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Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:39:13 AM »
I spent a couple hours fixing a Moogerfooger ring mod for a friend. Ended up having a bad voltage regulator. Once I found the schematic, pulled it all apart and probed it for a while replacing the regulator took 5 minutes.

Iím not inclined to charge him for the work other than for the cost of the parts. This is just a hobby for me, but I think he wants to pay me for fixing it. Any thoughts on what a fair price for work like this is?

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Re: Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 10:04:43 AM »
Tell him that, if he wants, you'll charge him next time you repair something.   ;)


Things can get weird with figuring a price after the fact instead of negotiating it beforehand. 
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Re: Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 10:05:10 AM »
A beer, a lunch. If the regulator wasnít that much, I wouldnít charge for that either. Ask him to pay it forward. Tell him he owes you a favor at a later to be named time.


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Re: Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 11:52:51 AM »
most people are pretty agreeable at $20 when it comes to pedals, $50 when it comes to amps.

if they're friendly, I'll ask them what they have lying around that doesn't work or they don't use as well and take that in trade for the parts and labor. once took a deluxe memory man that was missing a power supply and had bad pots (someone actually got superglue in them) in trade for repairing the ground on a tu-2 and modding a blue box
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Re: Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 01:32:09 PM »
Next time at the pub, he's got the tab.
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Re: Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 04:45:44 PM »
Donít charge him, but have him be your Butler for a day.  Like on Seinfeld.
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Re: Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 05:07:33 PM »
I just ask for a copy of one of his bands new records.

https://hexadiode.bandcamp.com/album/ibex

Fancy pick record generally win over money in my world anyway.

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Re: Repair for a friend. Looking for opinions
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 05:43:38 PM »
It's weird doing repairs for friends.  I end up chalking it up to experience and maybe a beer or lunch or coffee or call in a favor when due.  A big smile when their stuff works again is usually payment enough.