Youtube from Canada on Locksmith ripoffs

GON

$50 Site Donor
Messages
752
Location
SLC, UT
Interesting video. Fully supports why it is often so much better to educate yourself and do the work yourself. Shame so many so called professional trades are like this. I have been burned by multiple plumbers, and huge by a roofer. I do everything myself if I can- even it appears to be more expensive doing it myself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvlzZnhZhrc
 
Messages
26,105
Location
Upstate NY
I found a trusted locksmith and he has key machines that are brought to spec every 6 months. And I have brought him a few locks to re-key or make a few locks the same key and he charges $15 or $20.
 
Messages
8,319
Location
The Midwest
When I had my custom home built, I had locks modified so they are supposedly bump and pick proof. The locksmith warned not to insert a wrong key or the lock would require being drilled out.
 
Messages
6,776
Location
New England
The show up fee is pricey outside bizl hours. I am surprised anyone would do it for $80 unless really close. The $80 seemed too cheap at night while the $450 steep. Somewhere in the middle is what I'd expect.
 
Top