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Old 04-26-2006, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So.. How much you charge if someone ask you build computer?

or maybe to clean comp from virus or spyware?
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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im no expert, but id say in general, u need to charge for
-cost of parts
-labor (this is more subjective than anything)

factor your time into it, give yourself a decent wage/hour, and that should set your labor cost, parts cost are pretty self-explanitory.

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Old 04-26-2006, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well, parts yea.

But I mean how much for labor?

How much ,ppl that do this, charge? I just want to compare what I charge with others.
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well, its all relative...some computer stores charge $30 for a diagnostic alone, without repairs or anything! other places offer a system "clean up" for around $40 bucks on the low end...

like i said before it all depends on the time you spend, so if your looking to give the person an estimate, ask them either what they want built, or if they need purging, ask how much the computer is ****ed up and go from there.

if you want personal advise, i can tell you to build a system i would charge no less than 20 an hour...its specialty work. not many can do it

hope i could help
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I work on friends' and co-workers' comps for free.

If someone asked me to build 'em one, I'd have them order the parts (I would choose the parts, mind you). But as far as what I would charge them... I doubt I would charge them much, say a max of 10% of the cost of the parts.
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building? friends free... friends parents/relatives, 5-10% depending on the mood im in... people i dont know: 10%

virus removal? 10 an hour
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i charge around about $50-$100 in comps i've built for people. keep in mind the different currency though and these people basically get free tech support from me so i'm basically ripping myself off here
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