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I am the luckiest, happiest tech man right now! I've been really thinking about upgrading my antique Viewsonic 20" monitor with a 24" as I've been doing alot more video editing and multasking the last year or so and the 20'' just isn't cutting anymore.

Almost 6 years to the month I had purchased a Dell 24" 2405FP and it was awesome, after I think 3 exchanges to get one with no dead pixels or backlight bleeding. I eventually sold shortly afterwards as I didn't wanna spend the money on buying newer video cards to keep game frame rates up at that resolution. I've been regretting it ever since....

I got a nice Dell rep lady that I sweet talked into giving me a great deal on a U2410 after alot of research and got it for $478 with 4 year warranty. It was very nice when I got it but after seeing more pictures of that 30'' U3011 inch bad boy, I was licking my lips in desire. I then made a cutout of the viewable screen size of the 30'' and placed it on the my new U2410 and I was in utter awe and shock of how big and awesome a display that large would look.....

So I sent the U2410 back and attempted to deal and haggle with a couple of people at Dell trying to get the best price I could. Of course, all the awesome discount coupons for the U3011 were all expired and try as I might, I couldn't get even my original rep to get her supervisor to pass along the discount to me.

Last night I setup a dell preffered account, figuring as soon as a good deal came up, i'd be ready even if I didn't have the money in cash form and vowed to pay it off before the interest charges started. Earlier today, resolving not to give up, I contacted Dell Small business via chat and asked them if they could get me a price quote close to the #375 discounted and expired deal on the U3011 that I saw last month.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3091559

After some more talking, she stated she was able to give me an awesome price of $1,247 with 5 year advanced exchange warranty and free shipping! I then stated I was going to use my new Dell preffered account and I was sooooooo bummed out when she said they cannot allow Consumer Home preffered accounts on Small Business transactions. I felt so let down and betrayed.....

Deciding to give it ONE more try, I spoke with my very nice and cute rep over at Dell home via chat and asked VERY nicely again if her supervisor would honor the Dell $375 expired coupon just this once and stated I would buy it today with my DPA and extend warranty to 5 years. I then mentioned that I tried to make purchase with Small Business rep but said I couldn't purchase with my DPA.

After around half an hour of waiting while she spoke with the boss of HER boss, she said they would honor the deal given to me from my previous chat long with Dell Small business!!!! I just scored a U3011 for $1,247 with advanced 5 warranty premium panel gaurrentee coverage and free shipping!!!

This basically sums up my excitement right about now!!!


Edited by 1ceTr0n - 8/5/11 at 1:57pm
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post #2 of 10
I wish I had that much sweet talking skills at the bar. Great job persisting with your bargain I would have given up and paid the full price halfway through lol.
    
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post #3 of 10
spending 1.2k on a monitor in my opinion is insane but you sound really happy so Congratulations!
post #4 of 10
Grats. A great monitor.
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I have no idea what happened right now but props to ya.
 
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post #6 of 10
Good deal with the extended warranty - Great monitor - got mine factory refurbished for $800 off ebay, it was a happy day
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post #7 of 10

Good monitor, but that's pretty much the right price for it.


Are you excited about the warranty? I guess I can see that.
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post #8 of 10
That is $330 cheaper than the cheapest I can find it here, nice deal!
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Originally Posted by aesthetics1 View Post

Are you excited about the warranty? I guess I can see that.
Considering they will two day air me a replacement U3011 for the next 5 years if anything goes wrong with it, even for one pixel for only $78 more vs $100 5 year extention, I'm pretty dang happy!

If I didn't opt for the warranty, they were offering me the standard 3 year warranty with the U3011 for $1168 with free shipping which still beats Amazons price
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 8/5/11 at 1:59pm
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Oh man I can't wait!!!
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