After my old computer broke down and failed to work anymore I needed to replace it. After hunting around for a new computer on the dell site I found dell auctions. Dellauction.co.uk is powered by fairmarket network the same people that brings you dabsxchange.com. Looking at just dell listings their products include the Dell Optiplex Series and after using them at work and knowing how popular they are for business I decided to bid for one. Many of the computers are returns which are refurbished as Dell make computers on Demand and can not sell them back directly a, generally they have been superseded by a new model. They are backed by a 3 Year (1year Onsite) warranty. The secret to winning a bid is to know how much it is worth (hunt on other sites for around the same specification computer) and stick to your guns. Remember to add the £50 delivery charge onto it, to make it price realistic. Dell provides sufficient details about the computers on sale however if you want more information you can cut and paste the model and search the regular dell site with maybe the model up for a rough idea of what you are going to get. You can also purchase customer listings but I would stick personally to the Dell Listings, as you know what you are getting and the fact Dell is backing them with a full warranty like a new computer. To bid you have to create an account (need a credit card) and after that log in to start bidding. You get email notification when your bid is winning/ losing, and when it has won. Delivery time is 7 days after the computer system is tested again. A work colleague’s computer failed this test and Dell provided him with an equal or better specified replacement. To me this shows that Dell provide a level of assurance that you can have high confidence in those Dell listed items being sold in the auction. I found the site easy to use and bidding was simple and delivery time was acceptable. If you want a bargain highl y specified machine with a high level of confidence on getting what you paid for, this auction is the place to go.
Save with confidence in DELL auctions. DELL computers have one of the best reputations for quality and fantastic price to performance aggregates with the added bonus of the best customer service that computer owners can get. Now the only way that you can get even more bang for you buck is to buy a second-hand DELL. Purchasing Second-hand computers is full of pitfalls as you have no way of knowing how the PC has been configured what hardware and software it can and can’t run and if it turns out not to be what you wanted you have little or no recourse from the individual from whom you bought it. Are you able to support your own PC and a basic suite of software in order to save money? What if you simply don’t want to take that chance but you still want to get a true bargain and, if possible with a support package so you can buy it safe in the knowledge that you have support of the best customer services. The answer is unique and it is DELL Auctions, all systems have been previously-owned and returned to DELL now they are refurbished and they have Windows and Microsoft Works 2000 pre-installed as well as a three year including the first year onsite and the second and third years on a Collect and Return basis. The site also allows individuals to sell their computers on this site too but obviously these are offered on the same basis as are computers on all the other online auctions. This could be handy to sell you old PC if you have just upgraded your PC by buying from this site. As a tip for securing the PC of your dreams, know your market, look for newly placed lots on the auction and place a bid that represents the highest you would pay for it. Then if another bidder matches your price than the older bid wins. And if your price is outbid then look for another lot rather than getting caught up in a bidding war. Good luck!