If you can't return him...you can upgrade him by accessorizing.
My wife calls one of my friends and recruits them by saying... I would love for my husband to finish the tile in the bathroom so he can get that pool table down there which he has always wanted.
See how fast his buddy will get him going on installin more stuff.
Sometimes men just need that buddy to push em a bit. Someone to get in trouble with ...or blame if you don't like it.