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Dell's growth figures have long been envied by others flogging boxes, but a posting on a forum reveals just how they manage to increase sales so fast.

A poster on Digital Spy forum, normally concerned with Big Brother gossip and Freeview hacks, revealed that a friend rang Dell to buy two PCs. Then the naive punter asked Dell to sell him something to link the two machines so they could share files and a printer.

So Dell sold him a PowerEdge server.

According to the poster, his friend didn't even know what a server was when he phoned Dell. We can only hope he does now.

To make matters worse, Dell will not offer refunds to business customers.

Buyer beware indeed.

You can see the posting here.

We phoned Dell to ask them for comment and they very nearly sold us a $6,000 storage array. ®

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