Is it 1500 to recover the data, or 1500 to fix the drive?
Data recovery should cost less than that, but it's expensive. Considering you can buy a new drive that hasn't broken before, or been taken apart, or "fixed" for under 100, the answer should be pretty clear on that one.
The reason the new drives are so cheap is that they don't need to dissasemble them after putting them together, the equipment they use is much more expensive but makes for large volume production, and they sell millions of the things.
Look at it another way, a new car you can get for 15,000, then go to a mechanic and see if he will take apart and re-build the car for that.