Fair enough, mate!
You are mostly right with your comment
If we were in Canada, I(as well as any other service provider), would charge you $100-$200/hr for services rendered; offering you even better service than I already do for less that a third of that(I charge a flat rate of $NT1,000/$30CAD for all repairs made).
If we were in Canada, most of my end-user clients, here, wouldn't be able to afford a computer at all.
If we were in Canada, I'd be working for Bell or Rogers or doing contracts with Tridel or other various developers(what I was doing prior to coming to Taiwan).
We're not in Canada, so I provide a comprehensive computer repair, sales and support service to ex-pats that would otherwise have to go out of their way, just to get essential equipment or services to maintain connectivity via computing or IT.
We're not in (insert western country of origin here), so I've gone out of my way for nearly a decade to make sure that such services are attainable and affordable.
Take a look back in the posts and see..
Before I came along, westerners were ripping each other off, selling systems that were two generations old for the price of current generation systems of the time.
NationWide Computers is one of the few reputable(even if only arguably so) foreign owned and operated businesses still going (and growing) today..
We've admittedly had a few hiccups since the beginning, but have proudly offered some of the best deals as well as the best services on the island.
FOR NEARLY A DECADE NOW!!!
We push for our customers in a fashion that few other retailers would, or could..
Few (if any) retailers will try to get your (insert name of major manufacturer's name here) lappy repaired at no cost when your warranty has just run out..
There's a lot more to what we do than just repairs, sales or support..
We're very proud of this and continue to make every effort to improve upon it.
My name is Nam; and I AM (Soviet)CANADIAN! :Canada: :Canada: