I agree the "mystery quote fee" is outrageous! I have been expanding my promotional market to other avenues as TT is just getting greedy and dumping on professionals. I will NOT pay a "mystery quote fee" or give them a blanket weekly budget -- I want to quote each client that I feel is a match based on their stated wants and my understanding of how my skills will meet those needs. No algorathym can do that.
I've actually ADDED a caveat in my quote to a potential client that if they don't think they will be a good fit, to "fly right by" as I will get charged TRIPLE what I USE to pay for a quote with TT. I also do NOT use Instant Match.
I have NO problem doing that.
I've stopped bidding until TT fixes this debacle of a money grab is fixed.