For the key service to get rid of often over 100 Euro. But what's a reasonable price actually? A study has revealed how the prices are overpriced really.Who out need most of the time the help from the key service . It is not uncommon to Rip off. More than 127 euros, according to the Federal Association of metal is too expensive.
on The subject of key service have made a lot of bad experiences. Often, customers believe that the Internet is a bargain found, only to spot then, with exorbitant sums of money* caught off guard to be. Most don't even know how much a locksmith should cost and how to prevent rip-off.
key service-rip-off: a Strong discrepancy between recommended and actual costs
In a Germany-wide study has collected the digital craft mediator mellon data about 4.224 key services in 786 German cities. The result is: on average, locksmiths charge for a normal door opening 137 Euro . The prices differ from state to state in part: While a door opening in Berlin, costs only 69 euros, it's in Rhineland-Palatinate 151 Euro. It is striking, moreover, that the prices are in big cities is lower in the country, however, higher. Perhaps it is because the competition here is less.
are 137 euros on average for a doorway too much? Actually, already. Because according to the Federal Association of metal a key service that requires more than 127 Euro for a easy opening of the door is too expensive - and this is true in Germany, 56 percent of the providers, as the study showed. Also, the expert Uwe Sarfeld, who runs a private key service, explains: "For an easy opening of the door, I would take the day to not less than 60 Euro and not more than 90 euros." In large cities should be required in the case of a simple doorway with directions even more than 100 Euro, the expert said.
How much customers pay in major cities for the key service?
The most affordable big city - what affects the key service are Berlin and Leipzig, with a 69 Euro for a door opening during the day. Hamburg and Lübeck are 70 euros, very cheap. The opposite is true in the city of Jüchen, North Rhine-Westphalia: The prices is 188 Euro, on average, the most expensive in the key service. Even Munich is 89 Euro still in the Top 10 of the cheapest cities in Bavaria.
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As you Who are not researching in front of key service-rip-off
"in the key service-search in-depth, is ripped off with a probability of 70% to 80% ," says the expert Sarfeld. "In the Online-would not trust to search blindly on the first hit, but sometimes on the second page look." Also a look into the Online reviews help to avoid a rip-off.
Supposedly cheap prices should always be treated with caution. Here, it may be that you are being fobbed off with net prices, in taxes and not getting there yet calculated have been: "Often advertised with low prices, some of which are under 30 euros. Every customer should be clear that. Already under 60 Euro is it hard to make a living," explains the expert.
not to be ripped off, should the customer so in advance a fixed price with the provider to agree. "So, the key service may differ with its cost claim later to the top," advises lawyer Christian Solmecke in the study. What is not so simple: Because that is the only 5,16% of key services to communicate their prices on the Website. 44,13 percent do not want to give according to the study, on the telephone, information about the prices. And those who do it (50,71 per cent) usually require 70 euros more than those that specify prices on the net. Provider, want to mention any prices, so you should be treated with caution. Here, the likelihood of inflated prices is very high.
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