Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Paul Renshaw

Dell increases the new XPS prices in the UK by £150 and lies about the "original" price!

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

I have been checking the Dell UK site everyday since the very hour the new XPS models were added to the site. This morning, the prices all went up by £150, and the "original" prices shown (showing a reduction of £19.99) have also been increased so this reduction appears to be the same, but they were NEVER listed at those prices. e.g.

The top priced model with i7-10750H and 32GB RAM was originally listed at £2,949 showing a reduction of £19.99 (original price £2,968.99, which it also never was). It is now listed at £3,099 still showing a reduction of £19.99 from the "original" price of £3118.99.

I'm not sure if this also applies to the prices in other countries.


Unfortunately, I don't have the online presence to widely expose this. Hopefully someone in the community here or from the LTT team has the connections to do so.


I don't know what else to say that wouldn't be rude.

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a fairly common retail practice, mark prices up then drop for a "sale." It's pretty scummy, and all the major retailers do it.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

The issue is, customer service are saying this is due to a current promotion, except it's the exact opposite of a sale.

At the same time they've disabled the ability to use 10% student discount with them, so my saved basket went up by nearly £400 overnight! 

Hopefully it drops again before the end of the month. They told me their promotions change every Thursday so worth checking weekly if you're planning on getting a new Dell in the near future.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×