The February, 1996 issue of Kiplinger's Retirement Report featured an
article, "Why You Need A Home Inventory." They cited the following
- Aids in filing insurance claims after a disaster.
- Determine whether you need addiitional insurance coverage for valuables.
- Direct family or spouse to the location of important documents.
The article was directed toward retired people. However, anyone who has
valuables, is married, has children or owns a business needs an
Natural disasters and accidents happen. The more recent ones that come
to mind are the earthquakes, fires and floods in California, hurricanes
in Florida and Hawaii. We have heard so many stories about the victims
who, to this day, are not able to settle their insurance claims!
The Kiplinger's article mentioned a computer program called
AssetCommander. This program allows you to describe each item, track its
value or cost and even store a picture of the item on the computer.
The program can be purchased as a retail item or in bulk quantities as a
promotional item. If you use it as a promotional item or gift, the
company will personalize each copy with your company's logo on the
Insurance agents, attorneys, real estate brokers, bankers, professional
organizers, architects, contractors, auto dealers, antique and jewelry
appraisers, just about anyone can provide a useful, worthwhile giveaway
item to help clients protect their assets for a mere $2!
Call us for more information.
When was the last time you had a checkup? We're always being told about
prevention being the best cure. The same applies to our computers.
That's why PC Tech Associates always stresses that our clients have a
Backing up is just the beginning of a preventive maintenance program.
Periodically, the harddrive should be checked and optimized, the system
should be cleaned out (air blow), a check for viruses should be
performed and unwanted and unnecessary files should be weeded out.
Spring is here! In addition to cleaning out your closets, clean out one
of your most valued tools, your computer.
In less than two hours, our technicians can give your computer a full
check up. Call us for an appointment. At the same time, mention the
ailments about the computer that bug you the most. We may be able to
cure them, too!
Recycled Toner Cartridges
Earth Day is coming up in April. At PC Tech Associates, we want our
customers to know they can be environmentally conscious all year around.
- There are four pounds of plastic and metal in a laser toner cartridge.
- Most of these parts are suitable for reuse, especially the casing and gears.
- The parts that wear out are the drum and wiper blades. The toner, of course, is used up.
Remanufacturing vs. Recharging - Remanufacturing a cartridge means
that the drum and wiper blades are replaced in addition to filling
toner. Recharging is simply refilling the toner.
In the past, warnings were issued about using recycled cartridges
because people were buying recharged cartridges. Now, supplies for
remanufactured cartridges are more readily available and remanufacturing
has become an industry by itself. Even Hewlett-Packard uses recycled
parts in their "new" cartridges as indicated on the box!
Recycling your cartridges helps save the environment but it can mean
a 20% cost savings, too. Start today, call 310/390-3370 to begin a
recycling program. We will send you a cartridge (or a supply). When
you replace your cartridge, simply place the old cartridge in the box
from the new one. If you are located on the Westside, we will deliver a
new supply and pick up the used cartridges. For all other areas, we
provide a shipping label from UPS.
Cartridges are available for all Hewlett-Packard laser printers and
most NEC, Okidata, Panasonic, Epson and Texas Instruments lasers.
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