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Vermithrax

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Before you claim how "overpriced" a shop is perhaps you should try owning one and be responsible for paying the bills.

 

mazzasec

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Before you claim how "overpriced" a shop is perhaps you should try owning one and be responsible for paying the bills.
Ya its there way of staying in business. ALL shops are overpriced IMO. Thats why I literally buy everything off ebay

 

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I got my tint done at Area-41, cant complain too much, ShadyStyle you must work their with all the information provided, you say the same things that seth told me and he was planning on putting M3's in his altima. Prices are higher, but the quality of the shop is amazing, i am pretty sure they have lifetime warranty's on their installs.

 

mazzasec

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I really liked the way they smoked my tails. Just after my tint screwing up after 2 days set me off. Could have been my error or theres. Maybe it was a bubble that just ripped I dunno. But them not replacing it was enough to not make me go back. I do really like seth though hes a cool nice guy

 

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I got all my stuff installed a couple weeks back and it turned out amazing, high quality job and great people.

 

mazzasec

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I got all my stuff installed a couple weeks back and it turned out amazing, high quality job and great people.
Whatd you get installed?

 

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It might be a really good shop but come on, $250 for installing some hid lights? you gotta be kidding me. I understand the owner and the installer gotta eat but $250 is rapping the customer!

 

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It might be a really good shop but come on, $250 for installing some hid lights? you gotta be kidding me. I understand the owner and the installer gotta eat but $250 is rapping the customer!
LOL your telling me. Especially since it cost them absolute nothing but labor. It only took me about an hour to install myself. HIDS are like 3 wires. 250 bucks for an hour maybe 2 hours is crazy!

 

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Whatd you get installed?
I got 2 kicker cvx's, 1500.1, and a 350.4. now a few months later i replaced my kicker shit with 2 RE SE's a Nine.1 and Nine.4.

 

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You guys are talking about prices being high, but Area 41 is a reasonable shop considering they have a lifetime installation guarantee. I mean I think $20-$25 is high for a steak at a restaraunt, but I pay for convience. Same deal with an installation.

I saw someone here post that they buy their stuff online because it is cheaper? Well one reason an audio shop charges more is because of that. You buy stuff online that is basically being illegally sold out of the backdoor of some other shop driving prices up in actual stores. You also have a lot more trouble when it comes to warranty issues, and I know for a fact that Area 41 typically will do an over the counter swap if the product is in warranty. Shops also charge more for provided installs.

I only mention Area 41 because that is how the topic started and that is the shop I deal with, but I want to defend other shops to. Online stores that are selling illegally and cheap a** people are killing the audio industry. Most major brands do not authorize online sales. I know the only place you can buy JL online legally and have a warranty is Crutchfield. And Memphis can't be bought online at all. If you find it online it has no warranty and Memphis did not authorize it. This is a rant I had to get off my chest. If this offended anyone, I don't care.

 

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i think it is pretty obvious that Shady Style works at Area 41. First posts and sole purpose was to defend the shop and then talks about it.

It is cool with me but why not just say upfront you work for them and say thanks for ideas so that we can improve the store.

 

mazzasec

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Ya

 

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^They kept my amp install clean as hell.



^Old install.





^Tint turned out great as well.

Installations by Area-41: Alpine 9886, Type X comps, Type R coaxial, mono and 4 channel amps (2 times), tint was done though them, and I have 22" KMC Rockstars on order through Area 41.

I've been quite satisfied.

 

mazzasec

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I know there a good shop, but just be prepared to spend the big $$$$$$$ going to them. Especially since they only carry the most expensive brands. ( JL, Alpine, Memphis)

 

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^They kept my amp install clean as hell.



^Old install.





^Tint turned out great as well.

Installations by Area-41: Alpine 9886, Type X comps, Type R coaxial, mono and 4 channel amps (2 times), tint was done though them, and I have 22" KMC Rockstars on order through Area 41.

I've been quite satisfied.
Just out of curiosity how much was it for the windshield tint?

 

raybuck

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It was $100 for the windshield tint. They carry Jl, Alpine, and Memphis as their main lines, but terry can still get most other brands for you. They are also a focal, diamond audio, and eclipse dealer along with many others.

 

Millertime1028

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Like the install . Bump for the ED amps ..

 

mazzasec

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It was $100 for the windshield tint. They carry Jl, Alpine, and Memphis as their main lines, but terry can still get most other brands for you. They are also a focal, diamond audio, and eclipse dealer along with many others.
Where you live? You must be local to them. I am about 10 min from Area 41. They smoked my tails and tinted my to front windows. After paying a good bit of cash I am all about the DIY now! //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/biggrin.gif.d71a5d36fcbab170f2364c9f2e3946cb.gif

 

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I know Terry and all of the guys working for him, they do very good work. I agree that it is a little bit pricey, but they do an amazing job. They did my head unit, and smoked my windows and tailights in my 2004 F-150.

 

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