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I think I know more about computers than the Geek Squad guys. That's why I almost fell into a coma when I heard that it costs $110 to get them to install the router and adapter :shock:

EDIT: lol I bet they wouldn't have been able to do it on Ubuntu :P

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I think I know more about computers than the Geek Squad guys. That's why I almost fell into a coma when I heard that it costs $110 to get them to install the router and adapter :shock:

I'm sure most of the more frequent posters on this forum know more about computers than the Geek Squad guys, and agree that what they charge for something as simple as installing a router and adapter is absolutely ridiculous.

*walks to Best Buy and asks for an application for Geek Squad*

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@spike 121: It can be annoying, but the installation normally goes smoothly. Getting Ubuntu installed on a hard drive without the necessary tools (like a mouse or speakers) is a real pain!

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Why would you need speakers?

To hear the booting musing of course! 8)

Anyway, over a Best Buy I was also surprised to they were selling 1GB DRAM chips for over $80! Alls I know is that me's gonna git 'dem chips somewheres else!

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Same here about nice Best Buys. I wouldn't buy anything too expensive from a Radio Shack though... Also, Circuit City's are annoying. All their sales are mail in rebates; Best Buy's are instant savings!

Another thing about Circuit City: It's fun the go to the store and start checking out the most expensive things in the store (i.e. 60 inch LCD HDTV's). The clerks congregate on you like flies to dead meat, because they get paid on commission. You can get all the way to the check out line, then change your mind about the purchase. They look so crestfallen... :twisted:

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lol, I actually prefer Circuit City because of their rebates. They take a month or two to get processed, but it's worth it in the end. I got a (claimed) $600 computer for $350 with the purchase of a $40 printer a few years ago.

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In VA, Best Buy has the lower prices even considering CC's mail in rebates. So I stick with them. Oh, this weekend was VA's tax free holiday! Normally it's only on school supplies, but CC and Best Buy made their entire stores tax free! I made good use of that...

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