Holding A Cyber Yard Sale

Holding A Cyber Yard Sale

You have a lot of items you want to get rid of or sell. The idea of a yard sale or moving sale does not appeal to you because you do not want to give up your weekend to sell your items. Auction sites on the web will not work for some of your items as you would like to sell larger things that are not easily shipped. They can also be expensive if the items do not sell. The ideal solution for you could be holding a cyber yard sale.  This can be done on a free website that has enough traffic to make it worth your while.  The best place for holding a cyber yard sale is Craigslist.org or NationalTrader.biz. Chances are you are close to one of the 450 areas that this website covers. Here are some ideas for making money with a cyber yard sale on craiglsist.org. Step 1 – Take great photographs of all of your items. A digital camera is the best way, but if you only have a 35mm or APS camera that is ok too. Just have the place where you get the film developed put the images on to a CD for you. Step 2 – Write your ads. Use a good title with a keyword that will get it noticed. If you are selling vintage dining room chairs, then in your title say “Vintage Dining Room Chairs”. This way, your ad will attract only the buyers that are looking for vintage chairs; not someone who is looking for a rocking chair. Next, write a really good descriptive ad for...
Computer Repair Myrtle Beach and Better Business Bureau

Computer Repair Myrtle Beach and Better Business Bureau

Over the years, the Better Business Bureau has helped people like you and me by seeking out less than reputable businesses and this includes the area of computer repair. When someone submits a complaint, the organization listens, gives advice on what action the person should take and then contacts the business in questions to express the consumer’s complaint. Keep in mind that the Better Business Bureau has no real authority to moderate on the consumer’s behalf; however, they do offer support when possible and provides the individual or business with a complaint current information on any schemes or frauds that criminals use. A consumer advocate from the bureau has the authority to make law enforcement agencies aware of wrongs being committed. In today’s internet world, the BBB is more accessible than ever before. You have the ability to find informative articles on local products and services such as computer repair. You can also discover what flags to look for when contracting with local computer repair companies and check to see if there are complaints against a company you are considering hiring. Many businesses that you deal with every day are members of BBB and have been rated by the organization. If you are working with a company that is not a member, this does not mean that the company is not a good candidate for the computer repair services you are seeking. However, having a good rating from the Better Business Bureau is definitely a plus. Benefits Of Computer Repair Companies Rated By BBB One bonus of BBB is their large database that covers the entire country. If a...
Myrtle Beach Computers on Professional Data Recovery Services

Myrtle Beach Computers on Professional Data Recovery Services

There are several data recovery software programs out there that are intended to assist you with recovering lost data.  Even though they may be a big help with some cases, there are other times when they don’t do anything.  In the event of software programs not being able to recover your lost data, you can count on the professional services of Myrtle Beach Computers to be there for you. As we all know, the process of data recovery is very time consuming and requires quite a bit of technical prowess in order to recover the data that has been lost.  If the data recovery is performed in the wrong way, it can lead to the hard drive being damaged beyond repair, and quite possibly the information that was stored on the hard drive to be lost forever. Even though you may know quite a bit about computers and hard drives, data recovery is something that is best left to professionals such as Myrtle Beach Computers.  They have all the equipment and knowledge to recover files, without bringing more damage to the hard drive.  They can also recover any type of file that was on your hard drive, even preview the files before they recover them.  This way, they will be able to go over with you which files you wish to be recovered. Professional services can also perform the emergency boot media.  This method allows you to recover any data from computers that cannot boot into Windows (or any other operating system) due to a failure, virus, damage to the hard drive, or loss of data.  This is ideal...
Are You Taking Your Computer Security Seriously

Are You Taking Your Computer Security Seriously

With all that is going on in the world, it seems that as time goes by we become more and more complacent.  An orange alert doesn’t mean much to us anymore.  This same complacency often applies to our computer security.  It isn’t until something happens that we wish we had taken the recommended precautions. Exactly what are we referring to when we talk about computer security?  The primary purpose of computer security is to protect your information and computer property from not only theft but also from natural disaster such as a power outage and from corruption.  At the same time, you still need for the information to remain accessible to you and others to whom you grant access.  In other words, you want to make sure that valuable or sensitive information is kept secure and safe and that the bad guys are kept out. With today’s technology, computer security is affordable and there is really no excuse for not taking the necessary precautions.  We have mentioned VIPRE in previous posts and their home license allows you to protect your home computer, laptop and iPad for one low annual fee. Here are 7 simple tips on computer security Make sure that you keep your anti-virus and firewall up to date.  There are over 70,000 new software applications being developed every day and many of these are malicious invaders that are just waiting to attack your computer.  Check with your local computer dealer on how to ensure that your spyware is current. Don’t forget to install your patches.  When you start your computer, you will receive a pop up on...
Preventing Identity Theft

Preventing Identity Theft

Your identity is important and needs to be protected.  Criminals will use your name, address, social security numbers and credit card information to commit other crimes.  You need to pay close attention to your personal information to protect yourself. Here are some ideas. Make sure you purchase and use a shredder.  You will want to shred all documents that contain any personal information – even direct mail pieces.   This will ensure that no one can get information about you or your family. This may seem obvious, but never loan your credit cards to anyone even family members or close friends. They could lose the card or it may be stolen and it will be days before they realize that it is gone. Always avoid mail or telephone requests that are promotions offering instant prizes in exchange for your information.  Even something as small as asking for your address so they can mail the prize.  Often they ask for information that could easily be obtained and then move into more personal information.  Once you start talking with them it is easy to give out personal information without realizing it. Along these same lines is responding to emails requesting even basic information.  I am sure you have received the email stating you have inherited money.  Most of us know to trash these emails and ignore them.  However, other emails seem to be legitimate and appear to come from your bank or other lending institutions.  If you think your bank may be contacting you, stop and talk to them – never reply to an email. Are you a Facebook user? This is...