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"I know of a guy that will fix computers for $50, no matter what the issue is, he does it all!"
I've heard this at times from people, and of course we are all trying to shop around for the best price to have our computers repaired - no one wants to spend a lot of money for it or for anything else whatsoever, especially in these times of global financial struggle.
We all look for the guy that does it all for a shocking low price but will the service or product be as good as promoted?
Will that money spent be truly worth? Will it last long? Will it be reliable? If you are lucky maybe, but most of the times you are getting a lemon if it is a product and if it is a service you are getting bamboozled and/or you are in the hands of an incompetent.
When I hear that sentence above, I say: Sure! There is a guy that will come to your house, will mow your lawn, make you coffee, do groceries and fix your computer, all for the special and truly unbelievable price of $50, wow!
There are plenty of people like it on Craigslist and similar advertising websites, now do not misunderstand what I am saying please, there is nothing wrong with it, we are all trying to make a living but we should stick with what we know and not make false promises.
Next time you hear that or you are thinking of calling "that guy", make sure to know more about this person rather than just knowing a name and a phone number.
I have a lot of respect for the profession of a PC Tech, and I can't believe anyone doing this for a living and professionally charging super low rates for time consuming and problematic issues.
At times the repair can be done very quickly and you will probably spend very little for the repair, but other times you just pay for what is right and worth.
This above is a mirror of our economic system. If you ask me if I shop at Walmart, I will tell you I don't, never! It is big corporations like it that put every Pa' and Ma' store out of business, and with it the middle class, and with it the good jobs that were actually paid, with a paid vacation, benefits and decent working environments.
We've allowed big stores like this one take production away from our country and into China instead, eliminating jobs. Then, they sell these products at ridiculous low prices to us; hooray! Congratulations to ourselves! Now, we can get that HP laptop for $300, or that printer for $50 and get away with murder.
Have you wondered where your children and grandchildren will go to work before they graduate? They will take jobs at Walmart or McDonald's because that is what is mainly available. That big Walmart around your neighborhood has now taken the place of 100 of those Pa' and Ma' stores that before were offering a decent salary and hundreds of jobs. Now you got one Walmart, ten jobs and each one of them sucks!
The whole economy is simply no more, no less than an exchange, if we invest our money in products that are made in the U.S.A from the groceries to the laptop, and these will not be cheap, we will also maintain the job industry alive in our country along with benefits and jobs that are decent!
I've simplified things a little but the concept is the cheaper we buy the poorer we become because we are not putting back our money into our communities, into our nation, into our present and children's future.
Said this, I sincerely hope to expand my computer repair business so that I can introduce new labor rules and build a completely new working environment model that can only inspire our new generations for a better future, not a cheap future.
I will continue to share my random thoughts and computer tips with you so stay tuned.
I must go now, I got a guy coming to my house to fix my dishwasher, and of course I am only paying $50 for it :).
See you soon,
Long Island PC Tech, LLC
Fixing Long Island, One Computer at a Time!℠