Buy.Com And “Customer Loyalty”

This is a cautionary tale to make you careful online shoppers. It strikes close to home for me because it involves Buy.com, a favorite of mine at one time, but the scam is also used on Orbitz, Fandango and other sites. When Buy.com opened its online doors in the late...

Shopping Plans

If you need a new computer, buy a new computer. Maybe your business is expanding (there are signs of life in our economy), maybe your old Windows XP computer has collapsed or is just too slow – whatever the reason, if you need hardware, buy hardware. But if your next...

COMPUTER SHOPPING 2009

Let me give you some updated generalizations that may help you get started when you’re shopping for a new computer. Generalizations are dangerous things. Not everyone ought to make the same choices. You’ll be driven by your budget, your level of tech knowledge, any...

OFFICE 2007 ON SALE

Prices are down on Microsoft Office 2007. If you’re considering an upgrade or buying a copy for a new computer, it’s a good time to go shopping. Costco, Buy.com, and Amazon all have similar prices. Microsoft Office Home And Student 2007 is about eighty dollars. It can...

COMPUTER SHOPPING 2008

[Originally posted November 26, 2007] Thinking about a new computer – home, home office, small business? Let me give you some generalizations that will help you get started. (As always, gamers will be looking for faster processors and hard drives, more memory,...

SHOPPING AT BEST BUY

Sonoma County has a serious shortage of places to buy technology. It was a little upsetting when CompUSA announced it was closing, since it had a better inventory of network equipment than anywhere else nearby for those days when things have to be bought on short...