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

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hiren, 10 Jun 2008.

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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. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Just built one today, only thing is it's for an Italian and I only have English install disks for XP, anyone know where I can pick up an Italian one? (understanding what's going on isn't much of a problem, I've installed XP so many times now I don't even read the english)
     
  2. Hg

    Hg The game known as life

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    4 family and friends
     
  3. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> set it to Italian?
     
  4. sleepyhollow

    sleepyhollow New Member

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    helped 2 to buy,advised 3. The best was spending £750 of somebody else's money. That was fun. The 2 that bought both wanted laptops.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I voted 6-10, but it really depends for me. Some months I can feel like people never stop asking me questions, and others, I wonder if my phone is broken.
     
  6. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Does Upgrade advice count, for parts for desktops/servers?

    Otherwise it's about 3 to 5
     
  7. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    I work the IT office at uni for spare cash, and (for better or worse) usually get requested by name by people looking for upgrade advice or general help.
     
  8. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    Tis my job, Dear friends!

    Repair, upgrade, Advise, Purchasing, Networking. Whatever.
     
  9. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    Wow! Interesting question, having done a quick count, I'm currently at 16 people in the last 6 months...
     
  10. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    I've built 2 sub-$500 computers for friends
     
  11. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    a whole pc? i regualy get asked should i buy part X or will part Y help my fps on CS:S
     
  12. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I do (or used to) it for a job so ... lots
     
  13. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    A sister and a friend from uni.

    Sisters was a laptop, she got a model up from what I suggested, gave me a budget, then when she had a play with the next one, she paid a little more.

    Guy from uni was after a gaming pc. Ended up getting similar spec pre-built.
     
  14. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    None, everyone I know either knows enough stuff or sticks with clapped out bangers.
     
  15. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    3-5.
    I'm the resident tech-geek ;)
     
  16. PHILIP1193

    PHILIP1193 a Self Confessed HP Server Lover!!

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    its my job to tell people what to buy, been in IT sales i'd of checked the 100-200 mark if i could if done :eek:p

    More realistically and for friends and family its more like 6-10

    Phil
     
  17. C0nKer

    C0nKer New Member

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    Can't recall that much. Probably less than 10.
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    hmm I would say Im in the 20+ as I am a computer consultant so I am always telling people what to buy lol
     
  19. mr_carl

    mr_carl New Member

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    do it as a living, then I probably just build about 10% of them.
    I build the ones with the new fun hardware :)
     
  20. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    It's fairly easy for me - I'm a technical support analyst at work, and we do get people phoning up, asking what laptop / pda / kitchen sink to buy, and also, I'm ususally doing tech support for my mates when I need it...
     

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