Every year, consumers have mishaps that require them to find service providers for
their home, car or business. In most cases, these needs arise when you least expect them.
I'll bet that you have never jumped out of bed in the morning with a burning desire to
hire a locksmith, plumber, electrician, tow truck, carpet cleaner, sewer and drain
cleaner, appliance repair guy, lawyer etc.
How do you choose and work with service provider that you only need on rare occasions
or once in a lifetime? If you think that asking your friends for recommendations is a good
idea, you are right. The trouble is that friends rarely have the source you need so you
are very likely to end up looking in Yellow Page directories. The down side to this is,
buying services on the telephone is like a blind man judging a beauty contest. It is
impossible to know what will show up at your door or your final cost in time and money.
Hit and Run Tactics
Yellow Page advertising cost service providers a fortune, which you pay for in many
The service providers who have LARGEST ads in the Yellow Pages are generally the most
expensive and the least trustworthy. Since most service providers know that you will never
be a regular customer they are forced to maximize every opportunity to get your money. You
get a great pitch on the phone and their bill is twice as much as you thought.
Good Guys and Bad Guys
Finding quality service providers is a very risky situation that can be better managed
when many people are involved in the selection process.
To this end the members of The Plan are encouraged to share their experiences with
service providers both Good and Bad. When a member need a service they check with
headquarters to see if there are any good or bad guys in the member's area. The exact
method we use for this benefit can be found in the members kit.