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Question DetailsAsked on 1/10/2014

Do Contractors listed on Angie's List have to pay Angie's list ?

In the process of interviewing a prospective contractor they happen to mention in the conversation that have to pay Angie's list which actually took me by surprise. I thought Angie's list funding was solely from membership fees and contractors were only included on Angie's list by being nominated by members only.
Please clarify.


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No, you cannot pay to be added to the List. A business can join for free by going to

Here is a link to some information about how to get added to the List:

Additionally, highly rated companies can advertise on the list:

Thanks so much!

Answered 6 years ago by KielH


Boy do we! Last year for web ads in two catagories our A rated plumbing company paid 5422.00.

This year when we came up for renewel I thought we could save some money by eliminating several towns which were not so profitable.

Our A.L. rep Ryan said he would recalculate and get back to us.

I was floored by the new rate of 7450.80! He said that he would extend us a discount of 1450.00 bringing the price down to ONLY 6000.00! for less coverage!

I objected and was told that that was his final price

When I asked why he stated that there were more subscribers now.

I asked for proof of such but it was never provided.

I said that I couldn't pay such an increase and he came back with 5800.00! again for less coverage and based only on his restated assertion that there were more customers this year.

At that point I told him that I would not renew with Angies List.

I object to the fact that the pricing seems arbitrary and I was not provided with any proof that the advertising was more valuable this year than last year.

we have certainly not experienced any up tick in phone calls in the last few months.

We are a multiple year advertiser with a consistent A rating and have won multiple A L service awards.

We are not looking for special favors, however I feel that companies like ours promote good will towards A.L. as a whole and this should be taken into account.

Starting out with a price in the ionisphere and then offering a price in the stratisphere is a pretty unsophisticated tactic in my opinion.

So I guess when our remaining contract with A.L runs out we will be moving on and will be just fine.

Source: Dennis O'Neill Right One Plumbing and Heating LLC

Answered 5 years ago by plungy

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