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Old 01-01-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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I need to get my desktop checked out, anybody know a good reliable place that works on computers?
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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I have used MCS Computers before with good results:

MCS Computers
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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We have used this company here in Virginia Beach for desktops and laptops and have had good results. Reasonable prices, too. The owner's name is Joe Shahade. If you'd like to read more, there are plenty of favorable reviews on Google (which is how we found his company in 2008).

Tidewater Computer Repair

Good luck.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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I have used MCS Computers before with good results:

MCS Computers

What was wrong with your computer? I have relative solid computer knowledge and this problem I'm having with my computer is a problem I can't fix.

Blue Screen problem

How much do they charge for a diagnose?

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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Well, whatever you do, don't waste your time at Best Buy! Big box stores = generally not a good idea.

Try these guys instead:

East Coast Computers in Virginia Beach, VA | 3590 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:50 AM
 
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Well, whatever you do, don't waste your time at Best Buy! Big box stores = generally not a good idea.

Try these guys instead:

East Coast Computers in Virginia Beach, VA | 3590 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach, VA

It's funny you said that because I was thinking about taking it too BEST BUY, although I've been told that they'll hold your computer for 2 weeks and still not fix the problem.

I'll call EAST COAST for prices.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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What was wrong with your computer? I have relative solid computer knowledge and this problem I'm having with my computer is a problem I can't fix.

Blue Screen problem

How much do they charge for a diagnose?
Wife someone got a virus on her laptop that I couldn't fix (I have relatively solid computer knowledge also)...they were able to fix it.

I can't remember how much they charge...according this, 24.50 for a desktop?

MCS Computers LLC
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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It's funny you said that because I was thinking about taking it too BEST BUY, although I've been told that they'll hold your computer for 2 weeks and still not fix the problem.

I'll call EAST COAST for prices.
Good stuff. Glad to be of service.

If you're bored, just google "Best Buy computer horror stories" sometime and you shall see.

I believe in small business - if you like small business too, look around for and 'like' the FB page for "Locally owned 757".
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Good stuff. Glad to be of service.

If you're bored, just google "Best Buy computer horror stories" sometime and you shall see.

I believe in small business - if you like small business too, look around for and 'like' the FB page for "Locally owned 757".
Thanks for the information, D train - I'll look for that FB page. I like to support small businesses and if it's a local business, that's even better!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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Default Stay Away from PC Alternatives

First off...I found out that the owner, Matt Normant, wrote many of the positive reviews online. If you go to judysbook.com & search PC Alternatives, to the left will be 11 reviews listed. If you click that it will show 11 reviews all written by one...MATT N! He wrote them all on November 17, 2010. Having to write false business reviews for your own company is bad, bad business.

I wish I had known this BEFORE I did business with them. I was quoted a $99 flat fee for service. However, after the service was completed I got an invoice the very next day for $204! It included a $20 travel fee that was never previously disclosed and an $85 on-site technical support fee. When I called him about the billing he said that they always charge a travel fee & must have just 'forgotten' to tell me when we spoke. He also said the $85 fee was because they spent more than 1 hour (which is the whole point of a FLAT FEE quote...unless of course he only meant if they spend LESS than an hour) and because they performed work that had not been previously discussed (NOT TRUE) and was not covered under the FLAT FEE quote (WTF?).

Buyer Beware! Be sure if you do decide to business with them that you get EVERYTHING in writing...and even then I'm not sure you wont end up paying more than was originally quoted to you! In my opinion there are plenty of other computer service providers that have a better work ethic and are honest. My recommendation: Definitely go somewhere, anywhere, else!
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