I attempted several times to get bids, it seems the only one that got something was Thumbtack. Very bad business model,seems like it is profiteering on the backs of people trying to work.
You shouldn't have to pay to not even have your bid received this is terribly wrong and should be criminal.
I couldn't imagine making someone pay even though they didn't even get close to having a change to enter a bid. If the maximum request were met then don't take any more bids!!
Reviewer is in unhappy mood. Please immediately contact the author of this review to discuss not as described of thumbtack bidding. Thumbtack needs to read this review and look into the issue (if any) according to poster's claims.