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San Fran Employee Cafe Ban

In an effort to boost sales at retailers and restaurants near big tech giants, local governments are banning complimentary cafeterias in the offices of major tech giants.  This ban is done for a few reasons and there’s a few main points to it.

  1. Non Retroactive.  Existing cafeteria’s can stay.  New ones might not be allowed.
  2. This law applies to free food mainly, a perk of many large tech firms.
  3. Legislators and supporters of the ban cite the amount of business these cafeterias draw away from downtown restaurants and retailers due to the amount of people choosing to not buy out of either convenience or some other factors.

There’s too many tech companies setup in California and the Western US.  Baltimore needs jobs and firms based here, and Bendy Computers has no plans to relocate or impose excessive requirements on who or what we will or will not work with.

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A Sale on Software

To generate interest in a possible new video game we’re developing, for another week our two current games will be completely free of charge.  Bendy Computers is just asking that you use your account here to access the two games so we can track the downloads and provide better technical support and error logging.  Please encourage others to make an account here or Like our Facebook page so we can continue to develop new and exciting products, and tailor our sales and regular prices to market conditions.

To get your download, follow these instructions:

  1. Register an account here on our site.
  2. Go to the shop and find a game or two.
  3. Add it to the cart.
  4. Checkout, and apply the code softwaredisc716 to your cart.
  5. Read the webpage, and get to your download link.
  6. Unzip the files, and run them on any windows computer.  No admin rights, network, or install needed.  Just Left click on the exe files.
  7. Read the screen and have fun.
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Update on freedomvoice

Freedomvoice was our cloud voice provider.  They provided us a phone number, call forwarding, voicemail, hold music, and more.

But we almost never used it, so it has been shut down.

Our website is the best way to reach us, and we’ll call you back when deemed appropriate because we’re flexible like that.

In short, please make an account here to get service, technology news, and more.

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Why you should choose the small guys

It’s no secret that this organization is small, but small means a few things.

  1. Nimble.  We can be more decisive since the buck stops at only two desks for now.
  2. Flexible.  We can cater to you, and you to us, since we can cut red tape much easier than the big guys.
  3. Fair.  Unlike “The Big Guys” we deal with money in a fair way to both of our sets of needs, and try to anticipate yours and ours as best as possible.
  4. We gave you sincerity in the form of a bill of rights.
  5. We are small.

So please like, comment, share, and more.  Then let us do what we do to help you with your tech.

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Why we Haven’t Updated to Ryzen

While browsing through our offerings, it occurred to me that I haven’t equipped any systems with AMD’s beastly new Ryzen architecture.  I asked myself why this was the case, and began to run through a Ryzen system that could theoretically show up on our store. What it basically came down to was the issue with DDR4 pricing. There’s a bit of a memory shortage worldwide, which has driven the price for RAM higher and higher over the past few years (I’ll tackle that in another post down the road). Ryzen is meant to be an affordable competitor to Intel, which it certainly has proven to be, but it requires DDR4 memory, which is not as affordable.

So why is this a problem? We already have plenty of products with DDR4 in them. Yes, we do, but I’m comfortable with those systems as they are, at least as of my writing this post. When building a Ryzen system in my head earlier, I was building a replacement to some of our more affordable models of computers. The less expensive options that we offer run on admittedly aging hardware, and I thought that it would be a good time to update the listings to more modern and still affordable hardware. Sadly, the RAM shortage does not allow this. If we see the demand for updated systems, or if memory pricing comes down to a reasonable level, I will absolutely go through and update all of our last-generation products, but until that time, I am confident that the configurations we provide will be suitable.

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How Meltdown and Spectre Impact Builders

If you read my previous post on exactly what the newest security issue is in the world of computing, you may be wondering what kind of effects this will have on companies who build and sell computers. Companies like Apple, Dell, and HP (just to name a few) who primarily use Intel processors are pretty affected, as they are now responsible for the security of the systems they produce. Anything still under warranty or scheduled to be built with the affected parts is vulnerable, and they are obligated to take care of their customers.

However, the boutique builders out there (such as us, Digital Storm, Cyberpower, etc.) have more flexibility. Yes, we offer systems with Intel processors, as do our competitors, but we all share one critical thing that the bigger system integrators don’t: customizability. You have the option to change any system you want to fit your needs, or work with us to design your system from scratch so that you get the best experience possible. The warranty is also the customer’s choice, so experienced enthusiasts who feel more comfortable at the mercy of their own actions can opt to pay less (but sacrifice the protection we offer).

The flexibility that we offer you is very advantageous: you aren’t limited to one choice. If you can dream it, we can build it. Be sure to check out our store for whatever your computing needs may be!

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New sales campaigns

To help encourage sales of our products before the year is out, I have decided to post links for several of our products and services on Craigslist.  In particular, our video games and nearly complete apps for android are the best thing for us to sell because there is no physical inventory, and no travel is needed for the sale on our part.

Starting New Years Day and continuing for two weeks, we’ll run an ad campaign on Facebook for the two video games.  This will cost about $5 a day and reach potentially 2000 people per day.  We would need to sell 14 copies of any combination of games to break even.  To encourage sales in advance of our ad campaign to generate interest, call us at 410-600-3456 to get a promo code for 5% off.

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Where’s the Option to Pay With Card?

You may have taken a look around our site and ended up on the payment page, finding only the PayPal option to pay on your screen. If you’re not used to this, fear not! You can still pay with a credit card or debit card, or you can just stick with the simple and elegant PayPal method.

To pay with your card, simply press the PayPal button and proceed to the next screen. There will be an option to either use PayPal, or press another button to enter your credit/debit card information. This is all handled via PayPal, so you can trust that your data is safe. The reason for this is so that the site can be a smooth experience, but we are looking into other solutions to see whether or not this would provide a better solution for you, the consumer. Regardless of how the payment screen looks, know that we are dedicated to giving you the best experience we can.

Feel free to reach out to us at support@s579766863.onlinehome.us if you encounter any issues.

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Why should you trust us?

You need a new computer, so you search online. You’re inundated with too many choices all offering you the best computer for your money. You don’t know who’s going to serve your needs the best. That’s when you go to a boutique builder.

That’s us! A boutique builder is, quite simply, a very small version of Dell or HP or Lenovo. We offer you a variety of PCs to choose from so that you can find the best solution. What sets us apart from the big system integrators is our size. We’re a smaller company than the big guns, or even your local tech outlet. We can offer you individualized consultations and support, where Dell or a supplier like Best Buy isn’t going to offer you the same level of personal service. We also have our products clearly listed and categorized so that you can find exactly what you need.

As a boutique builder, we have the freedom to change up our products at your request. If you went to Dell and asked them to slightly modify a product for you, they wouldn’t be able to do that as they have outsourced all of the assembly process. Here at Bendy Computers, we hand assemble your computer locally, and we can take those requests and apply them to your computer, as well as adjust the price accordingly. You won’t be charged extra if you want to request a lower-price part substitution.

So back to the original question: why should you trust us? Simply put, a boutique builder is a more customer-friendly solution to your tech needs. If there’s something you need, we can get it for you. If there’s ever a problem, we offer tech support. And if there’s a question bugging you, purchase a support option on our site.  Then, we will get back to you within 12 hours.