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Short Take: Dell hopes to boost sales with quick shipping

Dell, which sells its PCs directly to consumers, announced Monday it will ship computers within 48 hours of purchase in the United States. Customers must use a credit card and order from a certain group of Dimension desktops or Inspiron notebooks through Dec. 20. Customers buying a PC during that time can also receive a free printer, scanner or Web camera. In addition, customers who make their purchases online between Dec. 12 and 18 receive free ground-shipping.

Dell, which sells its PCs directly to consumers, announced Monday it will ship computers within 48 hours of purchase in the United States. Customers must use a credit card and order from a certain group of Dimension desktops or Inspiron notebooks through Dec. 20. Customers buying a PC during that time can also receive a free printer, scanner or Web camera. In addition, customers who make their purchases online between Dec. 12 and 18 receive free ground-shipping.