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I took my iPhone 7 to the broken iPhone to have my screen fixed. When I picked my phone up, paid the $275 to get my screen fixed, I realized my front camera did not work. I was told that the camera went out while fixing the phone & it will be an extra $90 to get that fixed. I told them not to worry about it because I'm paying a lot already to get the screen fixed and when I dropped the phone off the camera worked so when I came back for it since they screwed the camera up they should fix that as a curtosey instead of making the customer pay for a mistake the techinitian made. The phone has completely went out and gives me nothing but a black screen since getting it fixed and it's been about 3 weeks. I would have been better off leaving the screen cracked since my camera would have still worked and the phone probably would have never went completely out. I would not recommend these guys to my worst enemy save yourself the headache and use someone else.
Horrible customer service. Spend your money elsewhere unless you enjoy being berated and publicly embarrassed by the owner, Mark. I give this business 2, maybe 3, more months before it goes under. I hope losing your business and all your money was worth the rude comments, Mark! :)
Awful customer service, run don't just walk away from this business .very rude management, doesn't explain prices
Read before you choice the broken iphone First off when you call this place they will seem very convening do not believe in there lies and I will tell you why they are con artist number one they place the apple logo everywhere on there car, building and paper work this is copy right infringement they do not have the right to the apple logo number two they say they use apple original screens and that they are apple certified beware they are not apple original screens they just want you to think that they are so they can get more money from the public and if you think I am making this up do a little research for your self and look up who is apple certified in Mobile Alabama. My suggestion is to stay away from places like this and go through apple. I will be reporting this store to apple.
Update: My previous review was done out of angry, meaning that the problem with my stereo would not recreate the problems when Ken's technicians check my car. So I made a video with my phone when the issue arose played it for them and they knew fix the problem which they did no problems since. That was about a month ago good job guys.
H. May 12/3/2015I purchase a speaker system for my car and what they call a step down to give me a cleaner sound. What I got was static from my speakers, sometimes radio would not play and a popping sound when I open or close doors and trunk without my key in the ignition. Took my car back to find out what was wrong. First I was told they heard of that happening, second after and a couple of hours they could not find the source of the problem. But with a smile was told if it happens again they'll be happy to look at it. But during this process it was suggested maybe I should consider purchasing a aftermarket head unit; because it would probably clear up my issues. Well sounded pretty sane at the time. So I purchase the aftermarket head unit had the step down removed so I could have control over fading and balance. Now I have an static in the right front door speaker and the volume goes up and down at will. Needlessly to say the problem could not be found and they would not hold me up any longer. Going down Government Blvd. towards the Loop area at Pleasant Valley Rd static in front speaker. But the time I got to the Loop volume fades up and down. Now I read some reviews above the company after I had the installation done. shame on me. My opinion the cost for car stereo system carries a nice price tag especially when its suppose to be professionally done. But when you pay for services and not getting the quality something is wrong. When you bring the item back because something is not up to par; and a professional says they don't know. Something is terrible wrong. If you have to tell someone how experience you have at your craft when your work speaks for itself. Take heed because as a child I was always told two different people will not tell the untruth on you. So at best take a look at workmanship. To you a 2000 dollar install is just business as usual. But to the person who gave it to you, that's a lot of money for something they could have paid a high school student much less to do without the warranty for the gear .
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Excellent, prompt & fast service. Very polite and reasonable prices. Very pleased.
Quick at figuring out the problem. Even in an old house. Great service!
So last November I bought a set of JL Audio TR650-CSi due to my right front speaker in my car was blown. They had a decent sell for black Friday I figured why not. I had the install done a couple of days later which took all day to get my car done and was up there until after close. After I listened to the first song I knew something was wrong it still sounded horrible on both sides now not blown but vibration all throughout the doors. I took it back in multiple times over the next few weeks during these times each taking around 4 hours or more to look at it. Then they played ignorant like they couldn't hear the rattle when my girlfriend was standing right next to me saying she hears it loud and clear from outside the car. So then they made me buy dynamat . So I buy it with a guarantee this will resolve the issue, I'm up there again until a little after close at which point the installer breaks the clip for my driver side door handle and the plastic panel where you grab the door to close it. He uses a zip tie as a (temp) fix until they get the part from Honda. A week later they say they have it, I rush over on my lunch so they can fix it, just to find out they have the wrong part. You would think that would be the first thing you check before telling the customer you have it. Best part of the story is the dynamat did not fix my issue. They finally get my part a couple weeks later installed but never ordered the door panel they broke I guess they *forgot*. So I still have the issue and I go up there and Jerry and the owner I guess is who it was listens to my car. says they can't hear it even though it is very easy to hear and anyone else I let listen to it could hear it instantly throughout every song at some point. They offer me a 50 dollar partial refund and say they will look more into it to try and make me happy. I said well why not at least I get my money back for the dynamat that I shouldn't have had to pay for to begin with. I dealt with them all the way into February. So I leave it alone for a while was going through some life events well in August this year I realized I couldn't hear the tweeters. I look and ya they are not there. Apparently when they installed them if that's what you call it, I say they throw them in and hope for the best, but that's just from experience what do I know. Anyway Jerry confirms they fell inside the dash he gets them out of the dash and I hope properly installed them this time. Now at this point he can hear the vibration coming from the doors. I ask what they are going to do about it because it's not my fault it has the dynamat it was professionally installed by them. He says he doesn't know he has a frequency disc and I don't have a working disc player so he tells me he will try and get it in mp3 format so he can aux it in and find out what frequencies are causing this. He said he will call me in a week that was almost a month ago. I'm tired of this ridiculous situation. The only recommendations they've come up with so far was buy an aftermarket radio and amp and let them clean up the sound. I'm thinking you've got to be out of your mind if you think I'm going to let you do that especially since you would have to touch my dash which I kind of need in one piece, second you have to bypass the factory amp, and third and probably most important that's going to push more power to the speakers meaning more bass = more vibration = the original problem amplified. I had to stop myself from laughing and saying some things I would regret. I just needed a quick fix for a blown speaker which in all actuality I should have just left it that way sounds about the same. Absolutely the worst experience I've had with a company and would not recommend them even to someone I disliked.
There are different kinds of electricians. Some mostly work with contractors to install and map out electrical circuits inside homes and commercial buildings while others lay wire for large projects such as telephone lines and traffic lights. Keep this in mind when narrowing your search for a professional. If you need a tradesperson to work on your home or building, contact an inside or house wire expert. These professionals specialize in designing and putting new electrical systems in place for houses and commercial buildings.
When you contact an electrical contractor, describe the job that needs completing. Maybe you have a large project, like a remodeling plan that requires new wiring, or a small one, such as replacing a light switch or socket. Let the electrician know. Not every person you call will have the training and know-how to do more complex work.
To further hone your search, make sure you ask electricians the following questions before hiring:
1. Are You Licensed?
Trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical work require contractors to carefully install complicated systems that could be hazardous if they're installed incorrectly. Therefore, most states require electricians to receive training and obtain a license before working. An electrician that's licensed is one that's competent and knowledgeable enough of his or her trade to install and maintain electrical systems.
Electricians must complete thousands of hours of training in order to get a license to practice their trade, so make sure not only the company you choose but the employees doing the work show you their license. When you view the license, ensure that it's up to date and that it's issued by your state.
2. Are You Bonded?
There's potentially a lot that can go wrong if a tradesperson like an electrician installs wiring the wrong way. To spare you and your home or office from subpar work, make sure the electrician is bonded. Being bonded means the professional has an intermediary that can pay for any damage caused to a property or foot the bill if the contractor fails to finish the job.
3. Are You Insured?
Besides a bond, you also need an electrician that's insured. Many states require contractors to carry some form of insurance along with their license. Insist that whomever you hire has the proper amount of insurance for the work you need done and call the insurer to check the policy.
See that who you hire for the job has liability and workers' compensation insurance so you don't end up paying for injuries or accidents caused by the company's work. Workers' compensation insurance means the business can provide for any of its employees if they're hurt on the job.
4. Is Your Business Licensed?
Not only should you check that the electrician is licensed by your state, you should also ask if his or her company has the certification to operate in your area. Both the electrician as well as the business he or she works for need licenses either issued by the state or local municipality.
5. Who Will Do the Work?
Ensure the person who actually comes out to complete the work is licensed, bonded and insured. You need to know not just the company that's doing the work but the person they're sending out to your home or building. Make sure the employee doing the job isn't an unsupervised apprentice. If it happens that the business uses a subcontractor, check with both the company and the tradesperson that the same kind of bond and insurance applies for that subcontractor as it would for an employee.
6. How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
If you have a small and simple job that needs completing, such as a new light switch, then ask the electrician how much they charge for it before hiring him or her. When it comes to larger, more intensive and time-consuming work, you'll want to inquire about the contractor's hourly rate. Many tradespeople will offer to come out to your home or building, examine it and give you an estimate as well as tell you how much they charge per hour. It's best to get this in writing before proceeding.
While you're at it, call several electricians to come out to your home to give you an estimate on the work. This way you can get an idea of what the average price of the job will be.
7. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Many reputable tradespeople provide warranties for their work. Inquire if both the labor and parts the electrician uses are under warranty and how long the work is guaranteed for.
8. Do You Have or Need a Permit?
Depending on what kind of repairs or installation you need, your city could require a permit for the electrical work. Ask your electrician if the job calls for one and have him or her put the permit under his or her name. Ensuring the tradesperson obtains a permit will safeguard you from any blame if the labor turns out to be subpar.
Finding a trustworthy electrician isn't hard, but you must do your due diligence. Make sure whomever you hire is licensed, bonded and insured, and that the professional can show you proof of all three as well as get the necessary permit for the job. Besides these important factors, you can take further steps to guarantee you obtain a reputable tradesperson.
1. Get Referrals
Ask your family, friends or neighbors if they can recommend a professional to you and inquire if they're pleased with the work. Better yet, ask them if they can show you the project the electrician completed and ask them how long it took the worker to complete it.
2. Look Online
It can't hurt to also check electricians out online. Look for reviews, ratings and, most importantly, see if they have any complaints on file with your municipality or with your local business bureaus. If former customers filed grievances against them, you may want to steer clear.
3. Ask for a Quote
Reputable electricians will give you a quote for small work over the phone if you ask and will travel to your home to quote you a price for larger jobs. Be wary of one that declines to give you an estimate or insists that he or she charge you for coming out to your house.
4. Ask Them About Their Experience
Being bonded, licensed and insured is all well and good, but you also need an experienced professional to do the work. With that said, interview electricians about past projects they completed and how many years they've been in business or how much training they have.
5. Be Wary of Suspiciously Low Estimates
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.
While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs. They are usually split up into three groups: outside, inside and residential.
Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
Residential: If you're a homeowner, you'll most likely need to hire an electrician that specializes in residential wiring. Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Like many trade groups, electricians learn their craft by going to vocational schools and shadowing professionals on the job. In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level.
If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Many do-it-yourself enthusiasts might be inclined to fix electrical problems around their home, but they risk shock and bodily injury. It's always best to call a licensed electrician, even if you have something as small as an improperly working wall outlet.
Keep the following safety tips in mind: