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Old 04-19-2011, 04:13 AM   #1
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Got my computer back from the tech place earlier today. Looked at the bill and it was just over $160. So I took a look at everything to make sure there wasnt a mistake or anything.

$65 a ****ing hour? A whole hour and a half worth of work. You're ****ing kidding me right!?

Yes, the math doesnt add up. I also had them put a years worth of their security crap on it for an extra $60.

Anyone else know nothing about computers have to pay this kind of money? Jesus, I feel like I just saw a lawyer or took the truck to a mechanic.

Lord knows my ass hurt after writing that check out. **** me
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:21 AM   #2
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:27 AM   #3
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Working on it.

At least I know to carry some lube in with me next time. Or just keep my computer secured. Either way
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:36 AM   #4
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Got my computer back from the tech place earlier today. Looked at the bill and it was just over $160. So I took a look at everything to make sure there wasnt a mistake or anything.

$65 a ****ing hour? A whole hour and a half worth of work. You're ****ing kidding me right!?

Yes, the math doesnt add up. I also had them put a years worth of their security crap on it for an extra $60.

Anyone else know nothing about computers have to pay this kind of money? Jesus, I feel like I just saw a lawyer or took the truck to a mechanic.

Lord knows my ass hurt after writing that check out. **** me
Mechanics in my area charge 75-100 an hour. Seems to be the standard labor rate around here.

Thank god for google, has saved me thousands.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:44 AM   #5
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:50 AM   #6
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When I do side computer/tech work, I charge $100-$125/hour... When I first started doing the side work, many years ago, I would charge $50/hour, then it went to $75/hour and finally either $100 or $125/hour. The difference was determined by if the person was a customer/client from before I went to that point or not.

If you want someone that actually KNOWS what they're doing, then you pay a premium. If you don't care if the work is sub-standard, then look for the cheapest place you can find. Just don't biotch about your system running like ass in a short amount of time.

BTW, then you have work done by a company, they charge you one rate. The person that did the work gets paid something very different. Typically either 1/2 that, less than 1/2 that, or get a flat hourly rate from where they work.

If you don't want to pay for the technician's time, then do the stuff yourself. What did you take the computer to them for in the first place?
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:52 AM   #7
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Got my computer back from the tech place earlier today. Looked at the bill and it was just over $160. So I took a look at everything to make sure there wasnt a mistake or anything.

$65 a ****ing hour? A whole hour and a half worth of work. You're ****ing kidding me right!?

Yes, the math doesnt add up. I also had them put a years worth of their security crap on it for an extra $60.

Anyone else know nothing about computers have to pay this kind of money? Jesus, I feel like I just saw a lawyer or took the truck to a mechanic.

Lord knows my ass hurt after writing that check out. **** me
The Dealership I work at is 125 an hour...
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:56 AM   #8
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What did they do to it? $65.00 is very good, to get your computer up to speed. I charge $125.00 for offices and $65.00 for personal users.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:32 AM   #9
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What did they do to it? $65.00 is very good, to get your computer up to speed. I charge $125.00 for offices and $65.00 for personal users.
That's why I google. I don't mind your price structure because it motivates me to fix my own stuff. I am amazed at how much people will spend to avoid learning.

 
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #10
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The company i work for charges $300/hour for a service call.

 
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