I just know this new system is going to cost me more money and I will have to raise my rates once again to cover your ever rising rates. The new system is not fair (hence why I will never use Instant Match again). I WANT/NEED to control who I contact. I was charged $21 after I sent a quote to a customer who, in return, wrote back..."are you available for my date"? I quoted because I was available. So very frustrating. I said yes and never heard back. Now this, again, "new system" will make great money for THUMBTACK and drain me. A customer will probably reach out to 4 or 5 Pro's asking to reiterate quotes, not be in the area I work, not be within the time frame I work, etc. Within the 3 years I have been working via Thumbtack prices and structure has changed 3 times. I don't mind competition for a job, but I can't afford to throw money away either. If I am getting charged for leads outside of my travel area, or outside of my three month window I will be very upset and need to move on to other ways of getting work.
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