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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Interesting Marketing iDeas needed for Apple Repair shop

So I have worked for many ah repair shops and finally had the opportunity to open my own

Things are going great and it is an absolute blast to repair peoples apple devices and see them go away with a smile (I have a lot of horror stories about people and there apple products )

Anyways I was curious if the users here at macrumors might have some marketing ideas or some tips on what they would like to see in a repair shop.

I would really appreciate anyone's input because you are all the type of folks I see in my shop....

thanks much
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Well, compared to the Apple stores: the ability to actually get an appointment to get an item repaired! Assuming you've already got that covered a comfy waiting area with free coffee.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Why not advertise on here? Must be loads of members with damaged iStuff in your area.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:20 AM   #4
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Free Coffee is in the works looking for a good cappuccino machine and a good local source for coffee beans (no low grade here)

As far as advertising here probably would not hurt just need to check into that
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:24 AM   #5
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Free Coffee is in the works looking for a good cappuccino machine and a good local source for coffee beans (no low grade here)

As far as advertising here probably would not hurt just need to check into that
I'm pretty sure we'd be OK with you putting a link in your signature. Send us a contact and an Admin will confirm...
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Free Coffee is in the works looking for a good cappuccino machine and a good local source for coffee beans (no low grade here)

As far as advertising here probably would not hurt just need to check into that
Check out Shrink who posts in the Picture threads all the time (the last purchase thread especially) he seems to know a lot about Coffee!
Another idea might be to give something away free like get an iPhone repaired get a free screen protector. Should work out cheaper than coffee.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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I like the screen protector idea I get really good ones locally (I try to stay as local as possible in this industry) really should have thought of that myself!

I do offer a lifetime warranty but I am still trying to figure out how to get folks comfortable with coming to my shop I am ACMT but I know I can't use that without working for a AASP but I am going to be getting my certified support professional so I can start using the apple authorized dealio on my advertising

any other ideas would be great

what would make you come to one shop opposed to another, outside of price which I have everyone in my area beat on

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