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Dell Canada - Deceptive Pricing?

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Dell Canada - Deceptive Pricing?

Same SKU, first one added to cart from the deals page results in $1029 and searching for the monitor and adding from the product page $999.
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Nov 17, 2006
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Is that deceptive? Yes. Is it intentional? Probably not. Dell's searching/ordering/payment/fulfillment systems are a dumpster fire. I would be very surprised if Dell had its act together to pull off intentionally deceptive practices like this.
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Dec 20, 2004
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I don't see how it's deceptive. Neither discount code claims to be the best possible deal, as far as I can see.
Nobody cares which exploitative corporations you give your money to every month. Capitalism is a plague on this planet. Get that crap out of your signature.
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Mar 6, 2003
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I agree with Slickdealer, chances are Dell doesn't even know there are different levels of discounts available at any one time from different web pages and promotions. They don't know what the left hand is doing from the right.

Good discounts can be had, but its clearly up to the consumer to play their games with their coupons, links, and sales to find out the lower actual sale price.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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Aug 5, 2005
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Wow! $1000.00 plus just for a monitor
If they thumb you down I will up it just because
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Jan 16, 2011
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How is this deceptive the original price on both monitors is the same, the discount codes are different. One lists as a Victoria day the other as a special promo. It's just two different promos on the same monitor.
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Feb 19, 2017
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Dell has being like this forever. Depending on the way you get there/add an item sometime you get different prices. Happens with laptops too (and i assume desktops) and the same setup from different pages could have different prices (and i assume desktop too). Nothing new and they dont exactly track every discount code or various portals/sources for adding an item.
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Jan 19, 2005
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Try checking out Dell US store and you'll see a completely different pricing there too... just priced out XPS 13 laptop in US store with 10% off for email subscription alone (which Dell Canada doesn't even offer, apparently), at $450 less (25% difference) than the same spec'd laptop in Canadian store, even with this $200 off discount they're offering on the Canadian side.

Pays off to have friends in the States for something like this...
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fantom wrote: Try checking out Dell US store and you'll see a completely different pricing there too... just priced out XPS 13 laptop in US store with 10% off for email subscription alone (which Dell Canada doesn't even offer, apparently), at $450 less (25% difference) than the same spec'd laptop in Canadian store, even with this $200 off discount they're offering on the Canadian side.

Pays off to have friends in the States for something like this...
sometimes yes and sometimes no. What do you do if you need repair services? It's a headache to always have to send it down there, no?
If they thumb you down I will up it just because
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Sep 24, 2007
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I have found the same with Dell. It depends on how you link/search to the item.

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