Has anyone used the Servicemagic site for home improvement needs?

@kgwat70 (13398)
United States
October 11, 2007 8:37pm CST
I just tried Servicemagic to locate a locksmith to help me get back into my bedroom. When I left for work today, I locked my bedroom door key and house keys in my bedroom so I could not get in. I did not have a spare key outside of my bedroom so I needed help. I must say that Servicemagic is a great service and just after submitting information, I received a phone call from a locksmith. It only took a couple minutes to get help. This locksmith was excellent and knows a lot and received great service. What are your experiences using this site? Check out this site for home improvement needs - http://www.servicemagic.com
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6 responses
• United States
2 Dec 07
Wow I never heard of this site..and actually just fell on this discussion now. What I am going to do it bookmark it into my favorites and should I need help will use this.. What time did you actually have to seek help...Was it earlier in the evening? Was it a weekday or a weekend? Do you think it would matter when someone was seeking help? I am going to head on to the site after finishing my response..This is an excellent source! Thanks Ken.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
2 Dec 07
I remember that I was going to work that day so it was in the morning that I realized that I had locked myself out of the house and used the website while I was at work. I filled out the form on the website at work and five minutes later, I got a call from a locksmith. They were able to meet me at my house after I got off work and they took care of the problem. I think someone is available all week long. Not sure if the locksmiths or other helper are available 24 hours a day or on weekends.
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• United States
2 Dec 07
Ken, I am glad you took time to clarify this. I might have tried it out to see if anyone would come at 2:00 am to help me back into my house:) I guess if I got locked out at that hour I would simply have to sleep in my car:(( as my neighbors really are not too friendly at all.
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
2 Dec 07
I have never heard of this site. In our area, there are not many professionals that come to your home. Most people repair their own things so there is not a need for them. I have no idea where the closest locksmith is. I bet it would be at least a couple hours away from here
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
2 Dec 07
I think this is a good site for anyone, no matter where you may be located. You never know when an emergency may come up and need help with getting something done.
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@liji0989 (235)
• China
2 Dec 07
thank u for teaching me a valuable lesson.
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@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I haven't heard of this yet, but it sounds great and I will keep it in mind when I need information like this.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
14 Oct 07
It is a good website and loved the quick service. I will keep it handy for my other home needs.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
12 Oct 07
No I have never used the service before. I lock my bedroom door too. I usually check to see if I have the keys with me. I bet you won't make this mistake again. It might be a good idea to get an extra key and put it someplace safe outside your bedroom. Its nice seeing you around, take care.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
12 Oct 07
You are right that I will make sure this does not happen again. It cost $89 after having keys copied and the service cost and some other things I had done. Usually I do check for my keys before closing the door but this time I did not. I have a copy of my bedroom key hidden and will give a copy of my house keys to my parents. :-)
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@michfroi (413)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
im not familiar with the site... but i will visit the site...thanks for the information
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
12 Oct 07
You are very welcome. The service was very good and very fast. I was referred to an excellent person for the help that I needed.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I never have heard of this Servicemagic site before. I should take a look at it sometimes. Thanks for sharing this.