Showtime offers inexpensive, close place for computer needs

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By Alex Wimsatt

 MOUNT WASHINGTON - Local businessman Darrell Harrod believes everyone should receive quality service at a fair price, which is one of the reasons why he decided to open his own computer service shop. 

Earlier this year, Showtime Computers opened as Mount Washington’s only PC and laptop repair shop. 

Showtime Computers manager and computer repair technician Anthony Hilbert said the shop has been very busy since opening its location on Highway 44 East and the reception has been positive.

“We felt there was a need,” Hilbert said. “There aren’t really any computer repair shops in this area and we felt it would be a good business to open up.” 

As Hilbert explained, the idea for the business came out of the blue when Harrod was having trouble with his e-mail and contacted him for help. 

“Darrell said it would be nice to have a place in town,” Hilbert said. “A week later we opened the shop.”

 The name Showtime came from Harrod, who has coined the name over the years, associating it with his other business ventures. He even had a dog named Showtime. 

What makes Showtime Computers unique among other computer service shops? Hilbert said without a doubt it would have to be their pricing. 

“We’re very affordable,” he said. “On most PC and laptop issues we’re about half the price of our competitors.” 

As an example, Hilbert said a tune-up costs $49.

“If you go to a big place the same service would cost you around $200,” he said. 

Hilbert said Showtime Computers also offers great customer service. 

“We do everything with integrity,” he said, adding that the Showtime Computers follows up with their customers to make sure they’re happy with the service they receive. 

Hilbert has been servicing computers for 10 years, four of which were spent as a service tech with Louisville business technology solution provider Advanced Business Solutions. 

Besides PC and laptop repair, Showtime Computers offers laptop DC jack repair, laptop screen repair, virus, malware and spyware removal, tune ups and PC optimization, hardware and software trouble shooting, hardware and software upgrades, website design and development, data recovery, custom PC building, personal computer tutoring and password recovery.

Showtime Computers is located just west of Mount Washington at 8206 Highway 44 East.

The shop is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays, noon-7 p.m.

For more information, call (502) 437-7109 or visit showtimepcrepair.com.