Plasma T.V.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. loosewire

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    Plasma t.v. may not have a lot changes in the short term.
    Since most of the techs are working for large companies,I
    see an opportunity for guys to get more information.The last
    two weeks is the first time I have been able to spend some
    time around a t.v. shop that works on plasma t.v.'s. When
    you remove the back every thing is in view.Plenty of working
    space,two or three boards depending on how large the
    screen is. All the brands look similar,I did not see any
    diagrams laying near sets being worked on. This means that
    the information is picked up at siminars,finding a location has
    been difficult.I am going to try to find out more information
    about this subject. You have to sign up for an adult education
    class.Sometimes company rep's get paid to conduct these classes
    for a per student fee.You may think this just another bad post,
    if you could get a few $200.00 plus parts fee's you would take
    another look. So far on this forum I don't recall any serious techs
    talking a bout there t.v. business.
     
  2. debe

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    Apart from health reasons for me, here in Australia when these things are out of warranty no one wants to pay $100 or more per hour for labour, then ridiculous prices for modules. So they tend to get dumped. Unless you are a service agent for a particular product then theres no information. Here in Australia there used to be a bussines that i rented service manuals, dont know if they are still going. Just had a look in a catalogue & Plasmas upto 50inch under $1000 Aust. 32inch LED LCD $600 Aust. Smaller sets the price realy comes down. So to put this in to perspective any reasonable job here pays nearly $1000 per week.
     
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  3. Markd77

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    Are these TVs being fixed under warranty or is the customer paying for it? A lot of the time you can get a 3 year warranty then after that if it breaks it's tempting to get some more recent technology, HD or 3D or whatever is next.
     
  4. loosewire

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    I heard one customer being given an $200.00 plus parts estimate,then my
    mind calulated the time to change a board,and most are carry-In after
    warranty. I am only stating the changing economy will have more repairs.
    People don't have the credit cards and just keeping a roof over there head.

    People will not give up there T.V. easy It is a big part of most peoples lifes.
    You have to think on your feet and business experience has an edge over
    someone just thinking about the subject.My next step will adult education
    only for contacts,diagrams.I have a rental warehouse address for business
    license. You can build a business step by step,you take the brands that you
    know you can get the parts.This post is to encourage members that have been
    locked out because no replacement parts were available,that is changing.
    The day lite l.e.d signs are taking a lot of techs out of your way.The small
    T.V. shops can come alive again. Just think where ever you are you have
    express way exits with small budget motels,every rental unit has a plasma T.V.
    in the rooms. This is a business building post that is more than just repairing
    one T.V....Your input is welcome.......
     
  5. loosewire

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    @ DeBe, your economy sounds like it is better than U.S. now.
    The very high for a working guy without overtime is about $600.00.
    Remember there a wealthy retired community that like to save a
    dollar when they can.That where experience come in and your
    connections to the community.The reason I stopped taking request
    to look at imported T.V.' pure and simple no parts. You can't blame
    people for buying the best T.V.'s ever put on the market. I enjoyed
    watching nature programs on the new T.V.'s that has peaked for now.
     
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