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iPods missing from Dell’s website

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, July 3, 2003
News Categories: iPod

A brief check of Dell’s website, www.dell.com, revealed a distinct lack of iPods.  Only 5 mp3 players are listed, and the iPod is not among them.  Whether or not the absence is temporary remains to be seen.

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Comments

1

If an item is backordered for 3+ weeks, it’s automatically removed from Dell’s website.  You can still order though.  I had this problem when I ordered a TabletPC.  When I finally decided to order, it was gone.  A Dell sales rep told me about the 3 week issue and took my order.  YMMV, but I’d say this is what’s behind the disappearance of iPods at dell.com.

Posted by Lusting for an iPod on July 3, 2003 at 3:08 PM (PDT)

2

yup. i ordered a 30g ipod and i was told that i wouldn’t receive it for at least 3 weeks. you’ll just have to call if you want to order one. 10% off plus free shipping and two weeks later i received my ipod!

Posted by No mames huey on July 3, 2003 at 5:18 PM (PDT)

3

anyone know if the dell 10% off offer that they have that lasts a day each time is available to canada?

Posted by spirit on July 3, 2003 at 7:21 PM (PDT)

4

Hey, you know me! To hell with Dell!  You can order an iPod direct from the source!  Give me an A!

Posted by twdldee on July 3, 2003 at 10:43 PM (PDT)

5

Hey, canada, I didn’t know you could spell iPod!

Posted by twdldee on July 3, 2003 at 10:45 PM (PDT)

6

not on website, but you can call and order.

Posted by lsutiger on July 5, 2003 at 1:43 PM (PDT)

7

twdldee don’t such a looser.
everyone has right to have a iPod.

Posted by 20GB iPod in Canada on July 6, 2003 at 11:42 AM (PDT)

8

I ordered a 30GB iPod from Dell on 5/15 (utilizing 3 discounts posted on dealmac.com) and just received it on 7/3. They offered to cancel my order on a couple of occassions; which was very considerate of them since it cost $404 out the door and surely a loss for them. I loved sticking it to Dell almost as I enjoyed the deep discount.

Posted by 30GB iPod from Dell on July 6, 2003 at 5:54 PM (PDT)

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