It seems like everyone and their brother is repairing iPhones today. And there is a good reason why more people are getting into the business of iPhone, iPod, and iPad repairs; there is a lot of money to be made doing it.
Before repairing iPhones, iPads and iPods Geeks On The Go mainly provided PC, Laptop and Mac repairs and gradually got into repairing iPhones, iPads and iPods as the demand for repair services grew. I knew we really had something going when we would keep getting referrals for the iDevices repair side of the business; nearly all of our business came from word-of-mouth referrals.
I took a step back and asked myself “Why are these people coming to us instead of the dozens of other people that repair these devices.” First, I evaluated our prices. When I compared our prices against our competition, I found that our prices for repairs were higher than others. So if that wasn’t our advantage, why were people still choosing us to repair their iPhones, iPads, and iPods? I looked at another important part of our business; the quality of the parts we use. Most local iPhone, iPad, and iPod repair shops that repair devices for a cheap price do so for a reason. If they are charging $50-$60 for a screen replacement, the chances are they are using very low quality parts for their repairs. Its simple math. If they buy replacement parts from the eBay bargain sellers, a screen may cost as little as $25-$30, they can charge a low price and still make $20-$30 profit. Not bad for less than an hours work right?
Instead of purchasing replacement parts from the bargain sellers, I spent a lot of my time sourcing from the most reliable manufacturers of cell phone replacement parts. This was something that cost my business a lot of money at first; but in the end, it was all worth it. Geeks On The Go has spent thousands of dollars on sourcing products to ensure the quality is the absolute best on the market. By sourcing direct through these reliable manufacturers, we are able to get the highest quality parts on the market at the most competitive prices there are. Although it is possible to source goods from a company who sells iPhone screens for $20 each, I would not allow my company to carry such low quality products.
Screens that are this cheap are completely hit or miss; there is no consistency in the quality of these parts, the bargain sellers have parts that are a mix-up of different after-market parts, and the bargain parts will not come anywhere near matching the quality of OEM equivalent quality parts. I cannot stress the importance of quality when it comes to replacement parts. Don’t waste your money with bargain sellers. You save money in the short-term, but it will almost always cost you in the long-term. The low quality after-market bargain parts do not function like the OEM quality parts, they typically don’t last as long as the OEM quality parts either.
When purchasing iPhone, iPad, and iPod parts and repair services, you truly do get what you pay for. If you buy parts at a dirt cheap price, you are going to get very low quality. If you are willing to spend a bit more for a high quality product, from a reputable seller, the quality will reflect that. I have always based my company’s mission on carrying the the highest quality parts at the most competitive prices. Cheap parts are all over, but its who you decide to buy from that makes the difference. We pride ourselves on consistently providing high quality replacement parts, competitive prices, and the best service possible.