Best Buy is not liable for an independent contractor’s negligent installation of a Best Buy washer on the plaintiff’s premises which resulted in extensive water damage. Best Buy hired firm 1 to transport Best Buy products to purchasers’ properties. Firm 1 contracted with local transportation companies to provide the actual transportation and installation services. The local company that transported and installed plaintiff’s washer was not Best Buy’s agent. The only control over the local company that Best Buy retained was to assure that the goods were properly delivered. It did not control how the products were installed.