6 more likes- that’s what I’m looking for today! Actually I’d really like to send you a $15 gift certificate too.

Hello again friends- just 6 more likes and we will reach the 13,000 likes milestone on our Mission Repair Facebook page. I have a good feel that this will happen today.

If you’re not a fan on Facebook, now’s your chance- click this banner below:

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And “like us” on Facebook. Why? Because it’s the cool thing to do! I mean, you’ve checked your Facebook page in the last 30 minutes haven’t you? If not, here’s a chance to click through, check out our Mission Repair fan page, and then I dare you to post this on your personal Facebook page:

“Ryan at Mission Repair asked me to post this as my status”.

If you do, tag Mission Repair on that status and I’ll mail you a $15 gift certificate toward your next repair with us. Yes, I will need your mailing address- we will handle that over email. Once your post is complete, just email us (newsletter@missionrepair.com) confirming your post is complete, we will verify the post and mail out your gift certificate immediately. No purchase necessary, but I will send you a gift certificate that you can use online or if you visit one of our locations. Sound good?!?

OK, let’s see if I can squeeze out those 6 likes before the end of the day.

Take care, Ryan

Fedex is our carrier of choice- but watch out for that weather!

Hello friends-

This is just a friendly reminder that with all of this crazy winter weather we’re getting around the USA (already) has already caused delays with shipping and deliveries.

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As of today, FedEx has posted on their website that they have resumed normal operations:

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But please be aware that we have already experienced delays in shipping this month and with a new batch of cold and icy weather headed our way this weekend, shipping delays seem inevitable. We will continue to try our hardest to get your devices in and out as fast as humanly possible at Mission Repair– the rest is up to Mother Nature. I’ll do my best to keep her happy.

Take care, stay warm,

Ryan

That MacBook causing you issues?

When you’re trying to write the next report and find that pinwheel spinning endlessly on your desktop…it’s a frustrating thing. Do you have nightmares about the multicolored pinwheel that just spins in your face? Stop pulling your hair out – those issues don’t just fix themselves.

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Call us if you’re having Mac problems. We understand that there are a lot of benefits of working on Macs over Windows laptops, but they are not bullet proof. Yes it’s true there is no real “virus threat” and Macs are significantly ahead of the Microsoft based software system that you’re used to in terms of viruses. But the Mac software is susceptible to bad hardware and “clogged” software and when it chokes, it goes down hard.

Mission Repair can fix the issue, and we offer free diagnosis. Why? Because if you want to know what’s wrong with your computer, we’ll tell ya. And if you want your computer repaired, you’re going to know that we’ll take care of you.

Remember “Mission Repair” for your computer repair needs – with a free diagnosis and no obligation for repairs – you’re in a win-win situation. And you’ll never have to stare at this again:

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Unless you like that sort of thing 😉

Take, care, Ryan

Santa is coming. Should I be embarrassed?

So my wife emailed me this afternoon- and I’m not sure what to think about it.

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These are my dogs. The one on the floor, our male “Shadow” and the female in Santa’s lap “Layla” are our babies, there’s no question. But I’m feeling something is a little off seeing my dogs sitting there with the red-suited-white-bearded stranger.

I mean, Shadow is a protection dog and will not hesitate to attack a stranger when needed. I guess I wasn’t there for this session, so he didn’t feel the need to “protect” me, but seeing him next to Santa somehow diminishes his masculinity to me. I mean, this dog is amazing, well trained and prideful. In this picture he seems a bit defeated. Truthfully I’m not sure what I’m actually feeling right now 😉

Furthermore, Layla is a “scaredy-dog” and I can’t even imagine what it took to get her to sit in this Santa’s lap. I don’t know. Half of me wants to delete this pic so I never have to see it again. The other half says “what’s the harm”, it’s the holiday season and it’s cute. I guess.

So here’s to the amazing amount of funny, laughable, cute and amazing pictures we’re going to witness this holiday season. I think this pic deserves a special discount dedicated just for it on our Mission Repair website. Here it is: use coupon code “funnysanta” when checking out online and receive 13% off of any repair we offer between for the 2013 holiday season. Coupon code expires on Christmas, 12/25/13 so act fast!

Have a funny Santa pic of your own? Email it to “sales@missionrepair.com” and we’ll take off an additional 5% off of your repair just for participating. Maybe I’ll even write a blog about your pic…we’ll see!

Take care, talk to you again soon, Ryan

Monster Monday Video Blog.

Hello again Blog Readers!

We are going to try something different this week at Mission Repair – and add a few VIDEO BLOGS!

Well, for my first video blog entry…what do you think? Have you ever had that funny feeling when you hear or see yourself on audio or video? Yeah…I have that right now.

Ryan

Fusion Drive Upgrades on Mac Laptops? Only at Mission Repair.

Hello everyone, it’s an exciting day here at Mission Repair, and we’re happy to bring you our brand new service for Mac Laptops that are in need of an amazing upgrade!

fu·sion

/ˈfyo͞oZHən/
Noun
The process or result of joining two or more thing together to form a single entity.

So what is a Mission Repair Fusion Drive Upgrade?

Our all new Fusion Drive Upgrade is the right way to upgrade your Mac Laptop. Fusion Drive is a breakthrough concept that combines the high storage capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high performance of flash storage. With Fusion Drive in your Mac Laptop, disk-intensive tasks — from booting up to launching apps to importing photos — are faster and more efficient. That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice. As the system learns how you work, Fusion Drive makes your Mac experience even better.

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Q: I like the idea of an SSD in my computer. What model Solid State Drive do you install?

A: We love it too! We only use tried and tested components. In particular, we will install a 120GB Other World Computing Mercury Electra 6G SSD drive into your Fusion Drive Upgrade!

Q: What will happen to my data?

A: The short answer is nothing! The long answer is that we will make a clone of your data as it sits onto a temporary drive. We will then install the SSD drive with a custom drive mounting bracket, remove your optical drive (which you can have us install into an external enclosure if you’d like) and connect it to your existing hard disk drive. Our technicians will work their magic by creating the Fusion Drive and then reinstall your data and software. You’ll get your laptop back working as it did when it arrived. Just a lot faster and both drives work seamlessly together.

Q: What if I want to upgrade my hard drive at the same time?

A: Of course, this may be a perfect time to have your mass storage drive upgraded but it’s not necessary Just choose from the available options when checking out, and we’ll always send your original drive back to you. It’s yours, right?!?

Q:  Will it work in my machine?

A:  There are a few limitations.  Basically, we can upgrade any 13″ MacBook Unibody or 13″, 15″, 17″ MacBook Pro (not with Retina display) that is running OS 10.8 or higher.  We will remove your optical drive to make room for the new solid state drive but if you have any questions, please give us a call at 866-638-8402 before ordering!

So another first from Mission Repair, just as you’d expect. Again, give us a call if you have any questions, but we’re performing upgrades as we speak and customers are in love with their new found performance.

Take care, Ryan

Walk-In iPod and Smartphone repair services are off the charts!

Hello everyone, how’s your Tuesday afternoon going?

Well I just finished going over and analyzing my monthly numbers and metrics here at Mission Repair and there was a glaring standout…our walk-in business is really rocking. In fact, there are a couple of notable numbers that I can share with you.

1. Cyber Monday (that’s the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend) is typically our busiest day of the year. Each Cyber Monday is increasingly more busy each year and we’re looking forward to Cyber Monday 2013. However; Monday June 24th, 2013 was our second largest repair order input day in Mission Repair’s history, second only to Cyber Monday 2012. This was an unexpected increase!

2. We had the most walk-in customer repair orders June 2013 in the company history. It appears that we’re really reaching a lot of Kansas City local customers. It’s a fact that any time I visit our reception area there’s at least one customer waiting for their device to be repaired.

3. In the month of June, we had our largest number of Mission Repair Blog Reads in the company history. We are now getting more creative with the blog and you’ll see some awesome giveaways and specials that can only be found here. Let’s face it, 738,000 unique visitors can’t be wrong!

The line moves fast at Mission Repair.  Service while you wait!

The line moves fast at Mission Repair. Service while you wait!

All of this means that we can continue to drive our costs down and bring more value to our customers. We know that the issue of electronics repairs can be dicey, and there are a lot of non-desirable repair shops in the industry. Do yourself a favor and a little due diligence before you select a service center to repair that cracked iPad or Mac Laptop- you’ll find some surprising results.

In fact, I noticed that one of our biggest competitors was in today because they needed help with a repair. That’s OK, we’ll be friends and if we can help it’s good for everyone!

So what’s in it for you? Tell you what- let’s keep this walk-in flow up…I like to see the parking lot filled. Now until Sunday at 5:00pm when we close, stop on by our service center in Olathe, Kansas and we’ll give you a 15% discount on your next repair if you mention this blog. Just say “Please give me the blog discount” and Katie, Mathias, Jenny, Krys, Tayler, Leon or any other employee that you encounter will be happy to accommodate. Remember that this discount is only valid July 3rd, July 5th, July 6th, and July 7th, 2013. Tell them that I sent you directly 😉

Ok, I’m going to finish up for the day. I can’t believe that the 4th of July will be here soon. I’ll be back tomorrow with a fantastic 4th of July special that you’d expect from a guy that likes to keep things fresh…that’s me!

Take care, Ryan