It's a gold rush. . .don't get trampled. HD and Sears are not going to like this.
Wouldn't be surpirsed if they become a major player. Ease of use. As mentioned before, wholesale prices are readily available to the general public already. The key is how this whole program is implemented. If it goes smoothly, all kinks are ironed out.... uh-ohCan someone just give me one little break ??
Luckly, I don't care about this market. Let the hacks and the low bidders go to town. Mostly likely the same guys that signed up for Lowes, HD, Sears, Home Advisor and so forth will check into this too.
Exactly, there are so many factors at work here. Least of all the homeowner already buying the service - which in some cases they then feel that a) you need to be at their home that very moment and b) no matter what you had better be able to fix their problems no matter the circumstancesSo is Amazon going to have contractors go out and bid the jobs are just pay a flat rate and send out company ABC to do the job?
Well I can tell you from experience with consumers buying off of Amazon, it's not going to work in some cases. Example. Consumer contacted me to hook up a spa heater he bought from Amazon. I normally say no and move on. This time I decided to try it. Well when I got there there were to many things wrong and I walked away.
Gas line needed to be extended 24" - not in the original scope of work.
Heater too close to pump and needs to move 24" as well. - Not in original scope of work.
Pump not hooked up to electric. Needs to be for me to test heater. - Not in the original scope of work.
So how would this work with Amazon subing the work out? They have no idea if there are extenuating circumstances or not. Just like Angie's List where customer takes picture of work needing to be done. You can't see some of the things from a picture. You go in thinking it's a simple ceiling fan replacement but you find out the wiring is bad or the wrong box was used initially. Now you have to change the scope of work. Were as had they had a contractor come out and bid the job and actually look at it, they would see these things.