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Experts are cheaper than amateurs

Posted on: 30th May, 2019

Computer support experts in Northumberland

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Quote attributed to Red Adair, the oil well firefighter.

If you fear the cost of calling in a computer expert, because you know a guy who has a mate whose cousin could solve your problems, consider the actual price you’ll pay.

An expert will, it is true, charge a lot more upfront than your mate’s friend. But, if you use a reputable company such as Curlew Computers, you’ll find the job gets done in half the time; and only gets done once. The savings in staff downtime are considerable.

We are fully insured as well, just in case anything should happen to go wrong. It hasn’t done so yet!

I met a businesswoman at a networking event yesterday, who admitted that she was “hopeless” with computers and she apologised for it. Why? I couldn’t do her job as I don’t have the qualifications, I haven’t been trained for years and I don’t have her experience. But I’m not sorry for that! I love my own job, thanks!

I asked her if she was happy with the IT Support company her business used. “Oh, the MD does all that sort of stuff”, she told me. So, not only an amateur, (given that it was an accountancy practice he’s unlikely to be an IT expert), but probably the most highly paid member of staff.

His rate of pay, which covered not just fixing computers, but also the loss of his time as he couldn’t also be working on his own business, must be phenomenal!

When you’ve got problems, call in the experts. It’s a lot cheaper.


Curlew Computers – based between Alnwick and Morpeth – offer computer support services to businesses, schools, charities and home users throughout Northumberland. We look after businesses with anywhere from 1 to 25 computers.
Computer Support Contracts; Secure Online Data Backup; Domain Name Hosting; Office 365 Solutions.

Call: 01670 432 324 or 0759 666 4626
Visit: https://www.curlewpc.uk
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© Michael Donkin 2019