[K12OSN] School Server
jones_yeates at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 29 03:27:08 UTC 2008
> Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 09:32:13 -0500> From: peter at scheie.homedns.org> To: k12osn at redhat.com> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] School Server> > Les Mikesell wrote:> > Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:> >> Timothy Legge wrote:> >>> I would consider something other than Dell. Unfortunately, I am in> >>> Canada and most of the time Customs and Brokerage fees just make it a> >>> hassle...> >>>> >>> Tim> >>> > >>> >> Assuming that building your own server is not an option here....> >>> >> Give both Penguin and ZaReason a call. Perhaps they've dealt with > >> this and have an easy way to handle shipments to Canada. Penguin's > >> been around for long enough that, who knows, they might have a > >> "dealership" of some sort up there.> >>> >> Failing that, then Les's suggestion of IBM is a good one.> > > > I haven't actually done the purchasing of these for a while - it used to > > be that IBM pricing was only competitive if you were a large customer > > and qualified for discounts where Dell took the opposite approach and > > often gave the best prices in the 'small/medium' business section of > > their on-line site. But things might be different now - or in Canada.> > > With Dell, it is still that way. A colleague and I were on the phone pricing > out a Dell server. The price he was seeing was about $1000 less than what I was > seeing for an identical configuration. The difference was he came through the > Small/Home Business link on the Dell website, and I came through the > Large/Enterprise link. So, if you price out a Dell, make sure you try multiple > paths to the config you want.> > Peter> > _______________________________________________> K12OSN mailing list> K12OSN at redhat.com> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn> For more info see http://www.k12os.org
I had a similar Dell experience as Peter. I called them directly and asked for a price on a computer component through our "dealer" at the school board. Once the school board guy had a better deal and the other time the direct Dell person had a better price.
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