Mac Repair Guys

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Man In Black, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Man In Black macrumors member

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    #1
    I wonder how Mac repair guys stay in buisness :confused:
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    By repairing, upgrading, trouble shooting and installing Mac hardware and software?
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    I do about 5 calls a month. Mostly just software related. When it comes to major hardware failure there's only so much I can do.
    I'm the only Mac "repairman" in a 20 mile radius and I'm very cheap. I usually charge about $45/hr for my services. Comparable Windows service in my area will run $85/hr.
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I wish this hairy 'tar trend would end. Beautiful MR is turning fugly on me. :p
     
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020

    ham_man

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    Its all edesign's fault... :rolleyes: ;)
     
  6. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    I personally like Bill as a fashionably conscious blond. Don't you? :p
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    Servicing a Mac is like any other business. Those that do a good job with repairs and customer service will do a good business.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    The other question is, freelance or authorized Apple Warranty.

    To become an authorized Apple service location takes a bunch of certification, but more importantly, affiliation with an authorized dealer, which has ungawdly difficult financial and qualification requirements. Don't know what it is now, but at one point you had to commit to buying something like $100,000 worth of spare parts to keep in stock.

    IIRC Apple pays a flat rate on warranty repairs (no matter how long it takes to do the repair), and it's not generous.

    Obviously, the freelancer cannot do Apple Warranty work.
     

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