Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
Click on any of the Frequently Asked Questions down below to learn more.
All payments are due in full upon completion of all Computer Repair, Onsite Services & Remote Desktop Support Services. Return checks are subject to $30 Dollar processing Fee.
- Debit\Credit Cards
At the moment we offer three different support options please see down below.
- Shop Computer Support (You come to us.)
- Onsite Support (We come to you.)
- Remote Desktop Support Services (Online from computer to computer.)
We currently only work and service the following apple systems down below. Please ask us if un-sure of what you have, we are more then happy to assist you.
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro
- Mac Mini
No, we do not take returns on open software to avoid piracy issues. However, if the software is not open you may return it by no later than the 15th day after purchase. You must present your original sales receipt, the packaging must be in excellent condition, a 15% re-stocking fee will apply. There are no returns after the 15th day and exchanges will only take place for defective software if exchanged by no later than the 15th day after your purchase.
Pc New Horizons used to offer the full package deal, but unfortunately dishonest people took advantage of the system and ruin it for everyone else. Over the years we have lost a lot of money because someone decide it to be irresponsible by not being financially responsible. To minimize financial losses we made this a policy to no longer do this for anyone else.
We currently offer discounts for customer referrals, military personnel and senior citizens:
- Military individuals qualify for a 10% discount on the total of their service only, it does not apply towards any travel time or retail parts.
- Senior Citizens 65 and older qualify for 15% discount on the total of their services only, it does not apply towards any travel time or retail parts.
- Customer referral savings, existing customers earn $10 dollars and new customers save $10 dollars on their first service.
Yes we offer a 30 day warranty with every service so as long as problem is reported within that time frame. Warranty will not be honored if the problem is proven to be caused by the user.
The answer is yes. If for some reason you cannot keep your onsite appointment you must call 24 hours prior to cancel your appointment or you will be billed a $20 dollar cancellation fee. Please understand we lose time, and potential business every time customers don’t notify us to cancel their appointment. That’s why we are forced to charge a cancellation fee when you don’t call to cancel your appointment. We truly apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
An OnSite service is when an OnSite technician is dispatched to your home or office to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, or consult with you regarding a technical challenge. No travel time is charged within the city limits of Mt. Vernon and Burlington. Travel time fees apply outside these city limits.
Please Note: All Free Diagnostics are performed in our shop only. Originally our free diagnostics service was designed to help all potential customers save this expense so as long as they would approve the repair service. Unfortunately many people out there are abusing this service therefore forcing us to make changes to the free diagnostics. Starting January 1st, 2019 all free diagnostics services will be free with all approved services otherwise the Diagnostics fee will be $60 Dollars + Tax. In the mean time at our discretion all free diagnostics have a max time of 25 minutes before becoming a diagnostic service of $60 dollars + tax.
PC New Horizons does have a customer referral program. Existing customers who refer new customers to us get a check in the mail for $10 dollars! New customers will save $10 on their first service, and we gain a new customer – it’s a “win-win” situation for everybody.
Yes! If a check is returned for NSF or other reasons, a $30 dollar fee will be added to your bill. We don’t like to do this, so please make sure to have enough funds before writing a check to us. Thanks!
If the hardware sold by us is determined to be bad or faulty we will exchange it free of charge. However, currently we are not accepting any returns on hardware – all sales are final. Unfortunately, we are not a big retailer yet so we are not capable of handling returns.
Malware is an abbreviated term used to describe a “malicious software” program. Malware includes things like spyware or adware programs, such as tracking cookies, which are used to monitor your surfing habits. It also includes more sinister items, such as keyloggers, Trojan horses, worms, and viruses.
Spyware is a type of malware that is installed on computers and collects little bits of information at a time about users without their knowledge. The presence of spyware is typically hidden from the user, and can be difficult to detect. Typically, spyware is secretly installed on the user’s personal computer. Sometimes, however, spyware such as keyloggers are installed by the owner of a shared, corporate, or public computer on purpose in order to secretly monitor other users.
A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. The term “virus” is also commonly but erroneously used to refer to other types of malware, adware, and spyware programs that do not have the reproductive ability. A true virus can only spread from one computer to another (in some form of executable code) when its host is taken to the target computer; for instance because a user sent it over a network or the Internet, or carried it on a removable medium such as a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB drive. Viruses can increase their chances of spreading to other computers by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is accessed by another computer.
PC New Horizons does pick-up and deliver a customer’s system for repair free of charge if your location is within the city limits of Mount Vernon. We also pick-up outside our local areas for an affordable fee. Fees are based on the distance between our shop and your location. For example anything taking longer than 15 minutes is considered a long distance and a rate of $20 hourly will apply round trip.
PC New Horizons does currently sell all kinds of hardware, software, and services in our Store Section. If for some reason you don’t find what you are looking for please make sure to contact us. Please keep in mind we keep most of our inventory in stock. However, there are a few items that we order only when needed to better assist our customers.
We are using PayPal credit card merchant system. PayPal is an e-commerce system allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. PayPal serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as checks and money orders. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use it.
A PayPal account can be funded with an electronic debit from a bank account or by a credit card. The recipient of a PayPal transfer can either request a check from PayPal, establish their own PayPal deposit account or request a transfer to their bank account.
PayPal protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. When you use PayPal, your financial information is not shared with the merchant. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for this transaction.