Here’s a scenario : it’s late at night, you are about to enter your building on the upper west side, let’s say 81st & Amsterdam, you reach to your pocket or bag and then you realize you don’t know where your keys are.
You can’t remember if you’ve left them in the apartment when you left in the morning and slammed the door shut or if you’ve lost them some where during the day.
It doesn’t matter right now, what does matter is that you won’t make costly mistakes right now.
The next instinctive step would be to go online either from a laptop, a tablet or your smart phone ( if you are in new york it’s probably an Iphone (-; ). you are about to see a lot of companies on line, you gonna call a few and you’ll look at their websites.
Even though your’e panicking right now because it’s late and your first response is to call the first locksmith you see, try to control yourself ( you see it’s not that hard ), because here it’s when it may get a little tricky.
When on the phone you’ll be able to notice something is wrong when the dispatch ( who’s NOT a locksmith ), will not give you neither an address where the company’s office is located nor a solid price for the job in question.
What you’ll here would be something a long these lines: ” it’s a $15 service call to get a tech to you and labor starts at $15 and up “. – hang up the phone, it’s a scam that will cost you hundreds of dollars and will put your property at risk.
A local locksmith, a licensed locksmith, an honest and experienced locksmith will know exactly what needs to be done and how much it should cost you at any giving hour of the day or the night.
An honest and reliable locksmith will tell you what’s is DCA locksmith license number is and what’s the company’s address in new york.
It’s very sad but many so called “locksmith” companies on line are actually call centers with dispatchers located on a different state sometimes even a different country altogether.
These companies will hire subcontractors that aren’t licensed locksmith in any way and will send them to unlock your apartment or to change your locks, these individuals get paid a percentage of the job so it’s in their best interest to charge as much as they can.
And who is paying for the scam your’e asking ? well isn’t it clear ? you are !!!
This is how a $15 service call plus $15 and up for parts and labor becomes a $350 lock out job.
So what i’m trying to say is actually very simple ( it’s always is (-:), use your common sense, it’s not that complicated, the signs are pretty clear. if it looks and sounds too good to be true, it’s usually because it is.
Not all locksmith companies that advertise on line are fake and not all of them will try to scam and reap you off ( aren’t you lucky ? ) but most of them will, so be very careful and try not to step in the trap, it’s stress full enough to be locked out you don’t need to get reaped off as well. ( right ? ).
When the time comes ( and it will ) and you need a reliable locksmith in new york city, one that works 24 hours and he is actually local and licensed, give us a call at (646) 450-6320, (877) LOCKS-20 or check us out on line http://www.metrolocallocksmith.com
You don’t have to call us ( even though we’re super cool ), just make sure you know who it is that your’e calling and get a price over the phone and not $15 and up B.S
Don’t say should have, could have, would have. it’s too little too late afterwords.
So try not to lose your keys to begin with (-;
And always remember ” when you need a locksmith… Metro Local Locksmith!!!”
14 W 90th st, ste# 1A.