The title of this article might be considered a gimmick by most of you. Which means I am tricking you guys into reading it. While I won’t deny the prime intention is to get your attention (Hey, that rhymed), I am not a trickster which I hope to prove by the end of this article. How could those efficient and welcoming service centres be leechers? You might ask with a befuddled (meaning confused) expression on your face. uBreakiFix has some nice tips on this.
Let’s Take it Step By Step
Do the following questions ring any bells?
- Have you ever had the privilege of visiting a mobile phone service centre?Well, you must have, considering the ubiquitous presence of mobile phones and the regular “servicing”(so to speak) that they require.
- How was Your Experience?
Don’t bother answering. I know what you are going to say. “It was superb. The employees were very affable and listened to the problems with empathy.” All in all, you found the experience satisfying. By the way “satisfying” here implies it could possibly not be any better.
News Flash People
It could be better and in fact; it should be better.
Hard though it might be to accept, the fact is those cordial and soft-spoken mobile service centre people are not as candid as they claim to be.
You noticed their welcoming smile (which, by the way; they are trained to put on), soothing interior design of the place and their eagerness to serve.
What you failed to notice, however, is that you were being asked to pay an exorbitant amount just to get your mobile phone diagnosed.
So… what, you might say. Everywhere, there is a diagnosing fee being charged upfront.
This is the first misconception. There are many places where you can get a free diagnosis for your phone. Where might that be, you say. Well, ever heard of local cell phone repair shops.
Now you wonder, what difference will a free scrutiny make; it’s the repair quality that matters.
Well, the surprising fact is that these cell phone repair shops are just as competent and a lot more reasonable to boot.
How are they Less Costly?
The new parts to be fitted in your ailing cell phone are not as costly as the pristine employees of service centres make them out to be. They have their reasons(pristine clothes need a lot of money to maintain after all). Local repair shops, on the other hand, have no such desire for perfection and therefore, settle for a meager profit.
There is one more factor and a significant one at that.
Time Period of Repair
Surely, service centres must have an upper hand here with their large number of employees working at the problem. You would think that, right. Well, I am sorry to say, but you are wrong again. Does “ladder of hierarchy” sound familiar. The repair request has to go up the hierarchy, as the saying goes. As a customer, you have to wait for a couple of days at least. For a similar problem, Local cell phone repairs shop would take just a few hours. Now, you are smart enough to choose the winner.