Laptop repair pricing?

nitro498

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From time to time, people ask me to repair or build their computers. I started doing this as a favor but now I charge a fee for services.

A lady approached me about adding RAM to her desktop. She also mentioned that she had a Toshiba M35X-S161 laptop that would not power up. I asked if she would be interested in selling the laptop. Her reply was that all she wanted was her pics and word documents off the drive. I told her that I would evaluate the laptop and make her an offer.

The desktop PC was built 5 years ago by a friend of hers. A celeron processor, microATX mobo, and 128 megs of ram. I added a 512 stick of ram and cleaned up the hard drive.

I disassembled the laptop, reattached the DC power jack to the motherboard, and reassembled the laptop. This took me about 3 hours.

Total work time for both computers was about 4 hours.
1 stick of ram (about $20)

QUESTION:
What should I offer her for the laptop?
Toshiba M35X-S161 Specs:
1.3 celeronM
15.4 screen
512 ram
60 gig drive
battery life: fair




 

onlyCOpunk

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May 25, 2003
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$200 is good. Especially since you fixed it, which probably wouldn't be cheap if she took it anywhere else.
 

nitro498

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I was thinking of $100 since I bought and installed the ram in her desktop and spent about an hour cleaning all the junk from her hard drive on it.
 

onlyCOpunk

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Well yeah. Tell her she can either pay you $100 for fixing everything plus time, or you can pay her $100 to take it off her hands.