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|03-22-2013 07:54 AM|
best list out there
|03-22-2013 07:22 AM|
Having had Angies list I can tell you that is sucks. The reviews are meaningless.
We had a contractor that caused water damage to our home that ruined some floor joists and all the insulation under our home and he just did a terrible job laying tile as we wanted. The new tile never dried between the mortar joists. Turns out he didn;t hook the fridge back up to the water line properly and there was a fine stream of water pourning onto our back walls and running into the subflooring and under the new tile floor. He eventually stopped returning our calls after he kept saying the mortar will eventually dry out but the entire subfloor was damaged.
When he gave us a quote he said that this quote was dependant on a positive Angies list review of me. Even before the work began and before he caused thousands of dollars of damage to our home.
I called Angies list and they could not have cared less. I had another situatuon where we used one of Angies list "coupons" and the electrician refused to honor it saying that it "was an old coupon from last month". Clearly the coupon showed a valid date but he insisted "someone made a mistake".
Screw Angies list especially since you ahve to PAY for it? No thanks!
|03-22-2013 07:21 AM|
|03-22-2013 07:14 AM|
|AngryPirate||If the blog info is correct, then it just seems like a piss poor business model. Reviews should be completely free, and businesses should buy banner ads, not higher ranks/ratings.|
|03-22-2013 07:08 AM|
|gosmo||I'm looking to have LASIK done locally. Think Angie's List will have better reviews then the ones Google found? I'd hate to pay $18 to find 0 local reviews. I wish it gave one line snippet reviews before signup. Plus, I think angry customers tend to write more reviews then satisfied ones.|
|03-22-2013 06:59 AM|
next thing you know Craig will be charging for his list.
DAMN YOU ANGIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
|03-22-2013 06:54 AM|
|airbball23||I actually like http://www.homeadvisor.com/ better and plus its free! They also have customer reviews.|
|03-22-2013 06:49 AM|
|03-22-2013 03:43 AM|
$18 for 1yr Angie's List membership @ Groupon
Groupon has a 1 year membership to Angie's List for $18
Angie's List is a "National service helps members find high-quality pros such as doctors and mechanics, with live support and certified data-collection process"
Why pay for it when Yelp is free? (please people, put down your pitchforks)
1) Coupons - it's pretty easy to cover the cost of the membership if you use even one not-available-elsewhere coupon for a plumber/computer tech/chimney cleaning/whatever.
2) Higher quality reviews - people that pay for the memberships are more invested in it. More folks tend to write reviews, and they put more effort into them. Angie's List also will pester you (somewhat) to review someone you've used through the service, which means more "not ecstatic/not nuclear angry" reviews get into the system than Yelp or Google.
3) Service providers care about their Angie's List reputation - Because they care, often a great deal, particularly for the smaller contractors that have built a business around Angie's List, they're going to do more to try and keep the review positive. You see the same thing on Amazon with a lot of the resellers there.
Sometimes free is better, sometimes it's "enough". Sometimes you want a bit more than random reviews before settling on someone to do a project that's going to run into thousands of dollars. For those times, Angie's List is a good option.
When TU/TD - Angie's list is not a scam. Whether you, personally, think a curated review site is a good product, for those folks that DO think it's worth paying for, it's now half price. They do provide the service promised.