Not only in your region they're out of stock, I was informed by my collegueas of ICT dept (they are working for Dell), that the palmrests are out of stock as well in The Netherlands for te moment and are in 'back-order'....
I've been watching this thread for awhile now and fully understand that it takes time to get accurate information before fully making an official statement about the 6430u (also an owner). Where you are definitely disconnected from in this situation is that at the point you all determined it was a manufacturing process problem, you should have contacted everyone on this thread (at a minimum, and arguably you did via SteveB), and said either send in this system for a full replacement, or shipped to the effected users a replacement palm rest fresh off the shop floor!
There's a plan, actually two, for remediation and may be keeping a few of the posters in this forum as future customers. 4 months + and you didn't have time to think about customer satisfaction...pitiful.
Any fix on this? I was just delivered this laptop on Friday 25th Oct.
Running it today and Monday it really smells.
This is not acceptable to use in a closed environment.
If you are having an issue with your laptop smelling bad please see the following link. http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/direct2dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2013/10/30/solution-to-the...
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
As Sam mentioned above and as you are all probably aware by now, we do have a fix for the E6430u Smell issue. I want to thank each and every one of you for your patience as we worked thru this situation. We are committed to our customers and delighted to have been able to have brought this to resolution.