Since their original sales pitch made the claim that they offered full support for the entire system, I decided that they were too flaky to deal with any further and that I should cut my losses (shipping and handling both ways, plus the cost of the phone call, whatever that turns out to be, and whatever they decide to deduct from my refund for anything I don't re-pack perfectly) and get the hell out of there.
That a business should be in league with the devil is to be expected. That those who make such a deal should not insist that the devil provide them with competence as part of the compensation for their souls is foolish, and unforgivable. I will have to look around for a company run by people who were smart enough not to sell their souls so cheaply.
As I paid in advance, and this process is apt to take as much as two months, I won't have the refund in my account for a long time, and I have to wait until then to get another computer. I'm accustomed to delay. If Sluggo cannot endure so long, then I'll vanish for at least a while. If the economy goes down the toilet and the company goes out of business, so I can't get the refund, I might vanish for a long time. Crap.
Macintosh looks more likely now, even if I do have to go all the way to Sacramento to find a dealer. It looks as though almost everybody connected with the PC business is incompetent. Congratulations, Satan. When you signed up IBM and Bill Gates, they found for you the mother lode of dumb-asses.