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Why do this deal now? Perhaps because Dell is tired of watching Hewlett-Packard
5. Because Dell needed a deeper bench to take on Best Buy's
4. To remedy a color forecasting mishap: Where else can Dell dump all those "safety orange"-colored PCs?
3. Because Dell's still smarting over Dell Dude's drug bust -- and no one's cleaner than Mr. Smiley Face.
2. Why go to India for cheap labor when it's right here in the good 'ol U.S. of A?
And the No. 1 reason for a Dell-Wal-Mart hook-up ... Three words: Michael Dell, greeter.
Geek Squad, meet Cheap Squad
As odd as this deal strikes us, we actually like it for two reasons. First, Dell has little retail experience (ergo, not much chance of beating Apple as a seller of upscale wares). Second, Wal-Mart once wanted to be your bank. PC service is much closer to its retail roots, and here, a partner is providing all the expertise. Eat that, Best Buy.
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