Amazon is always trying out new ideas: some work, others fail. Now the retailer is testing the idea of sending laborers to your house.

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Geek Wire has spotted that Amazon is testing a service‚ÄĒjust in the Seattle area for now‚ÄĒwhereby a friendly guy turns up at your place to install a new TV mount in your home. It's hardly a new idea, but it's a radical one for an online retailer.

Currently, the service costs $275, which includes the cost of the TV mount itself and installation. No TV included, obviously. The work is actually carried out by a third party‚ÄĒin this case Bothell-based Home Entertainment Solutions‚ÄĒand the installation can obviously be reviewed like any other product on Amazon.

The barrier to rolling this out more widely is clearly one of verifying the installation team‚ÄĒbut Amazon has made its system work with third-party sellers, and this isn't much different. While it might be a while before Bezos and co offer to come and install your new bathroom, it'll be interesting to see how the experiment shapes up. Would you use the service? [Geek Wire]

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