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General Chat Thread, Charging for personal laptop fix in General; Hi guys. Is 25 an hour reasonable to charge a users who wants me to fix their personal laptop? Thanks...
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    Charging for personal laptop fix

    Hi guys.

    Is 25 an hour reasonable to charge a users who wants me to fix their personal laptop?

    Thanks

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    Yes, more than reasonable.

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    Sounds fair. Depending on what I think the problem might be i'd either do that or charge a flat fifty.

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    That's reasonable, I think. You could charge more or less depending on how much of your free time you want to give over to fixing colleagues' computers...

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    I charge 25 for the first hour and then 20 an hour subsequently

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    Depends if i like them or not!

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    Depends what it is...

    I usually charge in beer for quick config changes, memory upgrades or 'set it cleaning and leave it' fixes.

    We usually charge between 15 and 25 for anything else depending on whether the laptop is a b*tch to work on or not!

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    Thanks for all the replies! Ive been charging similar prices already and no one complained just wanted make sure I'm not ripping them off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibekem View Post
    Thanks for all the replies! Ive been charging similar prices already and no one complained just wanted make sure I'm not ripping them off!
    If they've not complained, then the price is obviously acceptable to them, so don't worry about it!

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    Cool. Thanks

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    So I was asked to reinstall vista on a laptop yesterday and started it off around 6 pm, still had the laptop on last night at 11.30 after waiting for SP2 and other updates to install and i'll finish it off this evening. What would yous charge for the like of this? I quoted 30.

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    I tend to work on the amount of time I am hands on with it, not waiting for stuff because I could be getting on with something else during that time.

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    I would say 30 is reasonable for that, I generally charge between 25 and 40 for os install depending on the version (how many times it will need to reboot for windows updates is a good indication as the older the system the more updates are required). You have to think about the actual time spent working on the computer and not how much time the task actually take. For example I'll charge 15 for a virus and spyware scan and fix as it's a set it and leave task.

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    Ok thanks for clarifying, hands on time it is.

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