As a gadget owner, you will come across that dreaded time when you need a repair. A screen will crack. A button will stop responding. A unit will become unhinged. You don’t have to break your bank because of it, however. The following are three ways you can repair your favorite gadgets without having to spend all of your money.
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Try a DIY Job
You may want to try to fix the unit yourself if you are mechanically inclined. Depending on the problem, the parts may be inexpensive. You will have the most reasonable labor cost in the market. The downside is that you will not have a guarantee for the work.
Another thing you can do to cut the cost of repair work is purchase insurance long before you have to fix anything. Shop around for electronics insurance. Policies are quite reasonable. They range from approximately $6 to $25 per month, and the deductible varies. You only have to pay the deductible when you have insurance on a device, and that can give you a huge break. A good insurance policy can save you more than $100 in some situations.
Take It to a Fair Repair Shop
Another thing you can do to spare yourself some cash is take it to an affordable and reputable repair shop. Companies such as Contec Direct, can repair a wide variety of products for an affordable price. By spending your time at places like this you can ensure that you spend only what it is in your budget by researching the companies first.
Purchase a Service Plan
People sometimes refer to service plans as protection plans. A service plan is different from an insurance policy in several ways. First, service plans do not ask you to pay deductibles before they fix your unit. You just take the unit to a designated repair shop, and someone fixes it. A service plan is similar to an extended warranty in that you can get the unit fixed for free if something goes wrong with it within the service plan’s contract period. Two years is normally the amount of protection time that retail establishments offer in their service plan when you buy electronics. However, you can get a service plan for up to five years or more depending on what the item is that you want to cover.
Overall, any of the previously mentioned solutions can work for you and your unit. All you have to do is choose the one that benefits you the most and fits your lifestyle.
By Kara Masterson