how much is a repair trip?
I'm trying to put together a proposal to suggest that we in our small apt. building buy home machines to replace the coin rentals we currently have. (It's a co-op, so we own it; there are 10 units, and most have 1 person, 1 is empty. We pay $1.50 for a wash and $1.25 for a dryer round, which for my family adds up to about 9 loads a week, 52 weeks a year, $1,200 a year or so--at that rate, I could buy a new set of machines every year and *still* come out ahead).
One of the obstacles will be servicing. Right now, if a machine breaks, we call the rental company and they come right out and fix it. No charge. (Well, there *is* a charge; it's part of that $2,700 we pay to rent the 4 machines each year.)
I'm drawing up a couple of proposals for how to prorate the cost between the apartments so that it's fair (i.e., my family should pay a lot, others should pay nothing or very little). I wanted to factor in the cost of a couple of repair trips each year.
Any suggestions? (of course, we're in NYC, so I'll probably need to add 7% or something to everybody's suggestions)
I'll check w/ some repair places, too, but I thought I'd ask here.
I'm figuring that since it will be quasi-commercial, it'll be hard to get a service contract, but I'll look into that as well.