All this: "You don't need to pay for quotes" is an absolute fraud!!! Looks like in the Thumbtack team nobody understands the basic of Architectural Services, for example. Nobody can quote any project just by words: Addition to existing house 500 – 1000 sq. ft. First we need to schedule a meeting, meet, listen, see, touch, and only after this give a quote. In the past, when you charged approximately $10 - $15, I responded on a lot of requests for Architectural Design. And it was absolutely OK when you charged us at the time of responding on the clients request – I always knew that could spend some for a try to get the project. And if no respond from the client – I knew that you will refund my money. I understand that you want to make more money, but not the way you want to do it now!!! I just received a request for Architectural Design, with Project Consultation in the Section "Services needed" To quote this I need to schedule a meeting with a client, and, if he reply, you charge me $44.30 (!!!). And you will not refund this money even if after an initial meeting client decided not to continue. I never charged before for the Consultation Meeting. Now I just pass on this quote. I think, that with this pricing system we'll see the end of Thumbtack!!!
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