Although we are still smarting from the historically low value of our dollar compared with the euro or pound, it was with some amusement that we spotted Dell's site in the UK offering a dual Xeon server for the princely sum of £99.
Even with our terrible exchange rate this is still under 200 bucks for a decent bit of server power. A PowerEdge 1600SC comes with a 2.40GHz Xeon, 256MB of ECC DDR SDRAM, and an 80GB hard drive to be precise.
Sadly, and we guess somewhat predictably, the web page displaying the "fantastic deal" has now been corrected.
We assumed that this was just a Kodak-esque cock up and that Dell would blame some 'technical hitch' and then quietly bury the offending web designer who got the numbers wrong under the car park of its European factory in Ireland.
But it would seem that we have done the hardware giant a disservice. UK news site The Inquirer reports that some of its readers, who managed to get there early, have bought these bargain servers. One reader apparently got two, while another claims to have ordered five.
You know what they say about never looking a gift horse in the mouth.
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