One of our newest franchisees, Scott Stansbury, was recently featured in Alaska Business Monthly. Read the article about the opening of his Device Pitstop store in Anchorage, Alaska, below.
Device Pitstop, a national chain that buys, sells, trades, services and upgrades computers and mobile devices at low cost, is opening in Anchorage. It’s a brand-new concept here — a one-stop solution to personal technology needs.
Device Pitstop carries a wealth of computers, tablets, smartphones and accessories including Windows, Apple, Mac and Android devices and parts. They sell certified products well below original prices, backed by a 90-day warranty. They buy customer equipment for cash or trade in. The store also provides expert on-site repairs and upgrades. Strategically, they offer a knowledgeable, transparent and value-oriented environment.
Device Pitstop opened March 17th at 701 W. 36th Avenue between Seward Highway and Minnesota Drive. Call 907-644-0405 or check www.devicepitstop.com/anchorage-midtown/.
According to store owner Scott Stansbury, Device Pitstop sells quality used computers from $99 and factory-refurbished units from $250. There are all major PC and Apple brands with a range of modern operating systems. Device Pitstop also sells popular tablets and smartphones. All are backed by 90-day hardware warranties and available extended-service plans. All previously-owned devices are wiped-clean of personal information, given a fresh new operating system, and rigorously tested to deliver top-line working equipment at great prices.
Device Pitstop buys used products and helps customers convert their working and non-working devices into cash. Technicians quickly inspect devices, offer a price quote and pay on the spot. They also offer trade-in for another product at great prices – and can transfer all music, pictures, and documents at a nominal cost.
All device repairs and upgrades are performed in-house by expert technicians and usually same day. Unlike big-box stores, computers are not sent to the Lower 48 or need weeks for repair. And owner Scott Stansbury stresses transparency, explaining diagnoses, showing parts and inviting customers to watch repairs.
Device Pitstop technicians are certified, have all modern tools and parts available, and can even repair older computers. Upgrades include additional RAM, hard-drive installation, anti-virus/anti-spyware software installation, operating system upgrades and more. Tablet and smartphone repairs can include replacement of broken LCD, glass screens and batteries.
Accessories include laptop batteries, AC adapters, iPhone adapter cables, iPad accessories, smartphone cases, headphones and speakers.
Importantly, Device Pitstop has a green philosophy tied to recycling used equipment, not sending them to the landfill. They bring non-working computers back to life or utilize good components in other repairs. They safely dispose of other items by recycling in an environmentally-responsible manner that follows stringent state requirements.
According to store owner Scott Stansbury, Device Pitstop – Anchorage is a friendly neighborhood center for affordable computers, tablets, smartphones, accessories, repairs and upgrades. He’s seen strong public enthusiasm, great word of mouth and more than 400 Facebook page likes, even before the store opened. With his W. 36th Avenue location now open and a second store planned next year, Stansbury expects to be a major personal technology resource here.