In my several month experience with Thumbtack, it's become fairly obvious that the price wars this encourages among those in my trade placing bids virtually guarantees that those needing my service(or probably just about any service) want the lowest price around. I'm flexible at times about my price but it's not worth paying even the lowest commission @ $3.33 to Thumbtack just to get rejected because I can't or won't match that lower price.
Sure, probably if I needed the biz enough, then yes, but I've been in my trade for too long to stoop to this. I much prefer Angie's List because the people in the market for my kind of service want QUALITY work done, not some cheap tradesman or contractor whose only interest is getting business because he undercuts everyone else.
Product or Service Mentioned: Thumbtack Leads.
Reason of review: Pricing issue.