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the Price of Car Stereo Installation

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$ 0
Jul 2007
Oakland, CA
Free installation with purchase after stereo stolen  more... close row
$ 99
May 2008
Huntsville, Alabama
Chain store installed car stereo  more... close row
$ 75
May 2007
Glen Burnie, MD
Installation included speaker wiring  more... close row
$ 40
Feb 2008
New York City, NY
Much better if you can install CD player yourself  more... close row
$ 50
Jul 2006
Oakland, CA
Car stereo stolen on a regular basis  more... close row
$ 50
Sep 2006
Birmingham, Al
Car satellite radio system installed  more... close row
$ 135
Apr 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
Replacing and installing car audio system   more... close row
$ 158
May 2008
Lexington, KY
Car audio equipment installed  more... close row
$ 75
Jul 2008
East Lansing, MI
Seemed like way too much money to spend   more... close row

Description of service

The service was installation of my new car audio/speaker system. The $75 represented installation only, not price of the actual system/hardware itself. Of the $75, $60 was listed as the labor, and $15 was a "shop fee". I in all honesty have no idea what a shop fee is supposed to be, but it wasn't for the system, so I included it in with the fee of the service.

Review of Service

I was happy with the installation in that it works well and was fast. However, I am very unhappy with the price and feel like I should have just had a friend who is good with this kind of self do it for me. I felt like $75 was way too much money to spend for the 15 minutes tops that it took these guys to do it. I also think the "shop fee" is some sort of scam add-on these places do. As if the $60 labor fee wasn't enough! So I give them an A on the service and an F on the cost.


My tip would be to have a friend who is knowledgable on this cars/electronics to do it as a favor. Save your money! Also, research "shop fees" and any other possible add-ons!

$ 225
Feb 2008
Speakers installed in car  more... close row
$ 65
Sep 2007
Lynchburg, VA
Installation of after-market car stereo  more... close row
$ 0
Feb 2007
Bristol, Virginia
Free installation with purchase of subwoofers etc  more... close row
$ 210
Jun 2008
Greece, NY
Price of stereo and installation  more... close row
$ 250
Jun 2008
Hollywood, FL
CD changer broke very quickly after installation  more... close row
$ 365
Jun 2008
Pasadena, CA
Improved sound quality and volume  more... close row