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The trouble I've found is that most people will pay £8 for a straight battery change but when you add on the price for a water resistance check, say another £10-£15, people won't pay it and just have the battery changed as " they don't swim in it".

You've spent hundreds of pounds for a machine you don't use!!

I've thought about getting a dry tester for a while now but just don't think it's worth it for my customer base, yours may be different?

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39 minutes ago, Count Muppet said:

Maybe you’re not selling it right?

I don't have one so I'm not trying to sell it.

When they bring their watches in I tell them I can't guarantee the water resistance as I cannot test it and I get the same response, "It's ok, I don't go in the water with it".

So I'm presuming that if I offered two options, with or without test, £8 or £25, I know which 99% would choose.

In the few years I have been doing watch battery replacement I have lost no more than 5 jobs because of it, and I probably average 20-30 watch batteries per week.

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We offer to not pressure test as a cheaper option but most people will go for the full job when offered.

first price will be pressure test with lifetime guarantee

2nd price either pressure test with 1 year or lifetime without pressure test depending on their response to first price

3rd price will be 1yr guarantee without test.

most go for the first price. A few will drop to 2nd price. People rarely go for the 3rd. It’s either 1st 2nd or nothing for most.

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7 hours ago, Michael said:

I don't have one so I'm not trying to sell it.

When they bring their watches in I tell them I can't guarantee the water resistance as I cannot test it and I get the same response, "It's ok, I don't go in the water with it".

So I'm presuming that if I offered two options, with or without test, £8 or £25, I know which 99% would choose.

In the few years I have been doing watch battery replacement I have lost no more than 5 jobs because of it, and I probably average 20-30 watch batteries per week.

Difficult to sell something you don.t have.....Get a tester, sell two per week, pays for itself in a few months.

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Shoe repairs are virtually non existent now, maybe 2 pairs a week since opening back up. 
D/C is about half of what I’m used to. 

Car keys have increased the most for me since coming beck after lockdown.

Keycutting and watch batteries/repairs are also on the rise! 

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1 hour ago, da miller said:

pressure test is not an add on

should always be part of service

i.e. 3atm bat/seal 8.95

50/met bat seal test  12.95

100m plus min 18.95

watch repairs are 50% of my business

so i know it works

 

I’ve never thought to price according to depth. But it makes so much sense to increase price as the quality of the watch goes up. Brilliant idea. I’m trying this one 

Lee

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