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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. 5 points
    Any one else get a bit annoyed with surveys that want you to type in every type of some product or company you've heard of, when they then just show a list of them to pick from? I mean what's the point? I've actually got into the habit of writing in 'why bother asking when the survey is going to show a list?', and still end up being able to complete them.
  5. 5 points
    I heard back from yougov today, and because it was their fault that I got the extra Amazon GC, they told me I could keep it and cash it in. That was nice of them.
  6. 5 points
    I just won the August sweepstakes for Consumer Village!! Just for participating on Consumer Village in August, you have been selected as a Sweepstakes winner! A $10.00 bonus has been applied to your account and is available for cash out immediately, if you’d like. Such a nice surprise, made my day.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    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.
  12. 4 points
    My favorite with them is the squirrels. The gecko can go. Still my all time insurance commercial is Sheryl's She Shed. Thinking of getting one of those myself.
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    I think humor is the best medicine in the frustrating game of survey taking. For example, you gotta love the ones that are like your mother and say... "Do you triple-pinky-promise to fill out our survey thoughtfully and honestly?...because we worked really hard to put together this survey just for you, and it's really, really important that we get honest, thoughtful answers....so please do the right thing and do the very best you can on our survey. God is watching you!..." So you spend 20 minutes filling out the survey the very best you can, fearing that anything less will lead to sleepless nights of worrying whether you did right by those surveys which love you just for you, and who always bought you ice cream to cheer you up when you pet goldfish died. Then..."Oh, yeah. Never mind. You don't qualify for this one for reasons we won't tell you....See ya!"
  15. 4 points
    Sounds like the deodorant study stinks. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
  16. 4 points
    Why survey companies look for people like 'Looking for senior oil executives'. Looking for people with over 500,000 to invest' Do they honestly think that senior oil executives and the like or people who a spare half million want to spend their time answering questions about what personality traits a brand of car would have if it was a human? May be there are such people but if I had a spare half million I would be lying on a beach in Hawaii not doing surveys. LOL What do you think?
  17. 4 points
    Merry Christmas to all Survey Police members and there families
  18. 4 points
    Merry Christmas everyone!
  19. 4 points
    So when you have seen that survey for a hundred times the one that ask you to answer all the questions honestly?Have you ever wanted to or have you picked "No " just to be rid of it?Well I felt like it today ,but I don't have the guts I guess.It was the jean survey.I am so over that one -I really think they should have all the info by now.What company has the same survey floating for over a year or two?
  20. 4 points
    Ditto the above. Happy (and healthy and safe) holidays to all!
  21. 4 points
    Merry Christmas to all!
  22. 4 points
    Hi- Boy I will be glad when the election is over in nine days. I am so sick of all of the political ads on tv, and it seems like I am getting a ton of political surveys including some that are not from yougov.. The govenor's race is really heated here in Illinois, and I am not crazy about either candidate. They both are very wealthy, and have lots of money to spend on ads. There were two other candidates in the Democratic primary, but they did not have the money to run as many ads as JB Pritzer did,, and he also got lots of union support I have been getting lots of surveys about the governors race, and a few about other elections that are not as hotly contested.
  23. 4 points
    I actually love the surveys during election time. I'm sick of getting this one particular one (I live in Illinois also) but I look forward to this time of year in the survey world. I know, I'm weird.
  24. 4 points
    I picked my daughter up from college last week and she told me that her stats teacher had mentioned some ways to get surveys done. SurveyPolice was the first one he mentioned! She was all excited because she hears me talk about it. I asked her who else he mentioned and she couldn't remember any other name. So she will be posting on here someday for her college course work. Super to hear this place got named first!
  25. 4 points
    They have been teasing me lately with the wacky points. Yesterday they said I could do a 10 minute survey for 4340 points and when I clicked get started, it said I didn't qualify without asking me a question.
  26. 3 points
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  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 3 points
    My favorite Geico ad was the camel -"Guess what day it is?" So funny. I like the lizard, especially the Aussie accent. On the other hand, those Progressive commercials are seriously annoying. I cannot stand the Flo character. I usually mute the sound when those commercials come on.
  31. 3 points
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  33. 3 points
    Okay if everything you say is true then why even bother giving a $5 pay out option?
  34. 3 points
    The problem is they will allow you to enter the survey if the respondent quota is not met yet. However, if other respondents complete the survey before you do and the quota fills up, you will get a "quota filled" error and they will reject your response no matter how far you have progressed into the survey. It's one of my pet peeves about survey panels. This is why I prefer panels that give you points for DQs. Also it's the reason why I don't do surveys longer than 30 minutes. The probability of the quota being filled while you are doing a long survey goes up, so I prefer not to waste that much time attempting a survey only to be rejected by a quota fill right at the end of wasting 30+ minutes.
  35. 3 points
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  41. 3 points
    I still answer surveys for Branded but they are fast falling back out of favor with me. It Is taking a long time for them to approve points. The salt in the wound is the Elite status crap. It used to be great and I think we all have discussed them changing the program. Definitely much worse after they redid it. You have to have TWELVE completes in a week to get Elite points. We all know that Branded has to approve/release points. So, they are penalizing panelists for their own slow as hell process. You would have to attempt an inordinately high amount of surveys in order to get BS to approve and accumulate 12 completes in 7 days, which I believe means that points are in approved for pay allocation. At least, they are living up to their initials, BS, lol. Gah!
  42. 3 points
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  44. 3 points
    Just had a survey at Lifepoints that really takes the cake! All went well until the final couple questions. It was on shoe brands. In the final questions was one asking how many pairs of 2 different shoe types you had purchased in the last year. Each type only accepted an answer in the range "1 - 50". The problem was that the survey wanted the total of both types to equal ONE. Mathematically impossible!! Who writes these things??
  45. 3 points
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  47. 3 points
    UPDATE: I contact the California Attorney General, BBB, consumers affairs, and the survey site's bank. I got the $100 through PayPal. A win for survey takers!!!!!
  48. 3 points
    And that's just the lie they tell us, no one asked for the changes they actually make.
  49. 3 points
    Survey companies don't make changes because they listen to us, they make changes because it benefits them.
  50. 3 points
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