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TV Repair Tips (Part 1)

Today's consumer products are designed to provide years of entertainment and useful service. These products are extremely reliable, considering the complexity of their internal construction and circuitry.

But, breakdowns can occur at any time, whether the product is new (that's why they have warranties) or after it's several years old. This is quite frustrating for most of us. Trying to find the right service company and receiving satisfactory repairs can sometimes be equally frustrating.

The independent service industry has kept pace with the manufacturers in pampering the consumers of complex products. Like the cost of buying the products, the cost of servicing them has remained a bargain. The vast majority of these service businesses are dedicated to good and lasting services at fair prices.

Still, there are some service companies which are both unqualified and unethical. These will use the consumers' lack of technical or mechanical knowledge to charge outrageous fees for shoddy workmanship.

So, what is a consumer to do? Well, there are ways to give yourself the absolutely best chances of getting the repairs you need at a reasonable price. When you need a TV, stereo, microwave oven, home computer, antenna system, appliance, or other electronic item repaired, the following information may help you in this search.

Some of these suggestions may sound a bit extreme, but if you want to protect your equipment (and your wallet), a legitimate professional servicer should not be offended by your inquiries.

DON'T CHANGE WITHOUT REASON
The most important step is to continue to do business with the firm you trust from prior services. If you have been taking your business to a company that offers prompt, courteous, and competent service, don't change unless you have to. (A legitimate reason to change would be if the product is in warranty and that company is not authorized for that brand, of if they do not repair that type or brand of product.)

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