Help when buying a new PC

When it comes to buying a new computer I know that many of my customers feel overwhelmed with the options available and are often intimidated by sales staff. They seem to speak a foreign language and think you’ll be impressed with mentions of so many “gigahertz”, “gigabytes” and “giga-whatchacallits”.

There’s a real snobbery practised by some sales staff that reminds me of the old sketch from Not the 9 O’clock News back in the 80’s. The subject matter is different but the message is the same.

In my experience, most people aren’t interested in the technical specifications of a computer, they just want to be reassured that their purchase will do the job that they want it for and that they’re not paying over the odds.

A similar feeling over overwhelm can occur even when buying your PC online. So many options, so many tick boxes, so many price points. I can fully appreciate why some people resort to simply leafing through the Argos catalogue, deciding on a PC by price and nipping down to their local store to collect it. No hassle, no over-technical jargon and no belittling from spotty sales staff.

The only issue with computers from Argos is that they may not be what you need and aftersales is generally poor – after all, they are not a dedicated computer retail outlet.

But if you want to buy online, which I recommend, I can help you through the minefield of specifications and add-ons by sitting next to you as you buy.  For a small fee I will come out to your home or workplace* and spend time explaining your different options given what your needs of your new computer.  I may even be able to supply you with a discount code which means, in effect, you get my service for free.

You can contact me via the phone number at the top of this website and we can arrange a good time for me to call round.

All the best

 

Peter

*This service is only available to customers within 15 miles of my business in Braehead, Newton Stewart
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One Comment

  1. Hi Peter glad you and your family are settled in your new house thanks for the mail thinking of getting a new laptop in the summer i will give you a shout then bye.

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