Geek Squad Comparison: Price and Services
You’ve heard of the Geek Squad. They’re those guys based at Best Buy who handle computer repair, upgrades, and setup. Maybe you’ve even used them to transfer data when you bought a new computer or to repair your laptop when something went wrong. Maybe you even
That’s where the Florida Nerds come in. No matter how you look at it, the Florida Nerds beat the Geek Squad in a head-to-head comparison. Take a look.
How Are the Florida Nerds Better Than the Geek Squad?
Sure, the Geek Squad gets more publicity. But why would you call an anonymous squad of ever-rotating “geeks” when you could work with an IT company that understands your computer issues, remembers your name, and provides outstanding service every time?
The Geek Squad handles quite a bit when it comes to IT setup. They’ll set up your new laptop or desktop, handle data transfer, install new software, even set up your printer.
But wait— for the most part, they’ll only do this if you bring your
The Florida Nerds can handle everything the Geek Squad can (and more), including:
Setting up your new laptop or desktop
Transferring your apps
Transferring all data
Setting up your printer
Setting up all mobile devices
Setting up your work environment the way you want it
Training you on your new devices’ features
And the best part? We come to you, at your home or office, on your schedule.
Sure, Best Buy’s Geek Squad will provide your business with IT services, including installation, diagnostics, repair, virus removal, VPN installation support, and server administration — but you’d better be willing
In contrast, at Florida Nerds, we have deep experience with the IT needs of businesses — and we come to you to make sure your needs are met. We work with all operating systems — Mac, PC, Linux, Unix. We can set up the servers your business needs in record time — under an hour in most cases. And we’ll set up your network appliances and workstations, too.
Talk to us as well about web hosting, especially if you rely on apps in a single-tenant environment. We can meet your security and performance requirements with cost savings you’ll appreciate.
We’ll also help you analyze what you need to grow. Do you need to expand your infrastructure? Are you using the right apps to get you where you want to be? We can help you evaluate your current IT and find the right, current solutions to move your organization forward.
The Geek Squad handles your connectivity issues, setting up your router, checking your bandwidth, and connecting all your wireless devices — though it handles many of these tasks remotely, without coming to your home or office.
Worried about viruses, malware, and hackers? Better not call the Geek Squad — because if you don’t sign up for a pricey tech support or business support package, they won’t help you with cybersecurity issues at all. And even with those packages, all they’ll do is set up a VPN
We protect your customers’ and clients’ data as well. If your business is attacked via spyware or other bad actors, we’ll detect it, remove it, and keep it from coming back.
You can call on us 24/7/365 for network monitoring, so you know the instant a bad guy tries to breach your network. And we provide security audits to make sure every bit of your IT network is as safe as possible. Ask us as well about security for the physical entrances of your facility — whether you need smart cards or biometric ID, we can help you stay secure.
Yes, the Geek Squad will provide server tune-ups, diagnostics, and repair to businesses — but at a high price. (We’ll talk about pricing in a minute, but here’s a spoiler: You’ll pay $49.99 per month per user for this service from Geek Squad.) The Florida Nerds don’t care how large
Repairs and Upgrades
The Geek Squad is known for doing a solid job with repairs and upgrades. Of course, you’d better plan to bring your computer in to the store for service. Even if you’re paying for that high-priced advanced support plan for business, the Geeks will only come to you if it’s absolutely
We can also add new graphics cards, network cards, memory — or even a new operating system so you keep your workflow humming at top productivity. All of this help is available either at our site or at yours, whichever you prefer.
Does your business have to navigate government or other regulatory compliance requirements, such as HIPPA, SOX, or PCI/DSS? If so, better not call the Geek Squad — because they don’t offer this service at all.
Maybe you’re facing a divorce or a family business separation. One of your employees might have stolen trade secrets or other confidential data, and you’re not sure how to prove what happened. Perhaps you suspect an employee of embezzlement, or maybe you’re dealing with
If any of these are true, don’t even bother calling the Geek Squad. Because they can’t do a thing to help you.
When you need cyber forensics, you want to work with people you can count on. The Florida Nerds conduct the investigations you need and provide the chain of evidence that a judge will require. We keep all evidence and data absolutely secure, preparing it all for presentation in court. You can count on us for all your cyber forensics needs.
So it’s clear the Florida Nerds provide services you can’t dream of getting from the Geek Squad. But (we hear you thinking) what does all this amazing service cost? We’re happy to give you full pricing on any service you require (and the price we quote is the price you pay).
Need online diagnostics and repair? The Geek Squad is going to charge you $149.99 for that. (And given that they claim to solve problems in an average of 45 minutes, that means they’re really charging an average of $199.99 per hour for their services.)
We can beat that, big time. When you call the Florida Nerds for online/remote support, we charge only $80 per hour. We’ll let you do the math.
How about removal of viruses, spyware, and other malware? You’ll have to swallow the same charges from the Geek Squad: $149.99 per call.
And once again, the Florida Nerds comes in at a sweet $80 per hour. And that includes all software required to make your computer whole and get you protected.
We’ll even come to your home or business to handle whatever fixes or setup you need for just $120/hour. That’s right: We charge less for a house call than you’ll pay to talk to an anonymous support guy on the phone at Best Buy.
A simple troubleshooting call to the Geek Squad is going to run you $39.99. (Really?)
And you might cringe when you see what the Geek Squad charges for business IT services. Their standard business support plan charges $24.99 per month per user. (Just think: How many computer users do you have in your office? That’s going to add up quickly.) If you need server administration, that monthly charge of $49.99 per user is going to click in. Think about how those high charges will carve a hole in your IT budget when you’re ready for an upgrade or new equipment.
Then, of course, there are all the services that the Florida Nerds make available to you that the Geek Squad doesn’t offer. Like cyber forensics — which we hope you never need (but if you do, calling us is the thing to do). Or our specialized security services (also not available from Best Buy). Both for a rock-bottom $220 per hour, either at your location or remote.