I now see that there's an advert for
Trust A Trader
which when they say it fast, sounds the same
Anyway, just how many of these Trader schemes do we need?
None, I would not trust any of them. The traders pay to be listed, so
it is in the schemes interest to have as many as possible, with lots of
fake recommendations. No body does any checking of the traders, they
just take the money and run.
On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:32:13 +0000, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
+1 (agreeing with Harry ?!)
The only way is direct personal recommendation.
This summer I've few days earmarked to carry on putting the brand new
roof fitted in 2014 to rights. The job is to put down laths along the
apex, and screw the ridge tile fixings into them. Because, yes, the ****s
that did the job originally just left them there.
It was cheaper for me to have therapy to overcome a fear of heights than
let another cowboy up there.
Checkatrade was acquired by one of the trades, so its
credibility (what it might have had anyway) was somewhat
Basically, if *you* aren't paying for the service, then
*you* are not their customer.
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My feeling about these are thus:
1 Who actually tests the companies?Is it merely people saying they do a
good job for the money, or could the system be subverted.
Do the traders pay for a listing?
If yes one has to ask about whether they are buying the recommendations.
How does the site make its money.
Judge for yourself.
I have to say that the best way is to ask other people who have had jobs
Even then you can if its a bit firm find your job subcontracted to a
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You only have to read reviews on Amazon to find that many 5 star reviews
are not based on people actually using the product and many 1 star
reviews are based on the parcel tape on the delivered package being the
wrong shade of brown.
Not only do you have to have trust in the tradesman but also that the
reviewers know what they are writing about. Also, are negative
tradesmen reviews censored and/or discarded?
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