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PC makers and electronics retailers are trying new gimmicks, giveaways and tactics to reach the elusive holiday-shopper.

PC makers and electronics retailers are trying new gimmicks, giveaways and tactics to reach the elusive holiday-shopper. Gateway monitors go flat
The struggling PC maker hopes a flat-screen promotion will add some thickness to thin sales. However, Ted Waitt & Co. have a way to go.
October 29, 2001 
Dell launches prefab PC for $599
update The company announces a low-cost, prebuilt PC in hopes of enticing computer buyers who traditionally have opted to make their purchases at retail stores.
October 29, 2001 
Stores pile on freebies with Windows XP
Major retailers are offering goodies such as digital cameras and Palm handhelds to those who buy Microsoft's new operating system.
October 26, 2001