Bitcoin Forum
November 21, 2017, 09:47:12 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Never fix someones computer for free  (Read 572 times)
PeanutCoins
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 141


View Profile
April 21, 2014, 02:24:50 PM
 #1

Never fix people computers for free, when they get issues thats not your fault they will just ask you again and again.  Plus many dont value the time or they dont value whats free at all.

▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
⚂⚄ Pocket Dice — The real dice experience | Provably Fair | Free BTC Faucet ⚅⚁
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1511300832
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511300832

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511300832
Reply with quote  #2

1511300832
Report to moderator
1511300832
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511300832

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511300832
Reply with quote  #2

1511300832
Report to moderator
1511300832
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1511300832

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1511300832
Reply with quote  #2

1511300832
Report to moderator
GigaCoin
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 308


Giga


View Profile
April 21, 2014, 02:35:17 PM
 #2

Agreed, in my early days i would do that. People will just use you and then you're just the guy they call to fix their computer. I stopped doing this a while back and now i charge people to fix their computers or smartphones, yes even friends (unless i happen to be at their house for some activity and the problem just pops up). It was weird at first but it's important to setup that boundary otherwise people will call you every time they have a problem with no respect for your time. If someone doesn't respect that then they're not worth your time.


The problem is many people view fixing computers as something that's not worth paying for, they just see you do a few clicks and type in some stuff and boom it's done, ignoring the fact that you're able to fix it because of knowledge and experience that they don't have. They won't expect an accountant friend to do their taxes for free for example. This is one of the main reasons IT Guys don't get respect in most companies.

gagalady
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 924


View Profile
April 21, 2014, 02:41:42 PM
 #3

There is nothing free, even fixing a computer costs. But if you're talking about people you know, It all depends on the problem if it takes effort and time to fix you will probably ask to get paid.
zolace
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 364


View Profile
April 21, 2014, 02:53:03 PM
 #4

I only fix computers for free if they have a skill that I could use in the future.

The secretary, factory worker, forklift driver, accountant, etc. that I work with or my fiancee's coworkers that work at a convenience store? Pay up.

The guy who builds race engines, is trying to get rid of his girlfriends 496BBC in trade for a 383SBC+cash (where I already possess the 383SBC) and needs a laptop fixed? I'm already in on that shit.

⚂⚄ Pocket Dice — Real dice experienceProvably Fair
Free BTC Faucet
⚅⚁
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
CrazyBit
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 25


View Profile
April 21, 2014, 03:07:59 PM
 #5

Half the stuff people ask for you to fix isn't time consuming to fix so why not give it a try for free.
meliz98
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 68


View Profile
April 21, 2014, 03:11:04 PM
 #6

Everyones ask for free, but very few will do it free.  Smiley
pekv2
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 770



View Profile
April 21, 2014, 03:47:51 PM
 #7

Maybe the mills should hire me.

Guy few doors down, has a son that is a computer tech mill worker, services the computers. Well, the son and another guy could not get the guys PC to stop blue screening and get everything back.

I brought it into my PC room, hooked my monitor cords ect, seen the problem and solved it......

I used windows disk & sfc tool provided. Which all admins should know of sfc.

as it had a HDD, the repair took like 3 hours and 20 min.

I do have a skills et to find problems in PC's and fix em. I think Theymos has this in his brain for the forums software ect, dunno about HW.

I love HW.

pekv2
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 770



View Profile
April 21, 2014, 03:50:33 PM
 #8

I stopped doing this a while back and now i charge people to fix their computers or smartphones

Yup, makes then think twice before downloading a virus infected screen saver or corrupting the OS.

Charge'em: "joe" Hm, was the 40 bucks worth it last time? Nah, I wont make this mistake twice.

Free: Do it for free, "joe" does it repeatedly.
cosmofly
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 126


View Profile
April 21, 2014, 03:51:49 PM
 #9

Maybe the mills should hire me.

Guy few doors down, has a son that is a computer tech mill worker, services the computers. Well, the son and another guy could not get the guys PC to stop blue screening and get everything back.

I brought it into my PC room, hooked my monitor cords ect, seen the problem and solved it......

I used windows disk & sfc tool provided. Which all admins should know of sfc.

as it had a HDD, the repair took like 3 hours and 20 min.

I do have a skills et to find problems in PC's and fix em. I think Theymos has this in his brain for the forums software ect, dunno about HW.

I love HW.



Those who love HW and end up fixing HW lack intelligence required for SW. That's why they love HW because they are not smart and have below average IQ levels and inferior genetics



pekv2
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 770



View Profile
April 21, 2014, 03:55:58 PM
 #10

Those who love HW and end up fixing HW lack intelligence required for SW. That's why they love HW because they are not smart and have below average IQ levels and inferior genetics

U might be and might not be right.

Same goes for grease monkeys, they can build a car, but they also can use the computer to program the chipsets.

This could be a two way street for anyone or a one way street.
hilariousandco
Global Moderator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1470


How does one bitcoin?


View Profile WWW
April 23, 2014, 12:10:24 AM
 #11

Never fix people computers for free, when they get issues thats not your fault they will just ask you again and again.  Plus many dont value the time or they dont value whats free at all.

I know exactly what you mean but isn't it like this for anything? If you're good at doing something or have a certain skillset people will just come to you for a free solution most of the time.

Bitsaurus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 862



View Profile
June 11, 2014, 08:06:32 PM
 #12

Repair some hardware and you'll become their software tech support for 10 years.  Better to have them go to www.dell.com
beetcoin
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 434


View Profile
June 11, 2014, 08:06:45 PM
 #13

i don't mind doing it.. i installed my aunt's desktop yesterday. when i was removing the old computer, she asked me if i needed to transfer the email from the old computer to the new one  Cheesy

it can be a hassle to take care of shit for my uncle, but he's helped me so much that i do it without complaining.
Acidyo
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 546


Will Bitcoin Rise Again to $1000?


View Profile
June 11, 2014, 08:07:20 PM
 #14

Like my dad once told me, if you are good at something, never do it for free. Smiley

dwma
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 405


View Profile
June 11, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
 #15


ROFL.  I do this for immediate family now and no one else.  I would do it for an older person or someone else possibly.  I started out doing this to get some of my relatives on the internet because I thought their kids needed to be on the internet or have access to computers.  (Think 20 years back).  Then you come to find out how moochy and demanding they are. 

Somewhat recently, I hadn't seen them in years and years and I go over there and the father comes out asking me to come look at his computer because dip**** can't stay off pornsites and do stuff to get his computer owned by malware.  At that point I felt ok telling him no. Wink  There is always Best Buy and geeksquad or something.
DolanDuck
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 196


View Profile
June 11, 2014, 08:18:28 PM
 #16

Yes you are right, the same happened to me some years ago, I cleaned a friend's pc from hundreds of viruses and toolbars but after a week he
wanted me to pay his broken mouse button (lol).

▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
PRIMEDICE
The Premier Bitcoin Gambling Experience @PrimeDice
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
snaildvorak
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 234


View Profile
June 12, 2014, 01:06:27 AM
 #17

Like my dad once told me, if you are good at something, never do it for free. Smiley

I never knew if "Joker" had a child!   Cheesy

Good advice By the way!
commandrix
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 798


View Profile
June 12, 2014, 01:51:50 AM
 #18

i don't mind doing it.. i installed my aunt's desktop yesterday. when i was removing the old computer, she asked me if i needed to transfer the email from the old computer to the new one  Cheesy

it can be a hassle to take care of shit for my uncle, but he's helped me so much that i do it without complaining.

LOL...I've learned how to keep a straight face for that kinda people and do my laughing later. My grandmother could never figure out why her task bar keeps bouncing between the bottom and side of her computer screen even though I've shown her about a dozen times how to put it back the way it was.
beetcoin
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 434


View Profile
June 12, 2014, 01:54:02 AM
 #19

i don't mind doing it.. i installed my aunt's desktop yesterday. when i was removing the old computer, she asked me if i needed to transfer the email from the old computer to the new one  Cheesy

it can be a hassle to take care of shit for my uncle, but he's helped me so much that i do it without complaining.

LOL...I've learned how to keep a straight face for that kinda people and do my laughing later. My grandmother could never figure out why her task bar keeps bouncing between the bottom and side of her computer screen even though I've shown her about a dozen times how to put it back the way it was.

i must have told them at least 10 times throughout to stop using internet explorer, but every time i'm over there.. they click on that little blue e icon.. i've already told them that it's not only slower, but will likely end up causing more problems with your computer.. yet they stick with what they are comfortable with.
commandrix
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 798


View Profile
June 12, 2014, 01:56:19 AM
 #20

i don't mind doing it.. i installed my aunt's desktop yesterday. when i was removing the old computer, she asked me if i needed to transfer the email from the old computer to the new one  Cheesy

it can be a hassle to take care of shit for my uncle, but he's helped me so much that i do it without complaining.

LOL...I've learned how to keep a straight face for that kinda people and do my laughing later. My grandmother could never figure out why her task bar keeps bouncing between the bottom and side of her computer screen even though I've shown her about a dozen times how to put it back the way it was.

i must have told them at least 10 times throughout to stop using internet explorer, but every time i'm over there.. they click on that little blue e icon.. i've already told them that it's not only slower, but will likely end up causing more problems with your computer.. yet they stick with what they are comfortable with.

LOL yeah. Even my mother knows Internet Explorer is lame. But I can't get my grandmother to make the switch to either Firefox or Chrome.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!