We all know how much the new iPhones cost now. The price tag for new equipment is growing, and at the same time pulls prices on the secondary market. As a result, it becomes more and more difficult to buy any iPhone, and the only way out for many in case of damage or breakdown is repair. This is where the fun begins. There are too many craftsmen around who want to cash in on this and will do everything in order to make money on you, and not repair your phone. In this article, we will analyze another popular scheme to deceive the population and extract money for repairs. Often, the total amount of expenses reaches the price of a new phone, and the desire to save money leads to the need to pay many times more in order for the phone to work at all.
What to do if your iPhone is broken
If your phone breaks, what will you do? Probably open a search engine and enter in the search “repair iPhone”… Even if this is the simplest and most logical way, there are too many risks involved.
This is due to the fact that the scheme, which I will discuss below, brings in a lot of money, and this is more than enough to buy up all the results in search engines and pump sites very well so that they end up in the top positions without commercial promotion in the issue. As a result, on the first couple of SERP pages, the risk of running into scammers will be significantly higher than finding a normal service.
How to choose a service to repair your phone
The conclusion is simple: in order not to find yourself in such a situation, you need to contact trusted service centers. We in this case I’m going to Apple Pro, but you can choose any other service that you have already dealt with or about which your friends / acquaintances told you. The main thing is that it is proven and exists for at least several years. That’s why.
How to cheat in service centers
Let’s say you have the display crashed in phone. Using it with cobwebs on the glass is somehow unpleasant, and you decide to change it. Replacing the iPhone display in the official Apple service is expensive, and without having free 30,000 rubles, you shouldn’t even look in this direction.
When you call a third-party service that you found through a search engine, you will be told that replacing the display costs 4000-5000 rubles – rarely more. Sounds good, and even the master will come to you himself to repair the phone on the spot in 20 minutes.
As a result, the master really comes, does his job and asks for 9,000-10,000 rubles. When asked why it is so expensive, he replies that it is necessary to pay more for the work, since only the screen itself costs 4000. They say you were told about it, but you did not pay attention. Well, okay, it seems that the margin is relatively small, it is logical that the work is paid separately, and even this is still several times cheaper than in Apple’s branded service.
Do I need to pick up spare parts after repair
At the end of everything, the master leaves and takes your broken screen with him. You certainly do not need it, and you are unlikely to object to this. This is an important point and is also part of the fraudulent scheme. Below I will tell you exactly how, but for now, remember this moment.
Immediately after completing the work, you will not notice that the phone does not work quite as it should. And in a couple of days it will manifest itself more clearly. His picture may deteriorate, the sensor may stop working, light may appear and the like. All due to the fact that the display is not original. This is the cheapest China that can be.
But you were promised six months, or even a year, guarantees. This, by the way, is impossible in itself. The most self-confident services, which will then really fix defects for free, will give you no more than 3 months. Even Apple in its service center is limited to a similar time frame.
And so, you called on the same phone. In some cases, you simply won’t get through. If, nevertheless, someone picks up the phone, they will tell you that for one reason or another you have to pay more for the “warranty repair”. At the same time, they will tell you that you were warned that this is not the original screen, but the original one costs 25,000-30,000 rubles. As a result, they will “agree to meet you” and install a real iPhone screen and even give you a discount. You will have to pay “only” 15,000 rubles for a new screen instead of 25,000-30,000. Again it sounds nice, and you really might not have heard about the Chinese counterpart. Again there is nothing to do – you have to pay.
Again the craftsman comes, installs a new original display, this time you check everything and everything works well. You pay 15,000 rubles and your phone comes to the state that you expected from it after the repair.
Now, if you have not yet understood what the scheme is, I will tell you where your broken screen went, which the master took with him after the first visit. It was simply repaired. In most cases, only the protective outer glass breaks. There are enough Reliable Ways to Replace Glass on iPhone, but they all require good equipment and are not possible on the road.
Why don’t they give spare parts after repair
The master takes your broken screen with him for a reason. He brings it to his “base” and simply changes the glass, making it seem new. Further, these displays are waiting in the wings, and when he comes to you for the second time, perhaps under the guise of a new original, you will receive your own refurbished one. It is unlikely that such masters keep records of displays, which they strictly return to the same phones. Therefore, the irony is that you can pay 25,000-35,000 rubles, for which you could have installed a new display in an official service, for gluing glass on your old one. So also make the wagon nervous. For comparison, in Apple Pro such a procedure costs about 7,000 rubles, depending on the model, with all the work and consumables.
If you do not agree to the second stage of repair, your display is installed in someone else’s phone or simply sold as a spare part to other services. The bottom line is that the scammers make good money on you, and you pay exorbitant prices for a relatively cheap procedure.
How to protect yourself from cheating when repairing your phone
I have already said that in order to protect yourself from such grief of masters, you need to contact only time-tested service centers that have existed for at least several years. Fraudsters often change names, as there are too many negative reviews on the Web, and the right craftsmen value their name.
You also can’t trust field repairs. I am not going to tell you in detail why. I already talked about this in a separate article.
If such a master still arrives, check the final price and say that you want to keep all the spare parts after repair. By his reaction, you will immediately understand whether it is worth trusting such a repairman.
There are also quite egregious cases when the master disassembles the phone and says that if you don’t pay, he will not collect it. The guys at Apple Pro told us about a couple of such cases. As a result, such a master was forced to assemble the phone by force and threats, and after a couple of days they noticed that something was not working in it. After the autopsy, it turned out that out of revenge he did not connect one of the loops. As a result, a person had to pay for disassembly, connection and assembly.
Where there is a large flow of customers and big money, there is always the risk of being cheated. Only trusted service centers can break such a circle. We have been for several years we are friends with Apple Pro and write articles about him. This is the number one choice for us. You may have other services, but the main thing is that they value their name, the authority of which has been accumulating over the years. This is the surest protection against fraudsters. It may seem that it will be more expensive, but in the end you will pay less, and you will get the result immediately. Where there is free cheese, I will not remind.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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