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Old Jan 11, 2003, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question iPod from Dell

someone said something about if your going to get an iPod get it from dell because they give out codes or something like that? or its cheaper or something? whats the deal....
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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never heard anything about this...what is meant by codes?
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 04:06 PM   #3
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Dell tends to have decent percent off deals on in their peripheral (SP) section. Last week they had 10% off and free shipping. They are one of the few places that consistently sell iPods below retail.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 04:29 PM   #4
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iPod from Dell

I got an iPod from Dell over the holidays. 10GB model for $360 with free shipping. Formatted it using iPod software version 1.2.1 on my mac as soon as it came (even though it showed up fine on the iBook before i formatted it).
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 04:58 PM   #5
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so the PC version is compatible with MAC and PC?
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 05:04 PM   #6
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so the PC version is compatible with MAC and PC?
If you install the mac firmware if I'm not mistaken.

Getting a cheaper iPod is nice, but is it a risk to get it from Dell, Yes.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 05:18 PM   #7
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Getting a cheaper iPod is nice, but is it a risk to get it from Dell, Yes.
I don't see how it could be a risk. its still an apple product, dell just sells it. Dell is a well established company so you can be pretty confident they aren't going to rip you off or anything. If it happens to be cheaper there, I'd do it.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 05:18 PM   #8
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i think i'm getting one this afternoon, actually. screw dell, i don't want them to have my business *or* my email address

target, here i come

everyone cross your fingers for me, i'd be getting it as a gift. he's wavering, but he wants one just as much as me, for car trips...

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Old Jan 11, 2003, 05:54 PM   #9
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i think i'm getting one this afternoon, actually. screw dell, i don't want them to have my business *or* my email address

target, here i come

everyone cross your fingers for me, i'd be getting it as a gift. he's wavering, but he wants one just as much as me, for car trips...

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Good Luck. I don't see why buying from dell is different than buying from anyone else...except for the fact that it's dell.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 06:38 PM   #10
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The best time to buy from Dell is when they have stackable promotions ($50 off $500, 10% stackable, free shipping).

Buy an iPod $499, and a mouspad $5. Take $50 of $504 to get to $454, take 10% off $454 to get to $408.60.

For $90.40, I'll set up a use-once-and-destroy e-mail account...

Of course, you have to watch for the best coupon combos, and the more you spend the more you save.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 07:03 PM   #11
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The best time to buy from Dell is when they have stackable promotions ($50 off $500, 10% stackable, free shipping).

Buy an iPod $499, and a mouspad $5. Take $50 of $504 to get to $454, take 10% off $454 to get to $408.60.

For $90.40, I'll set up a use-once-and-destroy e-mail account...

Of coures, you have to watch for the best coupon combos, and the more you spend the more you save.
Damn, you have it figured out.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 08:18 PM   #12
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If you install the mac firmware if I'm not mistaken.

A PC iPod will, out of the box, work on both platforms as advertised. A Mac iPod will only work on the Mac platform.


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Old Jan 11, 2003, 08:19 PM   #13
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YAY! i have my very own iPod now

its soooo cool...

that's quite a deal for the 20 gig... for that savings maybe i should have tried it...

naw, it's cool to have it in-hand right now

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