Dell Adding 3000 Retail Stores

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Sun Baked, May 24, 2007.

  1. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Seems the about them making a big retail store push to expand their on-line sales have finally gelled, and it ain't a Apple Retail Store concept.

    Seems they have bounced to the other side of the retail scale and are going to be saying...

    "Welcome to Dell-Mart."

    At least we have a date to finally go kick the tires on a Dell locally, June 10th.
  2. Sun Baked thread starter macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    As a Wal-Mart vendor, it is usually three words on the box "made in China" ;)

    Should be interesting to see what happens when Dell is on the shelf next to a few other brands, especially in a place with not much retail sales support.


    I would have though Wal-Mart would work on their apparel section dominance next, but they have been hot and heavy for expanding their computer section for a long time.

    So Dell and Wal-Mart teaming up may not be too odd.
  3. mcarnes macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
    White trash, computer trash. It's a perfect match really.
  4. Kermit the frog macrumors regular

    Kermit the frog

    May 30, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    In Milwaukee we have 1 apple store (soon to be 2) and there is a dell store...well its not a store its a Kiosk and its really really lame. Dell needs to do their own thang
  5. Cindynjgirl79 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    "As Dell worked to fix customer service problems in the U.S., the world's largest PC market, Hewlett-Packard won U.S. consumers with notebook PCs, selling low-priced machines through retailers where shoppers could touch and see before they bought."

    are they kidding me with this! "fix customer service problems in the U.S." 1st of the dell phone support stinks. everyone i know with dell says that is their biggest problem with them. 2nd the warranty on parts is worthless. they always find away to charge u for a part that isn't covered in the warranty. i think the stores will help but there is no way dell is not going to be able to do it as well as :apple: . nomatter what they do i'll never go back to a pc.
  6. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Ooh, ouch:(

    I shop there now as my well-paying job got off-shored...

    I do manage to save to buy Apple stuff...
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Where do you think your Mac is made?

  8. Sun Baked thread starter macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    But Dell is still rather proud of their US operations. ;)
  9. atad6 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2006
    I must say, what an unnecessary comment. It's when people say these types of things that I'm almost embarrassed I use a Mac.

    While I think OSX is a decent operating system, much better than Windows at least, I also recall having to go through four bad MacBook Pros until I found one that wasn't broken or wouldn't overheat. I think that would certainly qualify as " trashy quality control", especially considering the price premium Macs usually carry.

    I've bought several Dell computers in the past and haven't had a single issue. Sure, Dell computers are made of cheaper components, but at least they work in my experience. Dell also listens to its customers, as recently they've begun offering Ubuntu as an option on several of their PCs.

    In conclusion, both manufacturers have their strengths and weaknesses, and making blind generalizations such as this are completely uncalled for. Just my two cents.
  10. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2006
    Dell works exactly like Apple does or any company for that matter: you get what you pay for. If you buy a cheapie Dimension with the most basic of basic components and software, you cannot expect it to last very long. If you shovel out for a nice unit, from either company, it's going to serve you for many years.

    It's windows that kills Dells early in life. Not the manufacturer. Dell has listened and offered Ubuntu to compete with the evil empire, so even that aspect of Dell computers will improve. I believe dell has been given a bad name for its low level computers and not for their high quality mid to upper range products.
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    It'll be ok.
    The fact that someone who can muster up the ability to make such an ignorant comment uses a Mac shouldn't make you embarrassed to also use a Mac. Using a Mac didn't make him ignorant enough to equate "white trash" with Wal-Mart. He does it all on his own with or without a Mac.

    Carry on using your Mac with pride. :)
  12. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    Save the two cents. Everything gets bashed here, especially Apple. But, you made far more blind generalizations than the few words the other poster did. You can start with "trashy quality control". It is also proven that the 'premium price' is greatly over-exagurated.

    Your perfect 'report card' with Dell, is my experience with Apple. But, I have never found a 'refurbished' part in a new Apple, like I have with Dell. My annual IT budget is ~500K. About half is hardware and SW licensing. I have extensive experience with Dell, and three year's experience with Apple.

    As for Dell 'listening to its customers', sure they do. They just seldom do anything about what they hear. Their customer service is dreadful, although a few targeted customer classes are seeing a more focused effort. However, it is most likely superficial. The Dell business model does not expend much most for such things.

    Dell brought Mike back to right a ship that was taking on some serious water. It will be interesting to see if he can succeed.

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