I bought a Streak direct from Dell UK in August. It was immediately apparent to me this wasn't going to work. First, there was a manufacturing problem with the case. Second I wanted to use it for car satnav and this proved impossible. Google Maps lost data connection in my part of the country very frequently and the alternative satnav app Copilot, which doesn't need a data connection, simply wouldn't run.
So two days after receiving I called and got a return agreed. I was told I couldn't return the thing myself Dell had to do it and would pick up the device the next working day.
That was two weeks ago. I've phoned and emailed asking when someone will pick up the Streak. I was told it was about to happen, then it would happen last Thursday, then Friday. No one's tried to pick it up. No one in customer services responds to my emails. I'm getting fed up phoning your CS line on a premium rate number then hanging on for ages only to be told it will be picked up. The last conversation someone promised to ring me back. Guess what? Never happened.
The Streak and the satnav kit have been sitting downstairs boxed waiting to be picked up for two weeks and I've spent days staying in the house waiting for a courier who never shows. When this thing appears on my credit card I will inform the card company of the situation so Dell will not be paid. I'm not phoning or chasing on this any more. Kindly get someone to contact me and sort this out or you'll have no payment and no Streak.
Its because you are a valued Dell customer! If you were not valued the Service would be really bad and they would ignore your requests and treat you as a nobody! emoticon.BigSmile.title
That's funny as I've had my Dell Streak now for less then 7 days when I emailed Dell UK TWICE about wanting to return the item. Never received a reply.
Funny is that you do not receive a confirmation email or email ref. number, so obviously I can't prove that I've sent the emails in time to make use of my "7day return" right.
Bet it's going to take a few more days before they reply and then they will tell me it's too late to return it.
But I will go down the same route as you, dispute the transaction with my Bank.
Maybe Amy can help?
I phoned them on 0844-444-3246 and there's never a problem. Friendly people who say, fine we'll sort it. But it never gets sorted. I do have a case reference number so I can't have any arguments about 'you didn't ask for a return in time'.
I also emailed cs support which promised a reply in 24 hours - nothing. And am still waiting for the callback from Friday I was promised. This is on an Amex card and I can assure Dell - you really won't get paid.
Have just placed an order for an XPS Studio 16 - hope that's less hassle.
Sorry to hear about the return/pickup issues. If you want to send me a private message with your service tag, I can look into it.
this is tyhe same poor level of porkies ive been hearing for one week despite spending 3 working days at home.
DELL, YOU ARE BLOWING IT BIG TIME COZ I HAVE A DEAD PHONE WHICH YOU WONT PICK UP BUT KEEP APOLOGISING,
Sigh... it was supposed to be picked up yesterday. Once again - nothing. I can't believe a big company like Dell can treat its customers this way. I am now contacting the credit card company so this money will be retrieved from Dell. The Streak will go in a cupboard in case they ever come to claim it back. Unbelievable...
Go for it mate and get your money back.
Dell would never treat USA customers like this and they knew of these problems way before lauch and that is why they lauched a lousy product in the UK because
they see our market as laid back and forgiving.
they would never try this in the USA.
If you buy on a credit card in the UK you are covered by UK consumer legislation. The card company will claw back the payment in these circumstances, no arguing.
Am amazed I still have no response from Dell's CS service which promises an answer in 24 hours.
Sorry to hear your having problems. I live in the UK and got mine picked up on the day they said they would after the 2.1 fiasco, but it may be because it was returned for repair and not a refund.