LocalPainterQuotes.com - Page 2 - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Painting Forum > New Member Introductions

Like Tree2Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2011, 07:43 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,515
Rewards Points: 428
Thanks: 3,349
Thanked 1,956 Times in 1,184 Posts
View WisePainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I see you are here gordon, i answered your question.

response?

oh and i cannot log in on my winmo Leo...

WisePainter is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #22
CraftJack
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 324
Rewards Points: 250
Thanks: 236
Thanked 215 Times in 114 Posts
View RGordon's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via AIM to RGordon
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WisePainter View Post
I see you are here gordon, i answered your question.

response?

oh and i cannot log in on my winmo Leo...

1. What's a winmo leo?

2. I didn't know that there was anything to respond to. We obviously didn't just send out a survey just for fun. We got some good feedback from it, the main problem was that so many people valued so many different things. So we have spent the past few months sorting out and prioritizing the feedback and implementing the changes.

We have a handful of clients beta testing our new system and hope to have it ready to go before things take off for the busy season. Part of the delay is that we will be launching under a new name/brand that will go beyond just painting. So that expansion has added to the product development time. LPQ will still be up, the the lead distribution and management tool we created will be named something else and our business model will go far beyond just "selling leads."

We hop to make an announcement with more details this month.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- The Toolbox -
Connect with me on
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RGordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
vermontpainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,407
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 3,091
Thanked 5,929 Times in 3,434 Posts
View vermontpainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

They blocked Kevin's winmo leo.



__________________
Scott


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
vermontpainter is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to vermontpainter For This Useful Post:
RGordon (02-08-2011)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-08-2011, 10:27 PM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,515
Rewards Points: 428
Thanks: 3,349
Thanked 1,956 Times in 1,184 Posts
View WisePainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

and in the age of google search...

Windows Mobile HTC HD2 Leo.

the first and last phone any serious "feature" phone user ever needs.
WisePainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 10:41 PM   #25
CraftJack
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 324
Rewards Points: 250
Thanks: 236
Thanked 215 Times in 114 Posts
View RGordon's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via AIM to RGordon
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WisePainter View Post
and in the age of google search...

Windows Mobile HTC HD2 Leo.

the first and last phone any serious "feature" phone user ever needs.
What web browser does it user? I'll see if i can figure out why the site doesn't work.

What do you see when you go to log in? You can PM me...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- The Toolbox -
Connect with me on
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RGordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 05:21 AM   #26
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

LPQ has been good to me. My very first job came from LPQ and that one job led to several more. Been a little slow lately but thats just winter and the market. And of course not all leads are golden but its better than anything else I've found for the money. Im going to continue to use this service and recommend it to anyone else doing residential repaints.
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 02:04 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Jason@API's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,030
Rewards Points: 1,056
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
View Jason@API's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I use it. I like it. But I have just become suspicious of my last 2 leads. I have NEVER had a lead that didn't answer the phone or respond to an email. My last 2 leads, neither one of them have responded to the 3 emails I have sent them, nor have they answered my 2 phone calls (each) in an attempt to service them. The strange thing... The only lead I get in Feb happens to show up on the 28th (last day) and the second lead shows up the day after on the 1st of March... Here in lies my suspicion. I get tagged for a lead on the 28th then billed the next day for it. It leads to NOTHING!... Now... (speculating here...) the lead that I got on the 1st of March, had they been on their toes, would have been on the 28th... all hypothetical in suspicion, but 2 leads consecutive around the last day of the month and neither one are responding???? Too fishy....
__________________


Jason@API is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to [email protected] For This Useful Post:
Dave Mac (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 03:37 AM   #28
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

What? Like a scam or conspiracy? I dont believe there is anything fishy about it. I have had a few that didnt return my calls or reply to my emails. I just figured they were tire kickers surfing the web. Im sure not everyone filling out a form for painting estimtes is 100% serious about hiring a painter. They click the link not even knowing what its about and then submit some info. Whos to say they dont fill out the form, leave and go fill out another with SM, then, PB, and every other lead service they see? Then 10 or 20 calls later they dont want to talk to anyone? Perhaps LPQ wasnt the first site they went to? Maybe they did SM the day before and a couple others too? Im sure many people dont care if a painter just bought a lead to a customer thats not going to return a cal. Maybe its just me, but I dont get why a few are worked up over a couple dead or BS $20 leads? So far, I havent found anything better for the money. I could see if a guy bought 10, 20 or 100 a month and they were all dead ends. And even at 10 leads per month, a couple hundred bucks...if I sell just one or two jobs, Im good with it. And again, maybe it just me? Of course, nobody get any ideas.....I prefer they all all good leads Unfortuneatly, we dont live in that kind of World.
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 6126 For This Useful Post:
Schmidt & Co. (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 03:49 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Jason@API's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,030
Rewards Points: 1,056
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
View Jason@API's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodland View Post
What? Like a scam or conspiracy?
yup....

The situation is just to odd for it to be otherwise...

But hey, if any more leads come in and their good, and I don't see this again (dead leads), then fine. Things are cool. It's just the timing and the lack of responses that make it look or seem fishy.
__________________


Jason@API is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to [email protected] For This Useful Post:
6126 (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 05:57 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Dave Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,539
Rewards Points: 2,922
Thanks: 4,377
Thanked 2,491 Times in 1,405 Posts
View Dave Mac's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I have had terrible luck so far turned it off for a while,I just turned it back on for exteriors only, with a tighter milage range from my house. you know jason I have had a similar expereince to you the last time I had it on.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

powerwashingcharlottenc
Housewashingcharlottenc
Dave Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dave Mac For This Useful Post:
6126 (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 07:53 AM   #31
Outhouse Painter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 700
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 87
Thanked 359 Times in 229 Posts
View Wood511's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I've had dead leads also. As Woodland said, some of these folks are just brain dead and click away at anything. Sometimes late at night or after a few beers or maybe just to see what will happen. As long as they don't have to pay, they aren't always reading the screens or don't know that we get charged when they pull the trigger. I would consider asking for a credit if you make no contact at all. I at least want to get the lead on the phone/email and hear that they went with someone else or they're doing it themselves - something to at least close the loop.

I agree with Woodland, you have to look at the totality of your experience with LPQ over time. I think Noah is a very good guy and runs probably the most legitimate operation possible in this area. He's kept our cost down to $20 and is very responsive to the contractors. I'm still on board.
Wood511 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wood511 For This Useful Post:
6126 (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 08:48 AM   #32
RCP
Senior Member
 
RCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southwestern Utah
Posts: 12,314
Rewards Points: 78
Thanks: 4,400
Thanked 4,803 Times in 3,011 Posts
View RCP's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I have only had one lead in a year (more a reflection of my area than LPQ). It was for a single room and she never answered my emails or phone calls.
__________________
Chris

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RCP is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RCP For This Useful Post:
6126 (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 12:39 PM   #33
I remember johnpaint
 
ligboozer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 222
Rewards Points: 160
Thanks: 368
Thanked 106 Times in 69 Posts
View ligboozer's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wood511 View Post
I've had dead leads also. As Woodland said, some of these folks are just brain dead and click away at anything. Sometimes late at night or after a few beers or maybe just to see what will happen. As long as they don't have to pay, they aren't always reading the screens or don't know that we get charged when they pull the trigger. I would consider asking for a credit if you make no contact at all. I at least want to get the lead on the phone/email and hear that they went with someone else or they're doing it themselves - something to at least close the loop.

I agree with Woodland, you have to look at the totality of your experience with LPQ over time. I think Noah is a very good guy and runs probably the most legitimate operation possible in this area. He's kept our cost down to $20 and is very responsive to the contractors. I'm still on board.

Every system has it flaws, but I will continue to use them as well.

I think Ross and Noah need to find the best way to let people know that there is no cost to them, but there is cost incured to the people that respond, without driving traffic from the site.

I have had a few "comparison" shoppers who only wanted to see if I could beat the price of the guy from the home depot parking lot that their neighbors hired.

Last edited by ligboozer; 03-05-2011 at 01:24 PM..
ligboozer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ligboozer For This Useful Post:
6126 (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 12:52 PM   #34
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Agreed guys. Its been slow in my area lately. One lead since October. An old lady. Lead came on a Monday and I called right away. We set up an appointment for Saturday and she asked me to call on Friday to remind her, so I did. When I called she said....."I have already gotten 10 estimates, so I think your a little late in the game. Maybe you should work on being more prompt?" LOL Everyone will have a different experience with any type of marketing. My experience with LPQ has been very good. Myself, I have never requested a refund for a dead lead. But I have also gotten some great leads from LPQ, so I figure I will take the good with the bad.
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 6126 For This Useful Post:
ligboozer (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 12:59 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Jason@API's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,030
Rewards Points: 1,056
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
View Jason@API's Photo Album My Photos
Default

No doubt Woodland, my experience has been good as well. I just question this odd activity as of late... Seriously, I have never had a dead lead untill the last two that seemed to push for the end of Feb... Strange...
__________________


Jason@API is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to [email protected] For This Useful Post:
6126 (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 01:03 PM   #36
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
yup....

The situation is just to odd for it to be otherwise...

But hey, if any more leads come in and their good, and I don't see this again (dead leads), then fine. Things are cool. It's just the timing and the lack of responses that make it look or seem fishy.
Jason, I like you but be real. Are you saying that LPQ is actually making up or using fake phone #s and emails? Thats what Im reading from your post. I feel its just some idiot online clicking everything they see who has no idea what theyre doing. I have had several who didnt respond to calls or emails. Also have had the same exact experiences with people who contacted me from my website, mailers, fliers, paint store referals, customer referals, etc. I wonder if those were all part of an ongoing conspiracy or scam? Oh, yeah.....Im also convinced Man never landed on the Moon. Lol It was a scam. Filmed in a warehouse LOL I really feel your putting a little too much thought into this. Give them a call and get a refund if your not comfortable with the charge. But, until you do, I really dont feel its fair to make any claims that LPQ is ripping people off or trying to pull any scams.
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 6126 For This Useful Post:
ligboozer (03-05-2011), Schmidt & Co. (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 01:06 PM   #37
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
No doubt Woodland, my experience has been good as well. I just question this odd activity as of late... Seriously, I have never had a dead lead untill the last two that seemed to push for the end of Feb... Strange...
Just a coincidence bro. Many people on the web have no idea what they are doing or exactly how a LGS works.
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
PatsPainting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,840
Rewards Points: 2,030
Thanks: 1,785
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,541 Posts
View PatsPainting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodland View Post
Just a coincidence bro. Many people on the web have no idea what they are doing or exactly how a LGS works.
Yep, that's what I would think too. From reading all the threads here, it would seem that ross will give you credits for those bad leads, but you gotta ask.

Pat
__________________
Quote:
Have fun with it you clownshoe!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PatsPainting is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PatsPainting For This Useful Post:
6126 (03-05-2011)
Old 03-05-2011, 01:25 PM   #39
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PatsPainting View Post
Yep, that's what I would think too. From reading all the threads here, it would seem that ross will give you credits for those bad leads, but you gotta ask.

Pat
Exactly. Give Ross a chance to make things right first. No different than a customer going online giving a contractor a bad review without consulting the contractor first so they have a chance to make things right. Would that be fair? It happens, but its not right. If I even had the slightest doubt LPQ was not legit or any other service I use for that matter, I would not use them.
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 01:27 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Jason@API's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,030
Rewards Points: 1,056
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
View Jason@API's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I don;t mind having a dead lead here or there, I do know they exist. I am not dumb to this reality. But "MY EXPERIENCE" leads me to be suspicious of this last activity. That's OK too. I'd rather be suspicious and consider the activity of my experience than to ignore it and get ripped off out of ignorance if it actually becomes a scam as we all should.

Again... All under suspicion and speculation folks. Not diss-n the business, just watching how things are working...

BTW... I'm not actually set on the FACT that LPQ is scamming or otherwise, I am merely making an observation from my experience with skepticism until it changes.

Even the best of businesses can turn into the most corrupt... Nothing is guaranteed in this world how things will turn out.

AS a business owner I am responsible for the use of any service, and there for I need to be sure the business that is servicing me is working as it should. To speculate, watch, discern quality and be on guard for for foul play is the RIGHT to any consumer, and would be irresponsible of the consumer to not be.
__________________


Jason@API is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com