What do you pay to have wheels trued?
In the past I have paid $6.50 per wheel at the closest LBS to my house, which is about 40 miles away.
Last spring I put a new set of wheels on my '94 520 Trek. They are XT hubs, Mavic 317 rims, and I had about 700 miles on them. The back wheel had gotten out of kilter, so I tried to straighten it but couldn't get it just right. I dont' have a truing stand, but was was just trying to straighten the wheels on the bike.
My son was home for the weekend and he agreed to take the wheels back to a Dallas LBS near his home, since I will be seeing him next week. This would save me a trip. I sent the front wheel along also, just to have the spoke tension checked. He called last night and said the LBS will charge $20 per wheel to true and straighten them.
I feel like I've been robbed. At this price I can definitely afford a good truing stand and tools to match.