They're a rip off!
Okay - if they're not too high, they might be reasonable value for the more expensive repairs / parts. But fixed price repairers make an absolute fortune fitting inexpensive parts like resistors and thermal fuses, and use the "fixed price" slogan to disguise this.
We have a maximum repair charge of €22.50, and the vast majority of our repairs cost either €17.50 or €20. Other sample prices can be seen on our repairs page.
We see far too many Model 5's with blown thermal fuses. Subsequent investigation reveals that the straighteners are overheating - this is a problem for which there is no cure short of replacing the whole circuit board which would be an uneconomic proposition. We are therefore no longer selling this model.
If you have a broken Model 5, we recommend you trade it in against a refurbished 4.2 which we sell for €48. We'll be happy to give you a €20 trade-in as we can re-use some of the parts.
The new GHD Eclipse. It costs €195, looks sleek and elegant, and feels plasticy and cheap. Most importantly, it cannot be opened up and is therefore almost totally unrepairable. Need I say more?
We respectfully suggest that you ignore this "Special offer" which works out at nearly €95.
Our price is just €48!
Whilst we have been receiving straighteners for repair from all counties of Ireland for a while now, we were just a little surprised to be sent 3 repairs from the UK earlier this month. But, yesterday was a bit of a shocker - a lady in New York had heard of us, and yesterday she brought her broken straighteners to Dublin with her for me to repair. Her sister dropped them up to me and, thankfully, I was able to fix them on the spot!
Next year we hope to go interplanetary! After that "to infinity and beyond......!"