iPhone repair business tips- parts, equipment, profits
fpr the past 18 months I have been fixing iPhones, by buying them broken off eBay, fixing them and selling them for a profit. It seems like there is a lot of competition when buying these broken phones and eBay selling fees take up a lot of the profits. I have also done a few screen replacements for people my dad works with - he is is construction so knows a lot of people with broken phones - I can buy screens for the phones for between £15 for a 5s and 25-30 for a 6s or 7, I haven’t done any newer phones than that. I charge usually £50 for the screen replacement but I can do pretty much any repair.
i would like to know from anyone out there who does this kind of thing if they find it profitable to buy and sell phones off eBay, or to fix phones for customers without a repair shop. I would like to know if people that do this use refurbished screens, as I used one on my sisters phone which was excellent but cost about £35 which makes profits a lot less. Where to buy screens in uk, especially in bulk?
should I buy and sell on eBay or is there better places?
i was also looking into buying custom chassis from AliExpress and buying a cracked phone from eBay, and making a custom phone but at not sure if that is profitable either.
another thing, is it easy to get into logic board repairs, and if so, how much would I need to spend on a microscope and soldering equipment, providing that it is profitable enough and you can either buy broken phones or get customers to send you them.
Also for some background I don’t have a shop or a very large space, just a bedroom. I currently know iPhone 5-7 like the back of my hand and also have don’t a couple galaxy s8 repairs, which I made £90 on one of them.
I know this is an unusually complicated question but any help would be appreciated, even if it just answers one part of my question
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