20% off iPad repair this weekend only!

Don’t get steamed over that broken iPad!

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Take 20% Off That Next iPad Repair This Weekend Only!

There is no coupon necessary, all you need to do is mention this blog and you’ll receive 20% off that next iPad repair. It’s good for the whole range of repairs…from screens to batteries to charging ports to headphone jacks – you get the picture.

There’s no reason to cry over spilled milk, and there’s no reason to get mad about an accident. They happen. The bottom line is if you visit one of our locations now through Sunday November 1, 2015 at 5:00pm, we will repair your iPad at 20% off our normal prices if you mention this blog! No, this coupon doesn’t apply to iPhones, iMac repairs or anything other than iPad repair services.

Not local to us? No problem, you can get the same deal if you call us (1-844-459-0105) during normal business hours. Ask to speak to a representative, tell them that you read this blog, and that you’d like 20% off on your iPad repair order. All you need to do is call Friday, Saturday or Sunday to set up your new order!

This is a friendly “thank you” from all of us at Mission Repair!

(Offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or specials, including Got Repair orders. Valid on NEW iPad Repair orders only. Offer expires 11/01/15 at 5:00pm CDT.)

Have a fun weekend! Ryan

It’s a good idea to insure your package when you send it to Mission Repair!

Hello there friends,

It’s getting mighty scary out there since Halloween is right around the corner. I don’t know why but we are really immersed in this Halloween season. I’ve also already had my fair share of “fun size” candy bars here at the office!

I wanted to talk about another scary scenario; while we take in mail-in repairs every day from across the USA, there are times that the shipping service makes mistakes. Take this package that we received today for example:

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No, there isn’t an accordion in this box, there was actually a Microsoft Surface 2 in there that somehow miraculously wasn’t damaged more than expected. A good amount of bubble-wrap took care of that.

But this is a reminder then when you send in your devices, it’s just a good idea to add “replacement value insurance” on your package in case it arrives in worse condition than this one did. We all know that things can happen, and our shipping carriers are not perfect.

“Boo” — there’s your scare of the day from Mission Repair 😉

See you tomorrow! Ryan

Technical update about checking out on MissionRepair.com – it’s a good thing!

Attention, Mission Repair customers!

We’ve got a security update completed that we wanted to share, and more importantly, describe how it could impact your online experience with Mission Repair.

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In a nutshell, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC) earlier this year released FAQs ahead of changes to their data security standards. Among their recommendations, the Security Council heavily encouraged hosting providers to upgrade its Transport Layer Security (TLS) as soon as possible.

With security as one of our top priorities, our IT team worked to implement this update, and at the end of June, we disabled TLS 1.0 and moved to TLS 1.2 so we can continue to exceed PCI certification requirements and ensure all of our customer data remains safe.

What does this update mean for you?

Overall, the impact to your experience on MissionRepair.com was small. The main area to prepare for is in terms of any shoppers who try to access our site using Internet Explorer 10 or lower. These users will still be able to access the site without issue, but will receive an error message when visiting secure pages, such as our one page checkout where you’d type in your credit card information. Please note that a very small percentage of web traffic comes from these older browsers, so it most likely won’t even affect you at all.

Customers and administrators who want to continue using Internet Explorer 10 or lower can easily do so with just a few changes to their browser settings:

  • -On the Internet Explorer main menu, select Tools > Internet Options.
  • -In the Internet Options box, select the Advanced tab.
  • -In the Security category, uncheck Use SSL 3.0 and check Use TLS 1.0, Use TLS 1.1, and Use TLS 1.2 (if available).
  • -Click OK
  • -Exit and restart Internet Explorer

  • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Support team for more information.

    Thanks, Ryan

    Save 15% this Halloween – Discount Inside!

    It’s almost Halloween, and we’ve got a special that’s perfect for the occasion.

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    On October 31st, 2015 you can receive 15% off your order when you visit one of our locations just for wearing a costume! Now, let’s discuss what a costume is. For example, if you’re a Police Officer, you can’t come in with your uniform on and say “I’m a Police Officer for Halloween”, that won’t work…sorry Tony B!

    We are looking for creativity, and anyone in a great costume that lets us take a picture of them might also be published on our blog to be read by millions. Interested in stopping by Saturday? We will be handing out candy to the little ones (a safe way to trick or treat!) and giving an awesome 15% discount to anyone that is dressed in a costume. Come on by!

    15% off for walk-ins on Saturday 10/31/15 from 10am – 5pm, no coupon needed, but a costume is required!

    Have a Happy Halloween!
    Ryan

    (Offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, including Got Repair. Valid on NEW orders only. Valid 10/31/15 10:00am – 5:00pm.)

    Proofreading. It’s not my specialty.

    Hello there friends,

    I’ve done it again, my last blog I misspelled the title (it’s fixed now!). I kind of feel jinxed because I’d like everyone to know that I really do know how to spell correctly. Honst I do.

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    I’m a published writer, a professional blogger, and spend a lot of time in fromt of a keyboard working on my websites and blogs. Why is it that after I write a page or two, read it 3 times, I can still may typo mistaks?

    According to an atricle I read on “Wired”:

    The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart, explains psychologist Tom Stafford, who studies typos of the University of Sheffield in the UK. “When you’re writing, you’re trying to convey meaning. It’s a very high level task,” he said.

    As with all high level tasks, your brain generalizes simple, component parts (like turning letters into words and words into sentences) so it can focus on more complex tasks (like combining sentences into complex ideas). “We don’t catch every detail, we’re not like computers or NSA databases,” said Stafford. “Rather, we take in sensory information and combine it with what we expect, and we extract meaning.” When we’re reading other peoples’ work, this helps us arrive at meaning faster by using less brain power. When we’re proof reading our own work, we know the meaning we want to convey. Because we expect that meaning to be there, it’s easier for us to miss when parts (or all) of it are absent. The reason we don’t see our own typos is because what we see on the screen is competing with the version that exists in our heads.”

    So please give me a break. When I missepll something it’s a commonly known “problem” that writers can have. I only humon!

    All kidding aside, I’ll try to do a better job a proofreading my own work. You’d think that after thousands of blogs, thousands of written pages, hundreds of articles, a million or so emails, press releases, and a WHOLE book, I’d have a better grip on my ability to see typos. Nope, this is still just regular old Ryan clopping away at the keyboard. Only time will tell.

    Have a great day…how many typos did you see in this blog? The answer is 8. Well, that’s how many I can see 😉

    Ryan