Last week I was in Beaverton, Oregon, visiting my wife’s family. No special occasion just decided to get away from our house on the few days we had off and we thought we could use a little rain in our life. Since it’s getting close to springtime the weather in Oregon was actually quite nice. My wife and I enjoyed many hikes and walks through downtown Portland.
One day we were hiking Opal Creek and I had a fatal accident. No injury to my body what so ever, but something worse, my cell phone. We were climbing up these rocks and my phone fell out of my pocket-landing splat on the ground. If you have ever dropped your phone before you know what I mean by the horrible feeling of panic when it drops. I quickly rushed down to see how bad the damage was. The phone landed on its face so the screen was cracked pretty badly. The phone was turned off from impact so I tried turning it back on. To my surprise it actually turned back on. The only thing broken was the glass and LCD screen. So looking at the glass as half full, at least my phone still worked and stayed somewhat intact. But every time I looked at my phone it irritated me to see the cracks on my screen and discoloring of the broken LCD. For those of you who don’t know the LCD is what displays picture or color on your phones screen.
When we got home that evening I searched all over the web to purchase a new phone. I even called my cell phone carrier, Verizon and asked how much it would cost to buy a new phone from them. The common price for an iPhone 6+S would cost me 600 bucks to buy it just its self. I couldn’t get a deal on any of them because it wasn’t time for an upgrade on my plan.
I didn’t really want to pay 600 bucks to buy a new phone so I decided to look into getting it repaired. I searched all over Google for the right cell phone repair shop. A website with good reviews and a decent price. Many of the websites I found were just horrible. They gave barley any information on their services, pricing, and looked like they were built by a five year old. Then I found Beaverton Cell Phone Repair. This website was nice! It had everything I was looking for. The website wasn’t too spamy or complex. It was easy to navigate through, had lots of information on their company and what they offered, and they made it easy to find their contact information.
So I gave them a call, a man by the name Ben answered the phone. I told him my problem and asked for a quote on how much it would cost to fix. I wasn’t surprised when he offered me one of the lowest prices I received all day. He told me, “When you are good at what you do, you can afford to charge people less”. I totally agree with him. I drove down to his shop the next morning to get a full assessment of the problem. Ben told me that only the LCD and glass was broken and it will be a quick fix since he already has the parts on hand. He said he would have it ready by the next morning, which is really convenient for me seeing as my wife and I were leaving that afternoon.
Ben called me the next morning telling me my phone was ready to be picked. I figured having it repaired that the phone wasn’t going to look normal anymore, but to my surprise the phone looked good as new. I was so pleased with Ben’s work and it only cost me 200 bucks. I would much rather pay that than buy a brand new phone for 600. I was really impressed by Beaverton cell Phone Repair. Its a great model for a successful business and one I would definitely turn to for advice when creating my own. Ben told me they update everything they own every three years and is always keeping up with whats changing in the market to stay ahead of the competition.