Ya Zubaz...I think that is part of the reason. We typically do $30Grand with Dell as a reseller but we haven't sold but 1 PC in 3 months. Even through Christmas it was dead for new PC sales. But people are fixing them left and right. Plus...with some of these really bad viruses out today our average service call has increased significantly.
The other big part is we drive everywhere. People don't want to bring in thier PC to a shop anymore. So we do almost all our work on location and don't really charge anything more for it. If I do bench work I do it at my home office. Everybody likes the idea of us coming to them.
My understanding is that the other PC shops are having a real hard time. That's real unfortunate. There has always been plenty of work for the 3 of us. I respect them and would hate to see them go out. It's never good for a community to lose a business. Even if my pocketbook increases short term, the long term effects are very negative.
Good talking with you all. And it's a pleasure meeting you Tailsgirl. God bless you as well Mirsguy. And Sydney, I hope things are well for you also. I'll keep in touch more. I have some new thing shaking loose. We'll talk more about it later.
Abundant blessings and peace to all of you.