“I like my iPhone screen cracked” – Said No one, ever.

Good afternoon everyone!

It’s a funny thing; there seemed to be a fad that came and went when we heard that kids “liked” their iPhones cracked because it made them look cool. I think those statements were self-defense responses because it can be a hassle to deal with a cracked iPhone screen. It’s can be a hassle if you don’t take it to Mission Repair, that’s for sure!


We do everything we can to make every customer experience an amazing one; I post a few testimonials here in the blog from time to time, but when you come into one of my Mission Repair locations, you should be greeting by a smiling face that’s eager to help.

Our pricing is on our website and it’s the same across the country at any location. Do you know why? WE ARE NOT A FRANCHISE…We show you what you’ll pay so you’re not left in the dark. We’ll typically have the part in stock or at our locations within a day; yes this can vary for some special order parts, and those repairs are rarer, but we’ll tell you up front about that too!

Then we’ll get to work – our technicians are the best in the business and just when I think we’ve topped out, the competitive nature of this group takes over. Derrick for example here in my Olathe, Kansas location repaired just about 30 devices yesterday. Do you know how many failed our QA process? ZERO! NADA!

Don’t kid yourself that an iPhone with a cracked screen looks good. It doesn’t. And it may even end up causing you more problems in the long run.

Stop on by or send it in. You get the same service either way! A hassle? NEGATIVE!

See ya, Ryan

Egg ration? It’s a real thing.

Hello there folks,

I was reading CNN Money this morning and noticed a headline about a Nationwide egg shortage that has reached the public. This apparently isn’t new news, but it’s new to me so I thought I’d start some conversation about it.

It’s an eggceptional situation that involves anyone that consumes eggs – and just to be clear, I’m talking about typical chicken eggs that you may eat for breakfast.

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“The United States is facing a temporary disruption in the supply of eggs due to the Avian Flu,” a statement released last month said. “H-E-B (which operates some 350 supermarkets in the USA) is committed to ensuring families and households have access to eggs. The signs placed on our shelves last week are to deter commercial users from buying eggs in bulk.”

The news, as the grocer suggests, comes on the heels of what has been a devastating several months for egg farmers in the United States. Avian flu, which has proven lethal in other parts of the world, has spread throughout the United States like wildfire. Since April, when cases began spreading by the thousands each week, the virus has escalated to a point of national crisis.

As of this month, some 46 million chickens and turkeys have been affected, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly 80 percent of those are egg-laying hens, a reality that has been crippling for the egg industry.

So I did a little research about products that consumers use that contain eggs, which would make sense may see a price increase as demand increases for the incredible, edible, egg.

Take a closer look at common egg-containing foods:

Meringue, custard, and marzipan
Egg or fat substitutes
Baked goods
Mixes and batters
Soup stocks
Sauces and dressings
Breaded foods
Processed meat products
Root beer, specialty coffee and alcoholic drinks

Nonfood products that may contain egg proteins include:

Finger paints
Flu vaccines

Eggs in Disguise. Read labels carefully and look for these words:

Words starting with “ova” or “ovo”

It’s just a little alarming to me because we eat eggs in the Arter household. In fact, my wife says that she fell in love with me because of my “cheesy eggs” 😉 Eggs are just as an important part of my life as my iPhone is…good thing is that it doesn’t appear that there will be an iPhone shortage anytime soon!

See you at breakfast, Ryan

iPhone 6S is coming, right?

Hello everyone,

I’m as interested in the newest iPhones that are about to come out as the rest of us, and the iPhone 6S appears to be on slate for this fall.

Leaked images (Don’t you just feel the adrenaline when you’re about to learn about a “leaked” image? Makes me feel like an international spy!) of the new iPhone 6S don’t look all that different from what we see everyday now…but the rumors are flying about the new Force Touch: a touch screen that will also be sensitive to pressure.

Leaked images of the new iPhone don't look too different from the current iPhone 6 at first glance, according to photos obtained by 9to5Mac.

Leaked images of the new iPhone don’t look too different from the current iPhone 6 at first glance, according to photos obtained by 9to5Mac.

The form factor will most likely be the same as the iPhone 6…so if you upgrade, you’ll be able to use the same case and accessories when you move to the 6S. However this is all still in the rumor mill and as usual we all need to wait for the real deal.

iPhone 6S: we’ll see you in a couple of months. Will you finally have a sapphire crystal glass front face? Hmm, interesting!

Take care, Ryan

If you live in Kansas…

Hello friends, there have been a few changes in Kansas lately in regard to tax increases. If you don’t reside in Kansas, this blog may not interest you much 😉

According to the latest information, Kansas lawmakers concluded the longest legislative session in state history last month by approving a slate of regressive tax hikes that will balance the state’s budget by unfortunately targeting low-income workers and their families. The move is “regressive” because poorer shoppers already have to stretch each dollar farther than their more flush counterparts.


Everyone that shops in Kansas will end up paying a bit more for sales tax, and effective today both of my locations in Kansas have had to institute the new sales tax increases. While this information may not come across to most consumers as alarming or necessary, but I like to keep my customers “in the know” when it comes to taxes and costs that are involved when shopping at Mission Repair (or anywhere else in Kansas for that matter!)

There’s been a lot of talk about intervention on school budgets, public education and other state services so I’m hopeful that this will keep things on the right track here in the sunflower state.

Again, if you shop at Mission Repair and you DON’T live in Kansas, this rate hike won’t effect you whatsoever…

Thanks, happy shopping! Ryan