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The Story of the Eldest Geek & TopTech

I am Craig Baker – the oldest independent computer dealer (at atmost 50 years in business) that any of you will ever meet! Yes – I was selling, fixing and programming computers, long before the IBM PC even existed! In fact, let me tell you, THOSE were the days! I was selling an IBM PC, with dual floppy disk drives, no hard drive (they had yet to be invented for the PC world), a Green (or Amber, your choice) Monochrome Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse. ALL for $2500! And I was making $800 PER COMPUTER – AND – best of all – I had the best price in town! SHEESH.

These days, you sell a system for $600 that is 1,000 times faster, and you’re lucky to make $100 on the sale 🙁

I have owned and operated my Computer Stores (CDB Systems Inc and Advanced MicroComputers) located in beautiful Colorado (Longmont/Boulder area).

I moved out here in 2003 to get married and after helping a number of local computer stores, I decided open my own store again – as The Eldest Geek! I can help YOU with WHATEVER computer questions or problems you have!

Hardware, software, programming, security, it matters not – I’ve done it all! Curious about my background? Find out more HERE

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Craig Baker The Eldest Geek
At over 45 years+ I own the oldest computer store - that I know of! Starting BEFORE the PC era - I worked originally on minicomputers!
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Alexander Guthrie Master Mac/PC Technician
Alex is my stepson - and in all the years I’ve trained technicians he is by FAR the best that I’ve ever trained! He has been with me for 4 years and I would not trade him for ANY Apple ‘Genius’ or any Geek Squaddite that is out there. And I would put his skills up against ANYONE in the area and bet good money he would whip their behinds. And did I say ANYONE? I mean a STORE full of Apple Geniuses - or other techs in the area!
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Derek Ragland Apprentice Mac/PC Technician
Derek has been with us for some time now and is already REMARKABLY skilled in PC and Mac repair! He can take care of almost any need you might have - and of course we are there if he runs into something he has not encountered yet!

TopTech – Home of the Eldest Geek
8332 Richmond Highway, Alexandria VA 22309
Suite 205
703-401-3806

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Mike W

I would like to say that Craig Baker in this world of throw away computers and dial 1 if you want to talk to a help line in any of several countries is a bright spot in a world of mediocrity.
Craig took a great deal of time to trouble shoot my HP laptop that was shutting down unexpectedly.  He evaluated every way he could save the computer. But after a cooling fan replacement and two days of troubleshooting, it was determined it was the system board (not worth the cost to replace).
Craig took the time to explain to me in terms that a noncomputer person could understand what was wrong with my laptop and why he suggested that it was too expensive to be worthwhile to pursue working on it any further.
I explained to Craig that I was not eager to go out and buy a new computer at this time with Vista being out there and Windows 7 on the horizon.  I just needed something to get by.
Craig fixed me up with rejuvenated laptop, supposed of the same vintage (three years old) as my old laptop, except this laptop performs much better than the previous laptop did when it was brand new.
He transferred my old data in such a way that as soon as I got home I was back in business without having to reload all my software.  I am not sure that I will buy new again.  I have a lot more confidence in this computer, and with Craig’s explanation and his old fashioned customer service of standing by his work if there are any problems.  Craig has been around computing
since before MS DOS, and his skills and knowledge prove that out.  I highly recommend if you have a computer problem, a computer question or want to get a good computer to meet your needs that you start with Craig

Mike W 5 April 24, 2016

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