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I've got an iPhone with a scanner and a hand held tape recorder will that be enough?
January 16, 2012 09:57AM

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Experiment with them when you are not on a shop and see if you find them to be useful tools.
January 16, 2012 10:00AM

Yes they are very useful
January 16, 2012 10:37AM

I started with just a PC and an all-in-one printer/scanner which I already owned. I only purchased other equipment as I found a need and more importantly, enough return on my investment to justify the purchase. I didn't even buy a digital camera until the month where I could line up $300 worth of jobs from one company alone. I would never recommend a new shopper spend a lot of money on devices directly for shopping until they have decided it is going to be an ongoing endeavor.

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January 16, 2012 01:13PM

I absolutely agree, Lisa. While more equipment/better equipment may make life simpler or more opportunities available, those decisions really need to be cost effective.

Sherri, if you have the basics in place: computer, internet connection and some way to scan or photograph receipts so that they are legible and can be uploaded with reports, then everything else is 'gravy'. If your phone or recorder expedite taking notes for shops, use them.
January 16, 2012 02:52PM

For what?
March 02, 2012 06:26AM


For what? what?

Can you clarify, a sentence would definitely help someone answer your question.

These are items we independent contractors (IC's) use for our businesses.

jeena121 Wrote:
> For what?

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March 02, 2012 08:37AM

just a thought I already have an IPod that takes pictures and an added app that also takes pictures,my IPod is synic to my netbook computer so I can put pictures online.and as a side bonus I hyave alot of fun wth it.They are not that much to buy.
May 27, 2012 07:50PM

If it takes good photos that are a reasonable number of megapixels, it should work. Some shops require a date/time stamp, so that would be helpful.
May 27, 2012 08:10PM

Sherri Wrote:
> I've got an iPhone with a scanner and a hand held
> tape recorder will that be enough?

Other required items:

Printer ink

Other optional, but certainly useful items:

Good Booze
Energy/Meal Replacement Bars
May 31, 2012 09:07AM

Booze, giggle, that's funny. I love shopping, I started in March. Right now I have a digital camera, a desktop computer, multi-function printer, and a clipboard for revealed shops. I'm looking at hidden cameras that you have on your person for video shops and dvrs to help with notes. I live in Missouri where only I need to know I am recording so I am covered there. Start simple and slowly add to your store of tools as you go. That way if you decide its not for you there is little you have spent.
June 01, 2012 09:19PM
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