I originally ordered a Dell Inspiron 1521 Notebook with midnightblue color on July 3'rd with an estimated ship date of July 18'th. Well July 18'th came and a new estimated ship date of July 25'th was given to me. July 25'th came and a new estimated ship date of August 1'st was then given to me.
On August 1'st I had another estimated ship date of August 25'th. 4 weeks from now.
There are 2 major problems with Dell, one only Black and White colors are available, any other will delay your order. The second problem is that Dell says that the LCD for the notebooks is being delayed as well.
Dell keeps advertising these notebooks, and back to school offers, yet they can not deliver them in a timely manner.
Dell Inspiron Notebooks came on the market on June 27'th 2007 and other than business accounts, no individual has received theirs as of yet unless they are in black from what I can gather.
It appears that it is not on a first come first served basis when receiving your order. Business accounts are taken very well care of first.
So if you are looking for a great computer before school starts in a few weeks, I do not suggest the Inspiron Notebooks. Dell is a mailorder company and due to their manufacturers where they get their parts, there is nothing Dell can do but make us wait.
I have since cancelled my original order to see if I can get a Black one any sooner since they supposedly have the black casings in stock. The only other possible delay would be the LCD screens for the notebooks which according to what I'm told, should be delivered in about 15 days from now.
So when they come in, seeing my color is in stock, I should get my new order sooner than I would have gotten my original order.
Dell is showing very poor business practices. They advertise for a product that they can not deliver on time!
Speak out and post your comments and let's get the word out about Dell!!