To: Weasel Laptop Sales Guy
I need to know if you can get me Laptop Model X, seen in this CDW link for $421, for under $400 under our state contract. Or, can you give me another laptop model that is under $400 that has 4 gig of RAM and Windows 7 Pro x64? I understand this may not be possible, but we have a customer who has a specific price point in mind, and are doing our due diligence in determining if we can find a laptop that meets his price while also meeting our management needs (read: 7 Home can't join a domain).
From: Weasel Laptop Sales Guy
Do you have time that I could call you and discuss this? I have a few things to discuss with you about available machines and options?
No you don't. You and I know damn well that I'm not going to be able to find a laptop that comes with 4 gig of RAM and Win7 Pro x64 for under $400, that's the whole point of this email. I'm trying to prove to my customer that $421 is already the rock bottom price and he just needs to quit being a whiny bitch and get whomever has the purse strings to cough up an extra $21+tax, or stop wasting my time. We both know damn well that the state contract isn't going to get me a 5% discount on a couple of sub-$500 laptops; hell if anything it's going to add 5%. Even if you did have such a beast, you would just email me a quote and be done with me, because again, a couple of sub $400 laptops is barely worth your time.
But no, you think you can call me up and slip me some of the old silver tongue and somehow magically convince me that HEY!...what I really should be recommending is this $1200 model that has built-in wireless gigahertz and top-of-the-line RAMbytes and such. Because I'm a complete fucking idiot who gets all confused whenever I walk into a Best Buy, and I don't know that it's a bad idea for a medical environment to be buying the dirtiest, cheapest laptop they can find.
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