Handyman match-up, recycling electronics, recalls

February 25, 2009 3:07:34 PM PST
Sears unveils new site to match you with handyman, new recalls announced.Sears has a new online program that matches up homeowners with contractors and handymen who can do everything from install a flat-screen TV to fix a leaky faucet.

On ServiceLive.com, consumers get to select candidates from a list of prescreened contractors. Then they name their price and set up a date for services.

The contractors learn of the opportunity via email or text message.

The first to respond gets the work.

There is a $10 fee to list a job.

RELATED: http://www.servicelive.com

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Wondering what to do with your old electronics?

Now you can take them to any Best Buy store.

The chain has expanded its recycling program so it's not in effect in all of its U.S. locations.

You can drop off two units a day. Anything, including televisions and monitors up to 32 inches, computers, VCR, and DVD players, as well as phones and accessories like keyboards, mice, and remotes.

You'll be charged $10 for any items that have screens but you'll also get a $10 gift card in return.

RELATED: http://www.bestbuy.com/recycling

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The federal government is recalling more toys.

They include fishing games, rattles, cars, and bubble guns; all imported from China by C-B-B Group Inc.

The feds say the toys pose a choking hazard and contain excessive levels of lead.

RELATED: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09136.html

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