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    Question How do you get a Dell Premier account?

    Just as the title says, really. I keep hearing about Dell Premier accounts and have found a lot of bumpf on their website saying how wonderful it is, but no Apply or Register button anywhere. Is there a secret handshake?

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    Well I phoned up the Dell Secondary Education Sales team (01344 373 716) and asked for one. Of course it took me a while to actually get that number, and I've just found out that my account manager left a few weeks ago but wasn't told until I went to ask where an order was

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    The quickest way to get one setup would be to e-mail or call Dell. I think David Haughey is the person you need to contact if you work in education. We get "Pro5" special pricing, but I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

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    Account Manager - UK Education
    
    P: 0141 2025053
    F: 01344 376205
    E: david_haughey@dell.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    I've just found out that my account manager left a few weeks ago but wasn't told until I went to ask where an order was
    That seems to happen a lot with Dell unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The quickest way to get one setup would be to e-mail or call Dell. I think David Haughey is the person you need to contact if you work in education. We get "Pro5" special pricing, but I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
    Pro5 is the contract we're on. Interestingly I've managed to end up with two premier accounts (having changed account managers twice), and with one account we get charged £25/item for delivery, the other delivery is free! Other than that the pricing is the same for both accounts - I do occasionally check

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    It's funny you should mention that as we have two premier accounts too. However, the prices do differ quite a bit between them (sometimes by > £100) so I just have to remember to use the Pro5 one as it's the cheapest.

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    give us a shout will , we are a dell reseller and can save you not only money but the hassle of dealing direct with dell, my email is below if you wish to have a chat,

    joe@c-p-ltd.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    give us a shout will
    I did, about 90 minutes ago, but I sent it to info@ rather than simon@. I'll forward it to you now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will_ View Post
    I did, about 90 minutes ago, but I sent it to info@ rather than simon@. I'll forward it to you now.
    superb fella will get straight onto it on monday for you have a great weekend

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    we also have a dell 2100 netbook eval unit if you wish to try before you by ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    we also have a dell 2100 netbook eval unit if you wish to try before you by ?
    Now you have my attention! I'd want to install Ubuntu Linux on it and generally mess with the configuration of everything. Would that be okay?

    I'm awaiting replies from a number of other suppliers, too, but this will definitely score you brownie points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will_ View Post
    Now you have my attention! I'd want to install Ubuntu Linux on it and generally mess with the configuration of everything. Would that be okay?

    I'm awaiting replies from a number of other suppliers, too, but this will definitely score you brownie points.
    you can do whatever you like with it bud, linux windows 7 dos lol its not a a problem , we can have a chat on monday and arrange for our courier to get the eval unit out to you by the middle of next week hows that sit with you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    we can have a chat on monday and arrange for our courier to get the eval unit out to you
    As long as that doesn't tie us into anything, then yes please, that sounds perfect. My number is in the e-mail I sent you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will_ View Post
    As long as that doesn't tie us into anything, then yes please, that sounds perfect. My number is in the e-mail I sent you.
    no ties no obligation no constant phone calls asking you what you think, not how we roll fella you tell us when your ready

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    IME if you are having problems with internal account managers changing around, or the Premiere Account isn't giving you consistent pricing, then inviting your external Dell rep down for a chat is the best way of sorting it. If you can arrange for other local schools to be available at the same time then the purchasing power increases and you can get even better deals.

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