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* Idol Computers *
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– aka singer/songwriter/producer Sharron-Idol –
as well as entertaining, can build hand-crafted computers that are tailored to your needs.
Yes, Sharron is more than an entertainer: Sharron is a technician with experience.
Long before she embarked upon her music & entertainments career; Sharron built & ran tech & computer advice website * kkomp.com * : It still exists too; though it’s no longer regularly posted to. – It just gets basic maintenance.
Sharron has always been a tech; it’s in her blood, just like entertainments is also a part of who she is. – It’s a duality that pulls her both ways; but Sharron has managed to make herself the perfect unison of technology and entertainments.
Sharron is a qualified electronics technician, and she knows not only how to put computers together; but also a lot about how and why they work on an overall and component level. – Also how the components themselves interact to make up the complete unit.
Sharron will build you your own, unique, hand-built, quality computer. – Whilst it’s true that you can go to a store and buy a factory-built PC that “works well”; that factory-built machine wasn’t built for you. – It was built for the manufacturer because it was the easiest and cheapest design that the manufacturer could mass-produce using proprietary low-cost components, and then sell via a retail outlet at up to 100% markup.
When you go to a store you get much less, not more.
Sharron’s worked in sales too; and she knows what goes on. The following might surprise you: –
‘You thought the manufacturer had the customers’ interests at heart? ‘You thought the retailer wanted to give you the best service and sell you the best product possible? – You’re so wrong.
The manufacturer built the machine as cheaply as possible; designing in a ‘lifetime’ period during which the proprietary components used would function: ‘Usually around 5 years. The manufacturer had very little concern for the end customer, other than making sure that the machine would look acceptable and would work as specified at point of sale to the end customer.
The manufacturer probably used proprietary parts in the retail-build that you bought from the store wherever it was possible to use proprietary parts; so that when something went wrong, only their company-trained engineers could repair it to anything more than the standard of a botch-job. Another reason for using proprietary components is that once the machine needs upgrading, it’s very difficult to perform the upgrade when only specially-made components are able to be fitted in place of the old ones. – It’s much easier to go on out and buy a new machine off-the-shelf from the same retailer, made by the same manufacturer. – That way the retailer is quids-in, and the manufacturer can keep producing proprietary junk and keep selling it.
The retailer has only one concern; and it’s not the customers’ best interests.
The retailers’ main concern is to make as much money out of each customer as possible.
The retailer may or may not use any and every tactic – ethical or not – in order to accomplish this.
They’ll tell you that gold contacts on plugs make a better connection… Just so that they can sell you a more expensive product with gold in it. They’ll tell you that they do have nothing but your best interests at heart… Which begs the question: If they actually do have your best interests at heart; why are they telling you lies and trying to fleece you?
Sharron’s breaking the mould. Sharron will build you something of better quality that is upgradeable and that will last.
Your Idol-machine won’t last forever, it wont be eternally upgradeable, and it will one day fail; Sharron is Human, not superhuman… But it will give you better service for longer than a factory-built device that you buy from a retail-outlet. – It’ll also be made specially for you, and better suited to your particular needs.
* If you live in the UK then get in touch with Sharron via her Facebook feed – and/or fill in the relevant form on the page – and establish the lines of communication that will enable you to have your own custom-built machine.
How This Works…
Once Sharron has discussed the build with you; the prospective customer who lives in the UK, and we’ve assessed your needs and chosen the components for the build based upon those needs; it’s then down to you to order the parts as agreed in your own name, and have them delivered straight from the supplier to Sharron. Yes YOU order the parts for your machine in your own name with your own money – That way you can be sure that you know exactly what’s going into your machine’s build, and that everything is of good quality, You know exactly what has been ordered and exactly how much it cost. You also know exactly where the components have been sent to pending construction of your computer. This means that you will have the components warrantied in your name – so you’re protected no matter what might happen to Sharron and/or Idol computers.
You can also keep up with how much the entire operation is costing; because once you’ve bought the components, the only other expense is a flat fee of £129.00 UK sterling that covers everything else apart from shipping. – Such as the labour, build warranty, Etc.
As soon as she takes delivery of those components; Sharron registers them into stock and prepares to build your customised computer as previously agreed.
When Your Computer Has Been Built…
Once built and tested it will be delivered to the specified address.
Unless specifically requested and paid extra for; built computers will usually be supplied with either no operating system or a non-activated copy of Windows 10. It is normally up to the customer to install and/or to activate their operating system upon receipt of the completed and tested machine.
Customers who wish to receive their machine complete with an activated copy of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro installed should specify their preference during the pre-build discussions.
Linux operating systems will not be installed before the customers’ receipt of the built computer: If the customer wishes to install Linux then it is totally up to them to do so following delivery.
Unless specially requested and budgeted for in negotiations prior to the build; the computer is supplied as just a computer – without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The customer should purchase their own peripherals from a third party; as delivery of said peripherals by Sharron-Idol will unnecessarily increase shipping costs considerably.
Sharron Field/Sharron-Idol will not normally engage in computer repair and diagnostics; unless doing so is to satisfy the provisions of the 1-year-warranty period. – Such warranty shall be rendered null and void if the case has been opened + the unit’s internal components have been tampered with. For full details see the Terms & Conditions of Sale, Build, & Warranty page.
There Are 2 Different Warranties…
When your completed machine arrives; it’ll be subject to 2 different types of warranty:
The first of these types of warranty is the warranty on the individual components. This warranty will have been arranged through the third-party that supplied the components for your build. You should notify the supplier if you need to make a claim on this warranty.
[ * Only if your computer is from the * Idol Budget Premium PC * range; you should notify Sharron if you need to make a claim on the above warranty.]
The second warranty is the Build Warranty, The Build Warranty is in force for 1 calendar year from the date of despatch, and is solely backed and underwritten by Sharron herself: This warranty does not apply to the external features and general overall appearance of the computer’s case: It applies to all aspects of the computer’s build other than that. It does not apply to the individual components themselves – the individual components themselves are covered by the supplier/manufacturer’s warranty – but the Build Warranty does apply to the way that those individual components are wired together, the fixing used to secure then to the chassis of the case, etc.
In short; you’re fully covered: Peace of mind is yours. 🙂
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Sharron not only builds & sells computers. – Sharron-Idol is also an entertainer: A singer/songwriter/producer with her own recording label: * Ice Recordings *. She’s produced remixes from artists such as Aria Taylor and Becky Hill on this label, as well as recording well over 100 of her own tracks that she wrote & composed totally herself.