Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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World Wide Fix

Our labs fix things, even broken pens or old belts.
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We will help you find out how to fix whatever physical object you want fixed. We'll help you DIY with our instructors, or point you to a good tutorial if you wish so. In some cases we can do home calls and fix it at your location, other times we'll advise you to send it or bring it in, and we'll fix it here.

This is not for emergencies, does not replace car garage service, house repairs, the dentist or the plumber. But we will fix your bicycle pedal, that old molecule toy, and your broken clarinet. We fix old laptops and vacuum cleaners, we fix broken parts from old cars, we clean and fix torn old books, and old batteries that lost their power.

We fix old electric appliances and old cars as well.

You get warranty the same as buying a new part, and it costs about the same.

Good for people who dislike the throwaway culture and for companies targeting that market.

pashute, Oct 17 2015

wash and brushup https://www.youtube...watch?v=Er49342H-_4
stuff ? [popbottle, Oct 17 2015]


       Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown?
popbottle, Oct 17 2015

       The appropriate tagline shows itself as I read, "Romantic, but doomed to fail."   

       [+] all the same, since I remember several occasions on which I would have rather maintained most of the material which comprised some certain thing, and simply repaired the inoperable parts.
absterge, Oct 17 2015

       Howabout broken governments?
RayfordSteele, Oct 17 2015

       //and it costs about the same//   

       Ah; now there, I think, is the tricky part. Is magic involved?
pertinax, Oct 18 2015

       Well I'm hooked. We could take this puppy pan-global, and folks would find the tinker-bill very accommodating. Why... if we launch this thing it will never, never land.   

       [2 fries shy of a happy meal]: nicely done!
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 18 2015

       Sounds a bit like a hackerspace to me.
Spacecoyote, Oct 20 2015

       In the '90s we salvaged an old toaster, likely Kenmore or GE circa the 1950s, and it was a wonderful toast launcher. The dog and the toddler would anxiously await the 'pop', and scramble to catch the toast. The dog was always a gracious loser, and would also share with the toddler if he won. The leg fell off (the toaster, not the toddler, or the dog); we took it to the fix-it shop, but then the shop closed suddenly, and the toaster was lost forever.   

       If your shop had been available, that never would've happened...right?
Sgt Teacup, Oct 20 2015


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