Too many quotes to the same customer by multiple Pros
So yeah, apparently that's an issue.
A few minutes ago I sent a quote to a customer. Based on what he was requesting I thought I was a perfect fit and since the posting said it was posted 2 minutes before and nobody had replied yet, well, I had the advantage to compete for the gig. Not. So. Fast...
As soon as I hit send I saw that red top banner notification I've seen countless times telling me that "the customer has received already 7 quotes". Okay, some people quote faster... But how is that an issue and why does the system prevent me from sending my pitch for the job?
Since when there's a limit to the number of quotes the system allows? <- that's a very serious question since I've complained about it before. This is especially annoying after all of those times when I had to compete with another 14 people for a really cheap gig request that the system charged me automatically and refused to send me a refund when the client didn't even have the courtesy of replying, but I digress.
(I support having limits on this. Just because it's not fair having to compete with so many people for cheap jobs. Nobody wins.)
Does anybody knows of this or have experienced it?