A lot of people have computers they don’t want to spend any money on but need cleaning or other work done in order to get them working right again. The first thing that needs to be done is to define what no money means. When people say they don’t want to spend any money on fixing a computer it is often with a certain amount in mind.
Larger retailers for example usually charge $199.99 and more to have viruses removed from your computer. In a lot of cases, to many in my opinion, this ends up being a “Factory Reset” and more money is charged to backup important pictures and files. The average virus cleaning quickly turns into $329 once it is all said and done. By anyone’s terms that would be considered money.
A Hundred Dollars or More Is Money But Fifty Dollars Is Doable
Spending a hundred or more dollars on an old computer is to much in most cases. Especially when you consider that you can get a new laptop these days for the $250 to $300 mark. Once you are at $100 or more you are paying a third of the price of a new computer. For a computer that is five years or older that becomes a lot of money any way you look at it.
Most smaller computer companies have now started charging below $100 for a virus/malware removal and cleaning. This is a drop from the average $149 that they were last year in order to meet the growing disposability of today’s computer market. Most people are willing to pay fifty or sixty dollars to keep the comfort and familiarity of their current computer.
Doesn’t Cheaper Price Mean Lower Quality
Even though the average charge for having a malware free and faster computer has dropped that does not mean that the quality of service has dropped with it. In fact it is likely you will receive a better job today than you did just a year ago. The reason is “Online Remote Computer Repair”.
Since over 85% of computer repairs are malware related inability to repair hardware is no longer a major issue. Many companies have altered their way of providing computer services and moved to an online remote computer repair service completely leaving the major retailers to provide the hardware replacements in most cases. With the lower overhead and ability for a technician to work on multiple computers from a single station the operational cost has lowered allowing for better service at a lower cost.
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