I work for a company that employs approximately three hundred people. We have a couple of Dell rack mount servers, as well as some DEC/Alpha servers, and other stuff. Stuff is a technical term. It means, "I am too lazy to be specific". We also have 50+ client machines, plus a small bucket load of vt420s and the like.
Sometimes we buy Dell, sometimes HP, sometimes white box. Of all the people we deal with Dell are the only ones who make us renew our credit account every single time we try to buy something. Seriously. This may be why we don't buy much from them.
Anyway, recently we're in the market for a particular item, and for whatever reason we decide to go with Dell. As usual our credit account has been cancelled by virtue of not having been used in six months. And so we go through the Dell shuffle - being transferred to half of south east Asia - fill out the paperwork, again, send it off.
Wait. Nothing. Wait. Email them. Phone the account guy.
Finally a response from Dell: "Sod off. We don't want to do business with you."
What a bunch of pricks.