Did you get our 20% off coupon from the newsetter?

Hello there friends!

If you are on our newsletter mailing list, then you’ve already seen this amazing deal that only happens on rare occaisions.  However I’m afraid that a lot of you have still not signed up, so I’m going to post our “LEAP DAY SALE” special here!  You still have 2 days to enjoy some savings.

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Leap Day Sale!
Savings like this only come around once every 4 years!
It’s not often that we have a special like this, but starting last Monday, “Leap Day”, through Friday of this week, 3/4/16, we’re offering a whopping 20% off your next new repair placed on missionrepair.com.
If you’d like to visit one of our locations, just print a copy of this blog and hand it to your customer service representative when you’re ready!

Please remember that this discount is valid on new repair orders placed now through Friday 3/4/16 at Midnight.  Use coupon code “LEAP” and watch the discount appear.  Not valid in conjunction with any other discounts or on “Got Repair” discounted repair services.  Thanks for your understanding!

Have a good rest of the week!  Ryan
(Coupon valid on new orders only. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount including Got Repair services. Expires 3/4/16 at midnight.)

Presidents’ Day Sale Extended!

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Presidents’ Day Sale Extended! Save 15% Now Thru Saturday 2/20/16!
Yes, you heard it right…we didn’t send a blog earlier in the week with a Presidents’ Day Sale so it’s time that you heard from us.  We’re offering 15% off your next full-price repair at Mission Repair.  Simply use coupon code “GEORGE” to receive 15% off on your new order now through Saturday 2/20/16 at Midnight.  If you visit one of our locations, just show us a copy of this newsletter and we’ll be happy to extend this discount when you stop in for a repair.

Have a great weekend,
Ryan
(Please remember this coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon or discounted repair price including “Got Repair” discounted repairs.  Valid on new orders only!)

This is a nice surprise.

Good afternoon!

I headed out to lunch today and needed to get some gas in my truck and I stopped at the Costco that is just around the corner from our Lenexa Store.  I was pleasantly surprised with this:

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I know that there are a lot of pictures of gas prices on Facebook and random pics floating around the Internet, but today here in Kansas City at Costco, gas is $1.329/gallon.  That’s darn near the lowest I’ve seen since I moved here in 2001!

It’s an election year, so that’s got something to do with it, right?  I’m sure the Democrats want a “thank you”.  I’d also bet the Republicans would like to take credit.  I don’t know who to thank – nor do I really care – so I’m going to just give a huge “shout out” to the gasoline gods that helped make my day by only costing me about $21 to fill up my tank this afternoon.  I don’t normally mind if gas goes up and down much; but today made a good impression.

Speaking of savings…we are extending our Presidents Day Sale through Saturday – but you’ll only know the coupon code if you get our NEWSLETTER (HINT – another one is coming to you tonight!).  Hopefully you’ve already subscribed, if not, you should do so here!

Have a good evening, Ryan

 

Zombies in the Amazon.

I saw this yesterday on the Wall Street Journal and thought that it was quite interesting.  In case you haven’t seen it:

The zombie apocalypse will void Amazon’s terms of service!

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Amazon has just released a new set of tools for game developers in a package called Lumberyard. In its updated terms of service, Amazon said the game makers shouldn’t use the Lumberyard development tools for “life-critical or safety-critical systems” — except in the event of the zombie apocalypse.

The terms of service say the Lumberyard software code isn’t intended for developers to use in code for medical equipment, driverless cars, airplanes, air traffic control or nuclear facilities.

Then, tongue in cheek, Amazon noted that Lumberyard materials shouldn’t be used for manned spacecraft or for military use in connection with live combat.

But if all hell should break loose (literally), Amazon said developers should ignore all those restrictions.

“This restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization,” Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) said in its terms of service.

Lumberyard, released on Monday, is a free game engine integrated with Amazon’s cloud services and its live video game streaming service, Twitch. Amazon says Lumberyard will allow developers to utilize the company’s vast computer power and storage systems that come from its massive data centers.

Apparently, it’s not uncommon for companies to bury jokes in their typically long and boring terms of service.

It’s prompting me to have some fun with my website polices.  Maybe I’ll embed a coupon code in there somewhere for anyone that gets to the bottom of it…we’ll see!!

Until then, stay safe and don’t forget that the number one rule is “cardio” in the event of a zombie attack.

Ryan

 

I walked into my Mission store and saw this:

Hello there friends,

I made a surprise visit to my Mission location yesterday..unannounced…and found my guys watching cartoons!  Yeah, you may know it.  It was “He-Man” from the 1980’s!

Just as I was getting close to letting my team hear an earful, I calmly asked “why is He-Man running on this customer’s MacBook?”  I’m a fair guy.  I don’t mind the employees listening to music while they work, or even tune the radio to AM to listen to a Royals games now and again.  But watching cartoons while you’re on the clock?  It ain’t happening.  I was looking for the ring leader.

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Carl stepped up and said “It’s me.”  Mmmm boy, here we go!

“Ryan, this customer was having issues with Youtube shutting down randomly, and I’ve pinpointed it to the RAM in this unit.  I diagnosed it, tried it myself after I was able to duplicate the issue, and now it appears to be solved.  I’m now running the first long video that I could find, and He-Man was it.”  He goes on to say “It’s been running for a long time, but this is a 10-hour marathon and I wanted to make sure that our customer didn’t have the same issue after I repaired the computer.”

Well then.  I grabbed a large piece of humble pie and took a bite.  Those guys weren’t messing around.  They were testing a repair.  GREAT!

That means apparently I do condone cartoons while we’re on the clock.  As long as you tell me it’s for “testing” purposes, that’s all I need to hear!

Bonus points…what was He-Man’s tag line? I HAVE THE POWER!”  I can personally remember that opening sequence of the cartoon, apparently it’s a keeper in my mental files.

So rest knowing that if you bring your MacBook Pro in for repair: we may watch some cartoons on it.  But it’s for a good cause, and this customer was thrilled that we did.  It’s a highly technical operation, but someone has to do it 😉

Take care, Ryan

 

 

Check out our new business hours!

Hello there friends,

We’ve made a few changes to our business hours effective immediately.  If you want to see our new hours, get directions, find our contact information or just check out our website, click here for more info.

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Thanks for reading this Mission Repair public message!

Ryan

Ok, you want more deals of the month? Here you go.

Well I could just stop at one…but the blogger in me says to “keep typing!”

So we’re lowering our price on another popular repair for the iPad with Retina glass replacement service.  This is also known as the 4th generation iPad (it’s a full-sized iPad, not a mini) and we receive these by the truckload from schools around the country.

Now’s the time to grab a special on this repair with no coupon needed!

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I mentioned it in my last blog that this is a leap year.  So February gets an extra day of fun in it; I like that because it extends the month a bit and makes things easier on the business (this special runs until 2/29/16!).  It’s also a fun day that I’ve only seen 10 of in my life so far; 10 leap years.  Yikes.  I have a good friend that was born on leap year so we will be celebrating with her soon; she turns 40 years old, but is only 10 in leap years.  She’s such a youngster.

Take care, and send us an email if you have any questions about our services.

Ryan