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04-07-2011, 04:09 PM #21
04-07-2011, 04:13 PM #22
I've made around $100 from different people who have thrown me some cash for helping them out.
I don't charge because I actually enjoy doing it, but I'm certainly not going to turn down a "tip"!
04-07-2011, 04:13 PM #23
The fee is the charge for a SERVICE which is perfectly acceptable. He's not selling the software. I used to make a few hundred bucks a month doing the same thing but the competition was fierce around here... 4 or 5 people trying to undercut each other until the going rate was $10 or less. What y'all don't understand is these people take up a good 30-45 mins of your time with questions and support.. then you get hundreds of phone calls a week asking about Cydia stuff. Then you get a ridiculous amount of calls from people with phones that can't be unlocked and you have to spend 15 mins with them on the phone trying to explain why. I just gave up! lol
04-07-2011, 04:14 PM #24
If he's using the tools and charging $20 or less, then it might be ok. If he's charging more than that, he's ripping people off. I don't think there's anything wrong with him charging for his time. Those of us who've jb a quite a few know that it's not a guaranteed 2-3 minute operation all the time. No one mentioned him advertising the addition of cracked apps, but if that's being done, he's dead wrong. He SHOULD feel compelled to donate depending upon which tool or tools he uses.
04-07-2011, 04:17 PM #25
I don't advertise or even tell people, but apparently simple word of mouth has people contacting me all the time asking me to fix their cracked screen or missing button, jailbreak/root their phone, clean viruses off their computer, etc.
In regards to charging people for jailbreaking, for which tools are provided for free... I charge them because my time is valuable to me, and they are not interested in learning how or simply want someone that knows what they are doing. Again, I never hand out cards or post ads on CL, but people still call me frequently.
I do adjust my prices according to the jailbreak method at the time. During jailbreakme.com times, I offer more support to make the fee worth it. Unless it's a friend, I don't charge less than $40 for any service... not worth the time to meet them, handle their questions, etc. Friends get my help for free or for beer, of course.
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04-07-2011, 04:20 PM #26
people are just paying for the time that you spend to jailbreak it. cause we all know time is money. so if people want to pay for a service they should. Have you guys every used a free program to help you do your job. he is just using the tools that he can to make a living so props to him
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04-07-2011, 04:25 PM #27
This is to funny. I tweeted earlier that i had jail broke 4 iPads and 2 iPhones for people. Nothing wrong for charging someone to use my time. And you'd be surprised how much people really don't want to do the modding themselves (lack of knowledge or just the hassle at times).
I find nothing wrong at all for charging. I mean, i can change the oil in my car myself, but i choose to pay $35 each time for someone else to do it. Same thing technically when we: eat out, get a hair cut, install a tv, wash car, etc...Just a serviceFollow me @iiBuckner
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04-07-2011, 04:29 PM #28
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04-07-2011, 04:34 PM #29
i flag those types of posts on craigslist, it angers me
04-07-2011, 04:34 PM #30
04-07-2011, 04:39 PM #31
man i have been doing it for free i think i will start charging people to do it
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04-07-2011, 04:39 PM #32
This is no different than paying someone to upgrade your operating system. All the tools are right there, but some people just feel better having a skilled person do it rather than risk it themselves.
This is sort of like what I'm doing this summer: I'm registering myself as an actual business and placing ads in the local papers and church bulletins for IT support. If I charged $25/hr (which seems like a TON). I would still be undercutting Geek Squad by $125.
04-07-2011, 04:40 PM #33
04-07-2011, 04:40 PM #34
There are a lot of people who are not tech savvy and need help. I have never charged anyone for jailbreaking but I have jailbroken many friends iPhones and iPods before,even repaired some and although I may have charged for the repairs they always give me a friendly donation for the jailbreaks and a little extra tip for the repairs. They always tell me I should charge and start a little business but I only thought of it as a hobby. But I was thinking of doing this but I don't really have the time to help too many people since I'm still in school but when I go to college I'm sure I'll do something like this.
04-07-2011, 04:41 PM #35
Quit whining that he's charging to do this. It's labor plain and simple. Believe it or not there are some people who just cannot grasp anything technical whatsoever...even something as simple as jailbreaking. They know how to download apps and that is it. These are the same people who have no idea how to download a file on a computer and find it later. Their temporary folders are often FULL of useless crap. People having a certain skill and there being people who need things done with those skills is what drives economy. There will always be people who can do stuff themselves, and people who need others to do stuff for them. Do you think a plumber is going to call another plumber when a pipe leaks in his house?
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04-07-2011, 04:46 PM #36
If people are too lazy, scared, uneducated, whatever the reasoning may be, why can't someone do it for them. The more people with jb'd iPhones, the more legit this community becomes. Who cares who does the work.
I personally would help the devs, I would also try to help in any way I could.
04-07-2011, 04:52 PM #37
04-07-2011, 04:52 PM #38
You´r all saying he deserves the money, right?
Lets be honest, after one click software was released, it´s super easy to jailbreak. Installing ultrasn0w is as easy as it can be.
Especially now when unlock scene isnt moving forward, 95% of people have no time to get know with cydia and they dont even want to. If there is no unlock and people have no time to play with cydia, why in the world they would want to jailbreak their phones?
FREE APPS! 5-10 bucks for 100 dollar navigator and games. Good deal for them, but isnt this like hmm wrong?
04-07-2011, 04:58 PM #39
Good for him, if people want to pay, let them. He's earning a living off of this smart idea. Plus apple cant do anything about it, so he shouldn't fear the reaperName? whereswaldo
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04-07-2011, 05:00 PM #40
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