[TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:

Strange thing Walt. Just when you mentioned "Folks from India."
    These people seem to run their business on a Cash Basis, or at least a
check.
    Ever wonder how a presumed ex-Third World Country is managing to almost
take over the Hospitality Business in North America.
    Most are paid for with no Bank Loans. (US Banks).
    Here in Canada the Electronic Service Industry and the Hospitality
Industry is almost saturated with Asians and India and Pakistan.
Could this be called In-Sourcing?;-)
You have to give them credit, these people do work hard, to get ahead.

-Ed-

Tel-Tek Electronics
Ontario-Canada

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "walter wood" <wwood_38478@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:38 PM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: RCA ASC Update:


> I have the opposite idea.
> Since hotel/motel folks buy their sets REAL
> cheap(and with no warranty), I have to do the cheap
> fix.
> If it fails again, it's their call.
> Fix it or replace it.
> But there are many advantages to getting in the
> loop on commercial repair.
> 1. They usually have many of the same model.
> 2. I've found that all of them pay promptly,
> especially the folks from India.
> 3. They usually have back-ups, and the time span
> isn't all that important.
> Works for me.
> Walter
>
>
> --- Jerome Silverman <greentron@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 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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