Well it's early summer and that has been traditionally a slow time in our shop.
Kids are out of school and the great outdoors beckons...who wants to think about their computer.
Good for them, but terrible for us.
So I have been trying to think up ways to lure in some bizness.
I came up with the concept of having a "Build Your Own Computer" day.
I would order the parts for five identical computers (the actual spec isn't important, but they would be pretty nicely kitted socket 939 systems), and one Sunday five participants would come in and we would show them how to assemble/install/configure their machine.
At day's end they leave with the new machine and a grasp of how to work on them.
We can OPK install Windows on the drives beforehand so we all don't have to sit around as the drives are formatted and XP is loaded, but drivers and programs would be installed by the owner (under our supervision).
During the preinstall, one drive would be specially marked and at the end of the build the person who had it would win a 17" LCD monitor.
Because we would be making a large order of parts with a guaranteed sale within a few days we could cut our normal markup, so the customer is actually getting a better deal than usual.
Does this sound like a concept that might work?