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Unread 04-28-2015, 12:59 PM   #1
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I was recently contacted by these guys wanting me to sell installations on Amazon. It looks like a new service they are rolling out. I've had the idea of standardized pricing for a while now but haven't done anything with it. What do you guys think? Would you hire a pro off of Amazon? Why or why not?

http://www.amazon.com/services

Meanwhile, Angie's List has survived longer that I thought they would and they seem to weather every storm. I still think they will be bought out or, more accurately, someone will absorb their debt. I wonder if a company like Home Depot could do something with them?

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Unread 04-28-2015, 02:38 PM   #2
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i would not --

maybe for spec homes, but retail, no way --

every job, relative to a cookie cutter approach, always has an up-charge schedule that can't react fluidly enough to real-world conditions.

That's a turn - off.

If I was a builder who built 100 + homes a year I'd consider it.

But no, I'm a homeowner who wants to know and feel comfortable
and confident with my contractor -- I couldn't trust Amazon to be the middle-man on that arrangement.

Despite Amazon's amazing customer-service and their ability to infiltrate new markets . . . I'm gonna stick with NO -- at least for labor.

Now, for materials ?? Sure, they have some buying power, absolutely.
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