[geeks] PC Repair shop fun...
alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Feb 25 09:31:00 CST 2008
Lionel Peterson wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 9:18 AM, Bill Bradford wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:31:02PM -0600, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> I thought (briefly) about opening a PC repair shop after CompUSA left
>>> the local market, but I couldn't in good conscience charge tose kinds
>>> of prices, but you have to to pay the rent (I guess).
>> And people who don't want to have to "mess with that techy stuff" *will*
>> pay those kinds of prices - because they don't know any better.
> Doesn't make it right, but I agree folks will pay those prices (like
> $130 to install the OS? WinXP, OS X, heck, even Solaris and Ubuntu
> installs take about 15-20 minutes of "attention", up to 2 hours of
> electricity/clock time). I thought I'd need to charge $65-75/hour to
> make a go of it, and I just couldn't see it *unless* I could be certain
> of getting enough systems to keep a constant supply of systems on-hand
> to work on.
I'm considering something like that myself, part-time from home. I
don't need to make a *lot* of money off it, because I can't make over
$900 a month without jeopardizing disability, and I can't afford to do
that until I *know* I can maintain a steady income.
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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