Several times over the last 3 years I have spoken glowingly about Mays Computer Company on the front page of Athens Now, each time from the perspective of being what is known as a “raving fan customer.” I send everyone in need of a new or rebuilt computer, a rescue from picking up a nasty virus, a tune up, or anything else computer related straight to their store, which is located in Athens in the Chevron station complex on the corner of Capshaw and East Limestone. And, I am pleased to report, good news from the lips of satisfied customers travels fast, and business continues to be good and growing as it has since they opened their doors nearly 4 years ago.
Steve Mays got his start buying used PCs and laptops, repairing or refurbishing them, and reselling them at a more than fair price. His commitment to pass fairly priced outstanding overstock on to customers, coupled with speedy, stellar local support, and same day repair service has only caused business to increase. Because Mays Computer Company is family owned and operated, there is a charming blend of old fashioned service coupled with the resource and expertise of a staff that is highly trained and continues to upgrade their level of IT education. And the best part is, you don’t need a PhD in rocket science to understand them. That is something that means a great deal to me as a woman who is only moderately computer literate!
So, how can Mays Computer make the claim that it is “Black Friday” all year long? Because they are local and do all their own procuring and repairs, the middle man is eliminated, as well as the resulting cost increases. If you need help, you will be speaking to someone here in Athens, rather than have your call outsourced to a far away land. All computers and accessories, whether new or overstock, are personally selected and inspected. “We have the best prices,” said Steve Mays with confidence. “We also have better software,” he added. Something I have greatly appreciated is that I have never felt pressured by an “upsell.” When I replaced my old computer by purchasing my Dell, Steve carefully pointed out the benefits of upgrading, especially for producing Athens Now. Then he loaded my laptop with software that normally would have been outside my price range. He and his crew have also taken great care of me when I have picked up a virus or gotten “phished,” both things being a potential disaster when I have a publishing deadline to meet.
Mays Computer Company is just as adept with Macs as they are with PCs, and they have a fine selection of Apple products. There are tablets, I Pads, and they are now carrying I Phones. If you go into a local franchise cell phone store to activate the I Phone purchased at Mays, (as well as customize your apps,) you’ll be saving a bundle. I Pads start at $399, and Mays will beat anyone’s prices.
Another item that has continued to be “hot,” especially for the holidays, has been the gaming system. They have large screen HD monitors that are dazzling in their clarity and realism, and they have the ability to network several systems for serious gamers. You also don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy the difference it makes to have a larger monitor with the aforementioned HD quality, and if all you desire is a new monitor, there are plenty available.
If your current system is just fine and does not need to be repaired or replaced, there are a number of things you can do to make it run even better. You can update your hard drive, increase your RAM storage space, get better sound cards, upgrade your operating system, or increase the quality of your videos by upgrading your video card.
Mays Computer Company is also all about recycling, both in terms of having parts available for repair as well as helping the environment. Please call the store first to get more information regarding proper recycling procedures.
If computers are on your holiday gift shopping list, you can beat the crowds and the prices by going to Mays Computer Company any day of the week. You will receive the best of care, the best of prices, and support our local economy at the friendliest computer store in North Alabama.
Mays Computer Company, Steve and Regena Mays, Owners
27490 Capshaw Rd Suite B
Athens, AL 35613
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-6, Sat 10-2
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By: Ali Elizabeth Turner