Dude, you’re getting a bucket of parts.

Two or three months ago, I noticed that Dell had issued a recall on some of its power adapters, including a model that I happened to own a few of; one came with the laptop, and two more I got second-hand when I was replacing the first because of a fraying wire near the connector.

So I went to the aforementioned recall site, entered my information and clicked through to the end, where I got a confirmation. But wait, I wondered, I’ve got a new address; did I get that right? So I clicked back, and then forward again. A few weeks later, I hadn’t seen them yet, so a month and a half ago I called Dell at the number they listed, and asked why I hadn’t received my order yet. They took my e-mail address, and said they’d look into it.

Today, I received nine brand-new Dell laptop power adapters in the mail.



  1. Posted November 13, 2004 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    Wait … are you serious? I’ve got a busted one that sadly was not on the recall list. Can you spare any? ;)

  2. Mike Hoye
    Posted November 13, 2004 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I am precisely, mathematically serious: I am now in possession of nine (9) power adapters for my Dell Inspiron 3800.

    I’d be glad to provide you with one.

  3. Posted November 14, 2004 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    And then there were eight.

    Thanks, Mike. Very much appreciated!

  4. elliot
    Posted November 18, 2004 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Hey, can I take one? My cubicle neighbour, Ken, says he could use it. Drop me a line.

    And then there were seven.