Angies list extortion from members and contractors

Dec 05, 2013
review #461763

Angies list “Pay to Play” advertising Pricing… If you don’t think Angie’s List is a “Pay to Play” Massive internet Scheme… Check out the pricing they offered my company to be in the first 30+ 1st and 2nd page rotation that her members get to see. Once in Talks about advertising with Angies List, Positive reviews that were not there prior started to appear immediately. In addition, she holds herself harmless pushing incorrectly licensed companies “Big Deals” to her members without certifying their true credentials. I have many more phone messages from her sales teams to prove these Pay to Play accusation.

From: Jenni XXXXX

Sent: 11/29/2013 5:50:19 PM

To: “XXXXXXXXXXXXXX>

Subject: Advertising Promo-Jenni XXXXXX: URGENT:

XXXXXX,

Thank you again for your time today AND understanding of our time constraints.

As we discussed ANY & ALL agreements would need to be COMPLETED no later than 11:59PM EDT tomorrow (Saturday, November 30th).

Here is the pricing you requested (valid only thru the above time)

Web in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.

Call Center in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties

1/3 page publication in both Virginia Suburbs AND Virginia Suburbs West

Web = $43,801.00

Call Center = $12,341.00

Publication = $12,281.00

Sub Total = $68,423.00

Bundle Discount = $ 6,423.00

Approved Bundle Pricing= $62,000.00

I look forward to discussing your options as well as congratulating you on coming on board tomorrow!

THANK YOU again for your time!

My cell phone number is 336-XXX-XX74

XXXXXXXXXX

Senior Advertising Sales Consultant

Telephone/Fax: 317.8XX.XX51

1030 East Washington Street | Indianapolis, In 46202

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not happy with Angie

Dec 17, 2013

This is so true. They call there advertising a placement fee. Angie's List say NO CONTRACTOR CAN PAY TO ADVERTISE. NOT TRUE. And the deals they have offered by contractor for less they tell contractor to UP SELL the job. Sell other things when your there.... so is that taking advantage of your customer....sell them what they don't need or want ???? Not a good way of doing business.

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