Last year, Amazon started toying with the idea of not only selling you a TV, but also hooking you up with someone who could mount it. Now, Amazon's Home Services marketplace is up and running 41 major US cities so you can order plumbers and plungers from the same place.
Aside from just being dumb convenient, ordering services through Amazon means that you get to know the pricing upfront, can read Amazon reviews of the people you're hiring, and that Amazon will pop in and start throwing its weight around if for some reason you aren't happy with the service.
So far, the highest concentration of professionals are concentrated in Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Fransisco. And here in New York City at least, options range from "iPhone repair" to "goat grazing service." So far that's no option to hire someone to harass the super of my apartment building about a leaky bathroom ceiling, but I can only assume that'll be coming soon. [Amazon]
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