Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. However, we have compiled a list of the most common questions we are asked.
Our rates are simple and straight-forward, an on-site hourly rate or an in-shop flat rate. Most computer service companies charge strictly by the hour. Before you know it you could be facing a bill that is more than your device is worth. We believe in fair and honest pricing with no hidden fees.
Our on-site rates for most services is detailed below, however, if your technician discovers that the service would take over 90 minutes – excluding networking – you'll be offered to alternatively have your device serviced off-site where flat-rate pricing would be more economical.
All services done at our location are 1st come, 1st serve and are always a flat-rate and not charged based on hours, no matter how much time it takes to complete the service. Note, due to our policies, we do not give in-shop flat-rate pricing over the phone.
Home, SOHO, home business
1 hour minimum, 15 minute increments thereafter
B&M micro & small businesses
1 hour minimum, 30 minute increments thereafter
For wired and wireless
1 hour minimum, 30 minute increments thereafter
Great for small, quick fixes
½ hour minimum, 30 minute increments thereafter
Prices listed is for labor only and does not include sales tax, hardware/parts &/or software, backup media, materials or shipping of parts if needed. Not all services we offer can be done on-site. Priority servicing available (in by 2 pm, out by 2 pm next business day, except Friday's and Weekend's) and incurs an additional fee.
There is a minimum charge of $25 for all services provided. While we are happy to give advice, please note that our minimum charge may apply.
Do you charge any call-out fees?
For businesses outside our service area, we charge a call-out fee based upon our hourly rates which covers our technicians time and travel to and in somes cases, from your location. We do not make house calls outside our service area for residential. When you make an appointment with us, please ask if any call-out fees will apply to your service.
Do you offer free estimates over the phone?
Yes, however over-the-phone estimates are non-binding and are intended for informational purposes only so that our customers can have some idea of projected cost, but unless we have the device in our hands, we cannot offer an accurate or binding estimate.
While we try to be as thorough as possible with all estimates, we do not guarantee that our estimate is all-inclusive and final. Often, it is incredibly difficult or impossible to identify every problem affecting a device until some work is performed. Our estimates may evolve or change either up or down during the course of servicing your device.
If our technicians need to update the estimate, we will let you know why it has changed, and request permission to continue the service. If there are ANY changes on your estimate, we will ALWAYS let you know immediately, and all changes MUST be approved by you before we move forward with any work. Our initial estimate will always remain valid within the scope of the services it was originally attached to, though we may advise you that the original service may have become unnecessary or unlikely to resolve the issue.
Do you offer payment terms?
Due to the nature of our business, we are unable to offer payment 'on account' for residential customers. However, for business customers we may offer a NET 'X' payment option for your convenience – although at our discretion. Otherwise, all services require payment upon completion and can be paid by Cash, Check or major Credit/Debit Card. See our terms and conditions for more inormation.
For businesses interested in our NET payment terms, please use our application to apply.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept the following major credit and debit cards – Master Card, Visa, Discover Card and American Express. Business clients may be given the option to pay their invoice online. We use Quickbooks for this method.
Personalized checks will only be accepted with a valid drivers license and a valid phone number. However, starter, unnumbered or non-personalized checks will not be accepted.
A fee of $75 will be charged for any check returned for any reason. This includes a $25.00 NSF fee plus a $50.00 administrative fee to process these returned funds and re-bill. See our terms and conditions for more inormation.
If the service takes less than an hour, will I have to pay for a full hour?
Our minimum onsite charging period is one hour. If the service is completed in less time than this, the technician can stay for the remaining time to carry out a general PC health check or answer any technical questions you may have if you wish.
Is your work guaranteed?
Our work is fully guaranteed. All new components are covered by a manufacturers warranty while all refurbished components are covered by a 30 day parts warranty through us and in both cases a 30 day labor warranty. Services where no physical goods are sold are covered by a 72 hour labor warranty, except for virus remediation. Re-contamination of computers is at the customer's risk. See our terms and conditions for more inormation.
Do you service Apple computers?
Short answer is yes! However, due to Apples own policies, we are limited to certain year models and can upgrade or replace memory, battery/s, keyboards/trackpad &/or hard drives. On certain laptops we can replace a broken screen.
NOTE: Any services or modifications to Apple devices WILL void your warranty.
I have a virus. Why didn't my anti-virus work?
Buying anti-virus software does not guarantee you to be 100% virus free for the life of the product. An anti-virus program can be overruled by the user at any time and no anti-virus product can protect against 100% of threats. Viruses will often disguise themselves as something else to trick the user into allowing it onto the computer. The point of anti-virus software is to minimize and reduce your risk on the internet. Each user accesses the internet at their own risk.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes. For residential Seniors & Students (with valid student ID) we offer 10% off all hourly and in-shop flat-rate services. We do not provide discounts for remote services. Additionally, we back our blue and active military (valid ID required) with the same discounts.