Giving a Second Life

 

I REPAIR SOMETHING THAT STILL HAS LIFE IN IT.  THAT’S WHO I AM.

It seems too many in the world think it is ok to just toss something away because it isn’t brand new.  Oh my gosh, it’s one year old now, and I still have it? Toss it.

I am not that way.  I don’t throw it away because I choose not to live in a disposable world.  Throw away something that still works, is waste.  And I don’t waste.  That’s not me.

It’s not good for me because I am throwing something with value away and not only is that bad for the environment, it’s bad for my wallet.

Let me give you an example.  Take my phone.  NO, you can’t take by phone and I am going to tell you why I don’t just throw it away.  I repair. There! I said it! I repair.

First, it’s like throwing an old friend out.  I mean, this phone has survived me dropping it into the toilet.  Did I just admit to that? It is more than an old friend, this phone has gone through dates, ballgames, sharing at 3 am of a crazy picture I just received.  How do you throw that old friend away?  I have ‘old ‘shoes that are worn to now being comfortable.  I don’t want to admit how old my favorite sweater is.  You get my point.

Second, sometimes I think that I am one of the minority who is trying to save the planet and to keep the garbage pile from blocking out the sun.  I believe in eco-friendly.  I put the plastic and paper in the recycle container.  I turn down the heat at night, and whatever I can.  Not because I am saving money, it’s because I think someone has to do it.  I volunteered.

Third, let’s face it, a new phone isn’t cheap.  Not saying that I am, but $1,000 for a new phone, then the minutes contract, of course a new phone needs a new protector shield.  Let’s see, what else?  The list goes on.  I could spend a small amount of money refurbishing, fixing the cracked screen (from sitting on it too many times), and some of the electronics in it just needed to get ‘fixed ‘.  Let’s see, $1,000 for a new phone, $ 100 for a fix.  Let me think about that.

Fourth, no hassles.  Not sure about you, but I have 1,400 pictures on my ‘old phone ‘that need to be transferred.  Why? Because?  Not good enough.

Fifth, don’t know about you, but it takes me time to ‘learn ‘all the new icons, clicks, and other actions to get what I used to get done easily because I knew my old phone.

So, what’s the alternative?  My bf told me about a place that repairs, refurbishes and ‘ fixes ‘ phones on the ‘ does not work ‘ list.  They have certified, experienced phone geek technicians that ask me what the problem is so that they can concentrate on the problem!  A consultation?  Yeh, I don’t know about you, but wherever I go, they are not lining up to help me save money.

Then, in one day or less, can turn the problem phone into the old friend it has always been.  Now it’s back to being your old friend again.  And at a fraction of what a new phone costs, and less than other ‘repair places.’

This place actually exists.  It’s in Naperville.  Experimac Naperville.  1523 north Aurora Road.  Not Avenue.  Road.  Give them a call at 630.857-9984, and let them care about your old friend.  Instead of throwing it away.

Computer and Laptop Repair Services: Where to Get Your Mac® Products Fixed.

How is your Mac computer holding up? Only 10% of Apple® laptops break down within 3 years of purchase, according to the latest Consumer Reports survey. If you have chosen an Apple brand product, you have made a wise choice. Still, even with the outstanding rank of highest reliability, Apple computers and laptops benefit from upgrades and repairs over time. Experimac of Winchester wants to help you keep your Apple products in tip top condition.

 

What’s wrong with my Mac computer?

Diagnosing what’s wrong with your Mac computer can be stressful. The more you use your computer or laptop, the more likely it is to acquire problems. At Experimac of Winchester, we have an expert team of technicians who can help you solve them.

 

Is your Mac computer not functioning properly?

Some of the most common issues experienced by Apple users include:

  • Water damage
  • Failed hard drives
  • Screen damage
  • Logic board failure
  • Slow program launch speeds
  • Low storage for photos and videos
  • Battery failure

On average, Apple laptops are used more than other brands; an average 23 hours per week versus the average 20 per week for all other brand laptops. If you are a frequent laptop user, take caution and bring your computer to one of our locations. Whether you want to repair a damaged product or look into upgrading your Mac computer with the newest hardware – we stock the highest quality Apple parts in house.

 

Computer upgrades and repairs

Specializing in computer and laptop repair services, Experimac of Winchester is fast, affordable and committed to helping you maintain your Mac products. We offer upgrades, including new batteries, faster RAM, increased space on your hard drive for photo and video storage and more. Since older and more frequently used computers and laptops have a higher failure rate, it is important to manage and monitor the upkeep of your device. It is true, Apple computers and laptops are proven to be less likely to break down than other brands, but when they do break down, the cost is higher to fix unless you know where to go. Here at Experimac of Winchester, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and a 90-day warranty on all repairs.

Financing is now available!

We are proud to announce that our financing program is live!

At Experimac, we take the stress out of purchasing pre-owned equipment. With our competitive financing offers, we aim to make the purchasing process easier for you no matter if you are purchasing for your home or business. Whether you are looking for an iMac® computer, MacBook Pro® laptop, MacBook Air® laptop, iPad®tablet, or iPhone® device for yourself, your family or your employees, our financing offer is one you can’t pass up.

Our 90 days same as cash payment guarantees no paid interest if the product is paid in full within the time period.

Become pre-qualified for financing with one of our financing programs based on the data provided.  Visit our store to complete the application.

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Tech Tip: NEW YEAR NEW YOU NEW APPS!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

After the confetti has been cleared from the streets and the crystal ball stored away for another year, resolutions have been made, posted online and are in the process of fulfillment.

For many people, exercising, saving money and reducing stress are top priorities. Luckily there are a few apps that can aid in accomplishing those resolutions.

Here are a few of Experimac Midtown Atlanta’s favorites:

  1. Apps like 30Day Fitness Challenges are designed to ease you back in to an active life. This app focuses on one exercise that uses your own bodies weight and begins with low repetitions and gradually increases over the course of 30 days. You should have a noticeable improvement at the end of each month. The areas of focus can change and you can also change the level of intensity from beginner to intermediate and then to advanced, so you have plenty of room to develop.
  2. Digit is an app that helps you save money. Digit moves small amounts of money from your bank account to your digit savings account. This is done daily and the amounts are small enough where it won’t cause an overdraft in your account. The acorn app is the app that rounds up the cost of your purchases and uses the collective difference as a means to invest. So essentially whenever you purchase something the cost is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the amount that is over the actual cost of your purchase is saved and invested for you.
  3. The Headspace app uses conventions such as screen dimming and notification blocking as just a few of the means to help you de-stress by crafting a phone life balance. Meditation Studio is another app option to help with stress. This app provides both guided and unguided meditations that cover topics such as pep talks, slowing down, profound relaxation and more.

Happy New Year and please let us know your thoughts about these new Apps.

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Firewheel Town Center Grand Opening!

We are proud to announce that Experimac of Firewheel Town Center in Garland is now open, and ready to serve you when it comes to buying, selling, trading, or repairing your devices!

Our grand opening attracted the attention of a certain prodigious violinist, who was eager to show his talent to the Experimac group.

Major thanks to Rafael Ruiz and his son Diego for coming out to partake in our grand opening! We greatly appreciate your support during our opening week!

 

Protect Your Children From Digital Temptation

Protect Your Children From Digital Temptation

 

The average ago of exposure to pornography is 8. The top demographic in the porn industry is 12-17 year olds, and no, not just boys, girls as well. If that fact doesn’t give you a jolt, how about this one – the 28th most downloaded App in the Apple App Store is a photo ‘vault’ that is disguised as a calculator.  Guess what type of photos it contains.

 

It’s hard to imagine that your son or daughter might be charged with a felony before they leave high school and end up destroying their chances at success later in life.  This nightmare is a reality for parents around the country as well meaning children in dating relationships let their guard down to share pictures with their boyfriend or girlfriend that eventually end up all over school and the community.  When the authorities are brought in, the trail of devastation is long.

 

As a parent of 5 children (21, 20, 3, 3, 2) I was disturbed by these tidbits of information on a variety of levels.  When I was growing up there was no such thing as mobile devices.  Even talking to a member of the opposite sex on the phone meant I was attached to the wall by a cord and my parents could here every word I said.  Fast forward 20 years and our children have access to pornography and the opposite sex in their pocket by simply touching a button.

 

If you are a parent or a grandparent you might be asking yourself, ‘How can I protect my children from this temptation?’  Because of the easy road to pornography many of the devices and computers we have come with built in controls and restrictions.  These tools can provide peace of mind and help fill in the gaps.  Let’s face it.  We can’t always be staring over their shoulder but we can use technology to limit and monitor activity.

 

Nothing technology offers will ever replace a parent.  The best tool we have is communication and observation.  And nothing beats truly knowing what is on the hearts of our children.  But when those tools fail us or are not readily available we can use the same technology that tempts to protect.  Simply limiting tfhe amount of time a computer will operate can be enough of a deterrent.  If that’s not enough, there are options to completely restrict a mobile phone and limit it to it’s main purpose only.  Yes, you can make them simply a phone.

 

Parents and grandparents have their own style.  When I talk to parents that are dealing with pornography and the temptation of sexting I usually see two different philosophies.  One style is to give the child all the access in the beginning and then take features away and limit activity as a punishment for poor behavior.  And of course the opposite style is to limit any and all access until trust is built and freedoms are added based on preferred behavior and maturity.  the philosophy is your choice based on your style and your child’s specific situations.

 

1 Corinthians 10:13 promises God will always give us a way out of any given temptation.  While technology can be the perpetrator, it can also be the way out if you are properly trained and educated on it’s capabilities.

 

In His hands,

 

Scott Maulsby, scott.maulsby@experimac.com, 615-457-8000

Experimac South Charlotte Opening August 5th

On Aug. 5, a husband-wife duo will open Charlotte’s first Experimac, Experimac South Charlotte, a retail concept centered on providing repairs, upgrades, trade-ins and sales of previously owned Apple products.

Jeff and Monika Prainito will open Experimac South Charlotte at 16131 Lancaster Highway, Suite 3. The two have backgrounds in industrial engineering, supply chain, health care and entrepreneurship, according to a recent statement from the company.

Experimac is a franchise concept from United Franchise Group, which, according to the statement, plans to open another three Experimac locations in Charlotte and a total of 15 stores across North Carolina and 10 in South Carolina within the next few years.

Experimac provides repair services for Apple laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices and sales of accessories and software upgrades.

“Apple devices are only growing in popularity and the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a business that hadn’t yet made it to North Carolina to help more people to gain access to them was perfect for me,” Jeff Prainito said in the statement.

Read more: The Charlotte Observer

Experimac South Charlotte Opening August 5th