$80 for an hour's work is fair, but if the timing isn't crucial, you'll want to try finding various legitimately free recovery tools, using your Mac or other ones, first. It's worth putting some more effort into this first.
Yes, that is the going rate, more or mess. Have you priced a plumber or an accountant recently?So I took the CDs to a computer repair place and they want to charge me $80 (for an hour's work)
How many photos are there? Are they worth $1 each to you to get them back? It is all or nothing, you can't save money by just recovering the best ones.I really would like to get my holiday photos, but the cost seems really exorbitant to me.