Try Astroboy maybe but yeah... Most shock services are at least that much for full strip and rebuild.
Yeah I've been getting that a lot in covid. I mean I can understand bike sales off the cahrts but even dedicated servicing folks are getting swamped. Maybe people are dusting off their old rigs.They’re saying that they’ve been swamped lately during the covid period so turnaround is a touch longer at present apparently.
If it’s just a basic service it’s pretty easy diy.. If it’s not working properly then send it away, ns dynamics are pretty good..
I second the Summit suggestion. Got mine done there recently (they had availability 24 hrs after I called) and the service/labour was much less than $250. My shock did need a fair bit of TLC to get it going but for a basic service (no seal replacement etc) you should be looking at around $100 less than what you've been quoted elsewhere.