Need Opinions on S/R Labs
last modified: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 (4:54:56 PM)
Is it standard practice for them to charge $65 to look at a cel?

A little while ago I bought a Pan cel from “Dunbine” off Mandarake. The cel is damaged. Since I live in Los Angeles, I thought I’d try S/R Labs. I called them today. Maybe the guy was having a bad day, but he almost flat out told me that I’d be a waste of his time and he said he would have to charge me $65 to look at my cel.

He wouldn’t allow to make an appointment today but he said I could call back tomorrow.

Has anyone else had a “Free” consultation?
If you have, were you charged $65 or am I just lucky?
re: Need Opinions on S/R LabsWednesday, September 06, 2006 - 8:42:40 PM

That sounds strange. I have as has several others had successful work done there without any problem. Do know that sometimes the repair may cost more than the cel is valued (except that does not take into account it''s worth to you) I have seen some repair work cost up to $500 so maybe the guy might have been attempting to save you a trip.

re: Need Opinions on S/R LabsThursday, September 07, 2006 - 12:00:01 AM

Maybe I’m just the beneficiary of some earlier bad business experience. I’ll give him another call tomorrow. Thanks!