Dell 2005FPW - under $400 + tax (where applicable)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jeremy.king, May 17, 2005.

  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    #1
    Just ordered mine after unsuccessful attempts here.

    http://www.techbargains.com/dellcoupons.cfm

    Use the 35% off + $90 off $750 purchase + free shipping deal. Need to add something to your cart to push the total over $750 (before discounts). The cheapest item I found was a ten pack of CD-Rs with cases for $10. Decided not to waste time trying to find something cheaper.

    These do go fffasssssssssstttttttt........

    Enjoy!
     
  2. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

    lazyboy922

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    #2
    You can order a mp3 belkin cup holder thing for $6.96 or something like that. THat is what I did. Just ordered mine on Saturday, and ups says it will be here on Thursday. I can't wait! my total came to $433 I believe with tax.
     
  3. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

    macbaseball

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Location:
    Northern California
    #3
    A very similar deal wasposted a few days ago. I find it odd that Dell would make the same coupons twice in a row. They usually don't do that ...
     
  4. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    #4
    True, however those deals posted in that thread expired and these new ones started yesterday.

    What we really need is just a dedicated 2005FPW price tracker thread, maybe even a sticky with just the codes to use - without all the unnecessary input of people bashing us for not buying an Apple display.
     
  5. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

    macbaseball

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Location:
    Northern California
    #5
    Sorry, I changed what I wrote, because I realized what happened, before you posted. I agree about a sticky. I think it should be limited to just posting prices and thanks for coupons, because otherwise, like you said it will turn into a Apple/Dell bashing thread.
     
  6. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    #6
    Just like the thread you linked too. ;) :)
     
  7. Passante macrumors 6502a

    Passante

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Location:
    on the sofa
    #7
    tell us what you think about the Dell

    No bashing from me. Let us know how good/bad your monitors are.
     
  8. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

    macbaseball

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Location:
    Northern California
    #8
    Lol, exactly.
     
  9. NtotheIzoo macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    #9
    Yeah, I bought one of these boys on Sunday, it says it shipped yesterday, dont have a arrival date yup...i cant wait till it gets here...i'll let you all know how it goes...i really excited :D


    edit:
    just checked...says it'll be here tomorrow, shipped by dhl...Yippeeee!!!! :D
     
  10. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    #10
    Picked it up on Friday. Total cost was $426. I got to say this thing is impressive. No dead pixels, thankfully. I'm already thinking about another for work for my IBM G40 craptop.

    I hooked up my DP867 PM with its GeForce4 MX and, much to my surprise, it drives it beatifully . I made one small adjustment to contrast using the Accessibility preference (is that even the right place to do it) as it seems to dull/lighten the dark colors just a tad. I also calibrated which seemed to sharpen the display even more. I also hooked up my mini via VGA and it drives it too at the native 1680x1050 resolution.

    I got to say this was one excellent deal and I am very pleased. Even the wife was impressed which is hard to do - as now the 17" CRT has been retired.

    The only thing to note is that with the resolution, I actually had to increase my browsers' minimum font size to 12pt so I could actually read some websites who use the "tiniest" of fonts.

    If you need more info, just PM.
     
  11. Chrispy macrumors 68020

    Chrispy

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Avon, IN
    #11
    I ordered mine just over a month ago when you could get them for about $350 if you used dell's credit line. I got it and paid the credit back and it has been great. It came in 3 business days of when I ordered and has been an absolutely great monitor. Snag one of these babies while they are nice and cheap.
     

Share This Page