Thursday, February 16, 2012

Markets in Everything: iPhone Repair

Boston Globe -- "Curt Ingram (iPhoneCurt.com) is part of the expanding mini-industry of repairmen working outside the realm of Apple, whose warranty does not cover “damage caused by accident,’’ such as liquid contact (i.e. dropping it in the toilet) or broken screens.

In this growing age of smartphone dependence, the 45-year-old Ingram says, a broken iPhone is an emotionally stressful problem that must be fixed, immediately. “There are lots of people who won’t leave the room while we’re working on their phones,’’ he said. “They’re so attached to their phone they don’t know what to do without it.’’

Ingram, who has the wholesome handsomeness of a cartoon quarterback, has become a mini-celebrity in Brighton, which is known for, among other things, young people behaving like young people. “I always get recognized in bars,’’ he said; that’s also where a lot of his business originates."


4 Comments:

At 2/16/2012 11:04 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

Well that's a nice little business he's got going for himself

 
At 2/16/2012 11:41 AM, Blogger abir mandal said...

How much do you wanna bet that the govt steps in to regulate such businesses in the "public interest"?

 
At 2/16/2012 11:41 AM, Blogger abir mandal said...

How much do you wanna bet that the govt steps in to regulate such businesses in the "public interest"?

 
At 2/16/2012 1:09 PM, Blogger james said...

I bought a refurbished computer a couple of years ago. Im working on it right now. I paid just one hundred seventynine dollars for it and it works like its brand new the computer already had file extensions installed and the software installed to listen to videos. And everything else was ready to go when I bought the computer. Even virus protection software. This was a really great deal for the money. I could buy three refurbished computers for the price of one brand new computer. I believe that its not the novices that are likly to buy used computers because their is not a manual included with the used computer' unlike a new computer for this reason I believe its the geeks and the nerds along with come college students that are the biggest buyers of refurbished computers. I also believe that their must be a big export market for refurbished computers.

 

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