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20% OFF your bill if you are a EF member - computer repair

Hello.

I am Marc and am a Microsoft Certified Professional. I have 12 year-experience in troubleshooting.

If you have any problems with your computer, internet, email, viruses, pop-up windows, blue screens, no response, frequent freezes, please just drop me an email, a private message or give me a call at 079 664 35 21

Upon presentation of your EF username, you get an immediate 20% OFF your bill! Offer valid as long as this topic exists here.

If you are not a member, just mention the coupon code EF10OFF and get an immediate 10% OFF your bill.

I don't work at an hourly rate but on a per mission basis. Call me and tell me about your problem. I come to your home / company, see the computer and tell you how much it would cost to fix it. If you are OK with the price, I do the work. Otherwise, we shake hands and I thank you for inviting me to check your computer.

Note: no matter why or how, I would keep working on any issue till you are 100% satisfied.

Note: I very much would welcome on this topic feedback from people who called me and requested my services.

Modreators, please sticky this. It encourages (my business and) visitors to sign up and be members!

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If you have any problems with your computer, internet, email, viruses, pop-up windows, blue screens, no response, frequent freezes, please just..........



.......buy a mac
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Re: 20% OFF your bill if you are a EF member - computer repair

Maybe you should let people know your hourly rate, before deduction, and put this in commercial?
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Maybe you should let people know your hourly rate, before deduction, and put this in commercial?

thank you for the suggestion. I edited my first post and explained how I work on a per mission basis.
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.......buy a mac
this morning I read about Mac taking $500 off the price of MacBook Air!!

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...cbook_air.html

and

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-9983811-37.html

That is a great move Macintosh! Keep squeezing the giant !!!

More great news: with FireFox3, the great browser has jumped over 19% of browser use worldwide!!!!!

Hilarious Mozilla!!
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Re: 20% OFF your bill if you are a EF member - computer repair

If you have a MAC (like I do) and have technical problems.
Then you are probably in deep doo doo
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If you have a MAC (like I do) and have technical problems.
Then you are probably in deep doo doo
this is very true...

with a PC, you can easily find help. With Mac, it is hard to find help (and very expensive when you find it.... the only guys I know who do Mac troubleshooting are in Geneva and they charge 189.- CHF / Hour!!!!)
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Re: 20% OFF your bill if you are a EF member - computer repair

Well I know there is a place in Nyon called pumpkin that do Mac advice etc.
www.pumpkin.ch. Looks like they have a phone line for 2.50 CHF a minute.

Although you could try asking me for advice. Well if you are using MAC OSX that is. I'm not apple certified in fact I'm Microsoft certified.
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Well I know there is a place in Nyon called pumpkin that do Mac advice etc.
www.pumpkin.ch. Looks like they have a phone line for 2.50 CHF a minute.

Although you could try asking me for advice. Well if you are using MAC OSX that is. I'm not apple certified in fact I'm Microsoft certified.
LOL!

Uncle Gates would strip your diploma off !!!

you are promoting mac's products!!!

seriously,

thank you very much for the information you passed.

it really helps to know there is someone to send my eventual fanatic mac customers too.

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SUPPORT TELEPHONIQUE Sfr. 2.50/min
they would charge you 2.50 CHF /minute for telephone help... that probably means that if after a one hour chat at (60 minutes X 2.50 /minute)=150 francs!! they determine that there probably is a hardware issue and they need to send you a specialist, then the specialist would at least be billing you 150.- CHF per hour Plus transportation fees Plus the price of the piece of hardware to replace!!!!

At this rate, frankly, you'd better call me on 079 664 35 21 and get a BRAND NEW PC that I guarantee for you for THREE YEARS!!!! (guarantee officially on bill) for less than the money to repair your Mac!!!!
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Re: 20% OFF your bill if you are a EF member - computer repair

Most likely..........

Bill's gone I think I'm safe for now.

Anyway I'm not promoting Apple products they can do that themselves.

All I say is don't believe the hype MACs have just as many problems as PC's. just the error messages are not as criptic. More like "it failed live with it reboot" other than error 85003345678 memory could not be read due to failure in the warp core and the dilithium crystals have a crack in them oh and would you like to continue Yes No or maybe
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If you have a MAC (like I do) and have technical problems.
Then you are probably in deep doo doo
Why? To me a technical problem with a Mac is much simpler than one with a Windows PC.
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Most likely..........

Bill's gone I think I'm safe for now.

Anyway I'm not promoting Apple products they can do that themselves.

All I say is don't believe the hype MACs have just as many problems as PC's. just the error messages are not as criptic. More like "it failed live with it reboot" other than error 85003345678 memory could not be read due to failure in the warp core and the dilithium crystals have a crack in them oh and would you like to continue Yes No or maybe



you are absolutely right.

I also love the error message "no keyboard was detected, push F1 to continue"
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Why? To me a technical problem with a Mac is much simpler than one with a Windows PC.

Yes Sir. but how many like you are out there ready to go to people's houses and businesses to fix their computers??? very few...
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Why? To me a technical problem with a Mac is much simpler than one with a Windows PC.
I guess that depends on your personal experience and technical level. Most people who buys MAC's or at least the ones I know of buy them because they want their machines to just work and not get involved in the configuring / fixing of their machines. Some have had bad experiences with PC's and think a MAC will fix that. Wrong, my Wife hates my Imac. Mainly because she has to switch between PC's at work and an Imac at home.

Also commercial support for Mac's is some what less than PC's due to market share etc. Which is Marc73's point. What we have seen out there so far is looking is really expensive.
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Yes Sir. but how many like you are out there ready to go to people's houses and businesses to fix their computers??? very few...
Surely that's because you can take it into the Apple store and have them fix it for you?
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Yes Sir. but how many like you are out there ready to go to people's houses and businesses to fix their computers??? very few...
Well if it's in Swiss Romande and I earnt me a few francs from it, kept me off the streets (and this forum) not a problem. Oh it would probably have to be in English too. Although I have configured a Macbook in Swiss German for someone a few months ago. Oh what fun.
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Also commercial support for Mac's is some what less than PC's due to market share etc. Which is Marc73's point.

absolutely correct. That is the whole point for me.

There are so many hardware peripherals that are simply only-for-windows.

The same thing applies to software...You not always can find an equivalent for Mac, and when you actually find it, most of the time, it is many folds more expensive because it is a tiny market...
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absolutely correct. That is the whole point for me.

There are so many hardware peripherals that are simply only-for-windows.

The same thing applies to software...You not always can find an equivalent for Mac, and when you actually find it, most of the time, it is many folds more expensive because it is a tiny market...
Desktop Linux is a tiny market, and when you actually find an equivalent of a Windows app, most of the time, it is free. Small market doesn't always equal high price.
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Re: 20% OFF your bill if you are a EF member - computer repair

The lack of software point is exactly why I run my iMac with boot camp. I can either boot into XP or MAC OSX. Most of the time I use Parallels Desktop software which allows me to use the XP boot camp partition as a Virtual PC. You need plenty of memory to get a reasonable performance outo fit. I'm using 2GB. With 1gb for Mac and 1 GB for XP.

I also have an install of Vista as a virtual machine. Although right now Vista is real dog slow run virtually. So no difference from running it physically.
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Desktop Linux is a tiny market, and when you actually find an equivalent of a Windows app, most of the time, it is free. Small market doesn't always equal high price.
you are right... but of all the people you know who are not computer professionals, how many use Linux and how many use windows??
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