China or Local Repair shop? Bring back Radio Shack?

Will it ever be cheaper again to Fix electronics rather than just buy to replace broken?
Why do people stupidly tolerate rules that say ONLY apple can fix their phone, at gouging prices?


Look for cellphone repair booths in the mall. There was some dude from India doing phone repair in a mall near me 5 years ago. I do not go to malls often so I do not know if he is still there. There is a youtube video for repairing iphones, I think. As for other electronics, there are laptop repair places that might maybe be able to repair general electronics.