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Laptop replacement overpriced possible return


Machy4

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My Laptop screen recently broke and I went to get it repaired at a shop, usually I would look for cheaper alternatives on the internet but I've been quite busy recently and thought it would be quite a lot of searching time. The place charged me £85 for the repair. While the work was being done I reverted to my older more carefully spending self. I expected a price increase with it being a local retailer but the replacement part was only £37 online to buy and the labour would of been a maximum of £10. So at £47 we're talking nearly double the price. Any advice on how I can return this so I can just order in the replacement part for the lower price? Am I legally entitled to return it (along with the labour involved) as it was only done yesterday?

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morddwyd

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Good Grief.

Talk about long winded semantics!

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Machy4

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I'm sure you've sat and enjoyed a few long semantics in your time Morddwyd :) This was a brief clarification for me xD Thank you for the replies again

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onthelimit1

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I cannot believe you asked for the job to be done without getting a quote! It's asking for trouble. Having said that, £85 is a reasonable price and on a par with what other repairers would charge (and a lot less than some).

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Machy4

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I had the quote. I shopped locally. It was the cheapest and fastest option in the area. I'm talking about when I got home and checked out internet alternatives for the part itself alone.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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It is often best to shop around first, before spending any money.

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Machy4

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I did Are you even reading the thread?

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Mr Mistoffelees

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"I did Are you even reading the thread?"

I have read it, therefore I am aware you did not check the price of the part online until after you had had the repair done, hence my most recent comment above.

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Machy4

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"It is often best to shop around first, before spending any money."

I did shop around "I am aware you did not check the price of the part online until after you had had the repair done" I hadn't spent any money when I scanned the internet prices and the repair was not complete. Aside from that, you knew I'd shopped around then typed "It is often best to shop around"? Perhaps "reading the thread" before replying to you means just the first post, seeing as the reply above yours states "I had the quote. I shopped locally. It was the cheapest and fastest option in the area. I'm talking about when I got home and checked out internet alternatives for the part itself alone"

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