Want to extend the life you get out of a single charge on your cell phone battery? There are a few tricks to help you get that last bit of life as you end the day. You might not be able to do much with these settings turned off, but it will ensure you can make & receive phone calls and text messages and maybe even do a little web surfing over the 3G network.
Have an old iPad laying around and you’re itching to get your hands on the new iPad Air? Or maybe you could just use some extra cash for the holiday season. Either way, there are lots of options right now for getting cash or store credit for an old iPad. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the places that will offer you some kind of financial incentive to trade-in your iPad but it covers a wide range of options.
- You’ll get the most money on eBay but it’s by far the most work and no guarantee on pricing.
- The simplest and most immediately gratifying solution for most people is Target. Just walk into a store and they’ll give you a decent store credit (so you have to spend the money at Target).
- If you’re a gamer that lives near a GameStop, you’ll get a pretty decent amount of in-store credit from them. The cash value they give isn’t great.
- If you want the most money for the least amount of work no matter where you live in the United States, use Gazelle.com. Super easy – they pay for shipping and even mail you a shipping box – and they give some decent rates.
Since late February of 2013 we’ve been researching, developing and repairing Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 phones. It took us six months and thousands of dollars to really fine-tune our process and we decided to share what we’ve learned with the rest of the world. The only thing we ask in return is for you to use the comments section to make suggestions on how we can do it even better. We’d like to see this blog post become the definitive guide on how to fix Galaxy S phones the right way.
This is my third version of this post. The first attempt was a rant about how idiotic it is that so many people think it’s a good business practice to lose money and worry about profits later. Profits need to be a major part of any business strategy. I firmly believe that.
But it was an angry post so I started over.
The second version focused on the idea that you don’t have to make an investment in the future OR make a profit. You can, as Jim Collins says, embrace the AND – make money AND invest in the future.
It was a good post and you’ll never get to read it.
I shared it with a couple of close and trusted friends. They happen to be the founders of an LA startup business called Adomic. They’re sharp guys and their business received $1.7 million in funding back in January of this year. Both made the point that things are more nuanced than simply, “make a profit AND invest in the future.”
A lot of startup businesses can’t make a profit until they’ve built a product (which takes time and money), put together a team (more money, more time), and started to bring in paying customers (money + time). In short, there are legitimate reasons for a well run company to lose money.
I hate it when smart people make me reconsider my position. It requires actual hard thought and, in this case, admitting I was wrong. Not completely wrong, mind you, but a little bit wrong.
Now for my third attempt…
We get this call all the time: “Do you guys fix water damaged phones? I just dropped mine in the toilet.” Yes, the toilet is one of the top 5 reasons for water damage repair. A few others include “I dropped it in my coffee,” “My friend tipped her beer over on it,” and “I was taking a bath.” I’m not kidding about that last one. You’d be shocked how many people use their phone while taking a bath.
But I digress…
The point of this post is to let you know that fixing a water damaged phone is, at best, a 50/50 proposition. We know because we gave it a Herculean effort for about 6 months before deciding to give up on the repair because a 50% success rate is not something we strive for. 95-100% is more our ballpark.
Let’s get right to the point: The Samsung Galaxy S4 screen repair has arrived at JCD Repair. Like the Galaxy S3 repair we’re already doing, this repair will replace a cracked front glass in a short amount of time for a great price.
As of this writing, our post on an inexpensive Samsung Galaxy S3 screen repair has been read over 1/4 million times. Obviously there is a huge interest in Samsung phone repair. But more importantly, and the whole reason for this post, a lot of people had questions after reading that article (168 comments that were mostly questions). I decided a separate blog post was necessary to address the most common of those questions/concerns people had.
For almost a year now we’ve been waiting for the cost of an iPhone 5 screen replacement part to drop to a reasonable price. That has finally happened. At first glance, you might not think that price is reasonable (about $100 at the time of this writing and falling) but it’s cheap compared to what it was in early June – when it cost almost $200.
This recent price drop is great news for anyone that has the misfortune of dropping their iPhone 5 and cracking the front glass. It means that you now have a reasonably priced option to get your iPhone fixed.