If you are a "do
it yourselfer" here's how to save BIG money and
never have a monthly payment due... for $1987
you can OWN a 3 station POS system outright and
learn a lot about saving money on computers in
Here are the steps you need to take:
Next you will
need 3 touch screens. If
you shop around on ebay.com, newegg.com and
tigerdirect.com you will find a variety of
them for $300 or so that are in excellent
condition. Today (Jun 18, 2011)
we found this 18" touch screen.
Total cost for this step is $705
your Dell computers already have Windows on
them, so there is no extra cost for an
operating system. But you do
need to register FreePOS. That
will cost $299.85 for a 3 station system.
Total cost of this step: $299.85
we're going to need a router and some
prefabricated cables. You can
visit CablesToGo.com or order this stuff
from Positive Feedback Software.
Either way, it will cost ~ $75.
Total cost for this step $75.
If you want
to process credit cards, you'll want to (1) open
an x-charge account and (2) be sure your
computer has a minimum of Windows 7
Professional installed since XP has been
phased out as of April/2014. The only cost you'll incur is $299.85
for 3 magnetic stripe readers (you must
purchase these from Positive Feedback
Software for best results).
Total cost to have integrated credit card
processing is $299.85
learn more about credit card processing
changes that are coming soon:
At this point you
have spent a total of
$1,987.64 for a 3 station POS
system with software, hardware, cabling,
shipping, virus protection and an office suite
that includes a spreadsheet and a word
If you want to
add integrated credit card processing
(optional), add another $299.85 to the
total for mag readers and x-charge.
Here's the x-charge application you need to fill
out to get the ball rolling.
worried the prices will get higher?
Think again. Computer equipment gets
CHEAPER every day - it never goes up in value.
So you might be able to pull in this system for
a few hundred less if you shop around more
carefully than we did. Auction sites
have incredible deals that we did not explore in
Do you want a
24/7 hardware service plan?
Think again. For an extra $100 or
so, you can buy an extra workstation computer.
For another hundred bucks, get a spare printer.
If the old stuff breaks, swap it out. That
sure beats paying $39/month for a hardware
Do you want
some help setting everything up?
Fill out a phone support agreement and schedule
an appointment with us. You will
need high speed internet service - for more
click here. Usually it
takes us 30 - 45 minutes per station to get your
hardware and peripherals setup. Call ahead
of time a few days in advance for best results.
wondering who will key in your menu?
The answer is YOU. It's very easy to
do and we can show you in 30 minutes or less how
to add categories, menu items and modifiers.
Plus, you don't want to pay a tech every time
your menu changes do you? Learn how
and save tons of money over the life of your