If it only took us 10 minutes to solve the problem, why should you pay for a full hour of labor? Santa Barbara's most well-known computer repair company doesn't charge per hour; we charge per task.

When you're paying by the hour, time suddenly becomes a significanr factor. If the computer repair tech runs into difficulities with the task, he'll feel stressed to get the project completed quickly so you won't have to pay any additional time, and he may make mistakes. Also, you don't want to spend your time looking over the computer technician's shoulder and glancing at your watch the entire time, do you?

We'll tell you exactly how much the task will cost before we do it - regardless how long it takes for us to complete the computer repair. So if we get the service done in 5 minutes or 5 hours, it still costs the same price. In the traditional pay-per-hour plan, you get stuck with a bill for all the hours the computer tech spends working for you. Under that payment plan, if the computer repair tech considers that it to take an hour and it turns out it took him 3 hours, he'll bill you for all 3. That seems a little unfair, don't you think?

If we start a computer service and after a couple of hours realize we can't repair it - we don't charge you. We figure you're paying us to get the job finished. The evil pay-by-hour plan would mean you'd have to pay the tech for the two fruitless hours he attempted to fix the problem. But with Nerds to the Rescue it's simple: no fix = no pay.

Since we're not being paid by the hour, it's in our best interest to get done quickly so we can get to our next appointment. How motivated do you think someone is who's paid by the hour?

Serviced Areas

  • Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Goleta, Summerland, Montecito

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Person Nerds to the Rescue
  City Santa Barbara , CA
  Zip Code 93101
  Address 1231 State St
  Phone Number (805) 962-2616

  • I would not recommend this business

They have absolutely no experience. I'd rather hire my neighbours' kid next time. They were rude and you could tell not very knowledgeable.

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Overall ratingPoor

  • I would recommend this business
  • Honesty
  • None so far

I called them when trying to find a new set of HP cooling fans for my ZD8000 (2004 model). They were honest and straight up that they "could" sell me a new fan step up from HP but they suggested that I try one of their COMPETITORS!!! for a better price. The time and $$ involved on that laptop isn't worth it.They even went on that i would be better off getting a new one on sale at best buy or order online. When the day comes that I need some other repairs I'll check these guys out for sure!! Any company that will openly suggest that their competition is better suited for an application means that they take their own work seriously and with integrity!!

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Overall ratingExcellent