How and where to buy
The buy in itself
Very well, the preliminary ones were finished. He already knows (or he should know) what he is going to buy and where; now there comes the moment to do it. Let's study the process of a chronological way, in plan Ten Orders of the Buyer of Computers:
And do not believe that it passes of demanding. In the United States, a "normal" after-sales service includes telephone attention up to Saturdays and collection of the computer damaged to domicile; "good" one, telephone consultation 24 hours even every Sunday and immediate replacement of the computer. In Spain those of mark do not offer this not, but it is already being an hour...
Slightly more: the software, the programs, which are original and with license. Apart from illegal, a shop that pirates software (nobody gives it) has all the ballot paper to cheat in other topics, or so that they fine it and it closes. Also, he will not be a registered user; he will be able neither to ask for telephone help nor update his program pirate. You will see...
Some (almost real examples
We are going to present some cases that not for fictitious are less true; it is possible that even you turn out to be reflected in them. We will do it with modern didactic methods, as if of a game it was talking each other. Do you find the solution before seeing it?
Pepe needs a computer to begin the Computer science career. Since he still does not know anything about computers, it goes to a big commercial surface, where a kind clerk teaches him several models and gives him many recommendations, after which one takes an ordering IBM Pentium III to the last one with EVERYTHING, with monitor of 14 ". What mistakes has Pepe committed? Solution
Otherwise, Pepe is thinking about having been well advised, but in fact he does not know it, since it has no facts. Also, Pepe has excelled himself a little in his buy (this is not very bad, but it is not convenient to spend very much in the first computer, for when you learn already it is old), but his biggest sin has been to allow to endorse the smallest monitor (only 14 ") not according to the rest of the PC, a serious error for high that is his quality. We go, a buy to fools and to madwomen.
Foresee where the error is in this invoice:
Solution: does it invoice? What does it invoice? That neither has NIF of the shop, not of the buyer, nor dates, not shame. At most it is a receipt, without much ado value that the one that they want to give him in the shop (and if they do not want, none). Certainly, let's hope that the guarantee conditions should come behind or in another role...
And in this one?
Solution: since simple: to the buyer they can place a microprocessor 486 "Tururú Inc." (of course, to 133 MHz); a hard disk of unknown mark ("since in the publicity a logo of Digital Western was going out"... yes, but not in his invoice); and why to continue. Details, friend, details; that spend more stained, that for 231.988 pts can already.
Juan (let's not get any more with Pepe) lives in a people of the north saw of Madrid. He wants a computer to get connected to Internet and to play, fundamentally. He buys to himself several computer science magazines, studies them thoroughly, asks a few friends and goes to the capital to buy his computer. Since the money does not remain him, it chooses a shop of clonal with good references and there he buys a good computer for games (card 3D, monitor 17 "...) that takes to his house the same evening. Did it fail in a little Juan? Solution
Solution: in little, but yes in something. The lesson was learned, so it chose a good computer we (suppose). But, for good that is a shop, is great coincidence that they had everything what Juan needed (computer, monitor, Joystick, modem...) in stock in the same moment; it should have called earlier by phone.
Also, he trusted in the references of the shop, therefore it risked having to return for a simple free cable (that happens even in the IBM, HP...); it should have opened it and even prove it in the shop. Certainly, the technical service in such a remote place is the most expensive. Did it bear it in mind? Perhaps it was better to wait and to save for one of mark that if it was failing was replaced in his house (which they do not do all the marks either).