I agree, say if i spend 15 - 30 per lead and put in for or recieve 10 - 15 leads that add up to $150- $225 best case and $450 worst case. and the one job that I might land or get only pays $300 tell me how that makes a good business pratice, I pay thumbtack 150 -450 to make $300. So basicly I am working for thumbtack so their employees keep their jobs and paychecks and the company increases their profit margins. Keep doing that and I will run myself out of business.
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Like it says on the back of all currency "IN GOD WE TRUST" I do not trust Thumbtack to do the right thing. I havn't recieved a good producing lead for some time now. what thumbtack is doing is like me walking down the street with my cammera taking pictures of people on the street then tell them they have to pay me for it. Or the lawn service guys mowing peoples yards at random then charging the home owner for their service even if they didn't want the service to start with. You CAN NOT just go around billing us for something that we might not even want.
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I do photography work and I can tell you there are a lolt of low budget bottom feeders out there that wnt everything in the world but don't want to pay for it. So everybody, let's face it Thumbtack doesn't give a crap about us Pros they are only interested in their bottom dollar, so this way the more so called "Clients" can contact us pros the more Thumbtack can make even if the "client " is a complete flake and has no intent of hiring anyone and is just passing time at work surfing the net and putting in the bogas request.
NO sorry Thumbtack I will not pay for so called leads where I don't get a real full name (not squezebox123) and a phone number and email adress. Without that type of info they aren't really leads. And I will not pay you, Thumbtack, for "clints" that don't measure up to my requirements. I'm not going to get billed for people wanting to just ask questions or are just price hunting and when I do try to contact them the phone number is not working or nobody ever answers and no one ever responds back after I send them an email. But I will get chargd any way.......NO I DON'T THINK SO.
As far as I know you at Thumbtack could be reaching out to me and other Pros claiming to be clients and turn around and bill us. No, in this time and age I don't put anything past what a company will do to generate revenue. Just look at Facebook and how it sold off people's info and such, all for the mighty dollar.
So when you start charging me without me being able to review the request and to make my own discission on taking the job or not is when I will ask for a refund and close my banking with Thumbtack and I will go elsewhere.
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