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    Epic Fail Guy JamesXP's Avatar
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    PCWORLD Repair Prices

    EXTORTIONATE!

    15 to put some memory in!!

    Its the simplest thing in the world, and they charge you 15 for it... I think 15 is like $30 and for a healthcheck its 70 which is $140 that's just crazy, and they treat the PC's like pieces of um.. well you know..

    They we're cleaning one out.. with some compressed air,(from a compressor)
    they broke a HSF because it was so damned powerful.. they just went and replaced it, and the owner wouldn't know a thing...

    Sorry for rant xD
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    Geek Squad, FireDog, eh, they're all the same.
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    Only £15?

    I know of many places that charge £25, even £30.
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    Commercial PC Tech = Commercial Car Mechanic = robbery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oroka Sempai
    Commercial PC Tech = Commercial Car Mechanic = robbery.
    Not quite, at least the mechanic is doing something that requires thinking when he's bending you over.
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    Well, a local, well reputed mechanic charged me $600 for labour, and never fixed the problem. And, he said he only charged me for half the labour, he felt bad that he couldnt find the problem.

    If I charge to fix someones computer, and I cant fix the problem, I only charge them my minimum fee. I fixed nothing, I should get paid the same.
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