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Amazon's New Local Handyman Service Looks Super Useful

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We've known for a while now that Amazon wanted to start offering local services. Now, the store for everything is selling TV-mounting services ahead of all the TV sales on Black Friday. And you know what? That sounds like a pretty useful addition to the Amazon family.

The company is now testing Amazon Local Services in nine different cities. If you search for "tv mounts," a little box pops that asks if you a TV mount installed. Clicking through takes you to a list of all the available TV-mounting services and the option to add the service to your cart. Amazon even offers its "happiness guarantee" for the services so if the service stinks, you can take that up with Amazon instead of the local purveyor. Of course, you could also just do a Google search for "tv installation" or something, but that would require you to leave the Amazon ecosystem.


Honestly, TV-mounting services seem like they're kind of expensive in the New York City area (as are groceries through Amazon Fresh). But boy is this Amazon Local Services idea convenient! Just imagine if they rolled this into Amazon Prime, which is already the best deal in tech. Eventually, Amazon will help connect you to anyone from a plumber to a contractor, and the company will almost definitely eat the lunch of Angie's List in the process. That's just Amazon being Amazon, though. [Re/Code via Engadget]