[TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:

I guess it depends if you need to drum up some business.
    I tend to charge the same, since nothing different about repairing a TV
used at Ho-Jo, then at Jo-Blo.
    If anything..I may drop the price of the repair for the non-commercial
customer, just to sweeten the deal.
    Keep in mind if you do commercial accounts, and are involved in Pick-Ups
and Delivery, it always takes a little longer to find the proper personnel
with the proper key to put them back in the TV Back-Up room, get the Invoice
to the proper person, etc.
    This is all Charge Time, when nothing gets done on the Bench.

-Ed-
Tel-Tek Electronics
Ontario-Canada

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerome Silverman" <greentron@xxxxxxx>
To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:27 PM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:


> I charge more for commercial accounts. They want to avoid the
inconvenience
> and expense of downtime so I fix the fatal problem, replace marginal
parts,
> fine tune the adjustments, and do a reasonable burn-in. The consumer
mainly
> wants the fatal problem fixed plus anything else that doesnt cost extra.
> Jerry Silverman
> Greentron Inc
> 4 Newland Ave Greenville SC 29609
> 864 232 3889 Fax 271 2080
> greentron@xxxxxxx
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Intrepid Video Support" <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:51 PM
> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:
>
>
> > If you need a little more business, I suggest drafting a letter stating
a
> discount labor rate for
> > commercial accounts.
> > I did this and got a good reply from  Howard Johnson's.
> > They had over ten sets that were down. I repaired all the sets that had
> that needed repaired, so I
> > probably won't hear from them for a while, but the extra income
> helps...and I got paid at drop off.
> > Jeff
> > --
> > Intrepid Video TV/VCR Repair
> > 263 S Front St, Steelton PA 17113
> > 717-939-7708; (F) 717-564-4952
> > www.intrepid-video.com  www.tech-repair.net
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Paul" <dntwntv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 3:29 PM
> > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:
> >
> >
> > Mando, I think your beginning to get the picture of some of the down
sides
> of becoming an ASC, and the
> > hoops that you have to jump through. It is not cost effective in many
> cases because of the initial outlay
> > in capital and the length of time it will take to recover that outlay.
The
> picture may not be as rosy as
> > you had hoped. Don't mean to throw cold water, just some observations
from
> an "old" timer. If this
> > business was what it was 10-15 years ago it might be more inviting. But
> reality is that too many of us are
> > struggling just to stay in business and the number that have already
> closed, is not a pretty picture.
> > Meanig it may take longer than it used to, if ever, before it becomes
> profitable. What they are asking for
> > is pretty standard. Been there, done that. I applaud your approach in
> trying get as much information as
> > possible, before committing. Keep in mind you are just another number to
> them. What ever you decide I wish
> > you well.       Paul
> > armando guerra <birdie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Don't mean to interfere
here
> but my business insurance is
> > running at $1900 per yr.Has a 2mil coverage for
> > liability among fire and other coverages.Thats besides my mortgage
> payment.Thats why I don't want to have
> > to
> > buy too much more test equipment.I know that this is going to sound kind
> of poorish to the dealer but I
> > might
> > just have him talk to the rca rep and see if we can't get away with just
> what I have now.I don't mind the
> > $300. for the service lit.Also,another question is? If I do become the
rca
> sc,will I also be required to
> > do
> > the wally-world sets too or do they ship them out for repairs?I don't
want
> to get over my head on this
> > matter.I like $$$$ but I also want to keep my health.Thanks for all the
> proffesional feedback that I have
> > received.
> > Mando
> > Birdie's TV & Electronics
> > Casa Grande,AZ
> > PS RCA also wants pictures of my work area,pix of my test equipment,and
> store front.
> > Also, the sitting area for customers.I wonder if they are confusing my
> shop with a burger king being that
> > they
> > also want a sitting area.
> >
> > Intrepid Video Support wrote:
> >
> > > Doug,
> > > Is that including your building?
> > > I rent, so this is $1 Mill liability, $2 aggregate and something like
> $50k for property, mine and
> > > customers.
> > > Jeff
> > > --
> > > Intrepid Video TV/VCR Repair
> > > 263 S Front St, Steelton PA 17113
> > > 717-939-7708; (F) 717-564-4952
> > > www.intrepid-video.com www.tech-repair.net
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Doug Keller"
> > > To:
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 7:12 AM
> > > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:
> > >
> > > $500??????? Mine is now almost $1500 a year.
> > >
> > > Doug Keller
> > > Wis-Kel Electronics
> > > 101 Freeland Ave.
> > > Terra Alta, WV
> > > USA 26764
> > > dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > http://www.tech-assist.org
> > > "Learn from the mistakes of others, because you
> > > won't live long enough to make them all yourself"
> > >
> > > Intrepid Video Support wrote:
> > >
> > > >If you have a store front, you need liability...what if someone fell
> inside your store, or you got
> > robbed
> > > >and all the repaired units were stolen, or worse yet, you had a fire?
> > > >At $500 a year, the peace of mind is well worth it.
> > > >Jeff
> > > >--
> > > >Intrepid Video TV/VCR Repair
> > > >263 S Front St, Steelton PA 17113
> > > >717-939-7708; (F) 717-564-4952
> > > >www.intrepid-video.com www.tech-repair.net
> > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: "Technotronic Dimensions"
> > > >To:
> > > >Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 12:15 PM
> > > >Subject: [TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Doug:
> > > >
> > > > Dunno bout that. These Larger ones Like RCA and NAP seem to have
> > > >too much bureaucratic overhead going on to make any exceptions. RCA
> wants
> > > >you to own just about every type of Test Equipment that out there
> before you
> > > >can even submit the Application. Like someone else wrote, its mainly
> because
> > > >they want you to do all the 1st time Failures which is not Cost
> Effective at
> > > >all......especially if you just took out a loan for all the Test
> Equipment
> > > >they want you to have, you wind up working for free alot of the time,
> and if
> > > >you have a storefront with overhead, good luck !
> > > >
> > > > Another interesting one is Samsung. Only thing Stopping me is the
> > > >Manditory Insurance. Yet another Expense we are to bear. Having that
> > > >Conflicts with the Idea that you are a Skilled and Professional
> Servicer. I
> > > >suppose there are some shops who it would come in handy if they are
> scared
> > > >of making a huge Blunder on a repair, but I never will take a Job if
I
> feel
> > > >I cannot do it right in the 1st Place. Some of the larger cities have
a
> Law
> > > >that requires Insurance too. This is one of the idiocy ideas that the
> rest
> > > >of the World must adopt the methods of Large Cities, because some
> people
> > > >there have plundered or Scammed people in the past. No one gets a
Fresh
> > > >Start because of what some moron did back in X,Y,Z.....its absurd,
and
> now
> > > >you begin to see what these Stupid Laws are doing to the Industries
> they
> > > >were intended to protect. They were Short Term Solutions at best.
> > > >
> > > >Steve Hearns
> > > >Technotronic Dimensions, NY [USA]
> > > >WWW.TECHNOTRONIC-DIMENSIONS.COM
> > > >1-877-817-9885 (Voice / Fax Toll Free - US Only)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: "Doug Keller"
> > > >To:
> > > >Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 11:54 AM
> > > >Subject: [TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Don't worry about it. When they get desparate enough for servicers,
> they
> > > >will relax their requirements. Too many shops are closing their
doors.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Doug Keller
> > > >Wis-Kel Electronics
> > > >101 Freeland Ave.
> > > >Terra Alta, WV
> > > >USA 26764
> > > >dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >http://www.tech-assist.org
> > > >"Learn from the mistakes of others, because you
> > > >won't live long enough to make them all yourself"
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >armando guerra wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >>Thanks to all the reply's on becoming an rca asc.I downloaded the
> > > >>app.from the rca website and there are quite a few
> > > >>requirements,i.e.chipper-check which I don't have and just a few
more
> as
> > > >>far as equipment is concerned.I talked to a rca rep.and he mentioned
> > > >>that the new chipper-check is now going to cost about
$500.00.Also,the
> > > >>service lit. is about $300.00.yearly.The thing that has me worried
is
> > > >>that he say's that I have to buy all the parts myself and that they
> will
> > > >>reinburse me at the wholesale price when I file the claim.What about
> if
> > > >>the claim is rejected for some reason.I get stuck with all this
> expense.
> > > >>
> > > >>How about the new HD parts.Can you imagine if I have 3 or 4 sets in
> here
> > > >>and I have to order parts for all of them.I hear most of the repairs
> > > >>will be board replacement only.
> > > >>I think that I am going to think about all this for a awhile yet
> before
> > > >>I decide.
> > > >>Mando
> > > >>Birdie's TV & Electronics
> > > >>Casa Grande,AZ
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
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