I feel like this change is a huge disaster! I was already rethinking my advertising since the prices have gone sky high & almost every week I'm being asked to raise my budget to bid on a job! I was doing really well with the old way of bidding on a DJ job. I did not opt for the instant match because I like to see what the potential client needs, what their date is, where the gig is, how many hours, etc.. so I can make an informed quote. I also feel that personality is a huge reason I was doing well in the past. Now the prices have gone off the charts & I'm getting auto responses like "are you available for my date?" & When I respond I never hear from them again. It's frustrating! And expensive!!! Please go back to the old way of bidding. If the potential client doesn't have time to fill out a very easy form with info for the pro to bid on their job, they probably aren't that serious anyway. I agree with the pro who said "the pro is Thumbtacks client not the other way around!" Please listen to your clients, Thumbtack & hear what we need from you!
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