On a simmilar note: Should I respond to a last minute inquiry ever again? Let's evaluate. A customer "picked me" a day before they needed my services. $15 if I wanted to quote for a balloon twisting gig for 10 kids. Customer acquisition is undeniably ridiculous at this rate but.. I opted to quote, with the understanding that I would be charged for the contact..The "contact". The customer I supposedly "contacted" doesn't have my information. I don't have theirs. They don't have my information because they never opened my quote, and Thumbtack is the only party with so much as their email address! I paid $15 for that email address, Thumbtack; YOUR WELCOME! Maybe consider sharing next time? I have nothing to show for my money except a fairytale gig that may not even be real. There is no evidence to support that the "client" ever maintained use of the platform after creating their "lead". Thumbtack: please give me a refund.
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