January 20, 2005

The Dell Catalog

Category: Wildcard

dell_cat.jpgYour Mailbox: I'm generally a big fan of Dell computers, despite annoying things they do with their power cords. However, Dell insists on sending me a full-color product catalog every single month. Do they think I'm planning on buying a new computer on a monthly basis? Even if they sent this catalog annually it would still be overkill for most users. Not only is this an environmental waste, it's a big waste of Dell's money.

Posted by Nick at January 20, 2005 12:52 PM


i've been on dozens of press checks and the amount of waste they generate for printing four color jobs like that is staggering. for each catalog, there are easily several more that get trashed while they try to get the color and registration right. that's not to mention the chemicals involved in making plates, inks, glossy coatings and clean-up.

in addition, dell appears to be contributing to the republican party if that's a concern of yours:


Posted by: hijiki [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2005 2:31 PM