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Default Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-18-2008, 11:04 PM

Compal Electronics, a company who make laptops for Dell, notably their range of netbooks, are suffering from a short supply of 'in-mold roller (IMR) treated chassis'.
As a result, Dells shipment goals of 1 million units have been reduced to 700,000. Might be a good idea to snap one up now while you still can! This of course may have knock-on effects on Dell rolling out new model specifications and colours to its USA and/or European markets.

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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-19-2008, 02:59 PM

They're at least on a bit of a backorder. I was looking at one on 9/15, and at that time, the estimated ship date was 9/29. I put the order through on 9/16 and by then the estimated ship date had jumped to 10/7.

I called up Dell customer service later that day and was told that there was a problem at the manufacturer in the paint process, which is in line with this chassis shortage story.

I called again on 9/18 for an update and was told it just that they were out of stock because production at their facility had been disrupted because of the hurricane.

So who knows.
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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-19-2008, 03:00 PM

Oh, I'm in the US, btw.
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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-19-2008, 03:17 PM

Hmm thats weird, when I put my order through on the 9th Sep, they told me the ETA was on or before the 23rd Sep, but it only took them 2 days to get it to me, had it by the 11th Sep.
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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-19-2008, 03:23 PM

Thats the UK tho


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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-19-2008, 03:41 PM

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...it only took them 2 days to get it to me, had it by the 11th Sep.
yeah, that's what I'd heard for over here in the US too, but then I order and boom, delayed :evil:
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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-19-2008, 05:29 PM

Has the European dell site always stated the following?

Please note that it may take up to 15 days for you to receive your Mini 9.

Was it there when you bought yours Matt?

Just that I don't remember seeing it last time - although it may have been there all along
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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-19-2008, 10:30 PM

Im in the US and ordered mine on Sept 8th, I got an est shipping date of Sept 23rd. I hope it ships then.....

just posting to give you all my info....

Mark

EDIT!!!!! kinda funny i just posted this and went to dells website and checked my order....and it just SHIPPED!!!!! YAY!
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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-20-2008, 11:19 PM

Just learned of the shortage...
I ordered mine 9/14 with an ETA of 9/29.
I've never had a Dell take the whole estimated time. It always shipped quicker.
We'll see if the same holds true here......


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Default Re: Dell Mini Shortages? - 09-21-2008, 09:57 AM

i ordered mine on 9/05/08 and was given an estimated ship date of 9/22/08 and yesterday when i checked my mail i found a welcome suprise. my mini 9 was ship on 9/19/08 so a few days early is bonus.
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