Dell -- which rose to the top in the computer business by hawking its wares directly to its customers will start selling desktop computers through 3,000 Wal-Mart outlets starting June 10.
For Dell's competitors, there's nothing but downside. Almost every dollar in new sales for Dell will come at the expense of a competitor. That means trouble for HP, whose newly successful PC business had just stolen the sales crown from Dell.
This is as good for Wal-Mart as it is for Dell. The low margin high throughput model at Wal-Mart makes it an ideal retail outlet for Dell's products, and Dell's reputation and market position make it a great line for Wal-Mart
HP has a hot hand right now. I dont think Dell will put much of a dent in them. Also what does Best Buy and the other big box computer retailers think about this? Bound to be some back lash!... And the wheel keeps turning. KF