Best of Boston

1979 Best Repair, Television

David Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick operates out of a tiny South End storefront (65 Berkeley St.) under the name Appleton-Berkeley TV. He charges a flat rate (either ten or fifteen dollars per hour, depending on whether your set is tube or solid state) and sells used TVs as well. “We’re an established business,” Fitzpatrick explains, “and for the ten dollars we charge, other shops may charge as much as sixty dollars.”

Appleton-Berkely TV, 65 Berkeley St., Boston,