Originally Posted by r2tbone
I sell PCs locally and I put the prices of all the hardware out in the open and charge a $100 (basic)-$175 (SLI/Xfire/WaterCooling) assembly/installation fee. I also throw in 1 house call at 6 months for free and offer other house calls @ $75/call. I will never sell anything on eBay because all it will take is that one buyer who disputes the transaction and you are screwed from there on out. eBay and PayPal will ALWAYS side with the buyer.
I do the same thing, minus the free house call lol. I do offer troubleshooting but its usually I pick up the PC and work on it at my house.
I advertise on craigslist for PC building, virus removal, PC repair, and home networking. I also advertise in my apartment complex's monthly news paper thing. I showed my sig rig to the leasing manager and she was amazed by all the red lights and tells people that I build monster machines lol.
Ive been doing it for about 3 months now, have built 7 PC so far for at $100 fee for assembly of each.
I also got hired by a guy to network his house, ran cat5 to 3 bedrooms installed jacks and everything, guy paid me $800 for 3 hours worth of work.