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I'm not offering my services on here(not yet anyway), but I'm just curious what people would find an acceptable cost for repairing an AEG. Not necessarily upgrading it, but replacing broken parts etc.

Example. I have my teammates gun it stopped working after I think 3-4 years of use. Now this is a base echo-1 gun and all he was really looking to do was to repair. I took it apart and found a broken air nozzle, the wrong cylinder inner barrel combination, the trigger contacts were worn out, and the bucking was worn out. (he had a LOT of feeding issues if you can't tell)

I already quoted him on the parts so he knows that total and he decided to go ahead and replace everything I had mentioned above which totaled out to be $23.50 after shipping.

I was just thinking a flat rate of 10 to replace any parts not including electrical components and gears. Also included with this I would clean all the parts and grease, then teflon where applicable.

To replace electrical components an extra 5 because wiring is a bit more tedious especially with certain guns.

Gears an extra 10 because at least for me to get a good shimming it takes me about an hour to an hour and a half.


Any other work such as AOE, R-hops, flat hops, hop up shimming, and things of that nature I have no idea how to price out though.


Am I not charging enough or should I just leave things the way I have it for the time being.
 

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I would look at what the parts cost, and then just pick a base amount for the labor.

$50 an hour or so seems to be the going rate at most places.


Or you can always barter as well.... I am a fan of this :D
 

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$50 an hour is a bit steep for what it is. If I were to guarantee that the gun wouldn't fail over a certain period of time maybe, but due to the way airsoft is and the quality control on most of the parts I would be hard pressed to do any sort of "real" guarantee.
 

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I hadn't thought of a payment like that newbie, that is a really good idea.

Do a base rate for simple things, and if something is going to be more involved it will cost more.

Basic maintenance $20
External Gearbox repairs $15
Internal Gearbox repairs $25
Re-wiring of gearbox $20
With deans +$5
External upgrades $20
Custom work will be discussed and can figure a price out on a case by case basis.
 

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My local place charges $35 if it takes less then 2 hours. After that it is a $7 an hour charge plus parts.
 

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I hadn't thought of a payment like that newbie, that is a really good idea.

Do a base rate for simple things, and if something is going to be more involved it will cost more.

Basic maintenance $20
External Gearbox repairs $15
Internal Gearbox repairs $25
Re-wiring of gearbox $20
With deans +$5
External upgrades $20
Custom work will be discussed and can figure a price out on a case by case basis.
I'm probably going to end up using something similar to this.
 
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