So I posted earlier about getting a new car, ended up getting an 05 grand cherokee. I was wondering if anyone knew of a rough estimate what a should would charge for full install if i already own all the components to my system? i just moved to fort collins, Co and dont know the area very well
Well, i mean i just dropped 15k on my first actual nice whip ya know, i previously did an install on my old passat with the help of some good friends, but like i said i moved away and no longer have knowledgeable friends in the area. Idk im gonna call around try to find a good deal, i know typically its like 50 to get anything installed at best buy, but obviously i dont want to go there lol
I remember paying $250 to have a simple cheap Becker box powered by a cheap Jensen amp installed in my 1988 camaro. I was just lazy at the time. He was clean, and professional mind you all wires hidden and and all interior trim left looking untouched. THAT'S why I paid him. He did his job. Well.
Though today I would laugh at his prices lol.
Then I upgraded to a better amp and bigger box installed by yours truly and realized what you can do for yourself is worth $$$.
Best buy here charges $128/hr. Our shop charges $70/hr. But pretty much goes by the job rather than time usually. A HU is a standard $40, door speakers for $20ea or $50 for all doors. I would say you would be looking at $200 assuming it's subs, amp, HU.
Careful though. Doing installs, or anything on the side, has risks. Make sure your customer knows that because you're charging so little you can't be held accountable for anything that can go wrong. Not saying it will but you'd hate to have him come back at you to replace a $400 amp that he fried because you forgot something. Now your $75 install profit becomes a liability. People trade swings over less lol.
Install shops have to account for things like insurance and their installers wages into their prices. Shop rent as well as advertising and all expenses in their business.
With the economy in the crapper people everywhere, including myself, look for the cheaper alternative. Change your own oil, cut your own grass and even do your own taxes, if you can. Some things though are worth the price of admission.