Friday, September 19, 2008

Tips on How to save Money on a New-ish Computer!

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Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Buy used!

Why spend hundreds of dollars on a new computer when your friend’s friend from work, who’s totally into computers by the way, is going to sell his old computer that he built himself! It’s a wonderful plan that I tried and totally didn’t backfire! For a mere $300 I got a massive ‘tricked out’ computer with a fan so loud, it keeps my girlfriend up at night!

Tech Problems?

You can fix it yourself! Since you bought a custom built computer there really isn’t much in the way of tech support. But your friend’s friend from work is totally available to help you out with any problems you might have. At least that’s what he told me, he hasn’t really responded to any of my e-mails.

There’s always Best Buy.

The Geek Squad was really helpful when, after a few months, massive hardware problems kept my computer from even starting. I took it in to geek squad (still waiting for the ‘manufacturer’ to call or Email me). They unscrewed a few things and plugged them back in and it started working again! They didn’t even charge me! I took it home and started working on my screenplay with a renewed fervor.

Then the screen went jagged, and the speakers screamed a horrific metallic screech at me until I finally pulled the plug on the thing.

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