Complaint / review text:
Seems from what I have seen and heard from others based on the way Thumbtack Works. It's really ripping off the professionals using it.
#1 They give you credits for completing things on their page, but you never see the credits and you can't use them for anything, you still have to buy credits. Thumbtack thanked me for all I filled out and said I have 92 credits, but they can't be used for replying to a quote.
#2 Seems many of the quotes are bogus. 5 pros can reply to the quotes. The last one I did was $9.99 to quote (let's say $10 to make life easy).. So 5 people reply at $10 = $50 for Thumbtack, then the fake person opens all 5 and cancels the project = Thumbtack does not refund if the quote is opened. = $50 for Thumbtack. Let's say they do that in 200 cities a day = $10,000 per day in their pocket for faking out professionals.
Until they block this loophole, I suggest staying clear.