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Windows 7: Getting a new computer $800-$1000

02 Feb 2014   #41
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Sorry but I can't trust those companies because durning shipping, some things may get loose and broken or there may be driver problems.
You are then tied to driving to a physical store and picking one out.
It is guaranteed to work when you get it. Dell ships 1000s of PCs which the customer chooses the innards of.


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02 Feb 2014   #42
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm at a loss here.
Don't want to build a computer.
Don't want a computer that has been shipped.
Picking one up a computer store is no help because it was shipped to the store.
I don't know of any other options except having a friend or a local shop build the computer and when done pick the computer up yourself.
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02 Feb 2014   #43
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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Build it yourself and ship it yourself, better all around plus the learning skills and pleasure is nothing like a OEM store bought p.o.s.
He already said that he could not do that because he is mechanically challenged. He would not even venture to put an SSD into a Dell box. Building a whole system is a whole different story - not easy if you are not inclined to do it.
Well I guess you can call it that. But i would rather have it called being overly careful.
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02 Feb 2014   #44
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm at a loss here.
Don't want to build a computer.
Don't want a computer that has been shipped.
Picking one up a computer store is no help because it was shipped to the store.
I don't know of any other options except having a friend or a local shop build the computer and when done pick the computer up yourself.
But I do worry a bit too much. (By a bit, I mean a lot)
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02 Feb 2014   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is just a piece of harware. If it breaks, they repair it. On the XPS series, the warrenty is 2 years.
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02 Feb 2014   #46
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post

But I do worry a bit too much. (By a bit, I mean a lot)
I have bought three computers by mail and never had a problem. They were always packed very good. A company could not afford to pack their computers badly and have them break in transit.
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02 Feb 2014   #47
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Ok maybe I should face my fears and do get it online. The whole reason that I am scared is because I heard about someone who got their computer destroyed durning shipping from FedEx.
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02 Feb 2014   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you worry too much. I guess there can be cases where things get damaged in transit, but that is very rare - and if it happens, they replace it. If you don't set one foot in front of the other, you never advance.
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02 Feb 2014   #49
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Ok maybe I should face my fears and do get it online. The whole reason that I am scared is because I heard about someone who got their computer destroyed durning shipping from FedEx.
I am sure that happens, but it is probably not very often. As someone else said, the stores get their computers shipped to them so it is the same thing. -- You could find a repair shop in your area and they could build you a computer with the parts you want. You could pick it up at the store when completed. Only you could drop it then.
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02 Feb 2014   #50
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Ok for now, I will leave my choice at XPS 8700. I will mark this solved but will still be open to suggestions. I might start a thread for laptop suggestions since I will be replacing my laptop too. But one last question: Is it better to order from dell.com or does it not matter to order from a website like amazon?
Edit: never mind i maked unsolved
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