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Servicemagic.com

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MCGRAIL LAWN, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. Has any one signed up for SERVICEMAGIC.com

    I am just wondering because I am thinking about it.

    You pay a $99 lifetime membership fee
    and then when a cusomers asks for lawn care (or other service) if you match the search the customers info is psted in you mailbox.

    You rewiew the following info:

    Mr. Smith
    Your Town, USA 12345

    Lawn Aeration 7,812 sq. ft


    For $10.00 you buy the LEAD.
    you get Mr. Smiths addres and phone #

    Service magic also e-mails Mr. Smith
    Saying you will be contacting him

    They only sell the lead to 3 people.

    Does this sound like a good deal to you.
     
  2. Chuck Sinclair

    Chuck Sinclair LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    That is incorrect they give you very basic info if you like it you accept the lead and they can cost you any where from 8-30.00 per lead.

    Oh and did i mention that they do NOT prequlyfie the leads and if you get a bad lead they will NOT refund your money.

    DON'T DO IT!!!
     
  3. They told me $10.00 per lead for Lawn Care

    How Many leads are bad

    a home owner is not going to fill out a big form just for nothing right.


    Do u sign up
     
  4. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I talked to them yesterday. From what i was tolded I say no way. If i give you 99.00 and get no leads then you refund my money they said no way . I said goodby.
     
  5. Who did you talk to.

    They told me I was garenteed leads.
     
  6. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I can't remember he call me. The only way they can guarantee a lead is if someone in your area call them. Most people look in the phone book for lawn care.
     
  7. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    I signed up about a few months ago, haven't gotten any work from it yet. I only responsed to a few leads. If you live in the NY, Long Island, Staten Island area it would be well worth it. I get a tremendous amount of leads from up there....
     
  8. R U saying it might be worth it based on your area??

    How well does the CHICAGO area due??
     
  9. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    I do think I would give my money away. Just make flyers and target the area you want.
     
  10. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I have tried a similar service, but they do not charge me the $99.00. I got a couple of leads, but I don't think it's something worth paying for.
     

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