Berry Patch, which threaded its first darning needle in 1977, caters to stitching savants with a patchwork of fabric and sewing essentials, as well as sewing classes. Specialty patterns start at $9.99, and breathe-easy cotton and batik yardage ($10.49/yard) are ideal mediums for a fashionable sundress or a hand-sewn bulletproof vest.
An onsite team of level-three cell-phone repair technicians draw on their experience at major manufacturers, such as Nokia and Samsung, when solving tablet or touchscreen problems. With a list of services longer than the Hulk's criminal record, the phone pros perform same-day treatments when possible on gadgets ranging from phones to laptops. They repair gizmos from brands such as Apple, BlackBerry, and HTC, and their wrenches have no fear of malfunctioning game consoles. To ensure peace of mind, the techs provide a 60-day warranty on parts, labor, and sudden sentience.
At Rescue Cell Phone, certified technicians restore electronic investments, such as smartphones, iPods, iPads, and gaming systems, backing up their work with 90-day warranties. The phone physicians quickly replace screens, batteries, and buttons within 15 minutes, providing walk-in customers just enough time to browse a wealth of accessories or try on their phone's protective case. In addition to repairing external components, the tech-savvy team unlocks phones and recovers data while maintaining security and confidentiality. Gamers may also take advantage of the circuit navigators' abilities to commune with and restore consoles such as Xbox 360s, PS3s, and Wiis.
The Dyer family opened their first appliance repair shop on a dusty stretch of road in Fort Worth in 1945, and nearly 70 years later they're still at work tinkering over the ovens, refrigerators, and washing machines families invest in for their homes. Over the years their repertoire has come to include modern appliances such as microwaves and garbage disposals, and they can work with many major brands, including Whirlpool, GE, and Sub-Zero. Perhaps not surprisingly, they also conduct an appliance-repair academy that equips students to become certified professional technicians.
Armed with certification for repairs on all phone and tablet makes and models, Busted Phone .com’s technicians have tended to electronics for more than two decades. The shop specializes in fixes for Apple, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung products, and an in-house cache of thousands of parts and Mr. Potato Head pieces ensures that staffers can fix most waterlogged BlackBerrys or cracked iPhone screens within 24 hours. To assuage fears of further breakage, a 90-day warranty backs all repairs.