20th Birthday of Home PC

Posted by Armand Petzer on

Home PC is turning 20 years on the 1st of March 2019. We are excited to have a celebration on the 1-2 March 2019 (Friday, Saturday)at our business premises.

There will be prize givings and worsbroodjies for customers, Impact Radio will also be there on Friday, everything in store will be less 30% discount. 

Please note, items in the online store will not be on discount. Only in store items will be on special for 30% discount.

Lucky Draw

How to Enter? 
Like the Facebook post (Home PC 20 years)
Tag your friends in the comments (optional)
Like Home PC, & Share the Post (optional)

 

Prizes will be:
1. Canon PIXMA iX6840 A3 Printer

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  • High-performance, ultra compact A3+ business printer
  • Easy sharing with wireless and Ethernet connectivity
  • Superb quality prints and no waste with individually replaceable 5 single inks system
  • Super fast document printing: A4 ISO ESAT 14.5 ipm mono/10.4 ipm colour
  • Print more for less with optional XL and XXL inks

2. HP Compaq Elite 8300 Certified Refurbished.

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Specs:

  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
  • 4GB RAM DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • DVD Optical Drive
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • 1 year warranty

3. Western Digital WD Blue WD20EZRZ 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (2TB)(SATA III)

Warranty: 2 Years
Cache: 64MB
Capacity: 2TB
RPM: 5400
Interface: SATA III
Form Factor: 3.5"

*Entries close on the 28th of February 2019
*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook*
* Lucky draw will take place on the 2nd of February 2019
T's & C's apply.

 

Brief history about Home PC by the owner Willem du Plessis

Home PC opened on January 1999 in a small 6mx2m office. I painted the office myself and built my own desk out of a wooden door. I also started to display empty product boxes and posters, with the hope and anticipation to start fixing and selling computers.

 

This was the start of a business which, at the time, I did not realise would last for 20 years and be blessed by so many customers and bring forth new companies.

To try and raise our income, other additions were made and we started a small internet cafe and also extended our business hours until 8pm. This same internet cafe still operates today, however luckily not till 8pm anymore. Eventually, the small office was not big enough to support the growing company and was thus moved to a shop next door, which also had space for a larger computer workshop. This is where Home PC is located today.

Over the years, many people have supported Home PC and gave advice on how to run the business efficiently. At the same time, Home PC also faced major challenges and dealt with theft and damages over the years ranging from shoplifting, forced break-ins and also the odd cash float not matching up.

  

 

I also remember the interesting y2k bug that kept people awake at night, wanting to make sure all computers will still operate on the dawn of the new millennium. This was the strangest occurrence for the IT industry, either to ignore or make money out of people's fears.

  

As the years passed, Home PC grew and created a large client base and influence in the northern Pretoria area. Fixing computers and their problems gave way to communicate with customers on a personal level, creating the perfect opportunity to even become personal friends.

I was never a true Christian until 2004 when I gave my heart to Jesus and thus shaking my worldly foundation and opening my eyes in the Spirit. Being a Christian does not make things easier, as attacks will come your way causing anyone to fall back again and again. Making difficult decisions in our company that was not based on Christian values was intimidating at times. However, humility was the only way to earn respect from our staff and customers.

  

Many things have changed in the last 20 years, presidents, the economy and the value of the Rand, but one thing still remains prominent in the IT industry and that is to support people's need to communicate with via computers. You could say that we are digital interpreters.

We are constantly busy with price wars on computers and parts, however being the cheapest supplier is not always the most important quality to have. Good service, knowledgeable advice and customer support also plays a key part in forming a long term business relationship with a customer.

I believe that you should treat every interaction with a customer as if it is your very first customer. No business is perfect, but give one customer excellent service and you may earn another ten. Support them and the business will grow.

Willem du Plessis
Owner


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