So, this morning I got a request. 1st- You guys are making it seem like we are the only contractor that the customer has chosen. $40 bucks for a water heater quote. 7 other people were also "chosen" so if we all reply, thats almost 300 bucks that thumbtack is making, and half the time the homeonwer is just "curious about cost". It used to be a good system. Only a set amount of people could bid, now the homeowner can get as many quotes as they want. The prices to bid were pretty fair. But now? $35 for a simple sink clog. Im almost paying as much as my service call. Which, I give free quotes to my local customers, so this isnt really working. Am I the only one who feels as if the prices have gone up 400%, not to mention the amount of people who are bidding has gone up triple. 15. FIFTEEN people can now bid on a single job. When most of the time, most people are just looking for the cheapest price, not best quality. Something is not right. Thumbtack should go back to how was a few years ago.
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