So I signed my band up on Thumbtack a couple of years ago. Initiallt I thought the old way of sending quotes was bad, but now it has gone to WORSE. This is rediculous! There are other services out there that dont charge you for a lead unless you book it. The stuff on here, I see the same client names shopping around on the other sites. If they contact you then you have to pay. That is robbery. The old way of paying a small fee to send a quote was bad in itself. We should be able to send quotes. Make it a leveled playing field. The clients don't put in an estimated budget and you have no idea if its even wurth you sendingthem one. "Partial Match" what the heck does that mean?? How is that determined? In my case, is it that the person is just looking for band, live music, 1 or more persons? NOT Fair and so NOT GOOD Thumback. I stayed away from thumbtack for almost a good year and thought I would give it a try since I received an email about new features. After updating my profile and seeign all of this, I don't think that I will be using this. I have asked a number of times what $, $$, $$$, $$$$ meant in those fields. The clients should put in a budget amount. I will check to see if I listed a price range on my end so I don't get rediculous requests for things that will not materialize.
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