AFFORDABLE computer cleanup support customization
Posted by igbg2012 (+112) 8 years ago
I called to get an average price on a basic computer cleanup here, and was shocked to hear that it's the low flat rate of $150, so I am offering my services to those who want their computer to look and run the way they want it to, but don't want to break the bank doing it.
My prices range from $15 to $100 depending on the desired services, and I am happy to negotiate rates, etc (times are hard, and I'm more than happy to work with that).
I offer basic computer cleanup services (make it run fast again!), document/data transfer/backup to USB or other devices/online programs, technical support, complete cleanup and resetting to factory settings, software installion/upgrades/updates/support, and many other services.
I can also customize your computer to fit your needs and wants, from changing folder icons to those of your choice to customizing your desktop (this is especially handy for those who aren't computer savvy and who need direct access to what they need to use). I also offer instruction for software and basic computer use.
Please email me at [email protected] with any questions or inquiries or call/text 406-351-1490. Thanks!
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+756) 8 years ago
Well, you are wrong about the flat rate. Many people charge way less for these services. I am not sure who you called. I wish you luck in your endeavers though.
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Posted by Ben Dover (+109) 8 years ago
I called to get an average price on a basic computer cleanup here, and was shocked to hear that it's the low flat rate of $150, so I am offering my services to those who want their computer to look and run the way they want it to, but don't want to break the bank doing it.


Hmmm... this doesn't make any sense. If you could do it yourself in the first place, why would you call someone else? And if you are that cheap how do we know that you have access to all of the diagnostic tools you will need to do the job properly? You usually get what you pay for.
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Posted by Love2Hate (+48) 8 years ago
he/she probably called to see how much they charge so she could base her prices on that information just like any competitive business would do lol.It even says in the first sentence "I called to get an average price"

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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1433) 8 years ago
"like any competitive business would do lol."



This might be accurate. I read that as a possible meaning, too, I agree.

However, this post (and the other one in another thread) read less like a "competitive business" and more like a "leminade 4 salez" ad.


So, I wouldn't worry about being competitive in the first place.
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Posted by igbg2012 (+112) 8 years ago
Tim Wagoner: Thanks for wishing me luck (no sarcasm, you're much nicer than some people on here), I called Signal Butte Computers, and this was the price I was quoted to move all files to a USB drive and restore the system to factory setting for resale.
Ben Dover: First of all, your very mature user name tells me you obviously know what you're talking about. I called and got a price quote because I was asked to do the job for someone, and didn't want to overcharge. Second, I never said that I could fix all problems/do everything. I have verifiable experience and references as far as what I can do, and don't make promises that I can't keep or run the risk of messing up someone's computer. In these instances I have a Marine technical support specialist and a certified technician that I contract with to make sure that the issues I don't have experience in are handled correctly. Third, my prices are so low because I do this for the experience and references, and because I know that some people (obviously not you though) can't afford to spend a lot on something like cleaning up their hard drive. Community Health charges much less than Holy Rosary, so going along your lines this obviously means that they don't provide the same level of care. The other reason that I do this is because I am a full-time college student and mother with two full-time jobs, the money I make from doing this is put towards my son's college fund and towards making sure there is a roof over his head and food in his stomach(if you have so much to say, and want to negatively impact my possible income, maybe you'd like to contribute to his college fund and help with some of the bills instead?).
Love2Hate: Thank you, it's nice to know that some people actually read before trying to make someone else's life more difficult.
Dan: No "leminade 4 salez" here. As I said before, I'm not a business. I'm an individual (with experience and references) that was simply trying to help out others who don't have money for "frivulous" things, and help make sure that my son has a little less to worry about before he gets to college.
Obviously, there are a lot of people who must have the money in pocket to sit on milescity.com half the day and make posts that negatively influence other people's lives. I was trying to help others who are in the situation I'm in, and make sure that I provide for my son. Thanks to both of you for making it sound like I have no idea what I'm doing, I'm sure it's going to help me keep getting the jobs to put food on the table. Since it bothers both of you so much I'll make sure the next one I post has a complete resume included, that way at least you'll know what you're talking about when you decide to help take food/shelter/clothes away from my kid.
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Posted by Ben Dover (+109) 8 years ago
Ben Dover: First of all, your very mature user name tells me you obviously know what you're talking about.


Umm... can't help it if that is what my mom named me. Secondly, I was asking honest questions.
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Posted by Julie (+415) 8 years ago
Hey Sweetie, I just wrote your number down and will definitely give you a call whenever I get my new laptop. Not sure when that will be but you'll get my business. I love hard working, ambitious women. Wish there were more of us around! Take care ~ Jules
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Posted by Melita (+336) 8 years ago
Do you take viruses off too? I got a new laptop on Jan for x-mas and got a virus on it last week. Damn the luck! Let me know- call or text 351-9278. Thanks!
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Posted by SeptyTwo (+667) 8 years ago
When I first moved into town, I did the same type of computer work for people to earn some extra income for me and my three kids. Like her, it was for extra income AND the references.

I originally charged 20 bucks an hour, and because I felt that prices for the work would run any wheres from 50 - 150 bucks, I did pretty well charging so little. Usually I only charged a flat 20 dollars even if the job went well past the 1 hour. Another thing I advertised, since I knew that a lot of places would charge 50 - 60 hour with a ONE HOUR minimum, was that no matter how long I worked on a computer, if I couldn't fix it, I didn't charge a dime.

Those references helped big time and of 5 years ago, I landed a great job because of it.

If you want her help, great. It will run you a LOT cheaper than most other places. If you don't want her help, leave her alone and pay that extra money for "top notch diagnostic tools." I have a feeling that with her, you will get a lot more than "what you pay for."

Just let her do her thing and hopefully make some extra income. Sooner or later, the references she earns will turn into great things for her and hers.

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Posted by KorysMama (+222) 8 years ago
Bump. Tim, thanks so much, if it's okay with you I'll probably use you as my go to person, and contact you with the jobs I know I can't do if you want them.
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