[TechAssist] Re: 19 inch portables

Larry, it's not me, it's we.
Actually, I just run the tv shop here at Future
Tech, for a small salary and commission.
My wife is the bookkeeper, and the store owner and
I have the same last name, but as far as we know,
we are no kin.
Feels like it though, as we're the same age(58),and
want the same thing, a sucessful store.
I know that if the store doesn't make it, my wife
and I will be out of a job.
that's why I say "we", even though I only own some
of the equipment in the shop.
How does "He" do it??
Big store, 25,000 sq. ft., planning on adding 5,000
more warehouse.
Good credit, and a member of a buyers group.
Sell a wide variety of product, from furniture and
appliances, to Sat. systems and cell phones.
really quite competative with the box stores price
wise if you compare apples to apples, and really
pushes the service angle.
That's my job, and although I am an ASC for many
brands, we only service(in warranty) what WE sell.
It's been 4 years, and so far, so good.
It has been some rough sledding, but "we"re still
open.
Walter 
--- larry <schntv@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Walter, how can you do it?
> Years ago i used to sell a few brands and i
> couldnt compete 
> with Wal-mart in sales at all.
> they were selling them cheaper than i could buy
> them from my 
> distributor.
> I could only buy maybe a dozen every few months.
> I knew it was time to give up sales when i
> contemplated buying 
> them at Walmart to re-sell them.
> Well i never was a good salesman anyway.
> :)
> I thought i was a good tv repair man but i am
> beginning to 
> wonder now, with these new hdtv s. i call tech
> support but 
> they dont seem to have any answers either.
> Larry
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> walter wood wrote:
> 
> > Maximum labor on a set under 27" is about
> $30.00
> > here.
> > The total bill better not excede about $60.00
> > I don't even look at vcrs anymore.
> > $300.00 on a projection tv that has much age on
> it
> > will get a rejection also.
> > But we are selling a lot of HD tvs.
> > I don't know what the traffic will bear on
> those
> > yet.
> > They are all still in warranty, but my best
> Major,
> > labor rate from a manufacturer is only $198.00.
> > It's a tough life now.
> > Walter
> > 
> > --- "J.Knoll" <jhk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> >>Phil,
> >>   You obviously live in a different planet
> than
> >>I do here in West 
> >>Virginia. I get a diagnostic fee up front and
> >>have for quite a while. 
> >>People here keep close track on the prices for
> >>new units and through it 
> >>into your face at drop off time. 100 DOLLARS
> for
> >>a 19 inch or 13 inch 
> >>combo? Well not here buddy they would laugh you
> >>out of business. Vcr 
> >>repair 50.00? I laughed so hard I almost fell
> out
> >>of my chair.  Well it 
> >>is good to know that in some areas people can
> >>still earn a decent living 
> >>on those. Unfortunately not here where I am at.
> I
> >>would have a better 
> >>chance at hitting the lottery that expecting to
> >>make that anymore on 
> >>those units.
> >>Jay Jay,s TV
> >>Clarksburg, WV
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Phil Bader wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I still get 13" TVCRs, 13 and 19-20 " TVs. I
> >>
> >>manage to get 60-100.00 range.
> >>
> >>>if you guys stuck to your guns and collected a
> >>
> >>diagnisis fee up front, 
> >>
> >>>you would nail most all those repairs with few
> >>
> >>turn downs.
> >>
> >>>A 13-20" TV in the door: $25.00 up front
> >>
> >>diagnostic fee (applied to 
> >>
> >>>their OKd repair).
> >>>A 25-32" set: $39.00 fee up front.
> >>>A 13-27" TVCR combi: $39.00 fee.
> >>>VCR  $25.00 fee.
> >>>Typical VCR repair: (maintanence,timing,etc)
> >>
> >>$49.00 - 25.00 dep. Bal 
> >>
> >>>due: 24.00. That customer will go 24.00 tp not
> >>
> >>lose the VCR and 25.00. 
> >>
> >>>They "see" the bal due, folks. Not deceptive,
> >>
> >>just covering our expenses.
> >>
> >>>A 27" TV typical bill:   79.00 labor+ 49.00
> >>
> >>parts= 128.00 +(6.5% tax) 
> >>
> >>>8.32=  $136.32 total.  Less 39.00 deposit:
> 97.32
> >>
> >>due.
> >>
> >>>The customer cannot buy a NICE DEPENDABLE WELL
> >>
> >>BUILT 27" TV for less 
> >>
> >>>than a hundred bucks.
> >>>I've added up all my month's small 25.00 fees
> >>
> >>on the "turn downs" and 
> >>
> >>>they easily paid ,say, my phone bill, or
> >>
> >>electric,etc in a month.
> >>
> >>>I hear a lot of sad stories out there about
> >>
> >>cheapo sets driving down the 
> >>
> >>>business. Be an honest salesman! Explain
> >>
> >>truthfully what you know as 
> >>
> >>>gospel: Theat customers older set that had a
> >>
> >>good picture before it went 
> >>
> >>>down, and only one failure in the ten years is
> >>
> >>worth TRYING to save, if 
> >>
> >>>possible. The result is a sturdy piece of
> >>
> >>equipement that will survive 
> >>
> >>>until he decides to get an HDTV AFTER the
> prices
> >>
> >>drop to more reasonable 
> >>
> >>>amount.
> >>>Just EXPLAIN for five minutes and they usually
> >>
> >>will see the lifgt.
> >>
> >>>There's always the guy who thinks c**p is just
> >>
> >>as good as quality 
> >>
> >>>items,just less money, no matter what, but
> >>
> >>that's not  a general view. I 
> >>
> >>>say, "there's a 5.00 plastic Walmart hand bag,
> >>
> >>and there's a leather 
> >>
> >>>75.00 hand bag. Both bags that hold the same
> >>
> >>stuff, but that's where the 
> >>
> >>>similarity ends... Paint a word picture!
> >>>Oh, God, there I go again. Sorry, guys.
> >>>My 2 cents...
> >>>BTW I seem to stay swamped with 10-15 yr old
> >>
> >>sets, many are 20-25". AND 
> >>
> >>>FEW RETURNS!. (I'm thorough in shop)
> >>>Not rich by any means... But busy, and have a
> >>
> >>few $$$.
> >>
> >>>Phil Bader
> >>>
> >>>becyn wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>yep, thats about it. At least you can save
> the
> >>
> >>money that you might spend on
> >>
> >>>>a gym. ;-)
> >>>>
> >>>>Jim McVey
> >>>>McVey Alltronix
> >>>>327 Broadway
> >>>>Newburgh Ny 12550
> >>>>ph: 845 561 8383
> >>>>fx: 845 561 9017
> >>>>Consumer electronics &
> >>>>computer service.
> >>>>Factory authorized for
> >>>>over twenty brands.
> >>>>----- Original Message ----- 
> >>>>From: "Jay" <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 12:46 PM
> >>>>Subject: [TechAssist] 19 inch portables
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>   
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>Hello,
> >>>>>Just wondering if this applies to most. I
> >>
> >>used to get a lot of 19 inch
> >>
> >>>>>televisions in for repair monthly. Now I
> >>
> >>rarely get one a month. Still
> >>
> >>>>>get 25 inch and up but anything smaller
> seems
> >>
> >>to be a thing of the past
> >>
> >>>>>in this area. I guess I will have to lift
> >>
> >>weights and get in shape for
> >>
> >>>>>the bigger units and stay where the money is
> >>
> >>for now.
> >>
> >>>>>Jay-Jay's TV
> >>>>>Clarksburg, WV
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>
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> > Walter Wood                  
> > Future Tech Home Center        
> > 2786 Hwy. 43 N.
> > Lawrenceburg Tn. 38464
> > 931-829-3337
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