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Windows 7: So you bought your computer from Best Buy, you say?

10 Jan 2010   #31
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I feel so bad for the people who get conned into this kinda of stuff.
At all costs, i make sure to let everyone know to let me recommend/or choose out a computer for there needs on-line @ newegg / maybe compusa. If they really insist on buying at a store I tell them to tell me to go and see it. I have a voice that commands attention ( like an asshole but one that knows what he is saying). I actually get a kick out of it and they usually stop. I've helped out at least 20 people in 2 years and only messed up twice.

When i go to the store ie. Best buy since I like to test out mice/trackballs and notice someone being conned, once the salesman/girl? walks away i walk and talk the customer (since i overhear) and tell them to stop and let me help them. I got to help 4 people and 2 later called and said i was correct (gave my #). Gotten banned from 1 best buy since i was interfering with there business.

Do any of you guys try to help people when your at the store?
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10 Jan 2010   #32
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Exactly why I built my new gaming PC, not these useless excuses for technology. If only I can find a decent barebones chassis, I'm building a new laptop too. These stores should be extinct. No PSU specs, no RAM timings, no motherboard info, no information about the junk they preinstall, and 99% of the time for the average desktop PC, a useless GPU.
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10 Jan 2010   #33
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Exactly why I built my new gaming PC, not these useless excuses for technology. If only I can find a decent barebones chassis, I'm building a new laptop too. These stores should be extinct. No PSU specs, no RAM timings, no motherboard info, no information about the junk they preinstall, and 99% of the time for the average desktop PC, a useless GPU.
Thats why I don't buy my computers anymore.
And why I don't shop there.

~Lordbob
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10 Jan 2010   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Exactly why I built my new gaming PC, not these useless excuses for technology. If only I can find a decent barebones chassis, I'm building a new laptop too. These stores should be extinct. No PSU specs, no RAM timings, no motherboard info, no information about the junk they preinstall, and 99% of the time for the average desktop PC, a useless GPU.
Building a laptop from scratch is a far more challenging endeavor. Your choices for parts is extremely limited.

For the majority of PC users who buy prebuilt systems, they really aren't that concerned about RAM timings, PSU specs, etc. In addition, if they aren't into gaming...most don't care for the GPU installed either.

I cannot even imagine the debacle it would be if most PC users had to buy parts and assemble their own PC's.
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10 Jan 2010   #35
krazdkiller

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Exactly why I built my new gaming PC, not these useless excuses for technology. If only I can find a decent barebones chassis, I'm building a new laptop too. These stores should be extinct. No PSU specs, no RAM timings, no motherboard info, no information about the junk they preinstall, and 99% of the time for the average desktop PC, a useless GPU.
Building a laptop from scratch is a far more challenging endeavor. Your choices for parts is extremely limited.

For the majority of PC users who buy prebuilt systems, they really aren't that concerned about RAM timings, PSU specs, etc. In addition, if they aren't into gaming...most don't care for the GPU installed either.

I cannot even imagine the debacle it would be if most PC users had to buy parts and assemble their own PC's.
i could just see it now.

husband - honey why do i have these parts left?
wife - i think that one is what they call the cpu. i believe it was suppose to be put in before that big fan thingy.
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10 Jan 2010   #36
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Exactly why I built my new gaming PC, not these useless excuses for technology. If only I can find a decent barebones chassis, I'm building a new laptop too. These stores should be extinct. No PSU specs, no RAM timings, no motherboard info, no information about the junk they preinstall, and 99% of the time for the average desktop PC, a useless GPU.
Building a laptop from scratch is a far more challenging endeavor. Your choices for parts is extremely limited.

For the majority of PC users who buy prebuilt systems, they really aren't that concerned about RAM timings, PSU specs, etc. In addition, if they aren't into gaming...most don't care for the GPU installed either.

I cannot even imagine the debacle it would be if most PC users had to buy parts and assemble their own PC's.
As for a laptop finding the parts is hard enough - the chassis has the screen, keyboard, and motherboard - you need to pick the right chipset and then the rest. Still isn't too hard.
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10 Jan 2010   #37
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
I got to help 4 people and 2 later called and said i was correct (gave my #). Gotten banned from 1 best buy since i was interfering with there business.

Do any of you guys try to help people when your at the store?
I tried that, got banned from FutureShop last yr, those guys were pissed at me, and I just smiled.
They said the same thing, interfering...I said your interfering with my logic and low cost solutions to these poor guys, i left, only to get a call from the same couple, and ended up building them a way better PC.
So sad.
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10 Jan 2010   #38
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote:

i could just see it now.

husband - honey why do i have these parts left?
wife - i think that one is what they call the cpu. i believe it was suppose to be put in before that big fan thingy.
ohh man that's bad.
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10 Jan 2010   #39
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Not really, the 100+ page motherboard manual is pretty clear - if they actually read it.
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10 Jan 2010   #40
krazdkiller

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Not really, the 100+ page motherboard manual is pretty clear - if they actually read it.
how about this.

Manuals for Dummies

A manual to teach people how to read manuals
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