Dell offers 35 percent off DFSDirect refurbished off-lease laptops, printers, more

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For a limited time, Dell is offering 35 percent off of any item priced at more than $250 at its DFSDirect subsidiary.

Notably, DFSDirect sells premium off-lease refurbished computers and accessories. Still, these are sold by Dell and refurbished by Dell, and these prices are hard to beat, when the 35 percent discount is taken into account.

They are good prices, even without the 35 percent discount. These products are refurbished to Dell specifications and include a 100 day limited warranty and -- here is a key -- a 30-day total satisfaction return policy,

Here are the details on the deal. Use the coupon code SAVE35DELL during the checkout process. It is valid from today, Sept. 27, 2013 6:00 AM CST, until Oct. 1, 2013 to 10/01/2013, 11:59 PM CST.

Here are the caveats and instructions:

-Coupon Code is valid on products sold on
-Enter Coupon during the checkout process
-Coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon
-Discount applied before tax, shipping & handling
-Discount not valid on Extended Warranty Sale

There are laptops, desktops, servers, networking equipment, accessories, monitors, printers, and more for purchase. Shipping starts at $17.99. Dell charges sales tax in most states.

An example of a Dell laptop on sale at the site:

Dell Latitude E6410 with System Identifier: 6492885
Processor: Intel Core i7 2.66 GHz
Hard Drive: 250GB
Memory / RAM: 4GB
Operating System: 32-bit Windows Vista Home Basic
Cosmetic Grade: B
Price: $402.90

It's actually unclear what the cosmetic grade means, but if you want a laptop with an "A" cosmetic grade rating, here is one:

Dell Latitude E6410 with System Identifier: 6492882
Processor: Intel Core i7 2.66 GHz
Hard Drive: 160
Memory/RAM: 2048
Operating System: 32-bit Windows 7 Pro
Cosmetic Grade: A
Price: $392.25

There are definitely not state of the art computers. Still, they have Intel Core processors, so they are not woefully out of date.

Still concerned about the warranty? Here is a description of the coverage and limitations:

What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in the hardware products sold by DFS on a part-by-part basis.

What is NOT covered by this limited warranty?

This limited warranty does not cover:

Software, including the operating system (if any), trial software (if any) and pre-loaded software (if any)
Problems that result from:
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
Servicing not authorized by DFS
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive static-main-fonttenance
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by DFS
Products with missing or altered Service Tags or serial numbers
Products for which DFS has not received payment or are being disputed
Products damaged by misuse, abuse, riot, vandalism, theft, fire, flood, wind, lightning, freezing, power failure, power reduction, telephone failure or acts of God
Cost of installation, removal or reinstallation of this product or any component of the product
Expendable items such as batteries, toner cartridges, projector bulbs and other operating supplies
Purely cosmetic scratches, dents or other similar damages
Vinyl skins applied to the product by DFS

FYI, the skins referred to above are often applied, the FAQ says, to cover cosmetic blemishes.