A new report from Recode found that the majority of the world’s repair shops are either either unable to perform or are unwilling to do repair work on their TVs.
The report found that many of these shops don’t have the money to repair the TVs they sell, so they’re not doing the best job.
The majority of repair shops surveyed by Recode surveyed by phone between Aug. 5 and Sept. 9, 2018, and found that only 2.4% of repair services provided by major repair companies were able to repair TVs.
That’s down from 2.7% in the previous report.
“Most repair shops won’t be able to fix your TV,” said Recode senior writer David Pogue.
“Most repair stores won’t do the work.
That means they won’t replace the TV.”
In the past, the biggest repair shops were those that specialize in TV repair.
That was due to a high number of TVs that were sold before a repair could be done, Pogue explained.
Today, it’s a much different situation, as most TV repair companies are focused on replacing the TVs themselves rather than repair work, according to Recode.
It’s a trend that’s becoming more prevalent as newer TVs become more affordable and easier to find.
As Pogue said, the lack of repair work makes repairing TV’s much harder.
“The majority of TV repair is either not going to be able or unwilling to fix a TV, and that’s a problem,” he said.
“If you’re not willing to do the repair, you can’t even get the service.
So there’s really a disconnect between what the repair shop is saying it’s going to do and what they’re actually doing.”
Recode’s survey found that TV repair costs for all brands were rising.
According to the report, a $100 TV with a 12-year warranty could cost $1,400 to repair.
For example, a Sony Bravia TV, which has a 12 year warranty, can cost $2,200 to repair, and a Samsung TV, with a 10-year warranties, can sell for $1.3 million.
The survey also found that more than 70% of TV owners surveyed had a 3-year TV warranty, which means that the repairs were cheaper than a repair that only covered parts.
“That’s really the point,” Pogue told Recode in an email.
“I think that we’re seeing the trend with repair shops that are trying to cut corners.”
Many repair shops say that they have the funds to do repairs, but they won`t do it because they don’t want to put any pressure on the manufacturer to make repairs, said Chris Williams, president of the National TV Repair Association.
Williams told Recodes that he believes the major TV repair organizations are too reliant on their manufacturers for repair work.
“It’s just really frustrating,” he told Recoding.
“In the case of Sony, they have a great reputation for getting things done on time, but it`s not like they`re going to just give you the entire box if they don`t have money for the repairs.”
In addition to the cost of repairs, there are also costs associated with the TVs itself.
The average repair cost per TV in the survey was $1 per hour, and there were 4,926 repair requests made to repair a single TV.
Recode also found a significant discrepancy in repair rates for TVs that are made in China and those that are manufactured domestically.
While some repair shops said that they could repair a $150 TV, the majority said they could only repair a Sony TV, Williams said.
There are many factors that contribute to repair work being cheaper for TV repair than for any other repair, including the fact that repair work can be done in a matter of hours, he said, and parts and labor are cheaper than factory labor.
“You`re essentially going to get a lot of work done in the time you`ve got,” Williams said, adding that the difference in labor costs was not a major reason why repair shops would not be able.
“The repair work is more expensive because it`ll take longer, because you`re paying the labor, and because it takes longer to get to the factory,” he added.
Williams said that if companies were to raise their prices and increase the amount of labor needed to repair parts, that would reduce the repair work that’s cheaper, and also decrease the repair times.
“But for the vast majority of consumers, they`ll continue to go with their own repair companies,” he concluded.
The biggest issue that comes up in the repair repair industry is that companies don’t provide enough information to consumers about the repair process, Williams told Racked.
“Some of the parts aren’t disclosed,” he explained.
“There’s no pictures of the repair job.
There`s no pictures on the repair box.
There’s no details on the parts that you`ll be buying