Topic: Re: OT - Computer Repair Rant
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As a computer person myself (but I don't like to work on other people's very much any more -- just a few friends and relatives), I try to shy people away from businesses I know are outrageously priced or will push you to do bad things (like spend $300 in hardware upgrading a piece of crap computer when you could just get a new one by the time they were done gigging you for "labor"). As long as you have anti-static stuff, working on your own computer isn't too hard at all. Saved many people a lot of money over the years. Especially on avoiding terrible upsells on stuff like anti-virus or "computer optimization" at various places. Have even had to re-do computers that so called "professionals" that, to the tune of $80-$120 per hour, managed to not do the job they said they did at all. Don't trust these places to scrub your data, because apparently they either don't care or are idiots. They also rather sell you expensive services and hardware than just diagnose your real problem (ie. broken cable, just snip and re-crimp). And dealing with customer/tech support for big electronics companies is a nightmare too. I don't miss dealing with any of it, honestly, but good on you for helping out here.
This post was edited by Will Herring at 18:50:21 11/16/12.
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