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Old 02-21-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Mass
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Cool. I'll go get my keyboard cleaned and pass on the rest.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:31 PM
 
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I shudder to think what kind of massive upsell the "techs" there push on unsuspecting people. Walk in with nothing wrong, walk out with a 3 year subscription to Norton and a $50 "professional" defragging.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:25 AM
 
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I wonder what they will do when I bring my Macbook Pro in... (nowhere does it say Windows systems only)

Did anyone look at the other offers from them?

~ $238.99 for Virus/Adware/Spyware removal
~ $159.98 for Diagnostic testing
~ $19.99 for Green PC Tuneup (reduce your PC's impact on the environment)
~ $149.99 for online virus removal
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:11 AM
 
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~ $19.99 for Green PC Tuneup (reduce your PC's impact on the environment)
WTF is that? Click "power saver" mode in power options?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:17 AM
 
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WTF is that? Click "power saver" mode in power options?
It's pretty clever.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:13 AM
 
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Did anyone look at the other offers from them?

~ $238.99 for Virus/Adware/Spyware removal
~ $159.98 for Diagnostic testing
~ $19.99 for Green PC Tuneup (reduce your PC's impact on the environment)
~ $149.99 for online virus removal
I would have expected it to be high but that is ridiculous. The sad part is people will trust Staples with the inevitable pimply faced geek that wasn't even born when windows 95 came out instead of taking it to a pro at local shop who started out on Commodores or TRS-80's for a reasonable price.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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I may bring my Linux box in and ask them if there are any registry errors.
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