They say contractors cannot pay to be on Angie's List BUT ..
Angie's List markets to contractors to ADVERTISE on Angie's List. The savvy salesmen tell you that if the advertising doesn't work for you can cancel at any time. WRONG! Read the FINE PRINT, because in the fine print it says they will charge you 35% of the total contract to cancel. So the VERBAL agreement and statements made by their REPS are all a scam to get you signed up KNOWING that you will have to buy out of the contract.
After 6 months of trying the advertising/web key words and monthly booklet they put out with NO results we decided to cancel.
So instead of trying to hear our side, verify what their rep told us they ignored emails and phone calls. They turned down an offer to accept half payment, which we felt was fair after spending HUNDREDS of dollars for months with them. Then they turn us over to collections, who guess what , ACCEPTED the half payment amount due.
IF we ran our business and treated our customers like Angie's List treated us we'd have bad reviews on their site and be out of business.
Shame we can't post a review ABOUT Angie's List on Angie's List. If we could they would get an "F" rating.
The Reviews on Angie's List posted by homeowners offer good honest businesses no defense but to hire a lawyer when their MEMBERS blatantly LIE. Even when you provide supporting documentation to PROVE the homeowner is lying all you hear is that they are a MEMBER driven site and are not mediators. Well maybe they will change their minds when the lawsuits start rolling in.