[This is a guest post from Bill in Rescue, California. Bill and his wife have been Costco members since 1993 when Costco and Price Club merged. They’re addicted to all the great shopping at Costco too, obviously. For more information about Bill, you can check out his website. ]
Costco is a great place to purchase computers because Costco extends the manufacturer’s warranty to two years from the date of purchase, because Costco Concierge Services offers excellent technical support, and because Costco has a very liberal 90 day return policy. Costco Warehouse stores offer a limited selection of computers, but there is a much wider selection online at Costco.com. In addition, online purchasers have been able to custom configure Dell and HP computers. Unfortunately, the online computer selection has narrowed somewhat because Costco is not currently offering Dell computers online. According to the Dell site, a few Dell systems will be carried in Costco Warehouse stores. I’m sure there are many Dell enthusiasts who hope that the absence of Dell computers from Costco online is only temporary.
Bill from Rescue, California
[After reading Bill’s post, I decided to see how many Dell computers were still available at Costco.com. The answer: one. There is just one laptop, the Dell Inspiron 17 T6600, and absolutely no desktop computers. There are just two computer accessories, one monitor and a single printer, but those don’t really count since they are obviously not computers.]