HOW TO BUY A PC FOR UNDER 100 BUCKS
You know those barrio, computer fix-it shops? They're often owned/ run by a Hindu guy who's alert, friendly and seems nice. (Vegetarian cultures, those!) That's where you get decade old used PC's at bottom dollar. (right now NEW EGG, FRYS or DELL OUTLETS have win 10 on a refurb ASUS, DELL or HP for 150$ today in 2017. PC MAG likes the whole refurb biz. (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374269,00.asp )
You can buy one for back up as a CLOUD, for emergency breakdowns. Those REFURB corps are As GOOD AS THEIR WORD. But use the NEIGHBORHOOD HINDU and you can get your PC SWITCHED and a quasi LOOKALIKE handed you --a machine with NO ABILITY TO GO ONLINE, its central drive missing and the guy has his money and thumbs his nose at you. Cops say, prove it. He said. She said. So from the gitgo this article tells you, AVOID LITTLE PC SHOPS no matter how cute the TEKIE. Go to newegg.com and get a win l0 DELL refurbished for 160$ or a WIN 7 DELL refurb for 89$. AVOID SHOPS ENTIRELY. As Corporations deliver, sometimes even a nice fixer guy WILL NOT.
IF the fixer guy is some sensitive nationality like HINDU Arabic or MALAYSIAN, I go in, run a test conversation. "What do you charge an hour to fix my old PC?" If he answers some fair price answer & I like him, I will usually say 'got any used pc's? They always say yeah, quite a few. HOW COME? I ask. Key question! Was it cuz clients didn't have the gelt for his Mt.Everest fix-it prices? That I don't like. If he says "Cuz I fix pc's at big corporations and all the time they give me a half dozen of the five year-old pc's free." Hey, sounds good to me!
I once went to a big fixer shop, used machines in the work room, spotted lots of used stuff. But THE ASIAN (Chinese, Korean,) wasn't nice, he was asleep on his feet, (exclusively pork diet,) not alert, not friendly and he demanded some huge bucks for a simple repair. BIG-TIME meat eating cultures. They even eat dogs and cats! And he didn't say any of this "people GIVE me old machines, I let them go cheap" stuff to me, He just wanted huge money for fixing my old one. SO I left and never came back.
When I had a broken PC, this HINDU guy said, "abandon it. I can take all the info in it, even off a dead hardrive, and stick it in this new one. I've got lots to choose from, used motherboards or towers, all under l00$." Did it and was not sorry for about 15 yrs (before he lost his mind and started cheating me). But I get it. He came from Calcutta. POVERTY HEADQUARTERS. BHANU PATEL was his name. Store on a back street, where rent was cheap. Not on the main boulevard. Himself a thrifty gent, he wasn't looking to gouge me. Wasn't on the big Boulevard where Costly Rd intersects with Outrageous Parkway. He was just a petty thief who'd steal when he hated you enough. YEP!
I paid 220$ for his doing nothing AND STEALING MY MACHINE and "ALL CATS ARE ALIKE IN THE DARK." ALL BLACK DELLS are alike. HE GAVE ME BACK A DEAD ONE.
I noticed the layout at Bhanu's shop: USED STUFF all over, dozens of neat shoe boxes labelled with parts, all full. Motherboards galore. THIS ONE x many gigs. THIS ONE so many gigs. (fORGET SIZES NOW) Now, that is good. That's a big hard drive! I pay 100$ maybe 150$ tops and he gave me all the peripherals, speakers, monitor, power source on one of them, as it was separate, even printers and ink cartridge! Everything. He also cleaned up their hard drives, erased prior owner's text and he gave me WORD PERFECT FOR DOS, wordperfect for WINDOWS, MICROSOFT WORD the key part of MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE. and WINZIP and a FIREWALL CALLED "ZONE ALARM" (used to be free online, not sure now, but these guys always have some very fine firewalls,) and some FTP software. (Also free online,) but ask YOUR BHANU to make sure you get one (This was 20 years ago, so now I download things like SEAMONKEY for htm composing, CORE-FTP for loading my websites.) But after 20 yrs this man failed me. He kept my old pc for himself & delivered other people's PCS to me-- several without ability to even go online, wouldn't refund money. I think he had Alzheimers so..
Consider buying a new PC that you THIS WEEK ( i wrote this in 2016,) fill with all your CURRENT files as BACKUP. 89$ plus 2$ sipping for a REFURB DELL with WIN 7. NOW it would be WIN 10. Get a Thumbdrive and put all your files right in. Create the new directory(ies) and there it sits, your own personal CLOUD. To find this deal at NEW EGG PCS put "new egg" desktop + "windows 7" + or TEN, add word 'refurbished' in the GOOGLE SEARCH BAR. MACHINE IS EIGHTY NINE BUCKS FREE AND CLEAR!
Spend 40$ more get WIN l0. GOOGLE: "new egg" desktop + "windows 10" + refurbished. A few there, 104$ up to 134$ take your pick. If something happens to YOUR MAIN PC, you want a clone nearby, already filled up with all your browsers, software, files, pictures... cuz without the primary pc WORKING AND PRESENT you cannot LOAD a second pc unless you have real tech skills and put the files on a big cd or thumb drive. And then you don't really have the C:\TREE -DIRECTORY MAP UNLESS YOU MADE ONE. Mine reads d:\Activism D:\astrology d:\artists D:\Babies thru to D:\WELFARE like 2 dozen directories easy maybe 3 dozen. You want to create the TREE replica on the CLOUD machine while you can consult the primary twin. Cuz you can come home from a party sweetheart and your PC is gone! Or lightning bolt hits tv antenna and every wired object in the house is fried. Speaking of lightning there are 22thousand fires due to bolts yearly, all over country. Most hit? FLORIDA. But as entire state is damp, moist and green, fires are not a problem. BUT BOLTS can hit home wiring and need for a new PC is in your lap, outta nowhere. Western United states has the most lightning ignited wild fires. But as that LAND all belongs to the GOV as protected parks, WHO CARES?
IF it's only 89$ for a cloud backup desk top, you can afford one so do it! Economize for one month and you have the 89$. NO Mall stop and shop, no new SWEATERS, NO RESTAURANT EATING for one month. No movies, no long gasoline trips to the beach. Instead, GET A refurbished NEW EGG DESK TOP PC! (Maybe 100 bucks today in 2017.)
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NOW, there are other ways to get a PC some of them FOR FREE. Craigs List is how my PC expert pal does it. You can register at the freecycle.org which is in every city in USA, do SEARCH on its main page to see how many FREE THINGS like PCs in your city. I .get emails hourly offering free sofa, tv., computer, monitor, etc. on it goes, they give em away, just come pick 'em up. answer as fast as you see that ad as someone else will answer and nail it. Craigs list has a FREEBIE section, and every single day they give away a PC in some part of our town. Get online every single day at 7 a.m. to nail the first PC, and watch board all day. Always, instantly email the owner. My pal the RECYCLER girl, Charlene "(CHAR)", one day saw the freebie Craigs ad "SCHOOL recently had many machines donated, we have no room." She shot over, there were dozens of near new PC's with all peripherals. A generous gift indeed. Char rented a UHAUL for 19$ got them all. She had a mix of motherboards i.e. boxes, and keyboards and monitors. I met her and she gave me a box, a faster one. She took the C drive off my really old machine, 250 meghurtz and stuck it in a new box with 700 megahurtz. REALLY FAST. She gave me a huge monitor, a Hewlett Packard Fast Laser printer. I think I got an entire suite for 100$. Char is cheaper than BHANU. He wants 25$ for a fix. All she wants is dinner and a motel room.
Char told me some things that blew my mind. That 95% of all computer peripherals left out on the curb work. That all of the really old ones are filled with gold, she says she learned it from someone who goes to GOLD REFINING FORUM dot COM or the MANY YOUTUBE VIDEOS and finds that 7$ worth of Acid from LOWES will get the gold out. Her method is to sink the metal in an old crockpot & heat the acid for a couple of days out in the yard on a table. Then, she can separate the GOLD using a coffee filter and sell it on EBAY.
2014 after knowing him for 14 yrs, Bhanu Patel my HINDU TEKKIE turned 65 yrs old and turned criminal. I was gifted with a fairly new PC, DELL Optiplex. WIN 7...He kept it three weeks then said he fixed it, charges 220$ and gave me back a black DELL DIMENSION. Looked almost the same, took it home, turned it on a week later and found a LOT of my software programs were missing though to cover the theft, he stuck in my 1000 articles from the LIFE 101 FREE SEMINAR.So he knew what he was doing. This wasn't alzheimers. He rented half his store space to a sandwich spot (built a wall,) and now probably is thinking of retiring so he's taking all he can from his clients, first. Calcutta Hindu guy. Real shame. I Called cops, they said PROVE IT. Pal who gave me optiplex couldn't find his receipt!
Confronted, PATEL spieled some real BALONEY at us, said he had to do it to get the old DOS program ZTREE to work as he maintained ZTREE a file organizer is dos based. IT IS. But it works fine in new pcs. The inventor and I are friends, Kim Henkel. KIM SAYS that the new ZTREE works in WIN 10. I Know him 20 yrs so BHANU LIED to supply a reason for stealing, switching PCS! He then gave me an DELL optiplex, said it was mine, shoved it in car trunk so I didn't spot it also was fake..... NOT MY OPTIPLEX. And it was missing the PIECE INSIDE which GOES ONLINE so there was no fixing it. And CLUE #1 it had None of my software. Second time. I kept them both. NO USE as neither can go online. I've had tekkie pals come over and try!
I Can't get my 220$ 'fix it' money back. Lady cop heard whole story l0 min long, said without paperwork to prove theft, it's "he said she said." BHANU rented half his shop to a TACO CAFE OUTFIT. He plays solitaire in his half shop all day and probably steals every PC he can .. thinking of it, I turn purple and feel faint. I learned this:
HAVE a typed legal AGREEMENT when you go in with machine. It cites MODEL NUMBER, (so he can't switch machines on you,) Also show him your PROOF OF YOUR PURCHASE AND legal OWNERSHIP as then he knows you can go to cops .......then cite in writing the various FIXES YOU WANT made as this keeps him on track after you leave it with him. Then stipulate how much time he has to do it, and last, the SUM he will charge. He has to come in on budget. Be firm on that price. I didn't get a price so a month later when no PC works, NONE IS MINE, MY SOFTWARE is gone, I'd paid 220$ for his doing nothing AND STEALING MY MACHINE and "ALL CATS ARE ALIKE IN THE DARK." ALL BLACK DELLS are alike. Didn't recognize it wasn't my PC! SHAME ON ME! So have All this WRITTEN DOWN. And MAKE HIM SIGN IT when you HAND OVER your PC. At bottom a blank space, "HANDED IN, ALL FIXED" on this date, I release FIXER from responsibility. Then one more thing. You must in his shop sit down and go over every fix, every file/ directory/ piece of software.I had a screwball friend drive me there, she was screaming it's 110 degrees and I want my lunch. Let's GO!" She slapped down the 220$ "PAY ME LATER" she said. We left to get tacos, a counterfeit PC in the trunk. I PAID her that day. I'd be out of a career as an astrologer who does natal readings typed! DAILY. But luckily a generous client dropped his new PC while under warranty and gave it to me. AFTER the ASUS folks repaired it for free.
SO BUY USED AND BUY REFURBISHED BUT NOT FROM A HINDU EITHER! BUY FROM FROM NEW EGG PCS a NATIONAL MAIL ORDER STORE!
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