Status of my HP DV6T Quad Edition Laptop

Got an email today from HP.  Let's see what they have to say.

Dear Valued Customer,

Due to continued product constraint of one or more components in your custom PC, we will be unable to ship your order on the revised estimated ship date. We expect your PC to ship on 05/3/11.

Your response is now required within three business days to accept this delay if you still want this order to ship. If we do not hear from you within three days, we are required by law to cancel the unshipped order.

Please respond either by email or calling our toll-free customer service number at (866) 217-6014. Customer service is available between 7:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M. (ET) Monday through Friday and 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday.

Due to the additional delay we would like to offer you a 10% discount off of your custom built computer.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this additional delay has caused. We thank you for your patience.

Ryan Presley

Custom PC Escalation Manager
HP Home & Home Office

I'm guessing HP is having some logistics problem and have delayed for the second time the assembly of the laptop.  This is by far the most irritating part of HP.  It reminds me a bit on how they announced the HP TouchPad like forever ago and won't make them until forever in the future.  ;-)   The good thing about this delay is that I get a 10% discount.

As I'm typing this message I got a hold of an HP rep and the 10% discount is from the "Price After Coupon of $860.99" which means that I get $86 back!  The refund should take between 3 to 5 business days.  Total price paid for the laptop is now $833.  This is not bad considering that the original price was $1,229.99  (I saved myself $396.99!!!)

In the end I'm saving quite a bit of money, but wasting a lot of time.  With some of those savings I'm tempted on adding a nice SSD to the system.   Maybe I could get me a new cell phone, or 3D Connexion Mouse, or Wacom tablet, or even a Nintendo 3DS.

I'm tempted on the OCZ 120GB  Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s 2.5 Inch SSD which is priced at $308.  The read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 500 MB/s are totally worth it.

Published: Apr 20, 2011

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