Some people assume that because I write a blog that I have some sort of technical expertise. Sadly, that could not be further from the truth. For example, until last week I was still carrying around my cracked old iphone 4 that I was afraid to upgrade for fear of losing all of my contacts again (long story) or creating duplicate entries of everyone on my calendar (yes, this has happened before). Don't laugh at me, I am a magnet for technical catastrophes.
When I went to upgrade to my iphone 5s, I decided it might be fun to check out this new @tdcurran in Totem Lake (12345 Ne 116th) instead of trekking to Verizon or navigating the sea of blue shirts at the Apple Store. What is this place??? I didn't know, but it's close and there's parking and it appeared un-stressful and touts being an "Apple Specialist" so that was good enough to get me in the door.
I'm glad I was feeling adventurous that day. Jacob took my poor clueless soul under his wing and had me out of there tightly grasping my new highly functioning phone with accessories in under and hour. All of my data made it too, a miraculous outcome for me. I went back a few days later when one of my email accounts wasn't sending properly (i'm sure I messed it up, see first paragraph above) and they got that taken care of in no time. @tdcurran, which stands for Troy Curran, the owner, is an authorized service center and retail specialist. You can head there for quick turnaround, local, personalized service and they honor Apple's warranty. These guys can fix computers (not ipads or iphones) and you can trade-in or trade-up. Training classes are also available. They have been open since Oct and are also a Verizon authorized retailer, and you'll see full displays of Apple's product line available for purchase.
I love that @tdcurran is quiet, calm and close. So dingalings like me can take a little time to get it right. They also have stores in Bellingham, Burlington and Issaquah. 1-800-645-2533