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I saw one report where they disconnected the IDE cable and took it to stores. Only 1 store got it right, Geeksquad said it was a bad PSU, others charges 100 for a whole new motherboard or some other component.
I saw it FYI.

two stores got it right.
this one mom and pop store got it right pretty much instantly, they were nice and didn't even charge for the 5 mins of troubleshooting
then some other store charged a nominal fee - which is to be expected.

all in all it's pretty sad




usually when I fix something for family and friends I make them pay
with food. I'll work for free but you've got to feed me.
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i work for 8 cans of lager for family and friends or £20/$40 per hour other ppl
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Sometimes I have a hard time charging people when I fix their stuff. 90% of the time it's some retarded issue that anyone with a basic computer knowledge should be able to fix on their own. So I feel like I didn't even really do anything and don't charge them.
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post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by xlink View Post
I saw it FYI.

two stores got it right.
this one mom and pop store got it right pretty much instantly, they were nice and didn't even charge for the 5 mins of troubleshooting
then some other store charged a nominal fee - which is to be expected.

all in all it's pretty sad




usually when I fix something for family and friends I make them pay
with food. I'll work for free but you've got to feed me.
Hahhahaa, will fix PC for food! I gotta take up on that policy...
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post #85 of 90
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Sometimes I have a hard time charging people when I fix their stuff. 90% of the time it's some retarded issue that anyone with a basic computer knowledge should be able to fix on their own. So I feel like I didn't even really do anything and don't charge them.
Same, but I swollow that pity and charge them for wasting my time
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post #86 of 90
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Same, but I swollow that pity and charge them for wasting my time
ROFL
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post #87 of 90
thats really sad
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post #88 of 90
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I wonder if Firedog could put a new waterblock on my GPU?

It would be hilarious to bring a water cooled rig in there and see their eyes light up. Hell, they might offer me a job.
Lol. Bring in some computer from the early 90's with only a 5.12" floppy drive and ask if they can install Vista on it.
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post #89 of 90
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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?
Yep, good point. If you're not backed by a large company, it makes things a bit more difficult. I guess you'd just have to have each customer sign a waiver for liabilities when they bring their system in, but then that might make lots of them pretty nervous about letting you work on their system.

Springfield FTW!
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Lol. Bring in some computer from the early 90's with only a 5.12" floppy drive and ask if they can install Vista on it.
The sad thing is, they might try.
post #90 of 90
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It's not the company, it's the workers that doesn't know. =/
doesn't the company though have a say in who gets the job?
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