Door installation quote for 12.29 $ ...1 hour from my area.
Windows in basement installation. Which is under Remodeling category.. 1 hour from location..75 Dollars
200 sq ft.....tile install...my area.75 $$$
Deck repair/ Remodeling close to my location...56 dollares... YeS I said DOLLARES....EXACTLY WHAT THUMBTACK IS GETTING...CAUSE THEY ARE NOT GETTING REAL DOLLARS.
NOT FROM ME AND IT SEEMS THAT , NOT FROM OTHERS EITHER.
I am having the same problem. I think that customers need to be made aware (VERY CLEARLY) that we are charged if they respond back to us. I have to pay about $10 for someone to respond to me to say 'thanks but no thanks' or 'I'll think about it' , or 'I'll get back to you.' Customers should know they should only respond if they are ready to hire the pro or at least are very interested and have a legitimate question. I am in the red for the last 2 months with Thumbtack. I am spending more on useless responses than I am earning through the service. Change things ASAP or I will find another way to advertise my service.
I could not agree more! I sent out a quote yesterday that cost me $35 for a job that will pay (IF I get it) about $80. That just isnt fair. I sure wish someone higher up than the Mods would speak up to us. They HAVE to know their Pros are so unhappy.
your not alone buddy.. I've been on here since 20016 I believe. I grab about 50% of my brides on here for my wedding videography. In 2016 and 2017 everything was great.. My Wedding customer request would range from as low as $6 to $15.. and $20 for one quote for me was steep.
But now! The average Wedding Videography request is about $18.44... ! I called and provided feedback about their price updates, but just yesterday 1 wedding quote that i BLINDLY quoted is charging me $50!!! for one quote?
This just set it off. They are inconsistently and without sensible reasoning throwing ridiculously prices on their quotes now!
They have to meet us in the middle with these prices.
I do PR / Marketing / Writing / Editing (25+ years experience). I used to submit quotes when it cost in the $5 - $10 range. If I didn't get the work, it wasn't a lot to gamble. But now, to quote for a project, I'd need to 'invest' (gamble) in the $17.25 range. That seems to be a lot. Please convince me that it's worth it. Thanks.