dealsdell precision t3400 workstation (refurbished…

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31 downvotes and 0 comments.

Do we have a problem with the supplier? Is it really a bad deal? or is this just a collective hivemind kind of thing

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Hello. My name is Andy from BTG and we're offering this computer today. I'll be here to answer any questions if needed. You can chat here, chat on our site, email or call us. Thanks!!

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@jkstier: Hello. Are you sure they were from us? Anything is possible but we really focus on putting out a quality product. We are 1 of only 16 Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers in the country. Microsoft's certification for refurbishing is VERY strict which is why only a very small number of companies in the country qualify. We offer a full year warranty on these computers and a 14 day money back guarantee. If there's any problems, we'll pick the computer back up and replace or refund. I apologize if we didn't come through as we should on your order. Give me a chance and I'll make it right.

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I grabbed an inexpensive laptop from these guys for my brother and can attest to getting exactly what was described.

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@cowboydann: To me, it's very large at 17.6" x 6.8" x 18.4" and ~39 lbs; although the specs aren't terrible for the price, and the processor might possibly make this a deal, I wouldn't consider components this old in a case this size to be a deal at any cost.

Here are the manuals for this product, if anyone's interested:
http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/04/Product/precision-t3400

(edited for spelling)

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The last PC's we bought from these guys, they looked like they were dragged behind the shipping truck for two weeks.. The paint on the cases were rubbed off. Heavily used machines!

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The computer on the inside was very clean and has run fine but the case looks like you skateboarded down a hill in Kentucky on it...

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@tcayer: I've said this before, it's not getting negative votes because it's on the bottom. It's on the bottom because it's getting negative votes. It's a simple matter of sorting.

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This computer is different from what you'd find on the shelf at Best Buy. This is a workstation which means it's made to be as tough as nails. You can run this all day every day and feel confident that you're not going to burn it up. It's loaded with advanced features that aren't common on the standard retail models. The capability of this computer will surprise you.

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The downvotes aren't warranted. If you'll check out this vendor's previous appearances on Woot Deals you'll see that their reputation is good.
http://www.google.com/search?q=blair+technology+group+site%3Adeals.woot.com

As for the PC, it's good equipment. I support about 75 PCs for a small business, and 25 of them are this model. Dell Precision Workstations are built more solidly than the home PC models. Note in particular that it doesn't use integrated video, and the case is designed so it's easy to service. If you put one on my desk right now and asked for its hard drive, I could hand it to you in about 5 seconds. No joke.

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I have ordered two computers from BTG, and they were just as described. There will definitely be some external wear evident, but that is to be expected with these. Packaging was great and they shipped fast.

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@tcayer: It's the "bottom deal" because of the downvotes; they are listed in the order of voting.

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Weird, up-voted it because its its a decent deal for a decent machine. Not sure why there are so many negative votes, especially since it comes with Windows 7 Pro. If we needed office machines, I'd be on this one.

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@blairtechnologygroup: Shew that explains a lot! Mine must of been the one you did all the torture testing too!

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I use this model at work, but I'm running XP. It's an older machine, but it actually does OK with Adobe CS5 (though you need to limit yourself to one or two CS applications to avoid slowdown). There are worse machines out there for the price.

I'd pick one up as a second desktop for my side business if it was $50 cheaper.

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idk. we use these at work i think, although a much beefier version with 24gigs of ram and xeon 6 core processor. i wonder if you could upgrade one of these to that or if you need a different mobo.

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no digital output = antique

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I've had one of these at work for the past 2.5 years. Yes, it's a solid machine but it's also old technology. I think it's a good machine and it has done well by me at work, but I personally wouldn't pay much more than $100 for it used and refurbished. I'd spend the extra bucks for something newer. We're getting ready to replace about 150 of these at work, including mine, so there should be a bunch available again soon from somewhere.

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The desktop looks old and I also believe there is another site which comes up a lot on Woot that has a lot of old machines for around $100 and then they try to upgrade you to death. With these two things in mind I imagine most people just glace at the image and assume it's an old machine and a bad deal so they give it a thumbs down. Really, it's a decent price being quad-core.

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Looks like a decent deal with quad-core processor + 4GB RAM + Windows 7 Pro. I'd go for one, but I'd have to cull one of the current machines here...

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It DOES seem like the bottom deal gets dumped on all the time. I get it when it's jewelry or travel "deals," but otherwise it would be nice if people at least commented on why they are down-voting. This particular deal doesn't seem like it's that great a price for the specs, but otherwise doesn't look horrible. I wouldn't down-vote it unless I had knowledge that the company was bad or some other reason I could justify.