99designs was a great solution to a long and painful journey of trying to get a designer to do my logo for less than a $1,000. I really was impressed by the quality of all the designers. They were so good that I felt guilty picking a winner, because out of 81 designs I really liked about 35 of them.
The process with 99designs was fast too, I had everything done in 6 or 7 days? 99designs provided me with a huge variety of choices, in a very short time at a very low price. I chose the $495 US package and was very happy with the result. I don't think there is anyway to get 30+ designers to submit samples and then make revisions and re-submit for $495 US. Their customer support was awesome as well. They have a live chat and you can just type your questions live and the help staff responds immediately. None of this wait 24 hours for your email to be returned. I have no IT skills and was nervous that my logo was not going to get designed properly and so I clicked on the Help - start chat button, and was not expecting anything to happen. Surprisingly I was answered immediately and the help staff checked my account and assured me everything was fine. It was just comforting to know that you have immediate access to a living person if you need it.
I am now using 99designs to design my website and imagine I will be a lifelong customer. They have really created a good service and I would encourage anyone to try them.