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Welcome to Computer Idiot

Computer Idiot Technology Services is dedicated to providing practical, affordable solutions that enable its customers to overcome their information technology challenges and achieve their business or personal goals.  In order to effectively deliver services that meet the demands of our clients, we rely on the experience of skilled technicians and instructors and their ongoing commitment to providing practical solutions that satisfy the customer's needs in an efficient and personalized manner.

TECHNICAL SERVICE - We provide computer technical services and support for small businesses and home users, speaking in PLAIN English without the "geek-speak", talking with our customers in such a way that makes it pleasant and easy to do business with us. These computer services are performed by experienced staff and are covered by a 30-day warranty.

Computer Setup
Internet DSL/Wireless Setup
Data Backup
Factory Hard Drive Restore and Recovery
Operating System (Windows XP/Vista) Installation
Memory Installation/Upgrade
Hard Drive, CD-R/RW, DVD-RW & Blu-Ray Installation
Software Applications Installation

COMPUTER TRAINING - Computer Idiot Technology Services has been successful in providing award-winning computer training to government, corporations and the general public, as well as Worker's Comp, EDD, WIA and other vocational organization needs in technology training since 1989, and at very competitive prices. We are registered with the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, BPPVE registration #5602191.

Computer Idiot Technology Services is committed to friendly customer service, flexibility and affordability. We're confident you'll love doing business with us and look forward to the opportunity to meet your computer service and training needs!

If you have questions that this site has not answered, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Computer Idiot Technology Services
2734 Johnson Drive, Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 650-5981
Fax: (805) 650-6948

Hours of Operation: 
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm (PST)
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm (PST)

Email: info@pcidiot.com

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About Computer Idiot

Based out of Ventura, California, Computer Idiot Technology Services offers computer service and repair, computer training and other technical support for small businesses and home users, delivering help in PLAIN English without the "geek-speak", talking with our customers in such a way that makes it easy and pleasant to do business with us.  Since 1989 we've specialized in applications training (Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, etc.), as well as computer service and repair along with technology consulting and other computer services for small business, government and individuals.

We are also the original creators and publishers of the computer book, "The Original Computer Idiot® PC User's Guide", a beginner's book on basic PC usage, long before the first "DOS for Dummies" book was published... in fact, we believe they followed our lead (ran with our idea) after we introduced the title to IDG Books (Dummies publishers) representatives at a New York computer show in 1990. (We've owned the United States registered trademarks for Computer Idiot® and PC Idiot® since then as well).

ABOUT OUR COMPUTER TRAINING

Computer Idiot Technology Services is a private post-secondary school connecting people to technology.  We are an award winning (voted Best and Favorite computer service and training facility in West Ventura County in 2001 and through 2008), quality computer-training center.  We are registered with the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, BPPVE registration #5602191.  We provide corporate and individual training as well as vocational rehabilitation training.

The computer is a tool that should advance the quality of our lives, but all too often the inexperienced user is unnecessarily frustrated at the hands of computer technology.  We believe that people need both confidence and competency to be successful and that's what we strive to deliver. Our state of the art facilities and our friendly, professional instructors help clients reach their full potential. Our goal is to provide cost-effective, high quality computer training to improve the skills of both beginning and advanced computer users.

We offer computer training programs to meet the client's needs.  We provide high-impact training in the shortest time possible coupled with professional, patient instructors.  Here, we do not use computerized tutorials nor do you have to deal with an instructor who follows a book and can't answer questions beyond a tutorial. Our proven hands-on method of learning is different because we teach you about computer applications using plain English taught by experienced instructors. We are committed to quality and we present comprehensive training with limited class sizes.  Computer training at our facility is taught on Microsoft Windows based PCs, with "instructor view" monitors next to the computer for easy viewing of computer instruction with one (1) student per computer.  In Vocational Rehabilitation training sessions, there are no more than two (2) students per class for maximum benefit. Classes are 8 to 16 weeks in length with monthly progress reports available.  (Open lab time is available for study/practice).

Computer Idiot® Technology Services has been successful in providing quality computer service and training to government, corporations and the public since 1989 at a very competitive price.  Our facilities are air-conditioned with conveniences that create a comfortable learning environment.  Classrooms, restrooms and other areas are completely handicapped-accessible to those with special needs.  Handicapped parking and ramps are also available.  We are freeway close with numerous affordable restaurants within walking distance.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet your computer training needs! If you have any questions that this site has not answered, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Computer Idiot Technology Services
2734 Johnson Drive, Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 650-5981
Fax: (805) 650-6948

Email: info@pcidiot.com

Store Policies

If you are not 100% satisfied with your merchandise when you receive it, please email us at customerservice@pcidiot.com within 10 business days and we will exchange your item for a similar, same cost item. Computer Idiot will only allow one exchange per order. You will be responsible for the return shipping but Computer Idiot will pay for shipping the exchanged item back to you. We will not ship new exchange merchandise until we receive the items you are exchanging. The returned item must be in original condition (not washed, worn, dirty or damaged) and must be received by Computer Idiot within 30 days from original purchase date. We will not accept returns and/or exchanges after the 30 day period. If you were mistakenly shipped the wrong item or the item is defective, Computer Idiot will reimburse you for the cost of shipping the item back to us as well as the cost of shipping you a replacement.

Shipping - We want to ensure quality service and customer satisfaction even after your order has left our warehouse. To accomplish this, orders are shipped primarily through the U.S. Postal System's Priority Mail Service. Some larger packages as well as Next Day and Second Day packages may ship via UPS. Most orders are processed and leave our warehouse within 2-4 business days of receiving your order. If your order is being sent to a California address it should arrive within 3-5 business days.

Orders being shipped to all other states in the Continental U.S. should arrive within 3-10 business days. If you need your order faster, we also offer Next Day and 2nd Day Delivery. For same day shipping on these faster delivery services, online orders must be received by 10am PST. 

If there are any questions regarding your order we will email you within 2 business days. Otherwise your order will ship in the timely manner as previously explained. Please note that you will NOT receive an email confirmation that your order has shipped. If you have any questions regarding the status of your order please email us between 9am and 3pm PST Monday - Friday.

International Shipping - Sorry, currently we do not ship to or take orders from outside the US.

Out of Stock and Back Orders - Unforeseen demand or manufacturer delays occasionally result in items that are out of stock. Some quantities are limited. We will inform you of any such event and you can then let us know how you would like us to proceed. If back orders are unacceptable, we will cancel the item from your order and refund any payment made. 

Returns - If you wish to return an item for any reason, please mail it back to us with the following info:  Order #, Customer Name, Address, Daytime/Evening Phone Numbers, Reason for return, and whether you would like an exchange or refund. 

There will not be an additional shipping charge for exchanges. We cannot accept responsibility for returned packages lost in shipping, and highly recommend insured US Mail or UPS so that you have a record of your return.

Label and Mail Package to:
Computer Idiot - Returns
2734 Johnson Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

Payment Methods - We accept the following forms of payment: Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express and PayPal.  Orders over $100 may require verification of the CVV code on the credit card and we may contact you for additional information to verify the order before processing. 

Privacy - Our store will not sell or distribute your information to any other company. It is solely for the use of our store.  When you register on this site, your username and password are collected, along with your email address.  This information will never be used for anything except to communicate with you about this site.  When it comes to your privacy, we don't share.

Generally speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested as well as to process your payment, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and to improve our content and service offerings, customize our site's content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses help to improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.  Such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law. 

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at webmaster@pcidiot.com.

Terms of Submission - You agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of e-mail or other forms of submissions to Computer Idiot, or any other postings on this Site, are non-confidential and shall become our sole property, other than any personal information.  The submission of any ideas and/or materials to us irrevocably waives any and all "moral rights" in such materials, including the rights of paternity and integrity. 

This shall include your granting this website and its owner a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive right and license to sell, use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute and sublicense any material or information (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works regardless of form, media, or technology without acknowledgment or compensation to you.  

All submissions are revised and/or edited as we deem necessary. You also agree that any content being submitted by you is not known to be copyright protected by anyone in any medium. 

The following type of entries will not be included on http://www.pcidiot.com/:  Submissions that are racial, defamatory or sexist, related to bodily functions, unintelligible (no clear point), duplicate entry without added value, too idiotic to serve discernable purposes. 

Copyright and Other Restrictions - The contents of this site and the content accessible through this site may be protected by various intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trade-marks and trade secrets. Title and all other ownership rights and interests in this site and the content shall remain with the various publishers of such content, as applicable.  In other words, don't steal our idea(s) and concept(s) for Computer Idiot and PC Idiot just because you're a large corporation or you have lots of money... GET YOUR OWN!

Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the materials on this Site for personal and informational use only; provided that, you may not, without our permission, or the respective owners of copyright, or other proprietary rights, (a) copy, publish, or post any materials on any computer network or broadcast or publications media, (b) modify the materials, and (c) remove, alter, or obscure any copyright and other proprietary rights notices or legends contained in the materials. 

Copyright ©2013 Computer Idiot Technology Services

Customer Service

If you are not 100% satisfied with your merchandise when you receive it, please email us at customerservice@pcidiot.com  within 10 business days and we will exchange your item for a similar, same cost item. Computer Idiot will allow one exchange per order. You will be responsible for the return shipping but Computer Idiot will pay for shipping the exchanged item back to you.  We will not ship new exchange merchandise until we receive the items you are exchanging. The returned item must be in original condition (not washed, worn, dirty or damaged) and must be received by Computer Idiot within 30 days from original purchase date. We will not accept returns and/or exchanges after the 30 day period.

If you were mistakenly shipped the wrong item or the item is defective, Computer Idiot will reimburse you for the cost of shipping the item back to us as well as the cost of shipping you a replacement.  Please see our full return policy under our Policies link.

Please email us at customerservice@pcidiot.com with any other questions you may have.  We will make an honest effort to get back to you as soon as possible.

By using our web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy and our store policy at any time with or without notice.

Currently, we do not accept orders over the phone and email is our preferred method of communication.

Contact Info:

Computer Idiot Technology Services
2734 Johnson Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 650-5981
Fax: (805) 650-6948

Email: customerservice@pcidiot.com  

Thank you for shopping at Computer Idiot and please, email-a-friend!