Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

16 posts


#39444 14-Aug-2009 00:42
Send private message

With the announcement that Dell will be selling some of its products in Dick Smith stores across New Zealand,

I'm just curious, will this include their Studio XPS and Alienware products aswell? 

Create new topic
217 posts

Master Geek

  #246584 14-Aug-2009 14:42
Send private message

From yesterday's NZ Herald:

Evan Williams, Dell's general manager for consumer sales and marketing in Australia and New Zealand, said Dick Smith's 70 New Zealand stores would initially stock Dell's "entry level" Inspiron range of laptops, desktops and monitors.

Over time, the range of in-store products could expand to include some of Dell's more expensive computers, such as its Studio range, he said.

16 posts


  #246611 14-Aug-2009 15:09
Send private message



8387 posts

Uber Geek


  #246741 14-Aug-2009 18:51
Send private message

At least those who buy them from DSE will be covered by the CGA when they are out of warranty not like at present. Dell doesn't want to know about you or you problems..



4663 posts

Uber Geek


#246743 14-Aug-2009 18:56
Send private message

old3eyes: At least those who buy them from DSE will be covered by the CGA when they are out of warranty not like at present. Dell doesn't want to know about you or you problems..

What do you mean by 'covered by the CGA'? All new goods sold within New Zealand are sold within the terms of the CGA.

8387 posts

Uber Geek


  #246752 14-Aug-2009 19:21
Send private message

Dell don't seem to be. They try and get out of it if they can.

If you can access the web site , take a look at this discussion.



453 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #246949 15-Aug-2009 13:37
Send private message

I think it's unfair to pick on Dell in this reguard.

I think most companies would try to honour there obligations under the law, but protect themselves when they believe that they have done so.

Not that I have any particular knowledge of this with Dell in specifically, I do know a number of retailers have been taken to the disputes tribunal over computer issues where they have felt to be in the right. But this is why you don't hear of the likes of HP or Acer being taken because they don't sell directly to consumers.

2514 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #247133 16-Aug-2009 10:27
Send private message

and as a matter of fact, HP are denying responsibility for some laptops at work curremtly, all different users, out of office, in office, all cracked motherboards, all only just out of warranty.

I did have a copy of a document where the disputes tribunal found against Dell and said that certain components of a laptop should last for 5 years.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Soul Machines joins forces with the World Health Organization
Posted 13-Jul-2020 18:00

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25

Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53

Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48

Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44

Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07

New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10

Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30

Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14

Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17

Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.