How to Order From the Dell Outlet

By Amanda Dickerson

  • Overview

    The Dell outlet in an online store where you can purchase refurbished laptop and desktop computers, monitors, printers, servers and accessories for your Dell computer. The Dell outlet products come with a 1- to 3-year warranty. The products from the Dell outlet come in three categories: "scratch and dent," which have cosmetic problems like damaged touched pads or letters that have been rubbed off some of the keyboard keys; "previously ordered new," which are computers that were brand-new and ordered by customers who returned them unused; and "certified refurbished," which are used computers that have been repaired and tested to make sure that they meet all the original factory specifications. Buying from the Dell outlet is an inexpensive and safe way to purchase like-new and used computers.
    • Step 1

      Go to the Dell outlet's homepage (see Resources below).
    • Step 2

      Select the product type you are interested in ordering, such as laptops or monitors.

    • Step 3

      Choose the product subtype. For example, under "laptop" you can choose the "Inspiron Mini," "Thin and Light Laptops," "Mainstream Laptops" or "Wide Screen Laptops."
    • Step 4

      Click on the "Availability and Prices" link to see what is currently in stock for that product.
    • Step 5

      Click on "Select" for the product that interests you and then click "Add selected item(s)/view cart." Be aware that after this point, if you are not actively still interacting with the website, the item will be removed from your cart and returned to the inventory for someone else to purchase.
    • Step 6

      Complete the order form online and include your shipping and credit card information. Once the form is submitted and payment is processed, Dell will ship your product.
    • Skill: Moderately Easy

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