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Old March 19th, 2006, 16:21   #13
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Originally Posted by Tankdude

If someone is going to charge you money for putting a spring in your gun your getting ripped big time.

There is nothing complicated about these airsoft guns, just the hype on every thread is "take it to a doctor". But if your dumb enough to mess up a stock gun with upgrades then maybe your dumb enough to pay somebody to fix it for you.


I'll add something else, if someone offers you $$ to do a simple job then take it.
I charge $25-35 dollars for the labour of a general spring-and-bushing upgrade, but I also spend time with the customer and they watch every step of the process, asking questions and getting answers. I completely clean the mechbox and inspect all the parts by hand. I also stand behind my work. If I fuck something up (let's say shim a mechbox too loose and the piston ends up locking up and stripping a few weeks down the line, for example), I pay for the replacement parts out of pocket and the extra labor is gratis.

I don't think the money I charge for my time and knowledge leaves any of my customers feeling like they've been "getting ripped". I average about 2 hours for a simple M4 mechbox upgrade, and a lot of that is spent cleaning, inspecting parts, and answering questions. The time I spend on other people's guns is less time I can spend with my family, and I should be compensated for it. Like Brian, I don't work for free, but sometimes when a buddy needs something done ASAP and I have free time I'll do it for nothing.
Originally Posted by TokyoSeven View Post
That was a very bad move on your behalf. Sort of like cutting off your foot for money, but not getting the money first and then letting the person with the money run away.
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