It almost looks like he’s smiling!

Hello friends-

I’ve been out of the office for a few days in St. Louis working with NAPWDA and their amazing group of K9 work dogs…there were bomb, accelerant, cadaver, search/rescue and other types of dogs. Melanie (my webmaster) and I volunteered to be decoys at the “area search” station and with the help of Master Trainer Mike Perkins, we landed the job of “decoys”.

This meant that we needed to “hide” in the woods, while each handler took their respective dog through the paces and sent them off looking for us. Since these dogs are also protection dogs (and are used in law enforcement to find suspects), we either needed to put on a bite suit or crawl up a ladder into a tree stand quietly and wait for the dog to find us. Once they did – it was “game on” as the dogs would bark and intimidate while we waited for the handlers to come secure and reward them. Remember, this is training and these men and women need to keep their animals in top shape!

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So, this cute pup was my first “lesson” for the day. You’ll notice that I took this picture from about 12 feet up in the air, and had I been any closer to the ground he might have ripped my boots off. It almost looks a little like he’s smiling, but make no mistake- he was all business and could smell my fear.

I like taking a little time out of my busy life to give back to the law enforcement and other agency groups when I can because they actually do lead thankless careers- it’s obvious that their dedication and devotion to protect us civilians just comes from within…so thank you to all of you that provide safety and security to the rest of us that don’t realize it enough. You’re our heroes.

Lastly – it was a fun day and I didn’t get bitten by any K9 dogs- only mosquitoes. They we out to get me!

Have a great afternoon and I’ll be back with some awesome Mission Repair news soon.

Best, Ryan

Mission:Complete! We’re opening Monday!

Hello friends-

It’s been a long road but we made good time…Mission Repair Express is going to open Monday morning, St. Patrick’s Day, 3/17/14! Yes, now I can look forward no longer painting for a while ūüėČ

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We’ve got some surprises in store for you, and we know that many of you have been waiting for us to open this new store. In fact, we’ve received several calls setting appointments for Monday; however remember that appointments are not necessary and we are open 7 days a week to serve you. We are at 5604 Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. Get it? “Mission, Kansas?” Yes, it’s perfect.

Mission Repair in Olathe is still going strong, but customer demand has driven this new location. We encourage you to stop on by and check us out. If you do pop in on Monday, we’re handing out $15 off coupons (no purchase necessary) for your next visit in the future (if you ever need us). Tell us what you think about the new store – what kind of accessories you’d like us to carry, what kind of services you’d like us to perform, or any other general inquiries or ideas are welcome.

So I’m happy to announce that we are on final cleanup and walk through this weekend. In fact, I’m sitting at the front desk typing this blog from the new Express location this afternoon and it feels great!

Thanks for your patience, the service lab is open on St. Patrick’s Day…and the party favors are on us!

Have a great weekend, Ryan

Price Drop! iPod Nano 6th Generation Front Glass & LCD Screen Repair

Hello M:R Nation

We have offered a screen replacement service on the iPod Nano 6 since its release. It has really been a great device over the years for many people and myself included. I actually use one as a watch and one in my car as my on-board music player. There is no need for a cd player or AUX jack when you have a tape deck!

Did you know that the nano 6 is the first and only iPod to make the transition from the “Chick-Wheel” to “Touch Screen”? Yep, from here on out, you will never see another iPod Nano released without touch screen controls.

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Though the iPod Nano 6 is a generation old (In tech terms, not 18-20 years), there are still MILLIONS out there being used and enjoyed. For this very reason, we keep them at the front of our minds. With that, the front of out minds are saying “We charge too dang much for this service” so being the obedient people that we are, we listened to ourselves and lowered the price!

Starting today, you can have your iPod Nano 6 screen replaced for the LOW cost of $49.00! This is a $20.00 price slash that should make it more reasonable for you to repair instead of replace. That is what we are all about here at Mission Repair! Keep it out of those land fills, save some cash and save those settings!

Someone said it was Friday? Sheesh, ¬†I have loads of work to do before I can start my weekend and it’s already 3:00pm…gulp :-).

So this is where I will leave you. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Cheers, Troy

iPod Nano 7 Cracked Screen? Yeah We Do That!

Hello M:R Nation –

Check out the damage on one of the first repaired iPod Nano 7’s in the country :

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This poor little iPod Nano 7 is another victim of gravity. It is hard to believe that something so small and light could succumb to the dreaded cracked screen, but as you can see, gravity knows no size or weight.

Luckily for this little girl, we have a simple solution:

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Our solution is the 7th Generation iPod Nano Front Glass, Touch Digitizer & LCD Screen Repair service! We can have your iPod Nano 7 back to normal in no time and with our free shipping option and GotRepair benefit, how could there be a more intelligent out there? So if you find yourself carrying around an iPod nano 7 that looks like the first example above, send her on in and we will get it repaired in no time!

Cheers, Troy

Deal Of The Week!

Happy Monday M:R Nation –

We are going to have a wonderful week here at Mission Repair and I wish the same for you. There is a lot to to talk about today and I wanted to start with something familiar, yet awesome. Its this weeks “Deal Of The Week”!

The 6th Generation iPod Nano has been a¬†staple¬†at Mission Repair for some time now. It’s great looking nano with touch screen capability and it makes an awesome watch! What more could you ask for?¬†We love this little device and hope to be repairing it for years to come.

You can thank Jake for pitching this deal to me!

So what do you receive with this deal? How does a 29% savings sound? I know, pretty dang good! So this is a good time to finally get that Nano 6 in the bottom drawer repaired, so hurry before the week is up (You and I both know how fast the weeks go by nowadays)!

You know the drill РYou can place your order here: 6th Generation iPod Nano Front Glass, Touch Digitizer & LCD Screen Repair OR call 866-638-8402 OR email sales@missionrepair.com to get your order started this very nano second!

Cheers, Troy

We’re offering overtime to our technicians!

Hello all, this CYBER WEEK has been amazing. We received a record number of orders on Cyber Monday. . .and then again a record number of orders on Cyber Tuesday. I’m continually amazed by the amount of response that we get from my blog postings – thanks so much for reading the Mission Repair Blog!

Well I want to put your mind at ease. . .we’ve hired 4 new employees within the last couple of weeks and I’m offering overtime to all of my technicians so we can stay on top of our service. In fact, we’ve come up with a new management style and management philosophy here at Mission Repair and this picture speaks for itself:

Hey, I was hoping to get a pretty good laugh from this ūüėČ Get it, we are hand cuffing the technicians to the tech bench? OK, it’s not completely true, because they get time off for good behavior as a benefit!

On a serious note we are rocking over here and I am just kidding of course Jake is not really cuffed to the desk. . .however I bet that he “feels” that he is. Confidence is high and we’re in the thick of it. I’ll talk to you again soon!

Best, Ryan

Cyber Monday Specials? OK!

Hello folks, yes we will have a Cyber Monday special at Mission Repair. What and when is Cyber Monday? Well I’m glad you asked. . .

It’s the biggest day of the year for most online businesses (such as ours!) and we’re happy to be a part of this Cyber revolution.

Wikipedia puts it as:

“Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, created by companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled “‘Cyber Monday’ Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year”.[1] According to the Shop.org/BizRate Research 2005 eHoliday Mood Study, “77 percent of online retailers said that their sales increased substantially last year on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year (2005)”. In 2006, Shop.org announced[2] that it launched the CyberMonday.com portal, a one-stop shop for Cyber Monday deals. In 2010, comScore[3] reported that consumers spent $1028M online on Cyber Monday (excluding travel, 2009: $887M), the highest spending day of 2010.”

Since it’s a fun day to “celebrate” we’re happy to extend an amazing Cyber Monday coupon to get our customers excited. What is the coupon code?

Not yet my friends, it’s a Cyber Monday deal! Check back with us soon!

Best, Ryan