I have been using thumbtack.com with quite a bit of success, so I was surprised today to stumble across many posts referring to it as a scam. All of the posters were claiming that there were phoney leads and the real ones were few and far between. They also claimed that the leads were costing $8 each. I do pay $3 for every lead I respond to, but that's not $8 and while I have not booked 100% of the parties I've responded to, I've averaged around 60%. They weren't phoney leads - just actual people looking for someone to entertain at their party.
I'm happy to be using thumbtack.com. The whole reason for this post is that far too often people complain when they are unhappy but never compliment when they are. Figured I would just put it out there.