In 2014 a business idea came to life as a father and son noticed a division of their current company declining with no end in-site. It is hard to believe, but in 2014 my Dad was still subscribing and receiving the Sunday newspaper. He saw an advertisement for a large liquidation company nearby that had all sorts of electronics for sale. He went online and within a few weeks, skids of store return TVs and other electronics were arriving at our warehouse.
Our prior business was heavily involved in repair and resell of business telecommunications equipment. So we already had the basic knowledge of electronics. Our prior repair experience, testing equipment, and employees were able to be used for the new parts recycling business. The majority of what we started out buying were TVs with damaged panels/screens that could not be repaired but did have several circuit boards in them that could be resold. This business had some real growing pains and a large learning curve but within a year we had a handle on it and sales were plentiful.
A few months later, we expanded from reselling TV circuit boards and parts to opening a full-service electronics repair facility which we call Indy TV Repair. There were skeptics along the way that said, “Do people repair TVs anymore?” “Is it really worth it to repair a TV? new ones are so cheap” Six years later I am able to say, “Yes” with confidence. We owe the success of our business to our customers who like the idea of repairing something versus replacing it.
We make TV repair make sense for our customers because we are able to source the replacement parts in bulk and at a good price. We currently stock over 5000 parts in-house. This allows us to quickly turn around most of our TV repairs within a few days if we have the part in stock.
Thank you to our customers who trust us and have given us a chance. Thank you to my Dad for your willingness to save a dying business and turn it into something great.
We hope to see you soon at Indy TV Repair,
Steve Sauter, owner