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the Cost of New Computer Set Up

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$ 99
Jan 2008
Tempe, AZ
The price is for installation and setup of a Windows  more... close row

Description of service

The price is for installation and setup of a desktop PC, including connecting all the cables, connecting the system to my cable internet connection, and making sure everything is working well. The company also sells computers in various configurations from notebooks to servers and all sorts of service contracts for the same. Price, of course, depends on how much computer you want and how much coverage.

Review of Service

To be honest, it didn't seem like it was worth the money. I mean, all the plugs are color coded and only hook up one way. True, if stuff gets dropped while it's being installed I have easy recourse, but it's not like with 30lb pieces a computer is all that heavy or likely to be dropped.


If you're an old hand at computers (or, really, a kid whose grown up with the things), installing a computer is almost certainly something you can do yourself. And considering you can get a decent computer for around $500, $99 for installation is insanely expensive. It's like paying $6000 for the car dealer to drive your $30000 new car to you from the lot and once it's in your driveway make sure it starts and the air conditioning blows cold.

I suppose the value is in having an experienced tech near by if something goes wrong -- perhaps very wrong -- during installation, but even with computers that rarely happens.

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Apr 2008
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Save money by installing computer yourself  more... close row
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