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      08-09-2007, 01:35 PM   #23
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I've been doing this for years and go to peoples houses and only charge $90 for this service....I'm usually in and out within 2 hours.... If I were to charge anymore, it'd be considered a ripoff
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geeksquad blow dick. all they do for you is just give you a quick scan. all these companies want to do is get paid high for the little service possible as defrag, virus scan, minor clean up and done. nobody actually reformats your entire pc to brand new, installs all your necessary components, gives you full updates, disables all unneeded startups.

words can't even describe what my type of "reformat" service is. just give me a try. i promise you, you won't be disappointed. and you get free software office 2003, nero 7, pshop if you need, whatever else you need if i got or can get its free.
FYI...giving out free software can get you into a heap of $h1t...especially when advertising it on public forums
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All this stuff you mention like winrar, nero, pshop..


all of that can be downloaded, Windows XP can be downloaded from bittorent sites...


you might wanna mention that reversing from Vista to XP is hard to do since you have to wipe out all of the data on HD and start over. Since you can't just stick an XP disk in there and boot from disk.

that's ur selling point, i hate Vista, and wanted to run XP but i got lazy and just got used to Vista.

if you were local i'd give ya a try, but i can't trust my Vaio in the mail.

winrar, pshop, and nero yes can be downloaded. so can windows. but the windows cd you download won't let you boot to the reformat screen. you can upgrade but can't reformat.

a reformat is either way deleting everything on your laptop and starting fresh. so either sticking a vista cd and reformatting or windows cd and reformatting doesn't make a difference as everything will be deleted and your laptop will be like the first day from the box.
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I've been doing this for years and go to peoples houses and only charge $90 for this service....I'm usually in and out within 2 hours.... If I were to charge anymore, it'd be considered a ripoff
i just do it for friends, or whoever needs in my area too. do you just reformat and bounce or reformat, install all drivers, updates, config and then bounce?
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hm i guess if i really wanted to get your trusts i would have to find a guy local in this forum and have him post what he says to say. so im in NY. i can go as far as teterboro, NJ and from exit 5S all the way down to jersey on palisades. no manhattan
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i just do it for friends, or whoever needs in my area too. do you just reformat and bounce or reformat, install all drivers, updates, config and then bounce?
do a full format, restore, install all updates, programs, clean out all the unneeded things starting up, configure the network if needbe, i have all updates on a cd so i take care of that as well...dust the pc out if needed which they usually all do...all the good stuff....pretty sure the same stuff you'd be doing
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do a full format, restore, install all updates, programs, clean out all the unneeded things starting up, configure the network if needbe, i have all updates on a cd so i take care of that as well...dust the pc out if needed which they usually all do...all the good stuff....pretty sure the same stuff you'd be doing
do you have sp2 on a disc either that or you only work on really fast laptops lol. but yea same thing. its summer vacation im not doing ne thing so why not just post my service and see what happens.
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I have Vista on my VAIO. usually when i want to reformat my desktop, i just put in Windows CD and go into bios and boot from CD. and it'll let me reformat.


But with Vista, you have to have a program that'll wipe out your HD first before you can boot from the XP CD correct? that i don't know how to do..
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what is avg? never heard them before. are they new?
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reformating and configuring PCs are child's play. I might be generalizing here, but I'm willing to bet that the majority of the forum members are pretty computer-literate.

and yeah, offering to install pirated softwares? good luck!
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I'm with everyone. I doubt you'll be able to get any business reformatting for the members on this forum. Even if you reformat a local person's laptop, not many or at least I will not risk sending my laptop through any type of delivery service.

You should just advertise for the local people. That way they can drop off the laptop to you or you can pick it up.

Try posting this in the regional forum.

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I've been doing this for years and go to peoples houses and only charge $90 for this service....I'm usually in and out within 2 hours.... If I were to charge anymore, it'd be considered a ripoff
90 bucks is cheap. If someone wants me to fix their puter I charge them at least 70 bucks an hour. That way they don't call me for pidly shit.
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I've been doing this myself since i was 11....do people really pay for this simple stuff? gosh...what happen to the world. Good service nonetheless.....people are getting lazy. Anyone wants to have a custom PC built? You get all the parts, I put it together, install Win/Linux/Sol etc for $100 (local only)
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I've been doing this myself since i was 11....do people really pay for this simple stuff? gosh...what happen to the world. Good service nonetheless.....people are getting lazy. Anyone wants to have a custom PC built? You get all the parts, I put it together, install Win/Linux/Sol etc for $100 (local only)
hey i built pcs too on ebay. sold about 15 then got soo lazy lol. it was a good extra income to along with the other ebay goods i am selling. each pc i got $200 profit for myself. i had the customizable charts which cost me $1500 from a web designer. that is also good way to make money.
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hl0m4n,
Not trying to quench your fire but man you really need to be a bit more tactful on how you advertise your services. I know you think that this E90post forum is really one big family but in some senses, it is and there are some family members that might rat you out to the "appropriate" people.

Offering to reformat someone's computer is legit enough and no one can say jack about you chasing the dollar but you might want to advertise these "extra" services once people call you and ask you for other favors.

I've been building PC's and stuff for others for a long time and back then I would install pirated software. Now as an adult, it's safer for me to just sell legit copies so I don't lose all of my hard earned money due to some lawsuit.
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Instead of laptop can I send you a person instead? I would like you to reformat or brainwash her
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Instead of laptop can I send you a person instead? I would like you to reformat or brainwash her
Your wife?
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where do you live? would u consider doing my desktop for me?
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where do you live? would u consider doing my desktop for me?
i live in new city. i can meet you half way somewhere like palisades pkwy or omsething.
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90 bucks is cheap. If someone wants me to fix their puter I charge them at least 70 bucks an hour. That way they don't call me for pidly shit.
yeah...but 90 is a flat fee for restores b/c it could take a few hours and they won't be happy campers paying my hourly rate. Generally I'm at 75/hr res. and 90/hr business.....i have a couple of customers i've had for about 5 years who are regulars and they are at 50/hr
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i live in new city. i can meet you half way somewhere like palisades pkwy or omsething.
i live in w. haverstraw....i've probably seen you drive by me and not even know it
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