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8th May 2012, 04:49 PM #1
How much would you charge for your services?
Repaired a laptop over the weekend for a member of staff, and she asked me how much she owed me (question I hate) .
As well as having my job I am also self employed but I have never come up with a charge list for what I do. (Because Ive never actually used my self employment properly)
So basically the job I did Laptop screen wasn't working totally blank, take case off and cleaned inside of a little bit of dust and pushed all cables back in. Think when I finally got inside the laptop and got it fixed probably 20/30 mins work.
So what would you charge?
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8th May 2012, 04:52 PM #2
I would charge £50 mate, if it had been taken to a shop they would of charged more so they getting a deal.
It's not just the time the job took it's your expertise your charging for too.
8th May 2012, 04:53 PM #3
If you're pally with said teacher, a pint
Although generally when I undetake outside-of-work IT repairs I do so as a favour, and since I have no liability insurance etc I wouldn't deem myself a 'business' and wouldn't charge people. So if you're not pally, this post is utterly pointless to you
Last edited by Garacesh; 8th May 2012 at 04:54 PM.
8th May 2012, 04:53 PM #4
Depends on the person, I charge £30 p/h to £50 to "customers" and buy me a beer(s) to friends.
Your call on what category they fall into
8th May 2012, 04:55 PM #5
I used to charge by the bottle - up to them whether its from the top or bottom (or spirits) shelf. The quality would of course effect the level of service next time!
These days a £20 flat rate + parts would be pretty reasonable I reckon.
8th May 2012, 05:02 PM #6
Yeah snap, I dont charge money just however many bottles/beers they deem
8th May 2012, 05:29 PM #7
I tend to say £20/hr but only charge £50 odd plus parts if I'm able to take it home and do it in my own time.
I'm always careful about accepting laptop repair jobs though, one teacher wanted her expensive top of the line dell studio laptop repairing(heatsink/fan replacment) - told her to take it to a shop in the end, I can't afford to replace that thing
8th May 2012, 06:39 PM #8
I used to be self employed fixing computers etc for personal and business users, I used to charge £25 p/h and never more £75 for personal customers unless I said in advance. For a laptop screen it would have been £25 plus parts, but mates rates are normally quoted at "something fizzy in a can that I can only drink outside school when I dont have to drive", normally works
8th May 2012, 07:17 PM #9
When I'm doing something like this I say I'll look at it for £30 and if possible I'll fix it for that that too, but if it's a longer job or needs parts fitting then I'll let them know how much it will cost based on my looking at it.
As said previously, this is cheaper than most shops people would take it too (one teacher I've been looking after recently had to get her laptop repaired locally (she lives about 2 hours from me and it was over the Easter hols) and she wished she'd either waited for me to look at it or driven it to me as it would have been cheaper than the £80 she was charged for the pleasure.
9th May 2012, 09:54 AM #10
£30 p/h if I don't mind them.
£50 p/h if I don't like them.
Alcohol and Hobnobs on the rare occasion it's someone I actually like.
9th May 2012, 09:56 AM #11
How much do I charge for my services? It depends on what you're looking for sweetie. Whoops, wrong forum.......
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9th May 2012, 10:00 AM #12
I do repairs outside of school and charge £25+VAT per hour, so I usually apply that to the teachers I don't like. If I do, I let them decide what it was worth to them. A bottle of vodka usually does the trick!
9th May 2012, 10:03 AM #13
find the PC world services price list and halve it. Still makes you rich but less guilty about it!
9th May 2012, 10:17 AM #14
Got a link to that?
Originally Posted by Disaster
9th May 2012, 10:33 AM #15
Have found some prices on the website..
Originally Posted by X-13
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