I've used The Content Authority for over a year (maybe longer) and they have been "OK." The last few orders were offensively bad though, so I am ready to quit them.
I decided to try Textbroker yesterday and I haven't received my first article yet and I want to quit them. They waited 24 hours before "calling to confirm" whatever crazy nonsense they need to confirm in order to write articles. Thanks for wasting a day. Thanks for calling the wrong number. Thanks for emailing me after your hours to tell me I need to call you tomorrow, and after you confirm my sock size, phone number, name of my kids...you will privilege me by assigning my articles to writers so I can wait another 24-48 hrs to receive them. Apparently my identity form the Pay Pal isn't enough for you. What am I buying secret gold here some simple articles?
I'm fine with $6 for a 300 word level 3 article and all of that (not trying to penny pinch here) and I order small (only about 15-20 articles at a time) a few times a month...but I need fast turnaround first and foremost.
I hire out a ton on Elance and ODESK for everything else...and would normally go there, but asking one person to turn over 15-20 articles in 24-36 hours isn't going to happen. Not to mention when you hire out you spend most of your day answering questions from the people you hired, and my goal is to free up more time.
I read good and bad about 99centarticles. What else is there?