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Could you make money building computers and selling them on craigslist?

#11Lady UnePosted 11/14/2013 8:48:39 PM
Rigby_Raccoon posted...
Lady Une posted...
A guy at my local Sears (small town built onto Kmart type Sears) literally "cleans" peoples PC's for $40 a pop.

He runs ccleaner and defraggler and makes sure they have MSSE/WD and Spybot installed.

Sometimes he will take a week to do it just because he's lazy and doesn't give a f***.

They rave about how amazing he is at "fixing" slow PC's. -.-

lmao and that actually works? I'm definitely going to try this at least, as long as there's not already people doing this here.

Most local PC shops that I've seen offer the same thing for like $50. (calling it complete maintenance and promising increased speeds and so on)

Hell, I've seen infomercials selling essentially the same service as a yearly subscription.

The vast majority of computer owners know jack s*** about computers.

Nor do they want to. They'd happily pay someone else they at least THINK is smarter than them to take care of any problems, real or imagined, that they encounter.
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#12WyzeGyePosted 11/14/2013 8:56:22 PM
El_Kaz posted...

Then there's your computer illiterate clients who did buy from you and now expect you to be their tech support ad infinitum because its not "working properly"

I charge them 50 bucks a visit in those cases.
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#13BogePosted 11/14/2013 9:28:45 PM
Problem is, when someone buys a prebuilt system, they expect to get free support for it as well.
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