I used to sell PC computers. Not anymore. The issue for the little computer shop is that you cannot stock a large inventory, so you build “custom” computers and utilize “just-time-inventory”, which means your basically order parts on a case-by-case basis. But the profit margin is very slim on doing this, and you cannot price match the larger guys. The end result is that local computer shops will try to over-sell a PC computer to you.
If you primarily use your computer for email, web surfing, getting on Facebook, etc., then you absolutely have no need to spend thousands on a PC. The high-end market is for power users like playing intense 3D games or video editing. If you have no need to do either of these power hungry actions, then something in the $300 – $500 range is going to be just fine for your needs. Even if you just need to run Office applications, the low end is going to be just fine. If anyone tells you different, then they are trying to sell you something you don’t need.
There’s absolutely no way a small shop can sell low end spec PCs like that to you. Besides the hardware costs, they have to buy the individual operating system license as well. This can be from $100 – $400 a piece. That’s before they spend any money on the actual computer! So they have to make it up somewhere, and that comes in the form of trying to talk you into a higher priced computer that you don’t need.
BITS avoids that used-car-sales-technique and doesn’t try to sell you anything you don’t need.
Although we will help you shop if you need advice.
Now, if you are interested in PC gaming or video editing, BITS can certainly build you a PC. The one advantage a custom built PC has over a large companies’ product is the capability for upgrading. You see, the larger players make a lot of hardware designs proprietary, and that leaves very little room to upgrade the computer to faster parts in the future. A custom-built PC will give you room to do upgrades later on if you choose to do so. In the gaming world, this is really a necessity. But for most of us, it really isn’t. It’s almost far more economical to just get a new PC.
So don’t get ripped off! Go ahead and look at those lower end PCs you see at Wal-Mart or Amazon. Then, if you need help along the way, contact us.