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  1. 6 points
    I had a product test a few weeks ago for a 7-up product & when the product arrived at my home it was infested with ants...the worst thing I've ever seen..looked like ants were laying eggs all over the product.. I contacted the company & sent them pictures...then I get a phone call from them & they try & give me the third degree on the phone like I was the one putting the ants in the box..like really??? somehow they came up with the answer that it was from their warehouse where they ship the product from...needless to say I never drank the product & they sent me another one a day later & this time it had no ants in the box...found it very classless that they would try & accuse me of doing something to the product...like HELLO! I'm trying out your product & getting paid to test it so why would I want to do something so awful as that..
  2. 5 points
    I assume so, but I had this image of a sheet over the PC and the window blinds drawn...
  3. 5 points
    It's all about filling quotas. The originator of the survey, i.e. the Market Research company that was hired by the original client who needs the data, will either build the survey themselves, or contract it out to another company. The survey is then offered up to various channels to fill the quota for completes based on the survey's required demographics. Often times they are first hosted on the companies native panels, e.g. IPSOS I-Say will use their own panel site. If the quota is not filled then it will be released on alternate channels, either survey routers or individual panels the company has a relationship with. Usually once it's released on alternate channels these channels take their "cut" and the incentive is reduced. As somelady says above, once in awhile the alternate channel will pay more than the original, but that's probably because the originator offered it to them at a higher rate in an attempt to fill the quota faster (higher incentive = more respondents). The annoying thing is that this can often turn into multiple layers of channels, e.g. Panel A -> Panel B -> Panel C. The more layers you get the more complicated it is to return a successful survey complete back to the original panel. I think this results in some the dead-ends we see when we complete a survey and it never returns back to the original panel that offered it (Cint comes to mind).
  4. 4 points
    Sorry if this doesn't belong here, feel free to move it. I was qualifying (Not!) for a survey and it was asking me health questions, they had told me they would protect all of that and not share, and of course, I didn't qualify. Sooooo, within couple of hours I started getting emails from unknown sites trying to sell me cures for the conditions I mentioned. Not one condition, but 3 different ones. So they aren't passing that info on? Suddenly everyone in my house is healthy and perfect. No issues. No one's business.
  5. 4 points
    Yeah, they all do that but what gets me is when another site pays more for the survey than if you took it on the site that made it. Or when I get mindfield surveys on other sites and qualify but I haven't qualified for a survey on the mindfield site in a few years.
  6. 4 points
    I think this is the beginning of the end for One Opinion. I just got a survey that had "Varies" for points and time and a note at the bottom saying this is a "new thing" they were doing, that I'd be rerouted through several surveys in one of their partner companies to see if one is a match. They were the one company I used the most, precisely because they didn't do that rerouting thing. If it keeps going in that direction, my next cashout will be my last.
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    I had chocolate once. It was 2 individually wrapped extra tiny squares of chocolate in a medium sized box that was insulated with Styrofoam, 3 packs of dry ice and a little thermometer. The chocolate was worth about 20 to 30 cents retail so cost of packaging plus shipping was probably 100 times more than the actual product. The chocolate tasted horrible too. I gained some respect for chocolate makers after that.
  9. 3 points
    I'm praying that somelady's post was largely sarcasm.
  10. 3 points
    What??? If I look something up on my phone, I start getting ads for it. But my phone, computer, and tablet are all Apple products, so they are kind of married to one another. Your story makes me cringe! I guess I should stop talking about people in control of the country, just in case someone is listening in.
  11. 3 points
    I have seen that many times getting emails regarding car insurance and I know I did a survey on that
  12. 3 points
    Woah, can't say I've experienced anything like that where I started actually getting sent odd e-mails, but I have had times I've taken surveys then felt like I started seeing online ads for the sort of products or services the survey was about. May have been sheer coincidence or simply me noticing ads I wouldn't have otherwise noticed without taking the survey, but still makes one wonder.
  13. 3 points
    Made $20 this month - however now watch me not make a thing for the next few months-oh well ,still like what I made this month!
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    I'm sure this has likely been asked before somewhere, but as far as surveys involving product tests you've taken, what are favorite or most unusual ones you've been sent? To start off, there's the time I got sent a couple of large frozen pizzas packed in dry ice, which was both pretty cool yet odd. Then I had one for McCormick spices where I was supposed to make marsala chicken or got sent Hanes underwear.
  18. 3 points
    Over the years I have received a whit noise machine, that my daughter uses to this day, a really nice Oster Toaster Oven, an iron (I thought it was a joke at first), a slow cooker that has a paddle in it that stirs the contents every 3 minutes, toilet paper, paper towels, dog food, human food, perfume (it smelled like Raid), and little odds and ends. Always wished I could get some Tide or a Keurig, but oh well.
  19. 3 points
    Hi everyone. I wasn't sure where to put this thread, as it isn't technically about any survey site. I'm simply curious (okay nosy) about what you all do while taking surveys. For example, do you listen to music, watch TV, exercise, that kind of thing. Sometimes I do all three at once, LOL! Today, we have EAA going on in Oshkosh Wisconsin, about 10 minutes from where I live. So every day this week, I've been listening to the EAA frequencies on an app called Live ATC. Some very interesting stuff. Sometimes I stream radio stations, listen to the cops on a scanning app I have (I have about half a dozen scanning apps), or my ITunes playlist. Sometimes I'll have a baseball or football game on in the background, and sometimes I'll do leg lifts or the like while doing surveys. I have a difficult time sitting still for too long. Sometimes I'll grab a beer or have a glass of wine while doing surveys. It keeps things from getting too monotonous. Please post what you do. I'm always looking for ideas to make it more fun.
  20. 3 points
    I am usually listening to music or watching tv. I take breaks frequently so it doesn't get too monotonous.
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    I usually have the TV on and watching YouTube stuff on it too.
  24. 3 points
    I am always watching TV, and letting the dogs out, in, out, in, out, in. Ugh!
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  27. 3 points
    Sometimes I listen to NPR or a science podcast. Sometimes i'm doing two surveys simultaneously, switching between browsers. I also answer incoming emails and texts. Sometimes I learn something new, like all the different payment systems from a survey and I capture the information and proceed to join as many as I can. Sometimes I snack and have wine. I complete surveys while reclining in a "zero gravity" lounge chair. I have spontaneous ideas from time to time and I write them down and research further on the internet. If i'm having problems with a survey panel, I'll start writing a complaint for support, if I don't get a satisfying response, I then start seeking the contact information for the C-suite. I do 4-8 hours a day jumping through all these activities.
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    Just got the "varies" thing myself and, yeah, I'm not thrilled with it. Not knowing how much you'll get for a survey beforehand is not cool. Who wants to do a twenty minute survey for a nickel or dime? Not even me! Hate this as OneOpinion is one of my two or three best sites, although I haven't been qualifying for as many surveys there lately as I used to. Good news with the "varies" this morning was that I answered one question, was immediately DQed and got my DQ nickel.
  31. 3 points
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  33. 3 points
    over the years. 2 big packs of tissue. various juices and drinks shipped in a cooler with ice pack, biscuits in a cooler, something in a cooler that also had a thermometer. I still have it but it doesn't work well. Deodorant. A pizza oven- it's taking up space and being used to store packets of side dishes. I also won a toaster oven from that same survey panel Laundry detergent. cat food- recently it was about 24 packs of cat food to use a different one each day. Paper towels. Pads- numerous times. Once they sent me a check to buy a box of white castle sliders. Cheez-its, bugles, chicken jerky. That's all I can think of right now.
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  37. 3 points
    I love to do product tests I don't get them very often anymore I think the most unique one I did was for Furniture Polish I liked the product very much what made it unique was I had to send it back after 2 weeks and I was afraid that I would have a problem at the post office because of it being an aerosol can but they accepted it with no problem.
  38. 3 points
    I also have received the frozen pizzas in dry ice. Nothing too unusual other than that so far. I have had soap, soft drinks, parchment paper, veggie mash instant potatoes... Oh, my favorite was toilet paper. Probably the most practical and useful of all.
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    A total decrease in surveys- more and more of those new surveys now popping up that do not tell you the points and your sent to a router-an way more DQs! I knew this would happen once the horrid survey sampling company fully took over! The same crap company that took over survey spot, opinion outpost, and a ton more others that when they took over the original site lost everything that made the site a good site to take surveys with! Ugh- had a whopping two surveys this morning and one of those horrid no mentioned point router surveys- I used to get 10 or so surveys every morning one after the other.
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