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OWC Public Service Announcement: NuGuard KX Cases Necessary For Safe Gaming

Monday, April 14th, 2014 | Author:

PR_KX_iPhone5CHello again everyone! Some of you may or may not have already heard about the new game 2048. If you haven’t yet, my sincere apologies for drawing it to your attention. It has been noted that there is a large incidence of addiction found with those who play this game. There is also a large correlation of damaged computers, iPads and iPhones among those who play.

The term “rage quit” may be an apt description for those of us who have yet to obtain the coveted 2048 tile even though you’ve reached 1024 about a thousand times and have even had a couple of the larger numbers lined up and ready to go right before everything fell apart and that mocking “try again” popped up for the 50th time today! *ahem..* Article Continues…

Frigid Weather Brings Shipping Delays

Monday, January 6th, 2014 | Author:

Globe-SnowmanUPDATE: UPS and Fed Ex are reporting that the majority of their delivery services will be back to normal operations today [Tuesday]. We at OWC anticipate all services to be back to normal cutoff times this evening.

Things here at OWC Headquarters in Woodstock, Ill. got a little chilly today. And by a little chilly we, of course, mean an arctic freeze. The weather outside is about -15°F at the time this is being written. (For our Celsius preferring friends that’s -25°C.) If you’ve never seen temperatures that cold, let me put it this way, the steam from your breath forms little ice crystals on your scarf and your eyeballs literally freeze open. There’s no place like home!

For those of us who live in the north, this kind of weather can mean many things:  it’s time for a polar bear dip (brrrrrrrr) and maybe some ice fishing; hot chocolate and coffee sales are about to go through the roof; and no matter how many layers you’re wearing, your mom won’t think it’s enough (and it’s a fairly good bet that one foot outside will prove her right.) And perhaps our least favorite – the carriers are having a bad day as well. Planes ice over, roads turn into a scene from the winter levels of Mario Kart, and in some cases it’s deemed dangerous to spend the significant amount of time outside that is required to deliver packages.

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Not Too Late For Holiday Shipping From OWC!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 | Author:

SantaGlobeWe are down to five days left to receive deliveries in time for the big day and it is officially crunch time. As we covered last month, there’s a lot of information to take into account when shopping for the holidays.

But having five days left to receive deliveries means there’s still four days left to order! There’s still hope and we’re certainly still here to help. Our four big tips still ring true for stress-free online shopping; we just have to pay closer attention to the available shipping options. Here are our tips and the breakdown of still available options:

Tip #1: Aim for the Friday before as your absolute last date for receipt. –Monday, Dec. 23rd and Tuesday, Dec. 24th are a delivery days for most carriers so if for some reason your shipment is delayed; you have an extra couple days, just in case. Article Continues…

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Tips For Getting Your OWC Order In Time for the Holidays

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | Author:

Globe-GiftsThe holidays are creeping ever closer, and we at OWC hope that everyone is ready for a safe, wonderful Thanksgiving! And while spending time with family and friends is a popular Thanksgiving tradition for most, there’s another tradition that many others like to partake in – waiting in long lines for Black Friday deals.

But there’s a much easier way to still get your shopping done early and get your packages in time without leaving the comfort of your home for the discomfort of a cold, hard sidewalk. By shopping online, you can avoid the craziness of maniacal Black Friday shoppers and if you start early enough, just about every retailer offers free or extremely discounted shipping options this time of year.

The emphasis is on starting early – but during the chaos of the holidays, who among us can truthfully say we’re batting 1.000 on that? With so much on our plates (other than turkey), it’s hard to make time to get ahead on shopping.

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Holiday Shipping From OWC – It’s Not Too Late!

Monday, December 17th, 2012 | Author:

We are down to five days left to receive deliveries in time for the big day and it is officially crunch time.  As we covered in our last post, there’s a lot of information to take into account when shopping for the holidays.

The time to visit malls and shops has passed, here on in it is going to be granny’s throwing elbows and bumper carts!  Time to throw on some pj’s and fuzzy socks and hit the interwebs.  (A little hot chocolate never hurts either.)

Having five days left to receive deliveries means there’s still five days left to order!  There’s still hope and we’re certainly still here to help.  Our four big tips still ring true for stress-free online shopping; we just have to pay closer attention to the available shipping options.  Here are our tips and the breakdown of still available options: Article Continues…

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