Personal Shopper Service
Many people believe that you can only buy a computer from the large high street stores or by mail order from the large companies. But there are other choices that you should be aware of.
Phil Guy Computer & Repairs supply a range of new or refurbished computers, to find out more click here.
Often, low price, mass produced computer systems are built with cheaper or manufacturer-specific components or components from other manufacturers built down to that price. You may think that you are grabbing a bargain but time and again we see these machines in our workshop because they are built with inferior components and not designed to last. Are you just paying for the name?
If you want to get value for money and you don't want to buy one of our range of new or refurbished computers yet have the kit that best suits your requirements, why not let us use our knowledge and contacts to suggest suitable equipment for you. Many of our clients come back time and again to make their purchases because they feel they are maximising their buying potential and not felt they have later bought the wrong machine and best of all have often found they have saved significant sums. If you wish to use our "Personal Shopper" service then our charge is as listed on our charges page and is per major piece of equipment researched.
Whilst there are many large companies who will sell you a new personal computer, very few allow you to customise a new system to your exact requirements. Phil Guy Computer & Repairs will take into account what you intend to use your workstation for - together with what software you wish to run on it - and meet your exact requirements. If you wish, we can purchase preferred brands of hardware - or perhaps from specific vendors - so that the finished product is exactly what you had in mind.We will always ensure that the most suitable operating system (Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10) is installed and - if specified - within your desired budget. In addition, we can install productivity applications (e.g. Microsoft Office) and endeavour to keep your data safe by including a suitable anti-virus and malware removal software. All software used on your computer will be purchased legally and licensed in your name.
If you already have a computer (or computers) and you are looking to replace it with a new system, we can transfer all your data and applications (where licensing permits) so that when you switch on your computer for the first time, it simply works and you can start using it immediately. In addition, we can have your old computer recycled and - particularly in the case of businesses - arrange to have any redundant hard drives securely destroyed.
Please note that under no circumstances will Phil Guy Computer & Repairs be liable for data loss when we perform equipment maintenance. We strongly recommend that you back up your data on a separate medium ( for example by DVD, external hard-drive, USB stick or on-line) on a regular basis. All business is subject to our Terms and Conditions of Business, a printable version of which is available here.
The cost of building a custom built machine by Phil Guy Computer & Repairs is typically between £ 60 to £ 300 in addition to the hardware and delivery costs. The prices illustrated do not include the operating system or migration of applications and/or data. Discounts may be available for multiple systems.
Please note that due to design configurations, we cannot build laptop computers from scratch but it is often possible to upgrade new or existing machines that may be close to the specification that you need.
Once an estimate has been agreed upon and not taking into account the ordering and delivery time of new components, we can usually finish your machine within 5 working days. Please note that additional time may be required to migrate your existing applications and personal data.