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Monday, January 29, 2007

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Today's Way Khool Site is: Angies List

This resource could save you time, money, and aggravation! Angie's List is a source for local home improvement contractors. All of these "are received and reviewed by homeowners like you." All cities aren't included in the list yet, but they may be added later.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you talk so highly about Angie's List, there's a few things you should know about it:

(1) Angie's List *says* all reviews come from customers, not business owners, but this isn't really true. If a business gets bad reviews, they encourage the business to get their "good" customers to sign up for Angie's List and write positive reviews. They even give the business kickbacks for each member they refer. I just read on another online site where a business *paid* for several customers to join and write good reviews about his business. So, not exactly as unbiased. And they don't tell customers ANY OF THIS on their web site.

(2) They have *way* fewer reviews than what they advertise. I used to be a member and I never could find reviews for the kinds of businesses I was interested in. I ended up counting the # of reviews and it was far fewer than what they advertised.

(3) Read some online reviews about Angie's List themselves. They're not all that positive, they have refused refunds to many of their own customers, even though they had a money-back guarantee.

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