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To: Dallas59
These places serve a purpose. I've seen both sides of this mess.

This woman has no standing to leave a negative review of the contractor because no money was ever exchanged and no work was ever done or agreed on. Pretty simple stuff.

I can see the consumer aspect of this, however. Not in this particular case, but in general. There are literally 4 bad contractors out there for every good one. I got taken by 2 in one year. Now I just do the damn work myself. I may not be a professional, but at least I'm not getting ripped off anymore.

I've always argued that you should not be able to grade contractors unless you have a contract behind it to prove you actually did business with them... positive or negative. That would give me a lot more confidence that the data being provided is solid and reliable... not to mention, you have to PAY Angie's list in order to grade a contractor... something that made me wonder just how reliable the information really was in the first place.

9 posted on 06/29/2010 3:47:18 AM PDT by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: FunkyZero
not to mention, you have to PAY Angie's list in order to grade a contractor... something that made me wonder just how reliable the information really was in the first place.

Hubby doesn't have his own company, he's just an employee for a sweetheart of a guy who owns it.

I don't know a lot about Angie's list, but hubby gets a lot of business from there even though he never pays them anything.

It's all from people who post there. Most of them are apartment /condo dwellers, so I imagine the property management company pays the Angie's list fee as a service.

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As far as the article goes, I hope this company takes this woman for all she's worth. Hubby tells me stories all the time about customers who are borderline [or over] CRAZY...and guys like him have every right, IMHO, to refuse service to someone just like a store or restaurant does.

10 posted on 06/29/2010 5:46:32 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Dear GOP - "We Suck Less" is ~NOT~ a campaign platform)
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