Dell was given a stern dressing-down by a State Supreme Court Justice over “false and deceptive advertising of its promotional credit financing and warranties.”

According to AP, Dell ads “offered promotions like free flat-panel monitors, additional memory, rebates, instant discounts and financing with no interest or no payments for a period to ‘well qualified’ or ‘best qualified’ customers. However, Cuomo’s submissions indicated as few as seven per cent of New York applicants qualified for some promotions.”

At this point, the way its overall sales are going vis-a-vis HP, Dell might want to take whatever customers it can get.

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