Friday, February 28, 2020

Geek4Cheap still serving Wallaceburg clients

The crew at Geek4Cheap in Chatham continues to be a go-to location for anyone in Chatham-Kent in need of computer repairs, sales and services.

Mike Putnam, owner, says they are located at 455 Grand Ave. E., in the plaza with M&M Meats and Service Ontario out toward Teppermans.

“We had a Wallaceburg location,” he said.

“We gave it a try for six months. We wanted to see if it would warrant enough traffic to come into it. At this point in time we found out that it wasn’t enough to come in, but it was almost there. So I would like to try again sometime in the future for sure.”

In the meantime, Putnam says Wallaceburg customers will still be served by Geek4Cheap.

“We are there for them 100%,” he said.

“A lot of people that we have met along the way have come to us, we go to them too. We still have our service agents that will go out to their house, they will fix anything they need. It is an hourly rate. We are highly competitive. We are cheaper than any of the other places that do offer that service.”

Putnam says they serve homes and businesses as well.

“Just give us a call and we will work something out,” he said.

“Also if you come into town and you want to do some shopping in Chatham, do groceries or something, a lot of time people will drop it off. We will put it ahead of the line, fix your computer and have you pick it up before you go back home. We try to do that as much as we can.”

Geek4Cheap can be reached at 519-397-4947 and they don’t just fix computers

“We program the Android boxes,” Putnam said.

“We also sell them as well. We keep on the cutting edge of what is new in the Android world so that you don’t have to do that. It is only $29 for us to do it. It is a very competitive rate. It allows us to keep ahead of the game with knowing what is hot and whats not. We can walk you through it, we are always there for some teachable moments as well.”

They also fix broken screens, Putnam said.

“We do laptops, iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Samsungs and stuff like that. If you are a little unsure about whether we fix it or not, give us a call or you can just send us an email at and we will get right back to you with a response and tell you what our quote is.”

Putnam added: “We try to be extremely competitive. Keep in mind, we buy the OEM screens, so if you finding them cheaper elsewhere, ask them why it is cheaper. It could be very well that they are buying the screens that are not really recommended for that product.”

Geek4Cheap is now also selling routers, printers and other computer-related equipment.

“We have moved into a new market as well with new products… brand new Lenovo computers. It comes with a great warranty. We extend the warranty beyond the factory. We have not asked anyone to pay for a warranty so far,” he said.

“We want to really be there for you and not have you worry about, you know, oh darn this thing is going to be 30 days old. Now it’s junk and I am going to have to pay for it. No. We take care of you beyond the sale as well.”

Putnam said if you buy a router, or a similar product, and you have trouble setting it up, just give them a call.

“Say ‘Hey Mike, I have got this router that I just bought from you. We are trying to connect and it’s not’. We are very familiar with the products so we are going to be able to tell you ‘Hey, just do this’ and than boom you are good to go.”

Putnam said they are now offering websites for people as well.

“So if you have a small business that you know doesn’t warrant the $1,000 website, we do a nice face with some pictures,” he said.

“Some great pictures and a lot of information right around the $300-$400 range. Very highly competitive. Somebody that just has a small business, just needs a small presence on the web, that’s all that they would need.”

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