[iBook] Wegener Media...devil or angel?

Angus Wallace angus.wallace at flinders.edu.au
Sun Apr 17 22:37:44 PDT 2005

I'd suggest, that if you're going to bother upgrading your ibook, you 
may as well max it out.

Why not put in a 60gb HD? can your iBook use 512mb ram? if so, do it! 
(you won't regret it) ;-)

good luck,

On 18/04/2005, at 2:59 PM, Michelle Klein-Hass wrote:

> OK, I've been trying to find someone who will upgrade the Clamshell 
> iBook my
> Aunt Karen laid on me, and so far I've been hearing "Oh, I don't like 
> working
> on those..." and "Um, the labor's gonna cost you big time."
> Anyway, I remembered Wegener Media vaguely, and stumbled upon their 
> site
> again. These guys sound too good to be true! Ship them your iBook, and 
> they
> will upgrade the thing for a flat fee of $50 for 
> diagnosis/repair/upgrade.
> The best quote I've gotten from local Mac geeks is $225 for labor (and 
> only
> labor) on the upgrade.
> Parts prices are pretty good too: $34.50 for the 256MB SO-DIMM, 20GB 
> hard
> drive $80. They can even retrofit this machine with a CD-RW if I 
> wanted to
> get one. So, let's do the math here:
> $50.00 Labor
> $34.50 RAM
> $80.00 HD
> Total: $164.00
> This does not include shipping and handling, of course. However, it 
> cost me
> $40 to ship a ThinkPad 570 plus some value-added goodies to Orlando, 
> FL. This
> included $800 in insurance in case the thing got lost in the mails, 
> and an
> uber-pro packing job. If you assume $80 for shipping there (SC) and 
> back
> again (LA, CA) you are only a bit above the cost of labor alone for 
> someone
> local...this does not include parts.
> Anyway...I haven't talked to Mr. Wegener yet, but this is amazing.
> However, if this guy is a con-artist or a jerk or does crappy work or 
> any
> number of other potential flies in the ointment please let me know, 
> OK? I
> don't want to send my precious Navi into the clutches of the Mac Geek
> equivalent of Snidely Whiplash...
> Thanks for your info,
> Michelle
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