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  1. Carlo Pro

    Carlo Pro Well-Known Member

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    Smarts guys sitting behind the desk that wants to take our money.
    They invented this "Google backward scene" where you must paid for bid on "phantom jobs"
    when you pay certain amount of money on bids; they will decide when to give you an actual job.
    For me doesn't work.
     
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  2. Dedicated

    Dedicated Well-Known Member

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    16 members...I thought you needed 25 to be chartered?
     
  3. longkenn

    longkenn Well-Known Member

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    I think it is 20 and we were at that at one point but got rid of some dead wood and now we are growing again should be back up to 18 this week, hope to be at about 24 by October.
     
  4. raw74

    raw74 Well-Known Member

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    Friend of mine told me the guy from e harmony supposed to take over at home advisor said they were going change the way they do things.
     
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  5. Prosteam-sonomacounty

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    I get come ons from thumbtack prospects from time to time.
    The idea of paying to give bids to price shoppers is laughable. I'd like to be able to turn off their feeds
     
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  6. Aranis

    Aranis Active Member

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    Hey I grew up in Winston-Salem....little to do with the topic lol

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  7. cyphersbg

    cyphersbg Mr. Cyphers

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    I guess I am the only one here who is satisfied with Thumbtack. Last week I spent $34 worth of quotes and landed three jobs with one possible. I guess its the area you live in because I bid at $35 a room, $1 a sqft for area rugs, and $0.60-0.70 cents sqft for tile/grout. Most jobs are no more than 10-15 miles away that I bid on. Some weeks are better than others but I have always landed at least two jobs a week off the site.
     
  8. mendo83

    mendo83 Active Member

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    I get about 10 leads from Thumbtack a day maybe even more not sure but I have been with them for a year and a half now. I have booked 4 jobs over that time through thumbtack. One of which is on a monthly basis for $650.00 a month. I don't think thumbtack is the best, but it's like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get.
     
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  9. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo Hacking my way though life, one room at a time.

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    Nope! My BNI group had at it's highest 14 members and at as low as 11 when I was in it.
     
  10. andrek60

    andrek60 Member

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    Yup, total waste of money. Bottom feeding pieces of s... customers. I just hate bottom feeders, especially those who also demand top quality work. Now we just leave them Stanley Steemer phone number and walk away, if someone tried to drive our price down when we show up. The worst thing is when they say "this other company can do it for half the price" ....Why didn't you call that "other" company and instead wasted my time....Before I was very polite to these customers, now I tell them like it is if they try to pull that crap on me
     
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  11. andrek60

    andrek60 Member

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    I deactivated my Thumtack account and sent them the reason: "Your company attracts only bottom feeders and the only people making money is you (thumbtack). All you do is rip off small businesses by giving them a "chance" to bid on jobs that they'll never get and charging them all for it. A better business model would be to let them bid for free and charge a higher amount like $20 for the jobs that they actually book."

    But I doubt they'll listen as long as poor suckers keep giving them money for a chance to bid.
     
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  12. ron Tabb

    ron Tabb Active Member

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    I've had some luck with thumbtack.However lately it seems someone is either under bidding or
    Its a marketer fishing for info..I mean 5 areas 199
    and not getting jobs drives me crazy.
     
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  13. ColoradoCleaner

    ColoradoCleaner Well-Known Member

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    These companies serve zero purpose. They bring no value to the market except to skim some money for themselves. They have no skin in the game and I can't understand why anybody would want to go with them.
     
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