More On Computer Geeks Who Will Make House Calls
from the sustainable-business-model? dept
For many many years, I've seen plenty of companies come and go that promised to offer "house calls" for computer repairs. The idea seems to make sense, but most companies that get into this business don't last. The economics just aren't there. It's a labor intensive business, with customers who really aren't willing to pay that much for the service. However, every time another company pops up with this plan, someone out there writes about it as if it's something new. Here's an article about yet another such geeks-on-wheels company. This one is based on a franchise model, where the franchisee has to buy a $37,000 franchise and needs to buy (or lease) their very own bright yellow PT Cruiser to drive around it. My bet is that the only people making any money on this deal are the ones selling the franchises (and Chrysler for the PT Cruisers).