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Hey everyone,

I've recently noticed that MANY of the laptops in the dell factory outlet dont quite reveal why they are priced at the price they are at.

I've seen two identical laptops in specs being priced over $100.00 apart.

My ASSumption is that purhaps someone is making a judgement call over there.

As in someone is saying "eh, I think this one will last 2 years longer than this one so i'll price this one 150 dollars extra than that one."

Other than that I dont get it.

There is the category of "scratch and dent" but i've seen a "scratch and dent" laptop with LOWER specs cost MORE than a "certified refurbished" one that is supposedly in better shape

Anyone out there have any answers to this ??
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The scratch and dent section seems to be new laptops that got scratched or dented during manufacture and charged compared to the full price.

The difference in prices could be that the higher priced on is from a canceled order rather than has been delivered and sent back. (like with a car the second you drive it off the dealers forecourt it loses lots of value)
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There's only one thing i'm sure on , and thats that they are priced on a somewhat individual basis.

I've seen 2 computers with the same exact specs that were both "certified refurbished" go for different prices ...

I'm just wondering what are their criteria ... what are their rating methods?

probably never know but i'll still be wondering about it
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