Monthly Archives: May 2019

TechRestore Celebrates Dads & Grads

We know it sounds cliché.

We recognize that Dads and Grads deserve celebrations of their own.

Well, blame it on June. It’s 2019’s last chance to set the stage for the remaining six months. It is a month of school ending, vacation beginning, summer job seeking,  weddings, babies, graduations (continued from May!) and Dads.

good-free-photos-773344-unsplashGrads. High School or College, it is at once exhilarating and scary. No matter how much preparation you do, you don’t actually know any more about the next phase than you did before. You’re not ready until you jump in!

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Dad. He may be helping his (probably not so little anymore) kid get a good start on the next part of their journey in life.  Maybe he’s finally enjoying the relaxing Father’s Day all those Hallmark cards urge him to.

Dads and Grads are inclined to appreciate a great value and, if lessons have been learned, they know the importance of a thorough and consistent backup.  At TechRestore, we do, too! We have products and services for every stage of Apple device ownership (and some non-Apple, too).

  • Certified Restored iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads, Laptops & iMacs at great prices
  • Standard & extended warranties available on many pre-owned devices
  • Screen & component repairs to extend the life of these electronic investments (includes lifetime repair guarantee)
  • A large selection of cases & screen protectors (to hopefully prevent aforementioned screen repairs!)
  • Data Recovery in case there isn’t a consistent backup and then unforeseen spill, dunk or accidental “didn’t see it there before I sat down” incident
  • Competitive trade-in (for cash!) program
  • Comprehensive recycling program for devices with no cash value – includes complete data removal and zero waste to landfill

cropped laptops in lobbyWe offer these services everyday, but now, in celebration of that bursting at the seams month, we have a special that everyone (especially Dads and Grads) will want to take advantage of.

Now through June 16th when you purchase a Certified Restored laptop and an extended warranty (1 or 2 years), you will also get our Protection Bundle free! Think of it as past, present and future protection. Here’s what’s included:

  • A fabulous, reliable Apple laptop (MacBook, Air or Pro)
  • An extended warranty that covers unpredictable hardware failures
  • Data transfer from you old machine (or back up) if applicable
  • An external 1TB hard drive
  • Time Machine set up on the external drive

You can’t beat that with a stick (stick beating is not a warranty covered failure, FYI)! So head down any Monday through Saturday and see our offerings up close and in person. Our techs are the same guys out in the lobby helping you decide on your next Mac purchase or discussing how to restore your current Mac. We can also help over the phone and even on the web if you’re not local (or just prefer to stay home)!

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TechRestore Counts the Ways – May 16th National Love a Tree Day

kal-visuals-594565-unsplashMay 16th is National Love a Tree Day!

Trees provide shelter for people and animals, shade, they help prevent the erosion of soil, oh yeah, and they turn carbon monoxide into oxygen! If only they did something really great like provide free wi-fi, right? There are many ways you can observe this day celebrating Mother Nature’s tallest kids. You can give your favorite tree a deep watering, add some wildlife friendly decorations, plant a new tree, or release your inner tree hugger, step outside and give the nearest tree a BIG HUG! Don’t worry, the neighbors will only avoid eye contact for a few days.

At TechRestore, we don’t confine our tree loving philosophy to just one day a year. In fact, if you’ve read our blogs before, you’ll see we talk about it a lot! Each day our goal is to be a better steward of the environment. We start by offering repairs to extend the life of working devices, continue with our trade in/buy back programs for individuals, businesses and schools. We take it one step further by offering top notch refurbished devices for sale (vs buying new ones) and finally, we recycle responsibly, no downstream waste. We even upgraded our local waste management partner to  match our philosophy.

When you have your device repaired, purchase a Certified Restored device or turn in your older electronics for recycle, you’re participating too! By choosing to extend the life of your old iPhone, iPad and Mac, you’re part of a greater solution. You can also rest assured because TechRestore stands behind it as we have for nearly 2 decades. Our goal is delivering experiences beyond your expectations.

Stop by or visit us online today – no appointment necessary.

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Kentucky Derby – Louisville’s Local Holiday

derby runningKentucky Derby is the longest running sports event in the United States.  It takes about two minutes for the three year old Thoroughbreds to run the 1.25 mile oval track. 2019 marks the 145th Run for the Roses. The race is steeped in history and tradition; it has been a constant in an ever changing landscape of the USA. It is considered the greatest race, the most exciting two minutes in sports.

If you’re not from Kentucky (and Louisville, specifically), this may be the extent of what you know of the Kentucky Derby. If you are from Kentucky, or have ever been there in April or early May, you know there is a LOT more to it! Here, it’s at least two weeks of community celebration. Schools release early on Thursday and close Friday. Many businesses (including ours!) are closed on Derby Day. It’s a big deal!

It begins with Thunder over Louisville on the Ohio River in mid-April. In the remaining weeks leading up to the main event on the first Saturday of May, there will be a slew of races:

  • Hot air balloon race
  • Steamboat race
  • Marathon (and mini-marathon)
  • Tour de Lou bike race
  • Ken-ducky Derby (42,000 rubber ducks race down the river)
  • Great bed race
  • Thurby and Oaks (pre-Derby horse races at the track)

We have a joke here that “They’ll race anything in Louisville!”.

At TechRestore, we embrace our community all year long and each of us are actively involved beyond business hours. The spirit of doing good things for and with others is very important to us. In fact, this integrity is woven throughout all our practices.

We will be closed this Saturday, May 4th to spend time with families and friends (which feels like the entire city right now) this Derby Day. Be sure to race in this week if you need a repair! While Louisville will race anything – TechRestore will fix just about anything!

(Watch out, we’re on a roll now!)

We hope you will be enjoying your weekend, too, wherever you may be. If you get a chance, tune in to the Kentucky Derby, the greatest race, the Run for the Roses, one third of the Triple Crown … the pre and post race shows will last all day, but if you can spare two minutes, maybe you can feel some the unity and excitement in the air here in Louisville.

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