BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The Star Wars films held one valuable lesson for consumers: When your technology is broken or obsolete, take it to a Jawa. You never know what will come of it.Just as the tiny hooded tinkerers in the original Star Wars films fixed the droids that drove the sci-fi franchise, the growing electronics repair industry is fixing the Google ( GOOG)-powered Motorola ( MOT) Droids and other devices consumers have come to depend upon. According to research firm IBISWorld, the real-world Jawas fixing America's PCs, game consoles, smartphones and MP3 players make up a $20.3 billion industry of more than 59,000 individual businesses that bring in $1.1 billion in profit.
|Small electronics repairs shops make up a $20.3 billion industry of more than 59,000 individual businesses.|
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