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Need a new laser for dvd ,Co wants to charge me $ 450 for laser

The laser his no longer working in my dvd player ,why do i get it repaird for a cost 8 times higher than anew dvd player . i have been a loyal supporter for Yamaha elctronics but 450 for a laser i think im lookin at LG from now

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This is not a shocking price, by the time it is removed, re-fitted and alligned. The Laser might be $300 cost tohe repairer. Best you take the player back to the point of sale, chat with a salesman and twist his / her arm for a sharp price on a new replacement machine.

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