I do!!! We should only pay for a lead when a committment has been made to be hired. That way we have some kind of recourse when the client flakes out. We should not be held liable or responsible for window shopping. When I go downtown and look in the store windows I don't get charged for that. But when I commit to making a purchase with that store/vendor, then I am expected to pay. In addition, I let my credit card charge lapse. On a "normal" day, I might get 4 or 5 requests at best depending on the day. In the last 24 hours I have had no less than 42 - FORTY TWO (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) requests in my inbox which I can't respond to because I have a payment due which I understand, but where are these FORTY TWO alleged clients every other day of the week?!?!?! This is not the first time this has happened! Something is very wrong and flawed regarding this!!!
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I totally agree!!! I am tired of getting fake leads! Some of them I won't even respond to because the name of the alleged client is highly suspicious or there is more than one lead from the same person but under a different name. I had a wedding scheduled for this Friday. The client apparently faked out because after communicating with them several times they no longer responded to my messages so I contacted them this morning and told them that if they can't communicate or confirm the arrangements I will not make any plans to be there. I think it is RUDE and also very misleading! I receive leads saying that the customer wanted to get my "availabilty" or "prices" and if I respond then I get another message which makes me pay twice for the same lead. I am getting very fed up with the new format. Plus, there is no way to go in and change the status on my end. Half the time the clients can't figure it out either so no one knows if the actual hire has taken place except that we have more or less verbally agreed on the ceremony. I am one step away from deleting my profile because I am tired of being gouged constantly without any sufficient returns to subsidize the money that I pay into TT!
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