Monday, March 16, 2009

Shout out to Joe

Any of you that are on my Facebook are aware that I recently experienced a great loss, but that it was rectified last week.
What I mean is, my TV broke, and was repaired.

Several things have been causing me stress over the last few weeks.

(Many of you have offered prayers for our family, and I want to tell you they have been felt and answered. Our family has made more positive progress over the last few weeks than I thought was possible. It is always a work in progress, but for those of you who asked, please know that things are going well and we appreciate your prayers.)

There was one night that I was feeling an exceptional amount of stress. I went to my bedroom, pushed the power button on my TV, and when it failed to turn on, every emotional bulwark I had in place crumbled, fracturing the spine of the metaphoric hump backed mammal, and ultimately, (sparing the messier details), leaving me in a teary mess on the bathroom floor.

The next morning I googled TV repair in Virginia Beach and found the name of Joe Searles.

I called Joe Searles TV Repair and set up an appointment for him to come out to the house and check out the problem.

He showed up right on time, and although we wasn't able to fix the problem here, he was friendly, professional, and polite, and even helped us load the TV into our van to take it to his shop.

After working on my poor TV in his shop Joe found that 2 circuits on the circuit board were not providing the power needed to turn the set on. And instead of replacing the entire circuit board at a cost of several hundred dollars, Joe simply replaced the 2 faulty circuits.

When I picked it up, he and his associate loaded it into my car for me.

Joe was up front about all of his fees and surprised me by not sneaking any extra fees in, the way any car repair shop might have.

In the end, the total repair costs were much less than I had feared, and only a fraction of what it would have cost to replace my whole TV.

So if you happen live in or around Virginia Beach and find yourself needing any TV repairs, (or an Elvis impersonator - Joe is multi-talented), give Joe a call.


Joe Searles TV Repair

459 Lynnhaven Rd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452



I couldn't have been more pleased with his service.

(And he's not even paying me for this post).

Thanks Joe!


Rebecca Talley said...

Isn't it nice when you find an honest repairman? Makes you believe in the world again. Glad you had a good experience.

Victoria said...

There are a few things in life that are truly important. A good husband, a good OB/GYN, and for heaven's sake, a good honest appliance repairman. When your dishwasher doesn't work, or your washer or your dryer, or heaven forbid, your TV, and he comes to fix it...for a little while, the husband and the OB/GYN don't seem quite so important:)

BTW...the word verification: scrow me

I hope that isn't some indication of how my day is going to go...

Carrie and Karl said...

I wonder if he could make my dryer not squeak, of course the cost to send it there might be a little high....
That is much better than the mending shed, who had the steam iron from work for over a month before they called to give us the estimate on the cost to fix it, and then took another couple weeks.