Thanks! I never knew that about DELL! That DELL UK refurbished kit website looks very good.
The DELL NZ refurbished kit website is: http://www.dell.com/learn/nz/en/nzdhs1/campaigns/dell-outlet-nz
All of their laptop model sections currently indicate no stock
though, so one can't make a comparison with anything.
Wrong. One category of laptops (Inspiron) had some pretty useless (low spec) refurbished laptops/notebooks. The other 3 categories:
* Vostro Laptops
* Alienware Laptops
* XPS Laptops
- were NIL refurbished stock.
I suspect that DELL NZ have no refurbishing service resources as the tiny NZ market (pop. approx. 4.5 million) does not warrant it. Though they ostensibly have an NZ retail outlet website for refurbished laptops, it's probably barely alive.
The only times I have seen DELL refurbished laptops for sale in NZ, "as-new", has been in special one-day offers from 3rd parties' (not DELL) online, that sporadically sourced stuff in bulk batches from Australia - the refurbished kit came in prepackaged identifying boxes which never seemed to have come from NZ but from Australia.
This would be similar to HP whose refurbished kit always came from Australia, and, as far as I recall was rarely available for shipping to NZ anyway (freight charges probably being too costly and making the kit non-competitive or unprofitable per pricebook).
When I worked at HP NZ, staff could usually get small staff discounts for new laptops, by buying it online from a local NZ 3rd party supplier, but refurbished kit was not usually available.
Still, there are
occasional bargains to be had, so it is worth getting on the emailing lists of any local 3rd party online suppliers (as above). I have bought DELL, Samsung, Toshiba and HP from these suppliers, over the years since 2006, and the refurbished kit I bought has always
been of good value and refurbished to AI standard, and with a warranty - though sometimes (except for DELL) reduced to 6 months, rather than the standard full year.