small repair business in college; fair price to charge for iPhone screen replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GD0X, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. GD0X Guest

    Mar 20, 2011
    fair price including the screen itself? (probably use a "trusted" seller on amazon). It seems all iPhone screens are roughly $25.

    also, how much to charge for iPod Touch replacement?
  2. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Here's a formula I'd use: (cost of materials) + (time it takes to swap) * (desired hourly rate, depending on how confident you feel about your skills) :cool:
  3. isashach macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2008
    I take a 100 flat rate for replacing iPhone 4/4S screens, 150 for iPads, 20 for back covers. I used to take 40 for replacing iPhone 3G/3GS digitizers, but now I take 60. I also adjust the price if I see that the person has a lot of money. I give rebates to friends at times if they ask.

    Other repairs depend on the situation. For macbook repairs, i don't give a fixed price, because usually I can get more out of it like this. Then, I charge 100 hourly. If they ask if I really repaired something, I just showed them the video that I took (pro tip: take videos of all the repairs you do and post them unlisted on youtube, and send a link to the client if he has questions).

    You should also get parts directly form a Chinese supplier. When I buy parts from them, they ship it right away, and they arrive in 2 or 3 days after. It's much better to buy in bulk. Usually I buy in the 300-500 range - if the volume is lower, the cost of shipping is unjustified, and if it's bigger, there's the risk that demand for parts will go down sometime is more significant.

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