Complaint / review text:
I was JUST thinking the same thing as he previous reviewer. I had been given "free" credits to make up for yet another issue I had had, and as soon as they were credited to my account I was all of a sudden inundated with requests.
I hid in a LOT of these potential jobs, but strangely to no avail. After pretty much using up the majority of credits I had, the job requests stopped, DEAD HALT, nothing. What I also thought was a little strange since this had never happened before, two of the jobs I bid on messaged me back saying they had chosen someone else but would keep me in mind for future jobs... What? But the fact that after using almost all of my credits and with the abrupt halt of job requests after doing so, I'm seriously questioning the validity of the job requests in the first place, I do not believe they were real.
At this point, I think my relationship with Thumbtack has come to an end - and with all of the other new sites similar to Thumbtack that are popping up and the fact that several of my friends are working almost everyday through those sites, I'm pretty sure I know where I'm taking my services now.in the beginning I thought Thumbtack was great, but after this, no way, what just occurred here was definitely not a coincidence, it was blatantly fraudulent. If I would have been hired for at least one or two of the jobs I bid on, I would have thought nothing of it. I was getting hired more often than not up until the issuance of my "free" credits, and on two of the jobs I went out on a limb and seriously underbid on the requests, ANYBODY would have taken what I bid, and yet I still was not hired for even those.
Its been a week now and I have not received one job request while for a period of 4-5 days there. I started getting them like rapid fire.
I'm sorry, but that was a little obvious. See ya Thumbtack