57% of Back-to-School Shoppers Opt to Repair Current Computers Rather Than Buy New Ones

Venture Computers of Canada (www.Venture.ca), Toronto’s leading provider of IT support, hardware and software sales and services, and consulting, is responding to a new survey showing the majority of back-to-school shoppers will not buy new computers, instead extending the life and performance of their current computers through repairs.

A recent study discovered that more than half of back-to-school shoppers (57%) do not plan to purchase desktop computers or laptops, tablets, or mobile devices, as a vast majority of consumers are increasingly concerned with finances. The survey found that consumers, in particular back-to-school shoppers, are seeking ways to cut back on expenses. More than three-quarters of back-to-school shoppers (82%) said it is more important to save money than time.

“The results of this survey are very telling. First, they show that students and families want to save money and for their computers, tablets, and smartphones to last as long as possible,” says Harris Tan, owner of Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. “Looking for ways to both extend the life and performance of costly electronics, like computers and printers, is a much better option than spending hundreds of dollars on new ones.”

Tan explains that with entry-level personal computers selling for less than $500 and mainstream personal computers selling for more than $1,000, it makes sense to repair or upgrade a computer.

“Most computer manufacturers save money by using cheaper products and components. That means that when you purchase a computer, you get what the vendor sells you,” he explains. “Getting a computer repaired or upgraded means optimizing the computer to meet specific needs; that could include upgrading to a terabyte or more of hard disk space, a better power supply, a motherboard with better features, and even a quieter cooling fan.”

Tan adds that when it comes to an older computer that needs to be repaired or upgraded, shoppers have two choices: they can either sit on hold with the manufacturer, who will eventually claim that it will take them weeks or months to fix it, or they can contact the professionals at Venture Computers of Canada, Inc.

“Whether the computer is new or old; runs Mac, Linux, or Windows; has software issues; or needs to be repaired or upgraded, the knowledgeable and skilled technicians at Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. provide in-lab and on-site computer repairs to get individuals and business back up and running in no time,” Tan concludes. “For those whose computer is still under warranty, Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. is an authorized service centre for Apple, IBM/Lenovo, HP/Compaq, Toshiba, Dell, Xerox, and Okidata.”

Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. has been providing in-depth, customizable broad-spectrum information technology support, hardware and software sales and service, computer rental, and IT consulting to the Greater Toronto Area since 1989. Conveniently located in Scarborough, the skilled consultants at Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. can help clients integrate a cloud-based network for improved flexibility, security, and cost. The company also specializes in cloud backup, hosted Microsoft Exchange, and server virtualization. Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. also prides itself in its printer services; the company’s experienced technical team can cost-effectively solve any printer problems, minimizing downtime. Over the years, Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. has partnered with trusted IT manufacturers, including Apple, Dell, IBM, Lenovo, HP, and Xerox, giving clients access to reliable product and warranty repairs. To learn more about Venture Computers of Canada, Inc., visit the company’s web site at www.Venture.ca, e-mail the company at sales@venture.ca, or call toll-free 1-888-299-9877.