There is no consistency in the pricing structure. It seems to be on the whim of the person setting the price. I have seen pricing from $9.xx to $20.xx for a 1 hour event in my category of Face Painting with all factors being roughly the same. Thumbtack's decision on when to collect the fee seems also to be on the whim of the person at Thumbtack on what constitutes a contact. A "Thank you, we are collecting quotes right now" is not a valid contact in my opinion, yet I have been charged for it. I'm just about ready to quit Thumbtack and just stick with GigSalad and Gig Masters where they only collect a fee if you get the event (which I have no problem paying). I get the impression that many Pros are abandoning the Thumbtack ship for similar reasons stated above.
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