Gesundheit!

Good afternoon friends-

How was your Labor Day? I had a nice relaxing day yesterday…all except for the fact that my allergies to the pollen in the Kansas City area have been terrible. It feels like I’ve been eating OTC allergy medicine for my meals recently 😉 The last couple of weeks have been a little miserable, and it seems like Sudafed just isn’t helping any more at this point. So I’ve upgraded to the pseudoephedrine/cetrizine combination which seems to be working…

Summer allergies.

So I think I have the itchy eyes and sneezing under control this afternoon which feels great! I normally don’t have this kind of “hay fever” this late in the year; it probably has something to do with the climate changes in the world today.

Anyhow, that’s enough about my medical problems for today and I’ll be back tomorrow with a few great blogs. I have the ideas flowing. Did you see Melanie’s blog earlier today about our new pricing on the iPhone, 5, 5C and 5S screen repairs? It’s been a huge hit.

I’ll talk to you again tomorrow, have a good night.

Ryan

Tax deadline today – don’t delay! Coupon inside.

Hello friends- I’m having a hard time believing that it’s April 15th already. Not only that it’s tax time (remember to file by today!) but in fact I had a bit of “free” time last night so I went into my my basement to clean a few items up that I have been neglecting. You know, it’s easy to stuff things in the corner and forget about them, so I went through my “pile” to purge and organize. You know what I found? A few Christmas presents that I haven’t even used yet!

How do I use this thing again?

How do I use this thing again?

Now in my defense they are BBQ tools, and we here in Kansas are just getting into BBQ season (it did actually snow here yesterday morning) but for the most part Spring is upon us and things are really starting to get green in the area. I asked my wife for a steak “flipper” which is basically a large rounded “hook” that you pierce a piece of meat with, then can easily flip over on the grill. Yeah, I’ve seen them on cooking shows and figured it was my time to upgrade to this piece of equipment. I also received a BBQ spray bottle which I may fill with Apple juice or other “flavored” liquid to “baste” my creations when cooking. Apple juice is good because a lot of professionals use it to help tenderize ribs and give them their color.

What’s next? Well Easter is just right around the corner and I’m not even sure of our plans yet. We have family near and far that want to spend time with one another so we may just have to compromise and meet in the middle somewhere; but the fact that Easter is less than a week away makes me wonder where the time goes.

So I wanted to remind each of your that before time runs out, we have a 14% off coupon that is running through the end of the day today (4/15/14 at midnight to be exact) to synchronize with the 2014 tax season. Use coupon code “unclesam” on our site missionrepair.com to receive the discount off of your order today which is good for new orders only, and cannot be combined with any other coupon. Hundreds of people have already taken advantage of this offer via our newsletter (you should sign up if you have not already do so!) but it’s time to share with the masses on our blog. Place your order today and have that cracked iPad or iPhone repaired asap!

If I don’t talk to you soon, have a great “tax deadline day”, a spectacular Easter and get that BBQ grill cleaned up for the season – I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

Take care, Ryan

Cyber Monday – I need a break!

Hello friends,

It was a great weekend at the Arter house having Thanksgiving- then we went on a luminary walk at the Overland Park Arboretum with my good friends Tony and Amy, decorated the house for Christmas, then got to watch some amazing football games yesterday. It was a great relaxing weekend that was much needed!

Well then it started here at work. Every Cyber Monday for the last 6 years has been amazing. Just a lobby full of people, the website rocking orders, and the technicians FLYING down our production line getting repairs done and out. I just looked over at our shipping department and the crew is sweating. Literally. This where we separate the men from the boys! I need a break from the action 😉 Maybe I’m getting a little weak?

Here’s Derek in shipping taking a short break before he gets to his next rack of boxes. Looks relaxing, huh? Maybe I should get him a chair? No way!

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These days at the office are fun because I blink my eyes and it’s already 4:15 in the afternoon. The other fun part is that we’ve already smashed last year’s Cyber Monday sales numbers and we still have 7 hours and 45 minutes left in this amazing shopping day.

What’s all the fuss about? Did you miss our 50 services on sale today? Check out the list here and if you’re going to pull the trigger on a repair, today is the day to do it!

Have a good rest of the day folks-

Take care, Ryan

So it snowed in Kansas City yesterday. Just a bit….

Hello everyone, we’re back in the office and at full operations at Mission Repair – almost.

Yesterday was incredible though – in fact Kansas was declared in a “State of Emergency” and even the Kansas Government shut down yesterday due to the Winter Storm “Q” that blanketed us with snow. We actually opened up Mission Repair yesterday and worked until about noon- then we took a vote and the employees wanted to leave for home before the roads got any worse. It was a good decision on their part…

Here’s a shot of my backyard when I got home:

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There’s my two dogs in the background, and that’s about 15″ of snow covering my patio table. It’s the biggest dump of snow that I’ve ever seen since I moved to Kansas in 2001. It was a sight to see! I did use to live in Colorado, which gave me some experience with the snow. In fact, yesterday’s Kansas snow was a “normal” Colorado snow – “normal” in that you’d still go to work or school and Colorado didn’t “shut down”. It’s interesting to see the differences in people’s attitude from different states. Kansas City just isn’t prepared for this kind of weather to hit…

So the airports were all shut down, and we didn’t receive any shipments in from FedEx yesterday. In fact, it’s 10:34am we we still haven’t received any today…but we’ve been told that they will arrive.

Rest assured that we are fully staffed (actually only one employee didn’t make it in today!) and we will get these repairs pumped out as soon as possible.

Thanks for sticking in there with us. This was a strange storm that has seems to have moved on. We will keep you posted on our progress.

Thanks, Ryan

iPod Touch Screen Repairs Still In Huge Demand!

Hello M:R Nation –

During our morning meeting, Ryan and myself got to talking about the different generations of the iPod Touch and how timeless they all have all really been. When it comes to the repairs we offer, it is eye opening when you look at the numbers and see the amount of older generations still being repaired.

We know the main reason to repair and not replace is a monetary reason, but the other reasons people repair instead of replace is pretty logical. Here are some of the most common answers we receive when we ask the question “Why repair, instead of replace?” I am using these answers as a poll as well. Tell me what your reason to repair your iPod Touch instead of replacing!

Whether you are looking for a simple headphone jack replacement in your 1st Generation iPod Touch or a screen replacement in your 4th Generation iPod Touch we have you covered all the way. For those of you thinking of replacing your iPod Touch instead of repairing, please give us a call first. Lets us talk you you into saving a boat load of cash 🙂

Cheers, Troy

 

Mission Repair is another year older today! Celebrating with 20% off today and tomorrow.

Hello all-

We just finished up with our company luncheon and Anniversary celebration this afternoon. It’s so rewarding to see my business turn another year older. . .and we’re still here thriving and continuing to provide the Nation’s most comprehensive and complete iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac laptop, PC laptop and cell phone repair available.

Mission Repair's Birthday today!

We introduced our Got Repair program last month on 3/1/11. It’s grabbed hold, it’s taken form, and it’s sweeping our customers off their feet. Our most popular repair services come with the Got Repair benefits (you can find them on our site) and it’s a no-questions-asked damage warranty that covers you in the event you ever drop or crack your device again after we repair it. Frankly, it’s kind of amazing if I do say so myself.

Let’s finish up this blog with a no-questions-asked 20% discount coupon good through today and tomorrow. Just use coupon code “BDAY” to see 20% melt away. Offer is good on new orders only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon or special. This “BDAY” coupon expires 4/2/11 at Midnight so get that iphone repair ordered today!

Thanks, and have a great weekend, Ryan

Mission Repair sale idea!

Hi again everyone, I saw this sign and thought I might run the same special, but I was going to offer it on every service we offer!!

Well, I’m just trying to generate a little humor here late in the day. Whew. Tough crowd. I’ll work on my comedy, but let me really run a special right now – all jokes aside. We are offering 10% off any service or product we offer including shipping, starting now until Friday night 12/10/10 at midnight, so take advantage while you can!

Just use coupon code “FUNSIGN” when you checkout online and you’ll see your instant 10% off. No other mail in rebate or forms to mess with. Just a clean and neat little discount for reading the blog this week. Remember that this coupon cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon but it DOES apply to all sale items throughout our site. Awesome. And it’s better than 0% off!!

Now’s your chance to get that iPod repair that you’ve been needing or Macbook repair for Christmas.

Don’t forget to flip that advent calendar tomorrow! Ryan