Last year I price-checked most the “Black Friday Deals” in advertisements on computers being sold at the Big Box stores in the area. Want to know the low-down on those Black Friday Deals? They weren’t such a great deal after all. Surprisingly, if you went to the manufacture’s web site and priced out the same systems, you could get the same deal straight from them, and occasionally for a slightly better price. That’s right, you could avoid the crowds and chaos on a day when you might prefer stopping by the local Christmas tree farm with your family to find that prized spruce and sip a hot cocoa, or take another shot at that buck you hoped would be in your freezer for the winter. So don’t just assume that Black Friday deals are all they’re cracked up to be. Research has shown that most electronics (especially TVs) are usually older models that retailers want to clear out. When something truly new and “hot” is advertised, the quantity is extremely limited; this is just a lure to get you into their store. Is it really worth spending time fighting the crowds of crazies just for a chance to get some gadget? Shop smarter; the Black Friday deals are advertised well in advance so you can do your homework by checking other locations and websites for the same product. When possible, use the model number of the device to ensure the comparisons you make are accurate. Simply going by the sales description is a bad idea because they are purposefully vague. Get the model number and check the manufacturer’s website to verify what you’re getting.
Better yet, come to us for your computer needs. Why? We can offer you a better deal than Big Box Mart. Here some are reasons why:
Rather than sell you the highest priced device we can talk you into, we work with your budget to find the best value at that price. Not only that, but our pricing is at or below what the big stores offer daily anyway, AND we give each client truly personalized service. Customers aren’t just another addition to the sales quota, they are our friends and neighbors, people we see every week. Wouldn’t you rather shop with a friend?
Instead of simply selling you something with all sorts of bells and whistles, we discuss how you use your computer and customize our suggestions to what you actually need, not what stock we need to clear out. Computers are a tool; don’t you want the right one for the job?
Want your files transferred? Need a backup of your old computer? Want virus software that is top-rated, vs. just what the store makes the most profit on? Want to remove the unnecessary programs that are advertisement add-ons to your computer? We take the worry and hassle out of setting up a new computer by doing it for you. We even offer delivery and onsite setup!
My father taught me it’s better to spend a little more money on a quality product than a little less on a cheap alternative and have to buy it twice. While many people consider a cheaper product to be a better deal, we prefer to offer higher quality products to our customers. Why? Because they are happier with a quality product for a longer time than they are with a cheaper product once the thrill of the price goes away.
Please note that our office will be closed Thursday through Saturday this week (November 23-26th) as we spend time with our families during the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your time with family!