A Local Geek

A Local Geek Refurbished PCs, Smart Phones, Laptops! Computer Repair in Paducah KY- FREE ESTIMATES - Fast Service! - Flat Rates In-Shop - House Calls Available - Virus/Spyware Removal - Refurbished computers & more for sale! - (270) 554-9645

To provide the very best sales and services to our customers. Always.

To provide the very best sales and services to our customers. Always.

Operating as usual

10/22/2021

LOTS of laptops just came in! If you're in the market for one or are getting an early start for Christmas shopping, now is the time to come in. As with most businesses we will soon have less to offer.

Thank you as always,
Todd

10/04/2021

Inventory update! Laptops, PCs and more just in!

~Todd

09/05/2021

Hey folks. I am closing 'A Local Geek' tomorrow, September 6th, for Labor Day.

I've never closed for Labor Day since I started this business 25+ years ago. However the fact of the matter is: I'm getting old... lol I need a break so I'm taking one.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We will be open again Tuesday at our regular business hours of M-F 8:30-5 / Sat 10-4.

Thank you as always for your help. I hope everyone has a great holiday!

Thanks,
Todd

08/30/2021

No sales pitches or inventory updates. I just felt the need to thank you all for your support. For decades you have helped me continually grow my small business which provides income for my family.

I know a lot of people who are suffering in a lot of ways at this moment. As I'm typing this message I have a dear family member who is fighting for their life. Since tomorrows are not guaranteed for any of us I wanted to take a moment to say 'thank you'.

Last Saturday I had some folks who, like many of you, have become not only customers but also friends, stop in just to say 'Hi' and ask about some things they knew my family was doing. That meant a lot to me!

Saturday was also my wife and my 30th anniversary in marriage. (I did the unthinkable for me and closed an hour early so I could follow through with some plans I made to make the evening extra special for my amazing wife.)

I am fully aware that I am posting some personal stuff here. However I consider my relationship with many of you not just a business relationship but a personal one as well.

So when my 'tomorrow' doesn't come for me I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart today.

Thank you,
~Todd

08/16/2021

At the moment we have a great selection of refurbished laptops in! They always sell pretty fast but if anyone is looking for a good Windows 10 laptop for back-to-school and/or any other reason, now's a good time to come in.

Thank you as always!
~Todd

07/28/2021

Back Up!!!

We perform an average of 2-5 Data Recovery jobs each week at my shop. Recovering lost information from a dead hard drive is not only costly, sometimes the damage done to computers/phones/tablets is so extensive that it can't be recovered at all!

While as with most of our services if we can't retrieve information from a dead device we don't charge one cent, it's not much consolation telling someone that those wedding/baby/family vacation pictures are gone forever.

Then there's ransomware... A method cyber-criminals use to encrypt your information, making it unreadable unless you are willing to pay them thousands (Sometimes millions as with the Colonial Pipeline attack!) of dollars. Sometimes these criminals don't even 'unlock' a victim's data even if they pay the ransom.

Ransomware is becoming more rampant every day. And more bad news: NO security solution can fully protect you due to the ever-changing forms of this threat.

Backing up your data in not only important if you own a business, have memories in the form of pictures and/or perform work on your computer, it is a must.

We perform a wide variety of data back-up services at A Local Geek. It is MUCH less expensive than recovering lost data. Simply put: Backing up is like 'insurance' for your important information.

Come in with your computer/phone/any device that has information you don't want to lose and we'll back it up then show you how to back up your in the future without needing a nerd to help you. Or if you prefer, we can perform additional back-ups when needed at a discounted rate after we perform your initial back up.

It's quick, it's affordable, we make it easy and you'll sleep better at night knowing your priceless information is safe!


~Todd (Owner - A Local Geek)

We've all had horrible experiences trying to contact a real person when calling 'Customer Support' for huge companies. H...
07/14/2021

We've all had horrible experiences trying to contact a real person when calling 'Customer Support' for huge companies. Here's a trick I learned that will often get a human on the line a LOT quicker. No guarantees. But I've done it and it worked!

Instead of calling the number for customer support, call the number for 'Past Due Payments' (or whatever jargon they use). When I did that, I reached a REAL person fast. Funny. I suppose companies seem to have people ready to talk to you when money is involved.

Again: I can't guarantee this will work, but with me, the person who answered actually solved the issue I was having! 🙂

~Todd

We've all had horrible experiences trying to contact a real person when calling 'Customer Support' for huge companies. Here's a trick I learned that will often get a human on the line a LOT quicker. No guarantees. But I've done it and it worked!

Instead of calling the number for customer support, call the number for 'Past Due Payments' (or whatever jargon they use). When I did that, I reached a REAL person fast. Funny. I suppose companies seem to have people ready to talk to you when money is involved.

Again: I can't guarantee this will work, but with me, the person who answered actually solved the issue I was having! 🙂

~Todd

06/30/2021

Latest update of our current inventory. (Prices may be going up after this one because due to supply chain shortage of chips almost everything from cars to electronics is becoming more expensive. Take advantage of low prices while you can!)

Thanks as always,
~Todd

06/15/2021

Laptops are in! We have more in stock than in a long time so here's a quick update. ~Todd

VHS to DVD!  We now offer the service of converting VHS tapes to DVDs and/or to USB Drives in digital form! Preserve all...
06/01/2021

VHS to DVD!

We now offer the service of converting VHS tapes to DVDs and/or to USB Drives in digital form! Preserve all those old home movies by having us create digital files from your old VHS tapes.

This makes a great gift. Since VHS tapes degrade and will soon be unusable NOW is the time to have your memories digitized.

Call 270-554-9645 for details!

~ Todd (Owner)

VHS to DVD!

We now offer the service of converting VHS tapes to DVDs and/or to USB Drives in digital form! Preserve all those old home movies by having us create digital files from your old VHS tapes.

This makes a great gift. Since VHS tapes degrade and will soon be unusable NOW is the time to have your memories digitized.

Call 270-554-9645 for details!

~ Todd (Owner)

05/31/2021

I want to say a heartfelt Thank You to all our men and women in, along with those who have served in the past, in the United States Military.

Your service will never be forgotten nor will our appreciation to each of you.

Thank you so much for serving our country.

~Todd (Owner - A Local Geek)

Don't replace that expensive console just because of a broken graphics port! We repair broken HDMI Ports in gaming conso...
05/18/2021

Don't replace that expensive console just because of a broken graphics port! We repair broken HDMI Ports in gaming consoles.

Don't replace that expensive console just because of a broken graphics port! We repair broken HDMI Ports in gaming consoles.

05/11/2021

Update on May 11th!

You can ignore all the 'nerd talk' if you like, but I am seeing a LARGE amount of ransomware victims here lately. So I w...
04/27/2021
Ransomware extortion demands are growing, and so is the downtime caused by attacks | ZDNet

You can ignore all the 'nerd talk' if you like, but I am seeing a LARGE amount of ransomware victims here lately.

So I wanted to share this article and remind you that if you are not already performing regular back ups of your important things like pictures (and other data) we can help.

Call us (270-554-9645) anytime we are open and I can go over what we can do to protect your important data before it's too late.

~Todd

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-extortion-demands-are-growing-and-so-is-the-downtime-caused-by-attacks/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=24214463878554705832572641482264&mid=13348493&cid=717845269

The exploitation of vulnerabilities in RDP services and other software, combined with threats to leak stolen data, is paying off for ransomware gangs as victims pay up.

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04/23/2021
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Thank you as always for your continued business.

~Todd

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04/05/2021

Update on items we currently have available on 04/05/21

~Todd

03/21/2021

Update from A Local Geek ~Todd

02/15/2021

EDITED/UPDATE: We will be closed until Monday February 22nd due to the weather in our area. I hoped to reopen today (Saturday the 20th) however our drive is simply too hazardous until more snow melts. The few people who have tried to pull in either got stuck, or came very close to being stuck...

Being shut down for so long hurts my business but I would MUCH rather lose work/sales than have someone get hurt so I'm making the call to remain closed until Monday when our drive should be a lot safer to drive and walk in. Thank you for your patience.

I am still sending out my prayers to each one of you. Stay safe and warm! We'll all get through this and soon be complaining about the heat! ;)


Thank you as always,
~Todd (Owner)

02/10/2021

We are open today unless/until the really bad weather hits before 5. If it does, we will close early according to road conditions in our area.

We will reopen once the roads are safe again. To find out if we are open, feel free to call before you make the trip: (270) 554-9645

I hope each of you stays safe and warm!

~Todd (Owner)

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02/03/2021
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Thank you,
Todd

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I want to thank all of you for making this happen: 1st Place two years in a row! I am honored and humbled beyond belief....
01/27/2021

I want to thank all of you for making this happen: 1st Place two years in a row! I am honored and humbled beyond belief.

Thank you so much!

~Todd

I want to thank all of you for making this happen: 1st Place two years in a row! I am honored and humbled beyond belief.

Thank you so much!

~Todd

12/31/2020

Happy New Year!
(And what a year it was!)

I want to wish each of you a happy new year and thank you, as always for your business.

We'll be closed tomorrow because I need a breather (my 'Partying' days are long gone so my wife and I will likely go to bed before the Ball Drops in New York. lol)

I know we are all happy to put 2020 behind us. I hope 2021 is a great year for you!

Best wishes to you and yours,
~Todd (Owner - 'A Local Geek')

I want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas. I hope that despite all the troubles we are all facing, you and yours have...
12/21/2020

I want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas. I hope that despite all the troubles we are all facing, you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

We are open today through Wednesday 12/23 then we will reopen on Monday 12/28

Thank you as always for your business and for so many of you, your friendship.

~Todd

I want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas. I hope that despite all the troubles we are all facing, you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

We are open today through Wednesday 12/23 then we will reopen on Monday 12/28

Thank you as always for your business and for so many of you, your friendship.

~Todd

12/09/2020

----------- Promotion Has Ended -----------

$35 Off Laptops/PCs! – ENDS SATURDAY!!!

Staring right now: Come in anytime before 3 PM Saturday December 12th, mention the “Facebook Sale” and you'll save $35 off any Laptop or PC! (priced at least $75)

Don't forget to 'Share' this post in case any of your family or friends may be interested in saving!

(The Fine Print: The “Facebook Sale” must be mentioned for discount to be applied. Minimum price of $75 for discount to be applied. Sales Tax not included in discount. Sale applies to purchases only: Services are not included. Promotion ends Saturday December 12th 2020 at 3:00 PM)

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11/23/2020

We will be closed Thursday and Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. I'll open back up Saturday.

I considered being open Friday too however I am being honest when I say that my schedule of staring my work day from 12:30-1:30 AM 6 days a week is about to make me break. If I do I won't be able to provide you with the best service I can give you...

That said, I hope each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is safe and healthy.

(I edited this post because I forgot to add this: Amongst the many blessings in life I've been given, I am so thankful to each one of you for your business. You literally help feed my family. I read that so far over 65% of small businesses have closed their doors forever. Thanks to you A Local Geek is still here. Thank you for that huge blessing.)

We'll be back in full swing after Friday for all your repair and refurbished electronic needs.

Thank you as always.
~Todd (Owner)

11/14/2020
westkentuckystar.com

West KY Star People's Choice!

I received notification that thanks to you, A Local Geek won 1st place in the 2020 West KY Star People's Choice Award! This is two years in a row that my small business took first place!

I am both honored and humbled so much because it's YOU that made it happen. I want to thank everyone of you. Every customer of ours literally helps feed my family so your business is always important and we will ALWAYS give your our best.

Thank you so much folks. I am truly blessed to have such amazing customers.

Here's the link to the winners list so you can see all the local business standings in all categories. When I receive the award image I'll post it here. But I wanted to thank everyone today.

http://westkentuckystar.com/Media/appart/2020-Winner-List-Logos.pdf

Thank you so much!
~Todd

11/11/2020

Thank You Vets

I want to send a heartfelt message of gratitude to all the men and women of our armed services. We appreciate and are forever indebted to our United States Veterans. Your sacrifice is honored today, however our obligation to respect Veterans is eternal and will never be forgotten.


Thank you for your service.

~Todd

VHS to DVD!  We now offer the service of converting VHS tapes to DVDs! Preserve all those old home movies by having us c...
11/10/2020

VHS to DVD!

We now offer the service of converting VHS tapes to DVDs! Preserve all those old home movies by having us create DVDs from your old VHS tapes.

This makes a GREAT Christmas gift. Since VHS tapes degrade and will soon be unusable NOW is the time to have your memories digitized.

Call 270-554-9645 for details!

~ Todd

VHS to DVD!

We now offer the service of converting VHS tapes to DVDs! Preserve all those old home movies by having us create DVDs from your old VHS tapes.

This makes a GREAT Christmas gift. Since VHS tapes degrade and will soon be unusable NOW is the time to have your memories digitized.

Call 270-554-9645 for details!

~ Todd

Please vote for us!I'm honored to have my business nominated for the '2020 People's Choice Award'! We are definitely the...
10/24/2020
Check out A Local Geek - Todd.

Please vote for us!

I'm honored to have my business nominated for the '2020 People's Choice Award'! We are definitely the 'little guy' in this competition, going up against the big computer companies. So I need your help.

Please vote for us daily until the end of this contest. (I think it lasts a few weeks...)

Thank you as always,
Todd

WKS People's Choice 2020

10/24/2020
Now's the Time!

Starting to sell out of everything to folks who are getting their Christmas shopping finished early.

If you need something then now is the time to get it. I'll be restocking, however with the expected delays with the postal system I don't know how much more inventory I'll be able to keep before next year.

Thank you as always,
~Todd (Owner)

10/14/2020
A Local Geek

Please vote for us!

I'm honored to have my business nominated for the '2020 People's Choice Award'! We are definitely the 'little guy' in this competition, going up against the big computer companies. That said: I need your help.

https://westkentuckystar.secondstreetapp.com/West-Kentucky-Star-Peoples-Choice-Voting-2020/

(Sorry. You have to click the link to vote, not the picture...)

The only way we stand a chance of winning is with your help by voting each day during the contest.

You can vote once a day until the contest ends. I think voting lasts 2 weeks... Needless to say: The more votes the better!

If you are happy with our service please vote for us every day here:

https://westkentuckystar.secondstreetapp.com/West-Kentucky-Star-Peoples-Choice-Voting-2020/

Thank you as always,
Todd (Owner – 'A Local Geek')

Refurbished PCs, Smart Phones, Laptops! Computer Repair in Paducah KY- FREE ESTIMATES - Fast Service! - Flat Rates In-Shop - House Calls Available - Virus/Spyware Removal - Refurbished computers & more for sale! - (270) 554-9645

Address

3530 Lovelaceville Rd
Paducah, KY
42001

General information

Fast, friendly computer repair service! FREE in-shop estimates. We are located about two blocks off Lone Oak Road on Lovelaceville Road. (Turn at the stop light near Wendy’s in Lone Oak) Over 25 years experience.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(270) 554-9645

Products

Sales and services on iPhones, iPads, Laptops, PCs, Tablets and more!

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A Local Geek has been servicing computers & other electronics for since 1994. We also sell quality refurbished iPhones, iPads, laptops, PCs, tablets and more! Come in today for quality electronics at great prices!

FREE in-shop estimates. System restorations are only $50. We can also repair your computer without erasing your information. House calls are available.

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Nominations are open. Let's get A Local Geek to the voting round.... and win again! Check out A Local Geek. WKS People's Choice 2020
If your looking for someone to work on your computer, cell phone, tablet I highly recommend this his business. Took my work computer to him and had it back the next day and at a reasonable price I might add.
My trusty Mac went down last week and I found a number for "A local Geek" on VCI and called Todd. He got my machine on the bench immediately, worked over the holiday weekend and had me fixed on Monday. WOW, I had given up ever finding service like that plus he was very reasonable and went out of his way to be sure I was happy with the service. When I need any kind of computer service he will certainly be my only call!!!! Thanks Todd for a fantastic job. The ole Mac is running great again!!!!!
Tara Amanda Holmes this is the guy I posted to you about.