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Good Job San Clemente

Able
Been seeing a several customers come from San Clemente with invoices for smogs at $70 for OIS.

but then according to wiki the avg income for that area is $91,749.
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No One
Ive been thinking about raisng my price to $70 for OIS.
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smog frogposter
We've been charing $70 for the past couple months, customers have obliged to the increased price and when they ask us why we tell them the honest truth - everything's been going up in California. The cost of living has been going up and let your customer know that even their tags/registration has increased and there is no negotiating with the DMV. Had at least 6 OIS inspections for $70 today alone with others being a little discount but still above $60. I recommend you increase your prices fren shops are closing down left and right and with the STAR program its the last man standing.
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805smogtech
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$70 for an ois test? your joking right? test takes 5 minutes with a quick visual and plugging in the dad device.

we charge $60 for a bar 97 test on 95 and older lol. motorhomes are $75
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My OIS average time is probably between 10 and 15 minutes, because I always crawl around the vehicle to check the canister and rear O2 sensors, check tire pressures and look up aftermarket stuff (especially aftermarket cats, which are infesting this neighborhood like the plague).  I might approach from the high side of five minutes for a same-day retest, but that's about the only way.
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Samy
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I charge $70 for OIS and that includes certificate. $90 for 1999 and older. If I have to smog small Motor home with dual tires  I charge minimun $120. By the way $10.00 brake on retest.
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Peter
Samy wrote
I charge $70 for OIS and that includes certificate. $90 for 1999 and older. If I have to smog small Motor home with dual tires  I charge minimun $120. By the way $10.00 brake on retest.
 Hahaha its not brake its "break". You must be middle eastern. Sorry
Charge More and be happy ( Soon there will be no customers for you) American love coupons
 
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This post was updated on .
I'm a fourth generation American and I am horribly annoyed by the whole concept of coupons.  Discounts are okay, though ...
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805smogtech
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barrym95838 wrote
My OIS average time is probably between 10 and 15 minutes, because I always crawl around the vehicle to check the canister and rear O2 sensors, check tire pressures and look up aftermarket stuff (especially aftermarket cats, which are infesting this neighborhood like the plague).  I might approach from the high side of five minutes for a same-day retest, but that's about the only way.

barrym95838
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what I wrote about "5 minutes quick visual and plug in dad device" was what a customer (from the east coast and new to california) told me his impression of the "modern california smog check program." he needless to say wasn't impressed with being charged any kind of fee to plug in a cord under the dash and perform a visual inspection. said he had watched youtubes videos about some state back east where you drive up to a kiosk, pay $10, plug into the cars dlc, and it spits out a pass or fail in a couple of minutes, and why it couldn't be adapted in california. may have been maryland?  

Believe me, I do spend time rolling around the shop floor looking for rear o2 sensors (quite a few spacers lately and a couple cat deletes), and charcoal cannisters with a jack and stand if I have any doubts as to whether they are there or tampered with. most of which i try and capture pix of with my phone. i usually average about 7 or 8 minutes on a normal smog (not including time to write up the invoice and check for any kind of carb eo numbers.) i'm sure as i get older, those times will increase.  

still think $70 for an ois test is highway robbery. good luck keeping any repeat customers in the coming years charging that much. especially when they can go down the street or across town and get it done for $45 or $18.99 + cert if your in Sacramento LOL
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805smogtech
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Able wrote
Been seeing a several customers come from San Clemente with invoices for smogs at $70 for OIS.

but then according to wiki the avg income for that area is $91,749.
So if i have this straight, what your implying is that a customer or multiple customers failed at a shop (or shops) in San Clemente, paid approx $70 for the inspection at a shop which they will not go back to, and probably chose your shop for the simple fact that you clearly charge less. So in essence, if you charged $70, they wouldn't go to your shop. is that correct?
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Samy
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American love coupons
You are so funny. You should have written Americans love coupons.
By the way I'm a mutt. What are you?
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805smogtech wrote
$70 for an ois test? your joking right? test takes 5 minutes with a quick visual and plugging in the dad device.
It's his right as an American to set his prices the way he deems appropriate for him to make a profit.  

I say more power to him.   It's whatever the market will bear.   He may lose some customers, but apparently most in his location will pay the price.  

It's only takes this.....   You're only doing that...... Why would do you disparage and belittle what we do?  
Why make it simple, when it will work equally as well complicated.
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Samy
Sounds like he is asking for it.
Check and adjust tire pressure alone is 5 minutes. What is he doing in that short period of time? Just plug in and a short visual. Next thing he will be visited.
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Able
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805smogtech wrote
Able wrote
Been seeing a several customers come from San Clemente with invoices for smogs at $70 for OIS.

but then according to wiki the avg income for that area is $91,749.
So if i have this straight, what your implying is that a customer or multiple customers failed at a shop (or shops) in San Clemente, paid approx $70 for the inspection at a shop which they will not go back to, and probably chose your shop for the simple fact that you clearly charge less. So in essence, if you charged $70, they wouldn't go to your shop. is that correct?
No,
Some people live in one area and work in another. They tend to do the smog near home, but sometimes do it on their lunch break. So I guess they saw my shop and came to me. I charge $60 for OIS.
also, possibly my hours helps too, I'm opened later than most shops so they can get their smog done right after work.

location, location, location, oh yeah, and customer service....oh price too

I think if my price were at $70, they would still come to me because of the market.

(but then you have shops that are $30 out the door smogs)

oh yeah, I have 5 star reviews on yelp and google with over 500 reviews.
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Able
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Samy wrote
Sounds like he is asking for it.
Check and adjust tire pressure alone is 5 minutes. What is he doing in that short period of time? Just plug in and a short visual. Next thing he will be visited.

i saw another invoice, $60 for OIS and they charge $5 bucks to check and set all 4 tires.... interesting gimmick. (I know they shouldn't do this)

Oh yeah, they have 9 LOCATIONS!

Can I share their name here?

No pass no pay as well.
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No One
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Samy wrote
American love coupons
You are so funny. You should have written Americans love coupons.
By the way I'm a mutt. What are you?



Charge more, be happy.

I turn customers away who try to haggle me for $10 off. They can go pay with their credit cards somewhere else for the price they want.
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Good for them who charge.  The industry needs more real shops who can actually charge what it takes to make a profit and put $$ towards retirement.
I am aware of local and industry prices, and have geared my clientele and employees towards team winning.
Our motorhome $$ start at $150.
95 astro/safari- 160 including hump removal.
Ice cream shitbox trucks at $250.
1981 to 1995 cads- $125
Ois at $75.
Coupons are at 25 and 30 off respectfully.
Retests are half price.
Porsches beemers, etc high end shitboxes at $90 to 150.
The whores across the street are 19.99 ois, and 39.99 for dyno.
We're way busier.
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805smogtech
Valid points. Totally different perspective.
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xcinlb
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Nice to see some prices going up in southern CA. I have always been on the higher end, but starting 3rd quarter 2019 we started a $15 coupon, that brought us some additional business. We have a bunch of low price idiots that charge about $39 for OIS. We are $66 for OIS, 96/99 $90 up. 1995 older $100 up. Our most expensive are old motorhomes $170 plus. I may reduce the $15 coupon back to our default $10 soon.

Yep, like has been mentioned, everything is going up in Ca, even though cost of living index shows a small percentage, which is bull. For us, rent is what is killing us, over $8000 per month!
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No One
$8000!!!? are you a test only?
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