I recently discovered a little known gem for affordably buying and repairing computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices.
It’s called Device Pitstop, and I recently visited the Maple Grove location, which is one of five locations in the Twin Cities.
I had been needing a laptop for some time – with everyone in my home wanting access to our computer for everything from homework to games to of course, blogging, I knew we eventually were going to need another computer so everyone got their time in!
That time came quicker than I had hoped (kids grow up too fast!), so I wanted to find a laptop in good condition for as affordable a price as possible.
So the timing was great when Device Pitstop invited me for a tour to check out all they offer to budget-minded families.
I met with Teresa Swenson, one of the owners of the Maple Grove location. She and her husband Brad have owned this shop for 3 years. They have 3 kids, ages 16, 14 and 11, so they can definitely understand needs of the busy family with growing kids.
Teresa gave me a tour of the store, which was very organized and offered a variety of certified refurbished desktop computers, laptops, cell phones, game consoles and other devices.
They had friendly team members ready to assist with questions, or any repair needs. I had some questions about several of their laptops and they had answers to everything. Customers came in and out as I was there and were helped efficiently.
Prices were reasonable too. You can get devices in like new condition for up to 50% off. They sell brand new accessories as well.
They call their technicians their “Pit Crew” who always do repairs onsite, so your device won’t get shipped off somewhere else. Repairs are done fast and parts and labor are warrantied for the life of the device.
Teresa took me “behind the scenes” to see their repair area. They had a lot of repairs in process and clearly I could see how efficient they were. They had parts for every type of device, and items to be repaired or picked up were all labeled and ready for the next step.
Plus, they shop the competition for pricing so you always get the best price.
A few prices to highlight:
- Laptop/Desktop General Diagnostics $50
- Laptop/Desktop DC Jack Repair $120 – 150
- iPhone and iPad Screen Repairs as low as $65
- iPhone and iPad Batteries as low as $50
I liked several of the refurbished laptops they had in the showroom – they had everything from Dell to HP. After asking some questions I ended up getting a Lenovo laptop for only $200. It was in great shape, fast, had Windows 7 (which I wanted) and was built well. It was probably originally over $600 too.
We’ve had the laptop a couple weeks now and it’s been working great! Of course, now the problem is limiting my kids’ time on it! (Oh my gosh – they have discovered Roblox and it’s as addictive as social media is for adults.)
Anyway, here are some of the devices you can get repaired at Device Pitstop!
- Desktop Computers & iMacs
- Macbooks & Laptops
- iPhones & Smartphones
- iPads & Tablets
- Game Consoles
And remember you can buy:
- AC Adaptors
- Extended Service Plans
Overall I was impressed with my tour of Device Pitstop and I know they’re a great option for any device needs you have! Plus they’re very family-friendly. With kids who will be using more and more devices as they get older, the best options for frugal, budget-minded parents is to buy used and refurbished, and to repair rather than replace! You can do both here to save a pretty penny so check them out!
Save 15% off any service, 10% off any accessory or get a FREE charging cable at the Maple Grove location! No expiration. Click on the image below to open the coupon in a new window and print or show on your phone!!!
For more information:
Device Pitstop website: http://www.devicepitstop.com/
Device Pitstop Maple Grove website: http://www.devicepitstop.com/maple-grove/
There are also locations in Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Burnsville and Maplewood.
(Disclosure: I was provided with a store credit to facilitate my visit and review. However, all opinions are 100% mine.)