Time To Grill?

Hello M:R Nation –

It’s March 10th and I think its safe to say that winter is behind us… Looking at the forecast, all I see are temperatures well above freezing and a little rain. However, I am VERY cautious when approaching this subject as we are located in the midwest and if you have ever lived or visited here around this time year, you know exactly how bipolar our weather can be.

Throwing caution to the wind, yesterday I decided to test our fate as a region and turn on the grill for the first time this year. I know, what better way to jinx myself than prematurely taking part in Americas favorite pastime? Let me tell you, even if we do incur another 2 weeks of winter because of my decision yesterday, it was worth it. You never realize how depressing wirer was until you have had your first grilled steak of the season. Instantly, the cold and bitterness of winter leave your body and you can once again enjoy your life!

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Your mouth is watering, isn’t it?

Now I’m not saying winter is all that bad, but you truly forget what the other 3 seasons have to offer when cooped up inside for 3 months. If you are still feeling winters funk, I implore you to give grilling a try. It just might be the medicine you are looking for!

How about a little contest? I want to see your grilling skills and if you just so happen to have a broken device, this contest will benefit you greatly!

For the next week, I will be accepting pictures of your “Spring awakening”. It can be a steak, eggplant or a shoe for that matter. That’s right, even vegetarians need some hope that winter is over. For every entry, I will be sending a 10% coupon to apply to your order. The person with the most mouth watering picture will receive an extra 20% off of their order in a form of a coupon code or refund on their account!

You read that right, up to 30% off your entire order for the winner! To place your entry, send your picture to coupons@missionrepair.com and receive your coupon code instantly. I will be emailing the winner of the additional 20% directly. So here is to happy grilling and saving some cash at the same time!

Cheers, Troy

 

 

Repair Or Replace?

Hello M:R Nation –

Repair or Replace? This question is something that you might be facing at this very moment. Let me set the stage…You just dropped your iPad Mini flat on it’s face. This drop, subsequently resulted in a cracked screen! The first thing you do is recoil with remorse and self-loathing, then you…

This is where it becomes a little gray. Your first action might be to call the place that you bought it from to see what they will do for you. You quickly find that if you didn’t purchase any kind of extended warranty for accidental damage, you are on your own. Oh yes, they offer you a replacement at full price, but is that your best option?

In steps Mission Repair! “We say no, replacing your entire device just because of a cracked screen does not make sense”! When you crack the screen on your car, you certainly don’t replace it? Of course, we understand the price difference between a new car and a new iPad Mini, but if you have a chance to save some cash, why not?

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Also, did you know that when you choose Mission Repair as your repair center, you are choosing a green path? If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you know that we are proponents of green living. We recycle items such as glass, aluminum, batteries and LCD screens that come out of the devices we repair. We have contracts with large recycling companies around the globe that are able to take these items and either rebuild new functioning parts, melt down and/or properly dispose of any unusable materials.

We do this because we want to. We are not regulated by Federal or State government to do so. We are not saying we are the greenest company in the world and we know there is a lot of work and improvement to be done, but these first steps we have taken have really shed some light on just how much we can keep out of the land fills if we just try…a little.

So with that being said, here are just a few ways you are helping the environment and yourself when using Mission Repair to repair your gadgets.

  • Less E-Waste: When you take your old broken Smartphone, Tablet or Computer and throw it away, it is called E-Waste. E-Waste is a growing problem with an estimated 50 million tons of E-waste are produced each year.
  • Piece of mind: That the battery coming out of your device is not ending up in the trash. Batteries of any kind are harmful.
  • More Cash: When repairing your device (especially with Mission Repair), you are going to save money over buying a whole new device. We are talking a fraction of the cost here, people!
  • Less Hassle: There is nothing more annoying and unnecessary to me than having to set up my device again. I have it perfect the way it is and I don’t want to change it! With repairing your device, what you send in, is what you receive back. You will not be receiving a refurbished device, you will receive YOUR device with your data still intact.
  • Life-Time Friendship: When you chose Mission Repair as your repair center, you can not only count on having your repair done correctly, you can also bank on some of the best warranties in the industry! You can also keep our number on hand and consider us your “Techie” friend if you have any further questions on your devices!

Still want to replace that device? Give us a call and let us try to talk you out of it. We promise, you will not regret your decision!

Cheers, Troy

 

AND THE WINNER IS…..

Hello M:R Nation –

Our first Facebook Giveaway went off without a hitch. We would like to thank everyone that entered and let you know that a new giveaway is coming very soon! In the mean time, enjoy our awesome blog posts and Facebook feed :-)…

Pretty in purple!

Pretty in purple!

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Our winner is Grace L. and we have have sent her a brand spanking new 16GB iPod Nano in the color of her choice, which she has received today!

I understand that entering a giveaway can be scary. You never know if the information you are giving out is secure and what kind of emails will be hitting your in box after you press the “enter” button. Worse yet, you never win. But this was a REAL, pure, unadulterated giveaway for our customers and Facebook fans and we really enjoyed it! So congratulations Grace and look out people, the next giveaway is right around the corner!

Cheers, Troy

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.

Watch-you-doin?

Watch-you-doin?

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 :

Poor Little Nano 7

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 – You 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

New Apple Stuff!

Hey M:R Nation!

We are fresh off of Apple’s media event and we are salivating! Apple has released 3 new iDevices that I wanted to quickly look at.

iPod Nano – This is not my favorite design, but it’s growing on me. Apple is giving no choice of capacity. It’s now 16GB or bust for the new Nano (Should we call it the Nano 7?). A completely new feature of the Nano 7 is the home button. Many people are alluding to Apple ridding itself of the home button, but this goes to show you that the home button is here to stay… for awhile. I love the bluetooth feature and it might be THE feature that suckers me into buying one. To top off the new features, it comes with the new “Lightning” plug which we will talk about more in a moment.

iPod Touch – I am thoroughly in love with the new design of the new iPod Touch (Touch 5?). It had me at hello! The new case design is like a Picasso. The last time I felt this way about a new product release was when the first iPod nano was released. I must be the first person that I know to own one of these! I have to also mention the loop. This, I think is more of a feature that will appeal to the female gender. My wife is obsessed with wristlet purses and this is right up that alley . I know the objective behind it is giving it a point-and-shoot camera feel, but mark my words, the ladies will love this and you WILL see it as a feature on the iPhone some day.

iPhone 5- Last but not least, the iPhone 5! As soon as I saw the black on black color scheme, nothing else mattered. I don’t care about the brilliant casing, the awesome 4″ retina display, the blazing LTE connectivity speeds, the A6 processor or the improved wifi capability. NO, All I want is the black on black!

This too comes the new “Lightning” plug. I know this has already stirred up some drama amongst some current Apple customers, but I welcome it and in my opinion, you should too. For years the 30-pin plug has been unstable and has caused our customers heartache. It is very easy to damage a dock connector with the 30-pin plug. I liken the 30-pin to the connectors on the old iBooks and Powerbooks. Look at this as like a Magsafe type upgrade:-).

Well, these are my thoughts on the new, shiny hardware Apple just announced. I would love to hear yours! Email me at Troy@missionrepair.com and lets discuss:-) We will be announcing our repair programs very soon for these new products so keep checking back!

Cheers, Troy