Alexander Pope said "Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” My biggest mistake is that expected too much from Dell, which I still value highly as a vendor of high quality equipment. I've been researching laptops for my work for a year and in July I bought Dell Inspiron Series 7000 online from Dell Hong Kong. I put my trust and expectations in Dell and that's why I am now experiencing extreme frustration and disappointment.
The computer I bought in August 2016 online from Dell Hong Kong has a defect. You can see it on YouTube. I cannot tell if the reason is the hardware, the audio driver or if there is incompatibility with Windows 10. The problem is that within the warranty period I've been evasively refused service in one form or another. The heavily advertised Dell on-site visit does not exist. I've received only neglect and disregard from authorized service staff in mainland China. Because of my experience I dare not even submit the computer for return. Why? Read on.
On August 20th I applied for refund of peripherals incompatible with the Inspiron. I returned the parts to Dell Hong Kong but have received no refund as of today November 10 and there is no prospect of receiving it ever. Now I have no parts and no refund.
The price of the parts is EUR 118, which I have invariably lost. Who can guarantee that if I return the defective laptop priced EUR 1000 I will receive a new one? Knowing the style of Dell Hong Kong I expect to lose everything I have been stupid to buy from them.
Dell have built a structure in Hong Kong and China, which does not allow complaints. The people in charge are not reachable by individual customers. No address, no phone number, no email. I have also read that Dell HQ in Texas do not deal with complaints, so I have found myself as a protagonist of a Kafka novel.
I will appreciate any advice about my options from now on.
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