It’s not the first time we’ve seen this. We had known that getting a replacement screen for this iMac would be difficult and expensive.
Since the iMac is bulky, we didn’t want the customer to bring it to our store just to give him a price. Thus, we asked for all the necessary details over the phone and email to look up the price and turnaround time before he came to our shop.
With many years of experience in the industry and a good understanding of the market, we were able to source a used replacement screen on the same day.
From our experience, the iMac screen can last easily for years. Thus, replacing it with a used unit is a feasible option. We advised the customer so and he agreed.
We have dedicated tools to remove the screen safely without causing further damages.
While “cheaper” is not always better, we have managed to offer a cheaper, faster, better solution for the customer in this case.
We managed to replace the screen at a 30% lower price than other stores. The repair was completed within 6 hours on the same day and the iMac was ready to go.
While this same-day turnaround time is not always possible with the lack of spare parts for this iMac in the market, we managed to achieve this feast this time.