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Old 08-09-2012, 09:39 AM
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i think thumbtack has to be fairly new. I heard about it a few months ago. I get leads every now and again, but the best part is you only pay for what you bid. i think it cost like $3 to bid, sometimes they have a sale and it's $1.50 or $2.
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if 4 years has passed while useing them and you still have no opinion then you should have got rid of them 3 years and 11 months ago.

i tried them and they suck and i believe they should change their name to assmagic.
Yea you are right!!!


The thing is I get a good bit of leads from it but it seems like a lot of tire kickers and then you land a couple really good jobs from it that makes me hang on for a while longer hoping for another good hit!!

Crazy!!
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Yea you are right!!!


The thing is I get a good bit of leads from it but it seems like a lot of tire kickers and then you land a couple really good jobs from it that makes me hang on for a while longer hoping for another good hit!!

Crazy!!
The guy keeps calling me and harassing me now, keeps leaving me messages like "Oh my god, we keep getting all these calls for lawn care" and "I guess your not serious about using our service, I have plenty of other businesses to give them to" and i'm thinking, yea this is defiantly making me want to use your service even more now. He told me multiple times that "if you get a bad lead just tell me and i'll replace it free" I don't believe that one bit.
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They called me yesterday. I told him I don't want his servicejunk or whatever it is. He said he'd follow up in a few months, I laughed and said "Ya, because I cut grass when its snowing. Stop calling me."
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Haha, well the guy was pretty cool when I was talking to him, but how hes seriously harassing me, I told him I would think about it and get back to him if I decided to use it.
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Haha the guy kept calling and I finally answered and told him im not interested my schedule was full (even tho its not) and he said if your schedule is full why are you answering the phone in the middle of the day and i just hung up. F them.
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I thought about giving them a try until I read the reviews on them, haha that changed my mind very very quickly.

I'm about the block the guys number, I swear if he calls one more time.
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I thought about giving them a try until I read the reviews on them, haha that changed my mind very very quickly.

I'm about the block the guys number, I swear if he calls one more time.
this is what they do. As soon as you fill out a profile the calls and emails start. Theyll even delete your profile after a while if you dont upgrade.

One of the biggest complaints is paying for bad leads. They say theyll refund you for them but never do. The best thing to do with any place like this is google reviews.
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Is your number registered on the "do not call" list? (Does that exist in all states?)

Mine is. I don't know that it really makes a difference or not, but when I get a call like that I inform them to remove my number and that the next time I get a call, I will contact the attorney general's office.

I've even received a text message from someone trying to sell me "leads".
I texted them the above info and haven't heard back.




I dunno... maybe it's because where I live there are a lot of potential clients out, but I can't see paying someone for a lead to mow lawns.
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The guy keeps calling me and harassing me now, keeps leaving me messages like "Oh my god, we keep getting all these calls for lawn care" and "I guess your not serious about using our service, I have plenty of other businesses to give them to" and i'm thinking, yea this is defiantly making me want to use your service even more now. He told me multiple times that "if you get a bad lead just tell me and i'll replace it free" I don't believe that one bit.

all they are doing is trying to find more suckers to rope in.
that is how they make their money by having a ton of landscapers send them all a lead and charge them the bird dog fee.

the way i see it is we all work our tails off to build a business in hopes of one day being a success and i myself have been pretty successful but in the overall scheme of things considering how many landscapers there are individually we are nothing.

these people call up businesses acting as if they hand picked you and you are so special that they want you to represent them when all they really did was look up landscapers in a specific region that they want to service and they give them all the same line until someone bites.

unless you tell them no outright they just keep calling and calling and then try to twist your words and play mind games to rope you in.

when people like that call unannounced i tell them piss off assclown and hang up on them.

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