Apple 1:1 School Repair Program at Mission Repair

Hello there friends,

We’ve got a lot to talk about as we have made some simple changes in our Apple One to One School Repair program – if you didn’t already know, we offer repairs to schools around the country to assist in their efforts to maintain student devices.

Not only is this something that we have been doing for over 8 years (even before the One to One Program was released) and we’re happy to report that we are providing services for even some “Apple-Distinguished Schools” as time has progressed.

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Why?  It’s a matter of economics.  There are scenarios that Mission Repair is a far better fit for some school districts than AppleCare.  Apple has done a good job of selling units and service programs, but they don’t do something that Mission Repair does, and that’s offer a better price on a service for a unit that has already been repaired once before.

It’s called our Got Repair program, and it’s the shining light that schools are looking for.

The best part about it is that even if you use our services as an “end user”, you get the Got Repair benefit automatically on our screen repairs.  Just check it out on our site, and you may know why Mission Repair stands above the rest.

Take care, Ryan

It’s a little treacherous out there.

Hi there,

I’m sitting here in my front office at Mission Repair in Lenexa, Kansas and the snow just started to fall.  Soon after, I heard lots of sirens and can see the commotion rumbling just down the street.  The weather is starting to hit us, and the freezing rain is really what is causing the issue.  Cars are starting to slide all over the place!

Here’s a pic out into the parking lot as we speak:

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I know that it doesn’t look like much, but that little bit of snow on top of the slick roads makes a dangerous situation.   It looks like I should probably put it into 4 wheel drive for a little while unit the road crews get their act together.

We’ve have several people come in during the “mess”.  I want to remind everyone that we are open until 7 pm, and if is suits your lifestyle to wait until the roads as a little better, then I recommend that you hang tight in your warm houses and offices while KDOT gets the plows up and down the highway.  I bet that by 5 pm today it’ll be just fine to move around the area.

Thanks again and drive safe everyone!

Ryan

Charlotte’s Web? Humble? Radiant? Terrific!

Hello there, if you’ve read the book Charlotte’s Web, you might recognize some of the keywords in my title.

Friday, Sydney was removing a cracked iPad glass and when she removed the shattered panel, the cracks looks eerily like a spider.  It was obvious to everyone that looked at it.

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So I grabbed the piece and snapped this pic; I thought that it would be a fun thing to share.  Is that Charlotte right there saying hello?  Some people say that when they crack their iPads, it look like “a spiderweb” after it’s dropped.  But a spiderweb and a whole spider?  Now that’s blog worthy!

Looks like a black widow to me.  What do you think?

At least we didn’t need an exterminator for this spider.  Just a skilled technician and out customer was back in business.  Take care, Ryan

Winter is hitting Kansas City today!

Hello there friends,

I was just watching the news and the weather report came up; it’s not looking good here in Kansas City over the next couple of days. Get out the winter coats!!

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Apparently this weekend it will be 8 degrees F on Sunday morning, and with the wind chill it’s going to feel like minus 10.

Minus 10?  That’s just a bit too cold for me.  I’m a California boy originally and while I do love Kansas, it’s these days that really seem to make me rethink moving back to the beach.

I considered that very move about 8 years ago, but talked myself into riding out the Kansas experience.  Too much more of this and I’ll be packing my board shorts and flip flops for somewhere warmer.  Do you have a room to rent?  🙂

Ah, it’s just Mother Nature stepping in to do her duty, and I can appreciate that.  I’ll ride this one out, I’m not working this weekend anyway so I can curl up and cocoon myself in the house.  Stay warm wherever you are; I have some friends that live in Florida that keep sending me pictures of the thermometer.  I get it…it’s warm.  Thanks!

Take care, Ryan

It’s about that time! Coupon inside…

Hello there and good evening!

It’s about 6:30pm here in Kansas City and we are getting ready to close up for the night.  There’s still time to stop by and pick up your device if we have it repaired, or time to drop it off and we can get to it right away.

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I know, I haven’t posted a blog coupon in some time.  OK, it’s time isn’t it?!?

OK, why don’t you snag a 15% off coupon that you can use on our website for any service, repair or DIY part we have listed.  The coupon will only be valid now through Sunday January 10th, 2016 at midnight, so you’ll want to get on this asap.

To get the coupon code, all you need to do is send a quick email to “tayler@missionrepair.com“, and in the subject line, type “I want that coupon!”

She will reply to these emails within a few hours (during normal business hours) and then you can use the coupon online or just call in to place your order.  You can even just stop by one of our locations and we’ll apply that discount for you!

Thanks for reading!

Take care and have a good night…Ryan

 

Wake up and smell the coffee!

I’m up. I get it, it’s a little early (about 5am!) and I could be asleep. I don’t need to be into the office until 10am today, but sometimes I get my best work done in the middle of the night. It’s a curse and a blessing at the same time.

I can really attribute my excellent mood to my iced coffee and bacon today. The house smells amazing!

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So for those of you that aren’t morning people (Dandra, you know who you are!) I’m here to motivate you to get up, get ready, and take on the world today. It’s going to be a great December 30th.  Check out the wikihow page on “how to wake someone up“.  #1 is to brew a cup of coffee!

For some of you, you already have tomorrow off. For even more of you, you also have Friday off. This could mean a lot of long weekends for millions of Americans so make today a good one.

So when I say “Wake up and smell the coffee”, I’m not intending to mean “Hey, try to pay attention to what’s going on”…I’m really saying, “Wake up and smell the coffee.” It smells great!

Have a wonderful day, I’m working on some end of the year tidbits for Mission Repair, it’s tradition. I’ll see you back here soon.

Ryan

2015 Mission Repair Blog in review.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

We definitely hit a few “highs” this year on our blog, and by far reaching over 1 million unique new readers was one of the best.  I’ve been aiming for that goal for some time now, are we are on our way to 2 million!

One of our most read blogs is still from 2011 titled “What is an iPhone Digitizer“.  We’ve definitely gotten some mileage out of that one!

Thanks again for everyone’s readership, we really appreciate it.  Take your time traveling as the 2015 year closes and you can count on the fact that we will be here in 2016.

Sincerely, Ryan