Once in a while you may run into an ad for computer repairs that can be done cheaply or for a flat fee. Those of us who have experienced a system or hard drive crash, virus invasion or some other mishap, will be much attracted to a deal like this. However, once in a while it also pays for you to beware of cheap or flat fee computer repair services.

What can be so bad with a good deal such as this? Is it not advisable to jump at the chance at grab it before it gets away, considering the higher prices charged by others? There are many sides to a story, some good and some bad unfortunately, especially when it comes to this kind of deal.

Mostly new players or those less experienced in the market who would like to cash in nice and fast will give this kind of deal. The law of supply and demand will usually work them as a lower price will definitely encourage a high supply of customers. However before one becomes part of this supply lining up for this deal there are some things that must be taken note of first.

The first thing to do is to look at the advertisement and look for the address where the offer can be availed of. If there is no address and only a phone number is present, then it may seem a bit shady and should be avoided. For starters, why will a legitimate business not want its customers know where it is at? Should it look like a freelancer ad, also be a bit wary as freelancers never give a money back guarantee on their service if at all.

Do ask around your area of work or residence if the service being offered has been availed of. Ask your neighbours, friends or workmates who may have availed of similar type service or the service itself. Ask others who know of similar services that they can recommend if the one you saw makes you a bit edgy.

The next and most practical thing to do is to pass by the location of the service provider itself if you know where it is. If people are beating a path to the establishment door then it may be worth looking into. Once there do ask other customers and get all the details you can as much as possible. On the other hand if the place is very empty then perhaps it is a place to be avoided all together.

The last and most important thing to do is to communicate with the service provider if you can. Do ask as many details as possible on why the service is cheap and try to look for loopholes in the deal. It is up to the provider to provide you as much detail as possible to make you feel assured of the deal.

Finally as an ending note, not all flat fee deals are suspicious or to be totally avoided. There is that rare occasion you may bump into a genuine deal. The only way you can tell if it is real or not will be to follow the steps outlined above.

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