3 Reasons to Buy Used Apple® Products Over New

Whether you’re searching for a phone, tablet, or laptop, you want a device that provides all the features you need. Apple® provides a wide array of cutting-edge technology; however, purchasing a new model isn’t always feasible. Fortunately, buying a used Apple product will give you the benefits of a like-new item at significant cost savings.

Why Buy Used Apple Products?

1. Warranty

With a refurbished Apple product, you’ll receive a warranty just as you would with a new product, giving you valuable protection for the investment. If the device has any sort of defect, you can get it fixed or return it for a replacement.

2. Like-New Quality

There are stringent requirements for an Apple product to be certified as refurbished. Phones, computers, and tablets go through several inspections and tests from technicians to ensure they are working correctly. Before they’re resold, the devices are thoroughly cleaned and updated with the latest operating systems. In the end, they look and function the same as a new product.

3. Savings

The most significant benefit of buying a used Apple product is the cost savings. A pre-owned model will cost hundreds of dollars less than the retail price. In addition, some stores will buy your old device, giving you cash you can put toward your purchase and allowing you to save more money.

 

Buying used Apple products is an economical way to enjoy the latest technology with the same benefits of a brand-new item. To get high-quality pre-owned devices, stop by Experimac Aurora if you live in the Denver, CO, area. They carry many generations of the iPhone®, iPad®, and MacBook®, as well as a host of accessories. You can even take advantage of their trade-in or buyback programs. Even better, their products come with a 90-day warranty, giving you peace of mind that your purchase is protected. Call them today at (720) 870-6956, and visit them online for more details about their services and products.

No Credit Check Financing Available on Used MacBook® Laptops, Apple® Computers, iPad® Tablets, & iPhone® Devices

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Have you ever wanted a new MacBook® Pro laptop, Apple® desktop computer, iPad® tablet, or iPhone® device, but did not have the money up front to make the purchase the moment you wanted or needed it? Experimac Aurora in Aurora, CO offers an awesome alternative with amazing finance options that are fast, affordable, and don’t require you to have perfect credit, or any credit at all!

At Experimac Aurora, we understand that not all financing experiences are the same. When you finance a pre-owned iMac® desktop computer or used MacBook® Retina display laptop for example, Experimac Aurora makes the process simple and painless. The application process is short and takes just a few minutes to complete. Below, you’ll find the information you will need in order to complete the finance application to be on your way to owning that 27” iMac® Retina display desktop computer or that sleek MacBook® Air laptop! 

  • Employer’s phone number and zip code
  • Photo ID 
  • Banking Routing and Checking account Numbers
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • No credit required
  • $800 Monthly Income
  • “Other” Income accepted (SSI, ect)
  • Payments build credit 
  • $50-86 is the initial down payment which is taken off your card upon selection of device

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Upon approval by the lender, you will be notified the amount in which your are able to finance a pre-owned Apple® device with Experimac Aurora. Bring this confirmation to Experimac Aurora, and one of the friendly, knowledgeable associates will assist you in selecting the perfect Apple® computer, laptop, iPad® tablet, or iPhone® device that fits your needs and your budget. If the initial lender denies your application, don’t worry there are other lenders who may ask for you to provide some additional information in order to approve you. Once completed, you will be notified the amount you are able to finance and can come to Experimac Aurora to begin browsing our inventory of pre-owned MacBook® laptops, iMac® desktop computers, iPad® tablets, iPhone® devices, and more!

Our goal at Experimac Aurora is to make the financing experience painless and simple to apply, be approved, and become an owner of an Apple® device of your choice within the same day! Give this option a try as we embrace the opportunity to give you the device you’ve always wanted.

Experimac Aurora carries a wide variety of used Apple® products including: pre-owned Macbook® Air laptops, MacBook® Pro laptops, MacBook® Pro Retina display laptops, iMac® desktop computers, iPad® tablets, and iPhone® devices that are Certified Pre-Owned and backed with our Experisure Warranty. Stop by Experimac Aurora in Aurora, CO today and let us be your local alternative and solution for premium Apple® products.


Experimac Aurora specializes in buying, selling, trading, and repairing used Apple® devices. Proudly serving Aurora, CO, Centennial, CO, Highlands Ranch, CO, DTC, Cherry Creek, CO, Littleton, CO, Arvada, CO, Commerce City, CO, Green Valley Ranch, CO, and the rest of the Denver, CO Metro area. For this reason we offer three financing options and a one year warranty for peace of mind. For more information visit our website, like us on Facebook, give us a call at 720-870-6956, or see our offers on local apps like OfferUp, LetGo, 5Miles, and Craigslist.

Experimac® Helps Customers be Green on Earth Day and All Year Round

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – April 13, 2018 – Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, but Experimac celebrates being green all year round with a specialization in recycling Apple® products. Since 1998, the company has been encouraging a greener perspective with their certified pre-owned Apple devices. Rather than tossing out a used computer, phone or tablet, Experimac brings new life to these electronics and offers them for purchase to customers, who may re-use them.

“The core of our business, since our inception, has been providing high quality pre-owned Apple products,” said Jim Muir, president of Experimac. “We understand the environmental impact of improperly discarding electronics that may sit in landfills for years. Our company is focused on stopping that cycle and offering customers the opportunity to be more eco-conscious, while enjoying top-notch products.”

Experimac specializes in Apple products, which are all thoroughly cleaned, inspected and brought up to the brand’s high standards, before they are available for resale. In addition to offering certified pre-owned devices for sale, Experimac buys and trades used Apple products. Customers may bring in their used Apple devices and sell them for cash or trade them in for a newer version. Either way, customers are contributing to the recycling efforts.

For customers who want to extend the life of their devices, but need some help with repairs or upgrades, the team at Experimac also provides these services.

“We help not only by fixing cracked phone screens, increasing computer speeds and providing solutions at a great price point, but also encouraging customers to keep the Apple products that they have for longer, thereby keeping these items out of landfills,” added Muir. “These are just some of the ways for users to be part of the green movement without too much effort.”

Experimac products are refurbished to a like-new condition and are fully operational. Products and services include a 90-day guarantee.

For more information about Experimac, visit online at www.experimac.com.

About Experimac

Experimac is a unique franchising concept that specializes in the sale of certified pre-owned Apple products. Your Local Experimac can also repair, upgrade or buy your current device, and no appointment is ever necessary. The brand offers a 1-year guarantee, which takes the risk out of buying pre-owned. Experimac was founded by Jim Muir in 2009, and began franchising as one of United Franchise Group’s affiliated companies and brands in 2014. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe; Experimac stores can be found in Australia, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, France, Canada, Uruguay and Ireland. The brand has seen tremendous growth with no sign of slowing down. For more information, visit www.ExperimacFranchise.com.

Go Green: Trade your iPhone® Device, Don’t Trash It

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Have you ever wondered what happens when your smartphone dies? Have you ever tossed one in the trash? This Earth Day, we explore where your iPhone® device goes to die.

On average, around 1.5 billion phones are sold worldwide every year. This means that a similar number of phones are being retired in a given year. Where do all these phones go?? A few possible scenarios include:

  • Some users trade their unwanted iPhone devices into companies that offer trade-in
  • Many choose to pass their old phone down to a child or other family member.
  • While yet others, throw their phones away in the trash with their food scraps and other household garbage.

What happens at the landfill?

When someone throws away a phone, the discarded phone ends up in a landfill where it will likely seep toxic waste into the soil. A recent study shows that 70% of all toxic waste currently in landfills comes from our discarded electronic devices.

Looking for an alternative?

So, what happens if you decide to trade-in your unwanted iPhone devices? If it is still considered to be a sellable unit, it will be formatted and sold as a “used” device. If it is considered to be a device that is past its selling prime in the US, some companies will then ship the units to other countries all over the world that have limited access to the newest iPhone devices. If the traded-in devices are unsalvageable, other companies opt to send them to recycling plants where the metal components are melted down and repurposed. The non-recyclable components are tossed into all-purpose shredders.

When looking to upgrade your iPhone device, it is important to take into consideration what to do with your previous phone. Throwing it away not only has negative effects on the environment, but costs you money. By trading in your unwanted iPhone device, you will not only be doing your part for the environment, but you will also receive some money for it.

Stop by or call your local Experimac store to find out what your unwanted iPhone device may be worth. You may also want to browse Experimac’s certified pre-owned inventory of iPhone devices to see if we have something that suits your budget.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Top 10 Tech Gifts for Mom

Mothers Day
Moms can seem superhuman at times especially the working mom. From managing the family schedule and planning birthday surprises for each member of the family to cleaning the house and making sure all the laundry and grocery shopping gets done, help mom do it all faster and maybe even have a little time to spare by giving her the gift of technology.

Not sure what to get for her this Mother’s Day? Don’t worry! We have made a list of the top 10 tech gift ideas that will knock mom’s socks off at any price point.

  1. Phone
    The smartphone has completely reimagined the way we work, communicate and live. Whether sending a text, snapping a selfie with friends and family, managing to do lists or answering emails on the go, smartphones such as the iPhone® device have become a perfect gift idea for moms.
  2. Tablet
    Maybe mom needs a bigger screen to work on-the-go. Getting her an iPad® tablet would be an excellent gift idea. Tablets are a great option for moms who want basic computing functions on the run without compromising on screen size. From her iPad tablet, mom can organize vacation photos, order groceries to be delivered, shop online, and so much more.
  3. Computer
    An iMac® computer is a fantastic gift idea for mom. iMac computers offer reliability with a user-friendly interface that will help her create and work effortlessly, no matter her age or tech knowledge. Whether she works from home or uses her iMac computer to organize the family finances and keep up with social media, there’s no doubt the iMac computer will prove to be a great investment for mom.
  4. Smart Watch
    From telling time and receiving/responding to texts to checking her heart rate, SmartWatch devices such as the Apple Watch® device can offer the mom on your shopping list the gift of convenience and style.
  5. Laptop
    There are times when phones and tablets are just not enough but when an on-the-go solution is still necessary. A MacBook® or MacBook Pro® laptop might just give mom the flexibility and reliability she needs to get her work done.
  6. Bluetooth Speaker
    Does your mom love to have friends over for dinner or game night? A Bluetooth speaker is a great way to play background music for guests.
  7. Phone Case
    Let’s face it, our phones are very important to us and need to be protected. Make sure mom’s phone is safe as well as looking its very best in a stylish case in her favorite color.
  8. External Battery Pack
    Running out of battery during a busy day can be beyond frustrating. With an external battery pack, mom will have plenty of charge on the go for all her devices whether she’s on the soccer field or running through the airport to a business meeting.
  9. Bluetooth Headphones
    The world can be loud sometimes, making it hard to focus on important tasks. Give mom the gift of wireless music wherever she goes – her office, on a train or bus as part of her daily commute or even at the gym.
  10. External hard drive
    Is mom the memory keeper in your family? Pictures and media files can take up a lot of hard drive space. Make sure mom never runs out of space on her computer with an external hard drive. She can also use the external drive to back up the years of photos and family videos stored on her computer. The whole family would surely be devastated if those were ever lost.

If you have any questions about gift ideas for mom this upcoming Mother’s Day, visit your local Experimac. Our experienced sales staff will be more than happy to assist you with gift ideas for her. Call us today or stop by the Experimac location closest to you and find the perfect gift for her.

Our Favorite Apps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

We have a tough question for you this month. Have you ever texted while driving or been distracted in any other way while behind the wheel?

April is the National Safety Council’s sponsored Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In a recent poll, it was found that a staggering 69% of Americans admitted to distracted driving. The instances cited included texting, web surfing, phone calls and GPS navigation. In 2015, there were 3,477 people who died and another 391,000 were injured as a result of distracted driving.

Perhaps the most sobering fact of all in these cases is that the accidents could have been avoided.

As a parent, reading these statistics can be very alarming and raise many concerns about your teenagers and their driving habits. We’ve done some research and compiled a list of the best apps to help prevent distracted driving, take a look:

  • LifeSaver – The LifeSaver app offers an impressive lineup of features that not only encourages safer driving practices but rewards users for driving safely. For starters, it blocks incoming texts and phone calls to keep the driver focused on the road. It also sends parent notifications when the user arrives at their destination. Lastly, it tracks the number of safe miles driven and parents can set milestones and rewards for their children to help encourage them to use this app and drive safe.
  • AT&T DriveMode – This is another great option that helps promote safe driving. This app also blocks incoming texts and phone calls while driving but has a feature which automatically turns the app on when it senses the user driving over 15 mph so there’s no excuse for not using the app.
  • TruMotion Family – This app offers a unique feature that gives your drive a “trip score.” You can then view the statistics of your drive so that you can make adjustments to your driving accordingly. It also offers a fun way to compete with friends and family over who’s the safer driver!
  • Mojo – This free app runs automatically in the background every time you drive. The app awards you 1 point for each minute of safe driving exhibited on the road. Once you reach 300 points you get awarded a $5 gift card. Hard to turn that down.

Looking for ways to keep your family safe while they’re behind the wheel? Check out these great apps and keep the conversation going about the importance of focusing on the road while behind the wheel.

At Experimac, we value your safety and understand this needs to be a priority if we’re ever going to see a reduction in accidents caused by distracted driving. If you’re having trouble with your phone or installing these apps, bring it to your local Experimac today and we’ll take a look.

Maximize Your Tax Return with ‘New to You’ Apple® Products from Experimac®

WEST PALM BEACH, FL –April 2, 2018 – Tax season is in full swing! If you’re one of the lucky ones who will be receiving a tax return this year and are a fan Apple® products, Experimac® can help you get the most bang for your (tax) bucks! Experimac specializes in the sale of certified pre-owned Apple® computers and devices. From phones to tablets to laptops and more, you can enjoy the same high-quality devices for up to 60% off of the retail cost.

“Before we sell any of our pre-owned Apple products, we put them through a rigorous certification process to ensure that we are offering the best quality and operating devices,” said Jim Muir, President of Experimac. “We understand that many people want to treat themselves to something nice when they get a tax return. They’ve worked hard for their money and deserve it. We’re here to offer them premium Apple products without the premium price.”

All Experimac products are thoroughly cleaned, inspected and brought up to the brand’s high standards before they are made available for sale. In addition to the certified pre-owned Apple products, Experimac also offers repair and upgrade services. Technicians are available to fix cracked phone screens, recover data, improve computer performance and more. All products and services are backed by Experimac’s warranty, which, in many cases, is a year from the date of purchase.

“We firmly believe in our products and take all the necessary steps to ensure that our customers are satisfied with their purchases,” added Muir.

The team at Experimac has been specializing in Apple products for more than 20 years. For more information about Experimac, visit online at www.experimac.com.

About Experimac

Experimac is a unique franchising concept that specializes in the sale of certified pre-owned Apple products. Your Local Experimac can also repair, upgrade or buy your current device, and no appointment is ever necessary. The brand offers a 90-day guarantee, which takes the risk out of buying pre-owned. Experimac was founded by Jim Muir in 2009, and began franchising as one of United Franchise Group’s affiliated companies and brands in 2014. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe; Experimac stores can be found in Australia, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, France, Canada, Uruguay and Ireland. The brand has seen tremendous growth with no sign of slowing down. For more information, visit www.ExperimacFranchise.com.

About United Franchise Group

“The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs.” United Franchise Group is a group of affiliated companies and brands. Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to a variety of internationally recognized brands including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimac, Jon Smith Subs, Venture X, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors and The Great Greek. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1400 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

How to Guide: Get Your Apple® Devices in Sync

Do you own more than one Apple device? Are you looking for a way to simplify your life and make more efficient use of your multiple devices?
One of the most popular features of Apple devices is their ability to synchronize with one another, bringing a new level of convenience and productivity to multi-Apple device households. Files, pictures, and messages on one of your Apple devices can easily be accessed, shared and readily available on other devices with just a few simple steps. For example, you can access the photos on your iPhone® device from your iPad® tablet wherever you are.

Make the most of your Apple devices by ensuring that you are taking advantage of this very convenient feature. The following steps explain how to sync all your Apple devices:

  1. Make sure your device is updated and using the most recent update of iOS® software
  2. Select a device, preferably an iPhone device or iPad tablet
  3. Go to the “Settings” app
  4. Scroll down and select “iCloud®” feature
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password
  6. Select “Merge” for merging data when prompted
  7. Select your location preference once prompted
  8. Set up an iCloud feature email to synchronize notes
  9. You can select “Storage and Backup” to choose to back up your data
  10. Press “Ok” when prompted

Once those steps are complete, you will notice that all of your Apple devices, from iPhone devices and iPad tablets to Mac® computers, MacBook® laptops and even your iPod® device will be connected and share common files, pictures, messaging, etc.

Struggling to connect devices? Stop by your local Experimac to make sure your devices are synced properly. Our experts will happily assist you to set this up and can even run a diagnostic check on your Apple devices to ensure they are performing as well as they should be. We offer a variety of same-day services making it easy to keep your Apple devices healthy and ensure they are updated and fully functional.

Experience the Experimac difference today!

Your Mac® Computer Needs a Spring Cleaning Too

Is spring cleaning on your to-do list in the coming weeks? Whether it is on your list or not, we think this is something you’ll want to give some extra attention to.

Spring is the time of year many people decide to clean up and toss out unnecessary items from garages, basements, and closets. Just like your home, your Mac computer may be full of unnecessary clutter such as old files or downloads that may be harboring malware. Spring cleaning for your Mac computer is as simple as having an annual diagnostic and “tune up” performed on your computer.  Check to be sure your antivirus software is up to date and that any necessary updates have been performed. Get rid of things you saved and now have no idea why.   An annual clean-up of your computer is key to a responsive and speedy computer.

Sluggishness, memory loss or inability to perform tasks as well as before are all symptoms of a computer needing a tune up. Mac computers are built to last and stand the test of time but you need to take proper care of them.  There are several threats to your Mac computer’s health, such as overloading memory, exposure to malware or accidents (i.e., spilled coffee, etc.).  Proactively taking care of your Mac computer will ensure that your computer is able to perform well and quickly for years to come.

The expert technicians at Experimac are experienced and ready to perform a comprehensive diagnostic check on your Mac computer. We take pride in our ability to pinpoint exactly what is affecting your computer and determining the steps that are necessary to make it run smoother and faster.

Don’t have a lot of time? No worries! Our diagnostics are quicker than you may think, and we offer same-day turnaround on many of our services. Stop by anytime; you never need an appointment at Experimac. Make the most of your investment in your Mac computer. This spring is the perfect time to start spring cleaning your Mac computer; we’ll even remind you to add it to your calendar for next year.

Stop by your local Experimac store today for a FREE diagnostic*and we’ll take care of the rest!

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Errors to Avoid When Doing Computer Upgrades

Rather than paying for professional computer upgrades, many users try to do them alone. Unfortunately, you can do more harm than good when performing DIY maintenance. If you plan on tackling your next computer upgrades, it’s useful to know some common mistakes so you can take the proper steps to avoid them.

Errors to Avoid When Doing Computer Upgrades

1. Buying the Wrong RAM

Because every computer is different, the random access memory (RAM) you buy needs to be compatible with your system to work properly. Always check the requirements beforehand. Since RAM needs specific pin configurations and speeds to function, doing a bit of research will avoid confusion. 

2. Failing to Upgrade the Power Supply 

 

Many people forget to invest in a new power supply when making upgrades to their machine; this can result in more costly repairs. When installing new components, verify your current power supply produces an adequate amount of juice to run smoothly. If it doesn’t, your machine may experience reduced performance and system failure. 

3. Using the Wrong Screws for the Hard Drive 

Switching out your laptop or desktop’s hard drive is one of the easier upgrades to perform, but use the right screws for the job. The hard drive is held in place by a case, and the screws used for the case are slightly different in size than the hard drive screws. Don’t mix them up because the wrong screws can strip the holes on the drive, making it difficult to remove again. 

4. Installing CPU 

Installing a new central processing unit (CPU) is one of the most complicated computer upgrades to undertake on your own because it involves several aspects. First, you’ll need to ensure the CPU’s pins are undamaged and mounted properly to your computer. You’ll also need to check that your computer’s heat sink can provide adequate cooling for your new processor. For this reason, many prefer bringing their machine to a repair technician familiar with these upgrades.

 

If you’re having trouble performing computer upgrades on your own, Experimac Canton OH will be happy to assist you. As one of Stark County’s leaders in computer repairs, they’re equipped to fix a variety of problems. The technicians specialize in Apple® products, and they provide one-year warranties on all repairs. Call them today at (330) 409-7005 or visit their website for more details about their services.