^ You have saved me alot of money
Wow I'm over my budget by 200$ but I think I can squeeze it out of my family since it's my birthday soon.
From the base model I was only looking to add the Radeon HD 6990M and the 1920 x 1080 60Hz screen. With that I was looking at 1789$ through AAFES and 1949$ regular priced.
I tried contacting a few people through the chat last night but they weren't very interested in working with me to reduce the price. It was around 11pm though. After browsing through the thread I came across Wesfry92 saying ******* gave him a great deal so I emailed him. This guy responded within 10 minutes. I told him the two upgrades I was looking for and he said he'd see what he could do.
Next morning and my eyes about popped out of my head. He'd added:
Radeon HD 6990M
1920 x 1080 60Hz screen
8GB Dual Channel DDR3
Killerâ„¢ Wireless-N 1103
3 Year Limited Warranty
Accidental Damage Service, 3 Years
Next Business day shipping
All for 1,900$ w/ tax.
I configured this laptop through the AAFES and it cost 2,235$
W/out any discount it was 2,567$
This was all through email. I made some half-hearted attempts w/ some sales reps through the phone but none could even come close to this. If you want his sales rep info PM me but his gmail account is just his username@gmail. He says he's only going to be working there for another month so hurry if you want to work with him.