In the last 6 months how many people have you advised on purchasing a PC or Notebook?

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In the last 6 months how many people have you advised to purchasing a PC or Notebook?

  1. None

    15 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. 1 or 2

    41 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. 3 to 5

    95 vote(s)
    35.4%
  4. 6 to 10

    54 vote(s)
    20.1%
  5. 11 to 20

    18 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. 20 + more

    45 vote(s)
    16.8%
  1. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    In the last 6 months how many people have you advised to purchasing a PC or Notebook?

    Just trying to understand the bit-tech readership better.
     
  2. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    IRL or online (or both)
    I dunno to be honest, if it's replying to threads then quite a few, but IRL not many people know of my "geekiness"
     
  3. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Not so many of late, I've already bullied advised most folk i know on purchasing computers, so most are less than 3 years old which tbh is more than enough for most of the population.
     
  4. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    +1 To be honest, most people I know are mid-upgrade cycle at the moment.
     
  5. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    1 here, I even went through and chose all the options on Dell's site for them. :)
     
  6. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    He said Advised, not sabotaged!!

    Jokes...Dell aren't bad for normal office stuff/websurfing
     
  7. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    It was a laptop.... :)
     
  8. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

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    20+ actually - I'm well known as being the office/neighbourhood geek. :D
     
  9. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    I think I've built/bought around 5 systems in that time and probably advised on quite a few more when down the pub.
     
  10. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke New Member

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    I've never advised anyone to buy, I have built for people though that have asked for advice and will be again soonish. I nearly got burned at uni by a company that went into receivership the day after I took delivery of a faulty base unit. Since then I've trusted myself. If I count that as advice then one in the last 6 months, upgrades...lots
     
  11. Squadexodus

    Squadexodus I got my cookie. What about you?

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    7 Of them, 5 Followed through. One of them is better than my comp, Unfortunatley...
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I've helped people pick out parts, does that count???


    if so I'd say 5-10
     
  13. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Everyone that has posted so far needs to buy a PC or laptop, that's 12 people I have advised then :D
     
  14. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Advised on some upgrade bits for a couple of friends online, and assisted a RL mate with picking the parts and building it for him.
     
  15. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Advised parts builds mostly as I seem to be the only one that keeps with with the "bang-for-buck" stuff out of people I know.
    Most just say I have £xxx spec me something that you think is good for the money, and they usually buy it.
     
  16. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    Told my sister what laptop to get, i specced out something for my friend (cost way more than i could ever spend), and specced my cousins rig up too. plus all the upgrades that ive done
     
  17. Geektechnica

    Geektechnica Geek of the East

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    20+ Easily. I'm a SysAdmin for a medium sized company, I get people walking into my office all the time asking for recommendations for a new PC, or a new laptop for the wifey or their kid that is going off to college.
     
  18. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Mudkips.

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    grand total of about 2. :clap:
     
  19. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    loads, but the conversation usually goes like this:

    me: what do you want a new pc for?
    them: my one runs slow. i use it for msn and facebook and myspace.
    me: reboot your pc. a 10 year old pc will do the job fine.

    and when someone really does want a new pc and ask me what to get i make recomendations on exactly what to get. then they buy any old ill suited crap off dell.

    idiots.

    ppl on bit-tech are cool tho. you guys listen
     
  20. mctigger

    mctigger New Member

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    probably 3-5 to IRL, but the number of times people have asked me at the pub and which i have "forgot" about, so it could be more
     

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