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Old 03-13-2008, 03:23 PM   #1
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I want to start a computer business in my neightbor hood. Just so I can fix peoples computers. I'm 12, and have an internship taking apart computers fixxing them and putting them back to gether. But, my question is... Do you need a permit to fix computers as a business?
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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a license? i dont think so....but an A+ certification would help. It proves that you understand and can repair a computer
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If you're doing local stuff then I doubt you'll have a real problem, but us kids might not be taken seriously with such "complicated" machinery. Get a certification or some kind of credentials to really look good.
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I've fixed a few computers for family/mates of family, and built a few in my time, and have thought about setting up a business too, but yeah, its not easy I don't think.
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I've fixed a few computers for family/mates of family, and built a few in my time, and have thought about setting up a business too, but yeah, its not easy I don't think.
Well, I already have some really nice fliers that I made with
"Corel New Project" I have been making some prices. I want a truthful answer... Do you think that a ten dollar instalation fee is cheap enough? Because I have to make some money right???
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If you're doing local stuff then I doubt you'll have a real problem, but us kids might not be taken seriously with such "complicated" machinery. Get a certification or some kind of credentials to really look good.
What do you mean us kids??? How old are you???
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I want a truthful answer... Do you think that a ten dollar instalation fee is cheap enough? Because I have to make some money right???
that is really cheap. But that's the way it should be, no one (and I really mean no one) will come to you if your prices are even close to the prices that other companies charge.

So yeah, I guess $10 sounds fine.

edit: ohh and mammoth is 15.
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that is really cheap. But that's the way it should be, no one (and I really mean no one) will come to you if your prices are even close to the prices that other companies charge.

So yeah, I guess $10 sounds fine.

edit: ohh and mammoth is 15.
lmao thats so true, since best buy charges like 100 to install ram :P
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lmao thats so true, since best buy charges like 100 to install ram :P
Then I guess I'm pretty cheap huh?? Lol!!!
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My local PC shop charges $30 or so to install a CD ROM drive... It's not really that complicated for them that they much charge $30 is it? Maybe the customer doesn't want to touch anything inside, that's understandable, but don't overcharge them...

I do stuff from home and generally charge $15 for a basic Windows reinstall. For hardware installs that don't need drivers, it's easy to do so I don't charge anything if they have something to put in a computer I am selling them.
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