Pre-Owned Mac® Products: Choosing Pre-Owned Apple® Products, What You Need To Know

Choosing Pre-Owned Mac Products, What You Need To Know

Ask any long-term user of Mac products what they love most about their computer and more than likely they will say – reliability. Mac products are not sold in the volume of other computers; they’re more expensive and are sometimes intimidating to PC users. Additionally, gaining access to test out the usability of Mac products can be very limited in some areas specifically here in Garland. Buyers who are on a tight budget often find even the most affordable Mac computers unobtainable which can lead them to consider purchasing a pre-owned model. Of course purchasing anything pre-owned comes with risks.

Here are some tips for purchasing a pre-owned Mac product:

What is a pre-owned Mac product?

Pre-owned Mac products can include gently used Mac computers, Macbook® laptops, and iPad® tablets that were traded in for an upgrade or bought out-right for rebuild. Pre-owned Mac products are inspected, repaired, and tested prior to being sold at a lower cost. At Experimac in Garland, we are proud to offer our customers a 90-day repair or replace guarantee on every product you purchase.

Why purchase pre-owned Mac product?

Mac products are known for their sleek design, reliability, and cutting edge technology – not to mention their easy usability. Unfortunately, brand new Mac computers can cost a hefty penny. Pre-owned machines also offer the high reliability and ease of use like brand new Mac computers but at a much lower price point. Buyers can feel confident that their investment is in a high quality machine that functions just as it would if it came from the Apple store.

How much savings can you expect?

Pricing for each pre-owned product is unique and based on the age and computing capability of that product. While there are no exact savings that we can guarantee for each of our pre-owned Mac products, our pre-owned prices tend to run 40% to 60% of a comparable new product.

What about warranties?

Experimac of Garland is proud to offer a 90-day repair or replace on every pre-owned Mac product that we sell. We also offer our customers a full 7 days to familiarize themselves with their new product ensuring that they can feel confident that they have purchased a product that meets or exceeds their expectations.

Owning a high quality machine doesn’t have to break the bank. Experimac Garland  has a large inventory of pre-owned Mac products such as iMac® computers, MacBook Pro® laptops, and more that can fit your needs and budget. If you or your family is in need of a computer, consider stopping by your local Experimac store to try out a pre-owned Mac product. Our trained staff can answer any questions you might have about taking the plunge.

Former Office Depot E-Commerce Director Brings Experimac to New Jersey

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When Cherry Hill resident, Glenn Trommer opened his Experimac store in early July at Lee Newman Plaza, he brought fairly novel Apple product services to the south Jersey region, including Cherry Hill, Marlton, Haddonfield and Voorhees.

“Within my specific market there are no other stores that buy, sell, trade and repair Apple products. Experimac has a very unique value proposition and this provides me with the opportunity to gain specific market share.”

Opening his Experimac store fulfilled a long held dream, a promise he made to himself as he graduated from Emory University more than 30 years ago.
“I told myself when I graduated that I would have my own business one day, but since then had always held jobs in corporate America,” Trommer recalls.

Among those corporate positions, he was Director of e-commerce and implementation services for Office Depot, responsible for creating and implementing their business to business website back in 1996. “It left me with good knowledge of retail as well as business-to-business sales,” says Trommer.

With a long held passion for Apple products, his choice of Experimac as a franchise was easy. “I owned the first iPod and have owned iPhones and a MacBook Air ever since,” Trommer says, adding that he looked at a wide range of franchise options before selecting Experimac.

Ultimately, Trommer sees his new shop, and those he expects to open in coming years, as an opportunity to mentor future employees as well as to build a legacy for his family. He anticipates that family members will become involved in the shop and that the venture will create opportunities for future employees.

“I hope that we will be able to create significant brand awareness as we open several stores, and also want to mentor my employees so that they gain an understanding of how to operate a retail business. They may someday own a store of their own,” Trommer says.

About Experimac

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories. Experimac has more than 30 locations with 85 additional stores in various stages of development as of mid-2016. Projections are to open a total of 100 locations by the end of 2016 and 250 by 2017locations nationwide. For more information visit www.experimacfranchise.com.

New Pre-Owned Apple® Device Business Experimac Comes to Chico

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(CHICO, Ca.) – On July 25, Chris Thomas will begin leveraging his experience as a utility craftsman and mechanical supervisor to run Experimac, the new concept that provides pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories and software for Apple® devices, to Chico. Located at 1354 East Ave, suite S, Thomas is bringing the newest concept from industry veteran United Franchise Group to serve customers throughout Yuba County, Butte County and Shasta County by providing popular Apple® devices at prices far below retail prices.

For 20 years, Thomas worked as a utility craftsman for the State of California before becoming a mechanical supervisor at an agricultural processing plant. Tired of working 12 hour days six days a week and answering to someone else, Thomas decided it was time to apply all of his skills to running his own business. Owning his own business, Thomas knew this would allow him more time with his family and his passion of being a High school Football Coach.

“Now I can put all of my hard work into building my own business,” said Thomas. “I am excited to offer great products and services to all at great prices. Apple is coming out with new devices all the time which guarantees a stream of business.”

The newest addition to the United Franchise Group, a family of brands that includes industry standouts such as Signarama, EmbroidMe and SuperGreen Solutions, Experimac is backed by a reputation of business success. This, said Thomas, gave him confidence in the concept as a viable career choice.

“Starting a business is a stressful situation, but if you don’t go for it you will never know the success in life that awaits you,” Thomas said. “If you’re willing to put in the hard work it takes to be successful you will succeed.”

Thomas looks forward to serving his community through providing a highly sought after repair service and top of the line refreshed Apple products. He also has plans to pass his business along to his children some day and use it to help prepare them for their futures.

About Experimac

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories. For more information visit www.experimac.com.

Local Former Teacher Makes Apple Products Accessible To Many

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(Huntersville, NC) Portions of techno markets north of Charlotte and throughout the Lake Norman region, those who have bemoaned high quality Apple products as unaffordable over years of one product introduction after another, are appreciating Lisa Piatt’s newly opened Experimac store, with its quality line of affordable, pre-owned Apple products that range from Mac Books to iPads and iPhones.

A Huntersville resident with a background in graphic arts, Piatt opened her store at 9832 Gilead Rd., in mid-July. Already, she is sensing keen appreciation for the affordability option that her store offers. “Apple is a technology leader. The ability to fit that technology seamlessly into your everyday life at affordable cost is a huge benefit that can make a big difference for a lot of people,” says Piatt, who as a former teacher had the opportunity to observe firsthand what vital difference technology can make to the learning experience as well as other life endeavors.

Prior to the 32 year old former teacher’s July 15th opening of her Experimac store, she had used her graphic arts background, teaching young students. “While teaching, I could see the impact of using computers and iPads in the classroom. That technology really helps students to reach all of their potential, and not all of my students could afford a brand new iPad or Mac Book,” says Piatt, who opened her Experimac shop with a $200,000 investment that included a $50,000 franchise fee, and investment of $84,000 in her opening inventory.

As a young mother, Piatt sees her Experimac store as something of a family investment seed. She expects that down the road her family will share in growing the business. “This is a typically male dominated segment, but through this store, I may be able to employ my kids as they grow, and to teach them about business, to prepare them for life in the future,” Piatt says.

She will teach them largely by example, directing them to remain open to what markets have to say, observing experiences of other small business operators, and being nimble in responding to unavoidable changes in her industry. “You have to speak to as many people as you can. And no matter how well you plan, something will always throw you off schedule so being nimble, reacting quickly to change is an important attribute,” Piatt says.

About Experimac

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories. Experimac has more than 30 locations with 85 additional stores in various stages of development as of mid-2016. Projections are to open a total of 100 locations by the end of 2016 and 250 by 2017 locations nationwide. For more information visit www.experimacfranchise.com.

New Pre-Owned Apple® Device Business Experimac Comes To Jacksonville

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(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) – On July 25, Leroy McCarty and his wife Fonda will be joining forces to open and run their Experimac, the new concept that provides pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories. Located at 1650 San Pablo Rd. S suite 14, McCarty is bringing the newest concept from industry veteran United Franchise Group to serve customers throughout Northeast Florida by providing popular Apple® devices at prices far below retail prices.

Before opening his own business, Leroy served in the U.S Navy and Army for 13 years and deployed to Iraq 4 times. McCarty enlisted as an Aviation Ordnance man in May 2001, just a few months before September 11th. He was stationed in Japan onboard the CV-63USS Kitty Hawk where he served for three years before being moved to Bremerton, WA and then to Norfolk, VA. While in Norfolk, Leroy took part in a program called “Blue to Green” and changed services and enlisted in the Army. While in the Army he was stationed in Vilseck, Germany as a Signal Support Specialist 25U and then in Hawaii for five years before he and Fonda, who also served in the U.S Navy for eight years as an Aviation Machinist Mate, moved to Jacksonville.

“After learning about Experimac I came away convinced that it was going to be the next big thing in computers,” said Leroy. “I am already the guy in the neighborhood that everyone brings computers to for repairing so I knew this would be the perfect fit for me and Fonda.”

The newest addition to the United Franchise Group, a family of brands that includes industry standouts such as Signarama, EmbroidMe and SuperGreen Solutions, Experimac is backed by a reputation of business success. This, said Leroy, gave him confidence in the concept as a viable career choice.

“I grew up in a low income family but never let anything down so I am looking forward to offering top of the line products for affordable prices,” said Leroy, “ Giving back to the community is very important to me and Fonda. We will be sponsoring a local little league team and will be providing our support to an organization that helps children that have lost loved ones to violence.”

About Experimac

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, sales of accessories and software and upgrades. For more information visit www.experimac.com.

New Pre-Owned Apple® Device Business Experimac Comes to East Orlando

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(ORLANDO, Fla.) – On Aug. 26, Christophe Sevin will begin leveraging his decades of experience in computing to run Experimac, the new concept that provides pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories, to Orlando. Located at 4498 North Alafaya Trail, Sevin is bringing the newest concept from industry veteran United Franchise Group to serve customers throughout Central Florida by providing popular Apple® devices at prices far below retail prices.
Leaving his native France for the United States in 2014, Sevin, a network engineer since 1996, searched for a business opportunity that would allow him to combine his expertise while allowing him to be own boss. In his search, Sevin came upon the newly franchised business Experimac and recognized a perfect opportunity.
“After learning about Experimac I came away convinced that it was going to be the next big thing in computers,” said Sevin. “Apple® devices have never been in greater demand, but because of that their retail prices remain high. With Experimac, customers can gain access to those same devices but at significantly reduced prices.”
The newest addition to the United Franchise Group, a family of brands that includes industry standouts such as Signarama, EmbroidMe and SuperGreen Solutions, Experimac is backed by a reputation of business success. This, said Sevin, gave him confidence in the concept as a viable career choice.
“Any business is only as good as its reputation, especially a relatively new one,” Sevin said. “The knowledge that Experimac, though a newer concept, comes courtesy of those with decades of experience building businesses, was more than enough to put my mind at ease that this was a sustainable business venture. I’m looking forward to bringing the hottest new devices to a broad range of customers”.

About Experimac

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories. Experimac has more than 30 locations with 85 additional stores in various stages of development as of mid-2016. Projections are to open a total of 100 locations by the end of 2016 and 250 by 2017locations nationwide. For more information visit www.experimacfranchise.com.

New Pre-Owned Apple® Device Business Experimac Comes To Madison

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(MADISON, Tenn.) – On August 22, Les Clendenin will begin leveraging his 18 years in service and sales to run Experimac, the new concept that provides pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories, to Madison. Located at 1720 Gallatin Pk. Space 8H, Clendenin is bringing the newest concept from industry veteran United Franchise Group to serve customers throughout Northeast Nashville by providing popular Apple® devices at prices far below retail prices.

Prior to owning his own business, Clendenin spent 18 years working for UniFirst, a national uniform company, in both service and sales. Last July, Clendenin and his four children were hit with tragedy and he knew it was time to switch gears and build a new life for his family. “UniFirst was a great company to work for but I needed a new challenge,” said Clendenin.

“After learning about Experimac I came away convinced that it was going to be the next big thing in computers,” said Clendenin. “The more I learned about Experimac, the more excited I became. I knew this was the challenge that I needed, I was excited to start my new adventure.”

The newest addition to the United Franchise Group, a family of brands that includes industry standouts such as Signarama, EmbroidMe and SuperGreen Solutions, Experimac is backed by a reputation of business success. This, said Clendenin, gave him confidence in the concept as a viable career choice.

“After 18 years in the corporate world I knew it was time for an exhilarating change and new career path,” said Clendenin. “I am a homegrown part of the Goodlettsville community and am excited to give back with this new business. My grandfather opened the local Clendenin BI- Rite in 1946 and ran it for 30 years and I am confident I will be able to follow in his successful footsteps.”

About Experimac

Les Clendenin, owner of Experimac of Ottawa
Les Clendenin, owner of Experimac of Ottawa

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories. Experimac has more than 30 locations with 85 additional stores in various stages of development as of mid-2016.  Projections are to open a total of 100 locations by the end of 2016 and 250 by 2017locations nationwide. For more information visit www.experimacfranchise.com.

Fast-Growing Brand Experimac Celebrates 100th Store Deal

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) – On Friday, Aug. 19, Experimac, the one-of-a-kind retail storefront concept that specializes in sales of pre-owned Apple® computers, devices and much more – will be celebrating the awarding of its 100th store.
Operating under the United Franchise Group umbrella, the Experimac brand was launched in November 2014 and already has 51 locations OPEN in the United States, as well as a pilot store in Sydney, Australia. There are 52 additional stores in various stages of development at this point in time.
“We are ecstatic about the growth of this brand,” said Jim Muir, founder of the Experimac concept. “The sale of our 100th location is particularly exciting as it furthers our international expansion efforts and brings us into beautiful South Africa.”
Julian and Cesca Nieuwoudt will be introducing and growing the Experimac brand in South Africa as master license partners. Experimac will make its debut in Cape Town, and the Nieuwoudts plan to open another five stores in the Western Cape while selling franchises in all major centers of South Africa, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
“We are looking forward to opening our pilot store and working with the United Franchise Group to build Experimac into one of the most well-known and reputable brands in South Africa,” said Julian Nieuwoudt.
Since Experimac specializes in selling quality, pre-owned Apple® products, their price points are accessible to a much wider range of customers than other big-box retailers.

About Experimac

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, sales of accessories and upgrades. Experimac has more than 50 locations nationwide. For more information, visit www.experimacfranchise.com.

About United Franchise Group

Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group houses a successful group of business-to-business franchise systems. The United Franchise Group specializes in personalized business services including signs, embroidery, business brokerage and outdoor advertising. With nearly 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.

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After Years in Corporate and Manufacturing Worlds This MBA had Enough: Brings Unique Store to the Area

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(Draper, Utah) – Apple product enthusiasts from Draper and surrounding communities will soon enjoy the affordable prices of pre-owned Apple© products to be sold from local resident Karl Vrba’s new Experimac store at 265 E. 12300 S, opening on August 17th.

A 39 year old West Jordan resident, Vrba is confident that his new store will enjoy popularity among the area’s strong market for technology products. “With today’s fast paced lifestyle, there always will be an ever increasing need for multiple technologies, and especially for wireless technology,” Vrba said.

Conveniently located at Interstate I-15 exit 291 East (12300 S), the new Experimac store will serve technology enthusiasts well beyond Draper, including Sandy, Riverton, South Jordan and Herriman. The store will offer a considerable line of renewed Apple© products ranging from computers and laptops to tablets and cell phones. They will sell for affordable prices and Vrba’s Experimac store will also provide low-cost repairs, and installation services.

After Vrba worked in the manufacturing industry for 18 years, he began a somewhat lengthy quest to find the perfect career opportunity that this store opening represents.

“In that manufacturing position, I eventually realized that I was in a dead-end job, with no growth opportunity,” Vrba recalls. He shifted to a retail position that afforded him time and money to return to school. But even after earning his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2015, Vrba discovered that corporate life, this time with a position in finance, was just not for him; and once again determined to break away to find his happy spot in business. “It was a different corporation, a different industry, but the same treatment. I knew I had to get out of the corporate world,” Vrba said.

His self employment opportunity quest focused on Vrba’s desire to fully use all of the diverse business, education and people skills he had picked up along the way. “Aside from wanting to use all of that business knowledge and education, I also wanted to use my passion for technology,” said Vrba, who explored many franchises before finding Experimac.

As he opens his Experimac store, Vrba at last takes great satisfaction that his substantial journey toward professional fulfillment led to a perfect professional fit. “Servicing customers in my Experimac store allows me to bring everything into play – my experience, education, enthusiasm for technology, and ability to service our communities, individuals and businesses,” Vrba says. He underscores the importance of individuals demanding such perfect fit in their careers. “Anyone who feels they are in the wrong place, the wrong company or industry, should take on that search for the right fit. All have advantages and disadvantages, but it is important to find the one that fits you best.”

About Experimac

Experimac is the latest addition to the United Franchise Group family of brands, joining a team with over 30 years of franchise experience. Capitalizing on a sustained demand for Apple® products, Experimac provides pre-owned computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories. Experimac has more than 30 locations with 85 additional stores in various stages of development as of mid-2016. Projections are to open a total of 100 locations by the end of 2016 and 250 by 2017 locations nationwide. For more information visit www.experimacfranchise.com.

Experimac’s 100th Store to Open in Cape Town

August 11, 2016 // Franchising.com // Cape Town, South Africa – It’s a landmark event that’s no small potatoes. But truth be told, potatoes played a big role in making it all happen.

On Friday, Aug. 19, Experimac, the one-of-a-kind retail storefront concept that specializes in sales of pre-owned Apple® computers, devices and much more – will be celebrating the sale of its 100th store, scheduled to open this October in Cape Town, South Africa.

Julian and Cesca Nieuwoudt will be introducing and growing the Experimac brand in South Africa as master license partners. To say that 43-year-old Julian and 38-year-old Cesca are making an extreme career transition would be an understatement.

For two decades, Julian has been in the farming industry, specializing in potato seed production. With Cesca joining him in the business since marrying 15 years ago, they grew to become one of South Africa’s top 20 potato producers. But two years ago, the couple received an offer for their land from South Africa’s largest carrot grower, who was looking for additional farming land. They decided the time was ripe for change and sold their farm.

Looking for a new, exciting opportunity with outstanding growth potential, Julian discovered Experimac while doing some online research and was immediately intrigued

by the retailer that not only specializes in the sale of pre-owned Apple® computers and devices, but also offers repair of laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; software and system updates; and sales of accessories.

Operating under the United Franchise Group umbrella, the Experimac brand was launched in November 2014 and now has 51 locations open in the United States with 52 additional stores in various stages of development.

“We couldn’t be happier to now be entering South Africa,” said Jim Muir, founder of the Experimac concept, “and to have this be our 100th store in such a short period of time.”

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