CheckaTrade | MyBuilder | RatedPeople | TrustaTrader etc - Who's with what and why?
Thought I'd start a poll off to see if we can see who's with what type of rate-my-builder website, if at all. And which ones seem to work, and if they do, why etc.
I've also put some other options there to see...
Wondering what your thoughts where on these schemes has anyone signed up to these and got any work from them? They seem really expensive and not sure if your even guaranteed the work. They seem a good idea but are they worth it? Read some reviews online saying some schemes where a...
I was on CheckaTrade for domestic work up until a year ago and then left as I was pursuing other work.
Anyone still on it? They're pestering me to rejoin and keep dropping the price. Is that a sign the whole thing's gone belly up?
Apart from 'check a rip off' stitching their customers up (the tradespeople who pay to advertise with them) by increasing their annual fees by up to 100% (as recently mentioned on here), they also used to require a number of customer recommendations before they would have you on their website (I...
A friend who is a heating engineer who i sometimes work with on larger jobs where the customer wants central heating as part of the refurb has just had his new price to stay on checkatrade and his annual fee has gone up from £750 or thereabouts and been told its now £1650! to be part of a online...
I was talking to a plumber who said his new annual membership with checkatrade has gone up to a few pennys short of £1,300 a year which he reckons is almost double what he paid last year. He said he gets a few jobs out of the membership, but is considering whether to rejoin.
Not sure if he was...
I was looking up three sites, RatedPeople, trustatrader and CheckaTrade.
I just had phone calls from trustatrader and CheckATrade, I think, or im getting VERY mixed up but i did think i was talking to the same guy. Or are they so much a like i couldnt tell apart.
Anyone had experience with this company?
Suspect they are like similar companies trying to con us into paying for work when there is not much about, preying on the vunerable.
Think we pay enough money on scams, any views?
Did a job recently and the homeowner, while I was there logged positive feedback on Checkatrade.
They called today and want £499.00 + VAT for a years "basic" membership, about £180.00 up front and the balance over 10 months.
So its £50.00 per month.
They don't do a 3 month trial or anything...