to expect the replacement . Some calls were never returned.
At this point my conclusions are:
1. Paid for systems that are defective are replaced whenever--no priority given. (A very short sighted business practice.)
2. When an exchange/replacement is to take place the customer is then placed at the end of the production queue, no matter how long the queue. (Another business practice that points to a flawed process between customer service and production.)
3. At this point I have very few options available.
Today, 11/04/09, it has been 54 days since I placed my order and 24 days since I was to receive a replacement for a none working computer.
Also, today (after still another call) I have been told it has been a part(s) shortage that caused the delay in building my computer. Part(s) is now available, but, cannot say when it will be shipped. I don't for a minute believe any of this.
NO COMPUTER as of 11/04/09--STILL COUNTING!
Try to top this true story!!!! Please, just to make me feel better.
Well, so far, Dell looks like they'll be able to deliver my comp on 11/16/09. I order my XPS 9000 on 10/23/09 so that's about a 23 day build time for anyone looking to purchase. However, your results may vary.
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Happy to say it looks like this again and in about a week one of the 1.5 Tb will be living in an eSATA enclosure (with option to use USB 2.0 connection) and will be an external drive for photo processing, the 2nd 1.5 Tb will be partitioned for Ubuntu and its swap files and an enclosure is enroute that will allow me to use the 256 Gb SSD in the floppy expansion slot as a quick release drive, i.e. an on the fly drive which will be the W7 64 Ultimate partition, this is one heck of a machine!
Yay Fishnbanjo! Glad you're Back In Baby's Arms! (Also really glad you're on the mend, physically. Sending *love and healing light*.)
Proud owner of a 50-Foot Tall Studio XPS 9000! [H]
After waiting since the
23rd of October for my replacement I finally see there's one in production. The
problem is its wrong, I currently have a 4850 video card and the one they're
building has a 4350, big difference and I think they have smaller power
supplies as well. I called dell and at first they couldn't understand the
difference, then they said the would email the production people and have it
changed before it shipped. I noticed its now changed to shipped and nothing has
changed, I can't even use that video card because I run two displays and that
video card has one output. I kind of can't believe it took that long to get a
replacement, notice it was wrong before it shipped, alerted them to the problem
and still I'm going to have to ship it back and wait for another replacement,
oh yeah forgot to mention my original computer is dead and has been since the
I finally received my XPS9000 unit and so I ordered my windows 7 upgrade and figured I would wait 10 or so days to get it so I could just do the clean install but now its delayed!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's the story:
Ordered upgrade and received confirmation on 10/30/09 with a ship date of 11/09/09 now the site says the estimated ship date is 11/22/09 !!!!!!!!
COME ON THIS IS RIDICULOUS- WAIT FOR THE XPS, WAIT FOR THE UPGRADE- HECK Dell should have to wait for money LOL!
anyone have any consolation or comments!