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Shopping For Good Deals Takes Work

sfgdIf ads shouting “prices slashed!,” “year-end clearance!,” and “on sale for a limited time!” Kick your bargain-seeking radar into high gear, you’re in good company. Whether you’ve got money to burn or you run your home office on a shoestring budget, there’s something supremely satisfying in taking home an outstanding deal.

Though great buys abound on refurbished, returned, or slightly dated equipment, it’s also a cinch to score savings on brand-new, factory-sealed software and hardware. To help you do so, we asked five veteran home office shoppers to share their tips, tricks, and strategies for getting the good stuff–cheap. Plan your next equipment purchase with these insider secrets in mind, and you’ll be sure to save a bundle.

Best Bargain Ever

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Bumps In The Road And The Techies That Help Us

Don’t you absolutely hate it when you are just about once a website and you discover your hard drive clicking? I can’t believe the timing of things in life, sometimes. I was trying to get the site launched before I finished my thesis, but of course I had a massive hard drive crash in my raid array. I truly believe that this is one of those things that really make you think about disasters and how they can happen at any second. A lot of people talk about how you can be hit by a bus one day, and let’s just say that when you have a full on raid failure, is pretty much the technological equivalent of that.

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When You Need Data Recovery, It Can Be Tough

spookedIf you have ever experienced a complete computer failure you understand just how frustrating this experience can be. First the computer is working just fine then all of a sudden simply processes such as opening a file becomes a five minute event. This can make life unbelievably complicated and sometimes even unbearable. There can be a multitude of different reasons why a computer will begin to crash. Sometimes the hard drive of the computer has experience some sort of physical abuse such as change in the temperature or maybe a chemical spill. Other times it is because of an virus, Trojan or other malware that has invaded the computer and is reeking havoc on it.

Hard Drive Crashes Happen, No Matter What

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