Patrick Robinson
The ribbon cutting for the new Experimac, an Apple centered sales, service and repair business was held May 13 with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce in attendance and the whole Weaver family (the owners) taking part.

Experimac: Apple centric sales and service store opens in West Seattle

Experimac, an Apple centered store offering services, repairs and sales celebrated its Grand Opening on May 13 with a ribbon cutting and party. The store is truly a family operation. It's owned and run by Travis and Ling Weaver who have three sons who were there for the celebration. The store offers professional Apple® related services and buys, sells, trades and repairs Apple® Macintosh® computers, iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets.

Travis said he was a PC user until recently (his staff are the Mac experts) but has come to use and appreciate the Mac platform for an important reason. "The PC's get viruses all the time. Mac's don't get viruses plus they are faster at a lot of things," he said. He also acknowledged that all Mac's can run all PC software (through the use of an emulator) but no PC's can run both Mac and PC software. "The thing about PC laptops is that you buy them and a couple of years later if you try to sell them they are worth like a couple hundred dollars. With a Mac laptop they retain their value and still operate beautifully," Travis said.

You can buy new and used Mac computers, and all other Apple products. They can also work on "vintage computers" up to about ten years old. Older machines can be upgraded with new logic boards, new graphics boards, bigger hard drives and repair screens from iPhones to iMacs. They offer a 90 warranty on their work and offer extended warranties as well. That might come in handy. "We had one guy who is a landscaper and he dropped and ran over his iPad and one of our franchise stores had to try and get the data off of it. He ran his payroll and more on it. They ended up getting the data off and selling him a new iPad," Ling said.

Classes are probable in the future since there's room in the back for it as well as one on one training.

There are over 100 Experimac locations around the country but only one other in the Seattle area, out in Federal Way.

They are located at 6040 California ave SW ste A Seattle, Washington 98136
You can call them at (206) 935-3378
Visit Experimac on the web at http://www.experimac.com/sw-seattle-wa

Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday- 10am-5pm
Sunday- Closed

Some of the services they offer:

  • Memory Upgrades
  • Hard Drive Repair
  • Replacement or Upgrade
  • LCD Screen Replacements
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Transfers
  • Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
  • Optical Drive Repair (CD Rom/ DVD Rom)
  • PC to Mac® Migration
  • iCloud® Setup & Troubleshooting
  • New Software Setup and Configuration
  • Parental Control Configuration

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