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Starting A Computer Repair Business


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#1 Corie

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:12 PM

I been thinking about starting a computer repair business. I been working on computer for about 9 years now, so i'm pretty familiar. i'm trying to find out where to start, how much to charge, what services should I offer...ect? Has anyone or does anyone done this before, is it a good thing to get into, or should I just keep working for other people the rest of my life? :thumbsup: lol. What do you guys think?

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#2 zemoman

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:07 PM

i attually have a repair shop of my own. this is what i charge:

to check the pc: $20.00

repair internal problem:depending on how big the problem is $20-$200

repair os: depending on how big the problem is $100-$250

(THIS IS BOTH FOR PCS AND LAPTOPS)

also i sell tons of computer parts at my store ranging from $10-$800


these are my prices. i hope yours are good to!

GOOD LUCK :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:38 PM

You need to consider several things. First, how much competition do you have in your area, and what pricing/service will you need to be competitive with them. Second, can you begin with part-time work (say weekends)?
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 08:29 PM

I wish you the best of luck. There is nothing more satisfying than starting and becoming sucessful in your own business. Having opened a few sucessfully, I can offer you this advice. The 3 top items are
Location You will need traffic, need to be seen. Also in an area with consumers of your product. Also as JG mentioned your competion or lack of.
Quality In Product and SERVICE ... It reflects your love of your work. Word of mouth is your Best/Worst form of advertisement.
Attitude Honesty and Atmosphere.. Simply put ..great location with quality work in a dump run by a grump will fail.

Always watch your bottom line. Your business needs to pay for all business-expenses and living expenses. Remember there are other considerations.. Accounting,IRS, Rent/buy.. payroll
You can do this if you stay focused. Here's a link with some further helpful info.

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