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About Really Cheap Geeks

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I charge $39.00 for a full virus removal, speed-up, clean-up, and power-up service on you windows computer. iPhone and other popular phone screens replaced in one hour. We buy, sell and trade computers and parts. We offer web solutions and web marketing. We make your computer play nicely. Our work is guaranteed! We offer one-on-one services at affordable prices.


3330 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101

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  • 5/5 stars

    Awesome shop. Had a bad power supply and RCG replaced it and made sure everything was hooked up correctly. Fast service, decent price. Will consider for future issues. Thanks again.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on July 22, 2015:

    Thanks Brandon, we are happy to help you anytime.

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  • 5/5 stars Computer Repair Verified Review

    You can't please everyone- so i wouldn't believe the few and far between bad reviews here. These guys got my parts in 1 day (keyboard and memory) and were great all the way. The price was fair to low! the service personal while professional and the location ideal. Thanks guys!!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on July 5, 2015:

    Thank YOU Jennifer. We are happy to have helped you and happy too that you have helped to make the internet a better place. Most people would be surprised to hear that many of our negative reviewers are now happy clients once again. Tempers flare, then calm down, but thumbtack reviews are forever. We'll just keep doing what we do, and we hope you will do the same:)

  • 5/5 stars

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on June 19, 2015:

    Thanks Savannah!

  • 1/5 stars

    I can't understand how these people stay in business. They're arrogant, rude, condescending and inept. A dog, much less a human being, should not be subjected to the abuse and profanity the average customer receives here.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on June 4, 2015:

    Hi Rick,
    So sorry you had a bad experience with us. Profanity is a fire-able offense, Feel free to let management know who has treated you this way. As to how we stay in business, it's no mystery really, look at some of our positive reviews from this site and others; or look at our continued willingness to politely resolve whatever actionable issues you may have. Invective only hurts, it never helps. Give us another chance.

  • 5/5 stars

    I usally don't write reviews but after reading the negative comments on this site, I thought I'd share my experience. I bought a Galaxy phone from these guys a couple weeks ago and the other day the screen went black while I was texting. I took it back to Really Cheap Geek's and the guy there told me what he thought was wrong with it an said the man that fixes those kinds of problems wasn't in (this was a Sunday keep in mind) an he would have him look at it first thing in the morning. Monday I called an he told me to come in in about an hour, a couple hours later I called an he said my phone was ready an working and I could pick it up. All he asked for was to see my receipt. They didn't charge me or give me a hard time about having to fix it or anything. These guys are very professional an know their job's well. The guy knew exactly what was wrong with my phone and it took him no time to fix it. I'm so satisfied with my first experience that I'm taking my laptop in next an will use them for any other problems I may have with my phone or computer in the future. I think it's ridiculous that some people don't get what they want and immediately take to the internet an write bad reviews. This is someone's business, how they take care of their families. One bad experience doesn't mean it's always that way. Anyway rant over.. Thank you Really Cheap Geek's

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on March 19, 2015:

    Hi Maggie,
    Gosh! I am positively blushing. Best of all is knowing that we can hope to see you again soon! I have passed your comments on to Steve, Thanks for making the Internet a better place!

  • 5/5 stars

    These guys really know their stuff! They were able to save my pictures off my fried computer. We were impressed on how quickly they discovered on what the problem was. We definitely recommend them to anyone. They also are very reasonably priced and gave us options on other solutions. Thank you guys very much and if we have problems in the future. We know where to go!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on February 16, 2015:

    Hi Mac, Thanks for making our day!

  • 5/5 stars

    I don't usually take time to write reviews, but I had to brag in the great service I got today at Really Cheap Geeks. They were able to explain the problem in terms I could understand, show me the problem, and give me some solution choices. They ultimately fixed my laptop VERY promptly! I couldn't be happier with their service!!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on February 4, 2015:

    Katie. I've said it before, but your kind words mean more than you know. We will work to earn your continued respect . Thank you so much.

  • 5/5 stars

    This place is great. For anyone concerned about the negative views, this is West Virginia. majority of people don't know squat about these types of things, and just want someone to blame.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on March 19, 2015:

    Hey Nope!
    Sorry too so long to respond, It means the world you took the time to help restore some balance to the internet. Hope to see you soon!

  • 5/5 stars

    Fixed my iphone AND Ipad broken glass in 2 hours and total of $40 less than the competition. Took the time to answer all my questions.
    Don't believe the Haters, Really Cheap Geeks is the real deal in Parkersburg.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on December 1, 2014:

    Hi Greg, I've said this before,but your kind words mean more than you know. We will continue to give our absolute best to ALL our clients, Thanks for making our day!

  • 1/5 stars

    I tried to call about getting a 4s and was trying to explain my situation. The male at the store talked to me in a very condescending tone and when I thanked him for his help anyways, he hung up on me without a word. He also couldn't give me an estimate on any price for their service. I was very polite with him and he was just rude toward me. If you want money and customers, you might think about fixing your customer service Geeks.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on October 4, 2014:

    So Sorry for your bad experience Chelsea, was this just today? Did you get the persons name?
    In any case, there is no excuse for rudeness and, gosh, I guess anybody can have a bad day sometimes. Please give us another chance. we normally can't quote a repair price to someone over the phone without seeing the device because of all the details involved. If your 4s has a broken screen, that costs $69 plus tax to replace and can be done in about 1 hour. of course we need to see the phone to make sure a screen replacement will give you a complete repair. We do this repair every day and have many many satisfied customers. Again so sorry we dropped the ball here, will try to do better next time. Have a great day!

  • 1/5 stars

    Extremely terrible customer service
    I went in for a cell phone repair and believed that they would provide a good and efficient repair. Boy, I was wrong. After the employees (yes, multiple employees) cussed me out, they also tried to say I was a liar and that I broke my phone on purpose, and they tried to cheat me out of money. They are rude and very unprofessional, and it appears that they need to take a few English classes to improve their vocabulary.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on October 2, 2014:

    Try as we might, Long as we might, it seems that often nothing can be done. The above "Anonymous" reviewer, whose name is Emily Brezler (maybe you know her?) Flatly tried to steal from us (by lying) and became very angry when we objected to being stolen from.
    Her phone was repaired several months ago, then brought back today after having been dropped, pried completely apart, and admittedly taken to another "technician". We informed her that we would not be able to replace the screen again under warranty because of the myriad stresses that had befallen the phone in the meantime.

    In the interests of peace and happiness, we did offer a deep discount to repair the phone again, and that's when the yelling started. One-way yelling mind you, my staff would rather cut off their own arms than engage in ad hominem attacks. After we received a river of abuse, as is often the cost of a forthright dedication to customer service, Ms. Brezler's fraudulent and larcenous excretions abated, to be followed by telephoned threats of gun violence toward us, and now finally, this courageous Anonymous review which is of a piece with what we have seen before from Emily Brezler, English professor at large.

    While I AM quite concerned about alleged grammatical or syntactic

  • 5/5 stars

    I have had RCG work on 2 of my computers and have gone to them for numerous questions and concerns about glitches or issues I've been dealing with and Always received professional and positive assistance from All of the staff. My dealings with the owner himself have also Always been a positive experience. Attempting to please the "public" and customer service, along with having to respond to some of the ignorant comments people leave on here is no easy task and you my good sir should be commended. Keep up the great work guys. Parkersburg should be thankful you're around.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on October 2, 2014:

    Dear Joshua.
    Your kind words help us all get up in the morning and try to do better. Thanks a million.

  • 1/5 stars

    Our manager took one of our laptops to have viruses scrubbed and was promised completion in one day or "a day and a half, tops." On the afternoon of the second day, they responded to a progress request by abandoning work and slammed the laptop down on a counter and told our manager to leave with a vulgar expression. Their word means nothing.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on September 12, 2014:

    There is nothing we can say here except that the facts stated in this review are false. This client harassed and abused several members of our staff. Was asked politely to leave and charged nothing for the completed work.

  • 5/5 stars

    I got my computer back it works great. You even showed me how to use my virus protection. Very happy customer. Thank you very munch.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on October 2, 2014:

    Dear Natasha. We are happy to help you anytime! Thank you thank you for your positive review.

  • 5/5 stars

    I had two iPhones that needed fixed. They fixed them quick and were very reasonably priced on the repairs, and it was done in an one hour! I would recommend them to anyone! They were also very polite! Thank you!!!😊

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on October 2, 2014:

    Dear Jenine, Thank you so much. You have helped us too! Have a great day!

  • 5/5 stars Apple Computer Repair Verified Review

    Very quick! I went in to get my screen repaired on an iPhone 5C, and dealt with someone very quickly. He got all the information he needed, said it would be about an hour and he quoted me on the price. I received a call 30 minutes later saying the phone was done.

    My phone squeaks a little when I touch the screen, and my home button isn't quite straight or level, but everything works perfectly.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on June 5, 2014:

    Hey Adam. Thanks a lot! We do aim to please. We can straighten out the home button for you no charge, sometimes it looks straight at first and then the gasket wiggles over a little, would just take a minute. Thanks again.

  • 5/5 stars

    What a great shop! Over the last year or so they have:
    1. Replaced an iphone screen
    2. Replaced a DVD drive in an XBOX
    3. Sold me a replacement monitor for kids desktop (really cheap!)
    4. Sold me a replacement HD for a playstation (really cheap!)
    5. Sold me some RAM (really cheap!)
    6. Cleaned up the kids desktop (virus removal and optimization).

    Great shop. Great customer service. Never had an issue. Reasonable (dare I say, "really cheap") repair rates and prices. Glad to see this business thriving. We need this type of service provider in our area. Thanks again to everyone at Really Cheap Geeks. Keep up the good work!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on October 2, 2014:

    Dear Chad.
    Wow. So glad to help! We WILL keep striving, and with your help, thriving as well. Thank you so much.

  • 4/5 stars

    Was having problems keeping my laptop on/charging. Went in on a Monday and by Tuesday, everything was fixed. They were even able to order me a new battery much cheaper than I could find anywhere. There was a slight problem with the speakers not working after it was returned, but they just called and advised it was a small problem that occurred when the jack was replaced. The staff has been very kind and professional and I will be using them for any computer needs in the future.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on May 20, 2014:

    Thank you Barb. Thank you very much.

  • 5/5 stars

    Twice I have been in for computer issues. The first one, I needed a new keyboard for my laptop. They didn't have one there, but sold me an external keyboard to use until the new one came in. The price was good on the external keyboard, the new one came in as promised and they fixed it in 3 minutes while I stood there. Outstanding! Then a week ago, I took an ancient laptop in to see what it would take to make it accurate and ask some questions about the Windows XP issues. They explained everything to me about Windows and gave me a quote to fix my other laptop that was much lower than what I was expecting. Love the service, staff is friendly and speaks when you come in, which is important to me. Knowledgeable, great prices and great hours. My wife is already recommending to her friends and family. Keep it up!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on April 15, 2014:

    Hi Alan. With so much negativity on the internet, Kind words like yours really help us get out of bed and try harder. Thanks again!

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  • 2/5 stars

    I took my phone it to have a screen repaired. They said it would be a day or two because they needed to order the parts. Two days later I brought my phone in to have it fixed. A few hours later I stopped back. Turns out they ordered the wrong parts. So it would be another 2 days. Took a week. After my screen was fixed, but my home key, and cameras do not work. Was told to bring it back, but had to work for the next week. Now they will not fix.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on April 8, 2014:

    Mike, so sorry there have been complications with your repair. Of course we will still make it right if you can only get it back into us. Fragile connections inside the phone sometimes require a re-do to get everything working solidly. Bring it in anytime. no charge.

  • 5/5 stars

    Our Pastor needed a good computer but buying a new one was out of the question. Theses guys took a couple of old computers - for parts - we had, and set him up with a great computer that a year later has had absolutely no problems! They even transferred all of his files and information for free! If I have a computer issue, this is the first place I would go.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on March 3, 2014:

    Hi Jackie. Thanks for taking the time to spread the positivity! It means a lot!

  • 4/5 stars

    Did a very good job with my machine, parking is limited, overall very satisfied

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on March 3, 2014:

    Thanks fred. We are working on the parking problem. Stay tuned.

  • 5/5 stars

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on February 25, 2014:

    Thanks Connie!!

  • 1/5 stars

    On the side of their building is a sign that says they fix apple products, so I took my iMac in for repair because I couldn't get it to an Apple store. I told them what happened, that it just kind of blew up. I was fairly sure it was a power supply issue. To make a long story short, they had the Mac for a few weeks, wouldn't call me when they said they would, said it wasn't the power supply, on and on. Finally they said they couldn't fix it, but they would give me $90 for it. I said no thanks. I had a friend take it to an apple store in Charlotte. They said it will probably need a new power supply. But, when they opened it they saw somebody else had been in it, and they wouldn't touch it. They said there were fingerprints all over and a plastic housing connector had been cracked. My friend then took it to a authorized repair place. They opened it up and said it needs a new power supply. They fixed it in a day. Plus they also saw the cracked part. Needless to say I was upset that they tried to buy my Mac. I was also upset that they never told me if they opened it, Apple would never touch it for any reason. So very unhappy with the Geeks. I wouldn't take any apple products their unless you have a cracked iPhone cover, maybe.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on February 25, 2014:

    Hi Trip. So sorry for your bad experience. Even though we accomplish all types of successful Apple repairs every day, it looks like we dropped the ball here. Wish we could make it better. Looks like we Did try a new power supply in your machine but got no results. So our assumption was you motherboard was bad. At which point we were offering to buy it for parts.
    Again Sorry for your bad experience.

  • 5/5 stars Computer Repair Verified Review

    I brought my computer in Monday. I had to bring my kids with me because it was a snow day. Everyone there was very knowledgeable, friendly, efficient. Edward let my kids play free pacman while I waited. I thought my machine was totally locked up but they had it running again in just ten minutes and only charged my ten dollars! I will go there anytime I have a computer problem or question. Thank you Really Cheap Geeks!

  • 5/5 stars

    This shop is tops. The reason they can be cheap is because they absolutely know their s*** and can fix things in a fraction of the time it might take someone else. I've bought used stuff from them, and they stand behind it. I've brought them challenges in my own stuff and they figure it out. I've been the IT go-to guy in companies I've worked in for the past 20 years, and wish I'd found these guys to cover my back a long time ago!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on January 4, 2014:

    Duke, what can I say? I'm speechless, making a difference for great clients like you is all the reason i need to keep right on going. Thanks a million.

  • 1/5 stars Computer Repair Verified Review

    did not fix computer. don't have a clue who this edward is either.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on January 4, 2014:

    I am Edward Escandon, owner of RCG. So sorry you did not get an adequate repair, we would be happy to either fix it right or refund your money, please give us another chance.

  • 5/5 stars

    My desktop kept crashing and Really Cheap Geeks did a great repair job. It now runs very smoothly and starts up quickly, like a new computer! They are very knowledgeable and friendly. I will be returning to them for any future computer issues, as well as regular computer "cleans". Thanks guys!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on November 12, 2013:

    Hi Shanda, Thanks a million! with so much negativity on the internet your taking the time to write your note means more than you know. All the best,

  • 5/5 stars Computer Repair Verified Review

    Wow. After a quick and friendly quote via Thumbtack, I brought my computer to Really Cheap Geeks (Edward Escandon). in 3 minutes they had my computer taken apart and diagnosed,, Then incredibly reached into their stock of parts to find a matching laptop with just the part I needed! Out the door in 15 minutes for $29! really , really, REALLY solid place for computer or phone repair, check them out!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on November 12, 2013:

    Hey Daniel.
    You are one great client, and we appreciate you!

  • 1/5 stars

    Terrible customer service! I bought three laptops. All three had serious issues when I bought them. The first one would not charge or work on the battery. The second one would not charge unless I held the charger plug just the right way. The third one would randomly freeze and reboot. I brought the laptops in as soon as I noticed these issues. They claimed to order me a new battery for the first one, but I have yet to hear from them and all of my calls result in stalling and "we will call you back". The second one they claimed I broke and that it worked fine when I bought it. They refused to warranty it or even look at it with out me paying $79 to get the power jack fixed. A week after me buying it!!!! The third one they denied ever misbehaved, even when it happened right in front of them! When I brought up the fact that I was very unsatisfied and that I wanted a refund the owner proceeded to cuss me out! I would not recommend this shop to anyone!

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on September 12, 2013:

    Wow. that is certainly not the way I train my staff to behave, and i haven't cussed out a client since 2010. But all the same, we do warranty and stand behind all the machines we sell and service, so, if it is in your heart, give us another chance! i will cheerfully refund all your money, and wish my competitors luck with you in the future.

  • 5/5 stars

    Just had my phone fixed by these guys, they were very fast and my phone looks like new. They are very friendly and seem to answered all my questions. Will use again and highly recommend.

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on May 20, 2013:

    Thanks so much, we are happy to help you !

  • 1/5 stars

    I have a computer that is completely locked up! How do you think I am going to be able to get your email?

    Edward E. from Really Cheap Geeks replied to this review on December 6, 2012:

    So sorry about that. please bring it in for a free estimate. Since you contacted us through the internet we assume you have some kind of online access. We are happy to call you, or communicate in whatever way you prefer.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Virus Removal $39,
All types of Software and Hardware repairs for Windows and Apple products.
iPhone and other popular phones screens replaced in one hour at the areas best prices.
We buy sell and Trade for used computer equipment everyday!
We build custom high-end and Gaming computers.
We fix all kinds of cell-phones and smartphones, Iphone glass replacement in just 2 hours for $89
We make YOUR computer play NICE guaranteed!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Make sure they offer a free estimate, as we do!
Also we offer a no-fix/no-fee guarantee, these protect you and make sure you ONLY pay for Results!
Access to the technicians actually working on your equipment is a key to good service practice. No amount of service notes can replace this contact. Our shop has no walls, your tech will explain the details of your repair and DEMONSTRATE that your problem has been solved.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Nothing! we offer fast and friendly
Free estimates, seeing your problem in person is key to making an accurate diagnosis. so just bring it in and show us where it hurts!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Fast friendly service, large parts inventory, our shop has no walls, talk directly with the technician performing your repair. No-fix/no-fee guarantee means you ONLY pay for RESULTS.We hook up your computer when you bring it in, and again when returning it to you, this way, we can SHOW you that your problem has been solved. THAT is Security!

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. The explosion of mobile devices and tablet computers changes the way most people access their computer world, but mobility means dropping! These products are broken, and fixed in the same ways as their laarger counterparts, we fix them all!

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