Should You Join Angie’s List?

Should I join Angie’s List, the site known for its frank, honest reviews of contractors, plumbers, kitchen designers and now even doctors? It seems to me that given the many opportunities to quickly and easily connect with friends via Twitter and Facebook, I could get all of the professional recommendations I need.

But I was assured by a third party, several of them, actually, that Angie’s List is the way to go. We’re living large these days, so I’m going for the full-year membership at nearly $40. I’ll let you know what I think.

Are you a member?

Updated 5/10 to add. Before I joined, I searched around and found an online discount code, bringing my annual fee down to under $30. Me likey. However, I’m not thrilled with TOS that require me to join only after giving them authorization to automatically renew my membership next year. Back on the positive side, apparently some companies offer discounts to Angie’s List members. Woot!

2 Responses to Should You Join Angie’s List?
  1. […] joined Angie’s List a few weeks ago and have been digging through reviews on plumbers, sewer specialists, floor guys, […]

  2. jennifer mitchell
    April 25, 2012 | 7:55 pm

    Angie’s List isn’t worth it. Some companies don’t want to work with you because they don’t want Angie’s List involved. Sounds like a good way to weed out a bad business, right? Not necessarily. Companies just don’t want the hassle and in the end, Angie’s List can’t do much for you as a consumer anyway.

    The auto renewal is a pain!!!!
    Also now that they are a major advertiser for Rush Limbaugh while he is spewing hatred about women, I don’t think a lot of women (and intelligent men) will support them.

    I am going to cancel – you can get a lot of company reviews free or on sites that do not send our money to a male pig like Rush.