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#1 mbkobra

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:11 PM

Is it just me or does anyone else have this problem?

My friends and family ask me to repair their computers and promise to pay me later, usually the following Friday or a couple of days after I've fixed there system. Is there some sort of reminder/nag ware that I can set a reminder to aggravate them into paying me once a certain date has passed. I'd really like something password protected that locks them out, that would be bad azz.

Seems, i'm being pimped by everybody I know.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

That sounds like installing Ransomeware.. Malware we remove here.

Stick with Please pay when served. If not hold the machine. You have to have the advantage,

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

There is a company in my state that does something similar with car payments: if the customer misses a payment, the car's ignition is disabled remotely so it won't start. I would say that it's OK provided that the owner of the computer willingly agrees to it. However I'm not aware of any applications that will do this, you'd have to write your own.

Or, just hold onto the PC like boop said, though I think you have to return it if they demand it under the law (and then sue for payment and damages.)

Edited by Andrew, 06 September 2012 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

Learn how to say no. If you can't do that, get half up front. Get it in writing, then go to small claims court if demands for payment aren't met. Learn to say no. Optionally, when the job is complete, keep the keyboard if the payment isn't made. If it's a laptop keep the AC adapter. Get all agreements in writing. Learn to say no.

Did I mention learn how to say no.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

<<My friends and family ask me to repair their computers and promise to pay me later,...>>

Mine don't go through the pretense...it saves embarassment all around and I have a bad attitude when it comes to expecting payment and only receiving alibis/excuses. We all know that it's "free" from the beginning...or I won't bother.

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