When you use eBay to shop for computer gear or software, look for sellers who have a high number of positive feedback ratings, which translates into satisfied customers.
When you use eBay to shop for computer gear or software, look for sellers who have a high number of positive feedback ratings, which translates into satisfied customers.

Extra horsepower. Higher reach. More LF per day. As contractors, we're brainwashed to believe that more, faster, and bigger are always better, but that's not necessarily the case when selecting your IT (information technology) gear. As a technology consultant, one of my main concerns is making sure clients get a good return on their investment. It boils down to spending extra for quality where it counts but not wasting money on bleeding-edge features nobody will ever use; and using the power of the Internet to find good deals on overstocks and reconditioned equipment.

Information technology is kind of like a backhoe. A good operator can do a lot of work with a few simple controls. But the machinery behind those levers is not so simple, and you won't find a good backhoe operator who doesn't know how to use a grease gun or replace a leaking hydraulic hose. Unless your company is big enough to hire a full-time...

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