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post #61 of 90
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Originally Posted by scottb75 View Post
I go to the same Micro Center and its like a toy store for me. Its hard not to buy something I shouldn't when going in there.
Same for me.It feels like when I was 7 going to Toys R Us , you know your going to get something good.
    
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post #62 of 90
Well I think you can get bad service from any company or private person. It depends on a lot of things. Some people are really great and actually know what they are doing and others don't really know anything. It's like a resturant, in one location it might be horrible but at an other it might be the best food you ever had. As for the prices that some companies charge... No thanks!
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post #63 of 90
I was hired at Fire Dog and worked for two months.

The first question they asked be before hiring me was:

"Are you going to be comfortable charging high amounts of money for simple tasks?"
    
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None of this suprises me. In my boarding school, the IT services the school hire are so incompetent that I an now the repair person. I am the seller and repairer of PCs cause these tech guys do not know how to fix anything at all.
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post #65 of 90
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I was hired at Fire Dog and worked for two months.

The first question they asked be before hiring me was:

"Are you going to be comfortable charging high amounts of money for simple tasks?"
YES I AM!
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post #66 of 90
While I'm not a fan of Best Buy, the MicroCenter in my town is pretty good.
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post #67 of 90
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Ok, so since Geeksquad/Firedog/Others all suck, why don't we all band together and create a nation-wide computer repair chain? We couldn't call it overclock anything though, or people would be scared off. Maybe "The People Who Actually Know Computers Store" or something.
My wife wants me to do that part-time here in Springfield, IL. I think I'd make decent money - installing antivirus/spyware stuff, instructing people on installing/removing software, installing hardware, advice, etc.., but I've always been scared of the liability factor. What happens if I lose someone's data that's worth $20k, or they think it's my fault even though it isn't? Do I have to have liability insurance to cover that, and, if I don't and I get sued, does that come out of my pocket? I love helping people with computers, and I've got a knack for it with friends, family, and co-workers. But the consequences of screwing something up scare me to death. If McDonald's can get sued because coffee is hot, what kind of lawsuits could be brought against me?
    
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post #68 of 90
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I was hired at Fire Dog and worked for two months.

The first question they asked be before hiring me was:

"Are you going to be comfortable charging high amounts of money for simple tasks?"
I would have said 'no problem, as long as I get a cut'
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I would have said 'no problem, as long as I get a cut'
Try charging a 75 year old woman $150 for a virus scan.
    
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My wife wants me to do that part-time here in Springfield, IL. I think I'd make decent money - installing antivirus/spyware stuff, instructing people on installing/removing software, installing hardware, advice, etc.., but I've always been scared of the liability factor. What happens if I lose someone's data that's worth $20k, or they think it's my fault even though it isn't? Do I have to have liability insurance to cover that, and, if I don't and I get sued, does that come out of my pocket? I love helping people with computers, and I've got a knack for it with friends, family, and co-workers. But the consequences of screwing something up scare me to death. If McDonald's can get sued because coffee is hot, what kind of lawsuits could be brought against me?
I believe Best Buy handles all that.
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