Wish I lived in LA or NYC

A friend of mine that lives in LA told me about an easy shop that Reality Based Group just posted. You just place a mail order online with a really well known store and when the package arrives you return it for a full refund. Unfortunately the email said that you have to live within 30 miles of LA or NYC and I don't. I checked their job board, but didn't see any of them near me. Just my luck ...... sad smiley

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Be careful what you wish for. Traffic congestion in those two areas (and in DC) is so bad that it make in-person shopping a real challenge!

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

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The thing is though that you place your order at home online. You then can return it to ANY store location within a 30 mile radius -- and there are a lot -- so you can choose one that is less congested to return it to. Also, my friend said some of the shops give you the option of not even having to go to the store, you can just ship it back via UPS prepaid shipping label.
As someone who did pick up one of those footwear shops, and who lives in New York City, lemme tell ya that City life is NOT all it is cracked up to be.

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I didn't see the footwear ones - hers was for clothing and she was going to purchase socks. I'm going to have to take another look. Maybe more were posted and there might be some in my area this time.
Reality Group doesn't have a job within 200 miles from me (I live in L.A.) and used to work a lot for them. They must have special shoppers doing the one OP mentioned, or I would have been notified.

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@Irene_L.A. wrote:

Reality Group doesn't have a job within 200 miles from me (I live in L.A.) and used to work a lot for them. They must have special shoppers doing the one OP mentioned, or I would have been notified.

That’s weird. Do you not see any jobs at all for RBG? I just expanded the Sassie search to include L.A. and I see a ton of jobs. Maybe not the one the OP mentioned but I didn’t open them all.
I just looked and they are still there. Go to their job board and click on "Classic Job Board" - then enter "Show shops within 30 miles of zip code 90013". I counted 53 still available.
o.k. thx....they had one app job I don't do, low pay.

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@kenasch wrote:

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

Reality Group doesn't have a job within 200 miles from me (I live in L.A.) and used to work a lot for them. They must have special shoppers doing the one OP mentioned, or I would have been notified.

That’s weird. Do you not see any jobs at all for RBG? I just expanded the Sassie search to include L.A. and I see a ton of jobs. Maybe not the one the OP mentioned but I didn’t open them all.
I see a handful within my 20 mile radius....but none pay enough for the drive.

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If I lived in NYC I would just do high paying focus groups $200 and up for 2 to 3 hours time.

Shopping Western NY, Northeast and Central PA, and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. Have car will travel anywhere if the monies right.
DONE SOME IN THE PAST... EZ

BTW, I WAS IN THE OC LAST WK, THE TRAFFIC WASN'T AS BAD ACTUALLY AS IN DENVER.

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There has never been a single second of my life that I wished I lived in LA.

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At the moment only demons come to mind
I live 40 miles east of L.A. and don't take shops there because it is way too crowded.
L.A. story And bonuses are few and far between altho the bonus world is getting much better the last year or so. Maybe it's the economy being better so less shoppers around or the fact that the pay and reimbursements have not increased for years so no one will take these shops. The main complaint I have, which I have voiced many times, is that the msc and schedulers think of mileage in the same way in a small town as they do in Los Angeles so if a shop is 10 miles away they think that is a ten minute drive. 10 miles from my house is almost an hour during most of the day and even at night. Not to mention the 15 minutes or so it takes to find a parking spot often unless you want to spend much more than your fee for pay parking. Some areas have NO free parking. Very few msc offer to reimburse parking. Add to that the fact that many of the bonused shops are in the "ghetto" where many of us do not drive to for shops. For me it is simply that I cannot find other interesting jobs in those areas. The stores are mostly fast food so in order to take advantage of the few dollar bonus I would be driving an hour at least and not be able to find other shops nearby except ff which I do not do. As a NY native I have no issues with being in "bad" areas. I spent my youth in some pretty bad areas and they do not bother me. Yes, we do have more high end shops here if you want to spend the travel time and write long narratives for $15-25. And a few focus groups a year. You cannot live on those.
I live in NYC and don't take shops that require going to the post office because 90% of post offices here are terrible.
@shopsuey wrote:

I live in NYC and don't take shops that require going to the post office because 90% of post offices here are terrible.

The SSK shops weren't bad, though. I wish those came back....

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It may have gotten down to LA or NYC, but I did this shop in Dallas. We always have more shops that are fulfilled and plenty of bonuses at the end of the month. Traffic is bad in certain parts of the city, but there are very nice parts where there is little traffic, still with access to all that Dallas has to offer. NO I am not an advertisement for Dallas, I am a true KCMO fan.

I'd go on a diet, but that would be an insult to the fine people who make Cheesecake!
I just checked and yes, there are tons of shops, however many are downtown, and the rest don't pay enough to get on the freeway....and lets not forget the cost of parking in congested area.

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I live close enough to LA to shop there. Every so often I wander into the big city . . . and immediately regret it.

If I'm going to spend four hours on the road, I'd much rather do so completing a route of rural shops than in bumper-to-bumper traffic completing one or two. Yes, the big city has some interesting, well-paying shops but they are not worth the added grey hair and rise in blood pressure.
Thinking about years ago when starting, I'd get four jobs within a block of each other with good pay and free parking in the upscale city department stores....they are gone now (sign), and age does smarten one up, so I guess newbies are good for doing "any" jobs that us seasoned seniors won't do. Going downtown in L.A. to make 30.00, so not worth it, and as a side note, gas is now 3.39 per gallon with no bonus for gas or parking.
You'll be on the road three hours alone, not counting job and report. Spending less $$ is a smarter way of making $$.
Love it when those members who don't live in L.A. tell you of all the bonus's......not knowing where you have to go to get them and time spent...sad smiley

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@Irene_L.A. wrote:

I just checked and yes, there are tons of shops, however many are downtown, and the rest don't pay enough to get on the freeway....and lets not forget the cost of parking in congested area.

They are online order shops, and you return the item to any local (specific retailer) store or outlet location, according to the shop comments on the job board. I live about 25 miles south of LA myself but there are (specific retailer) locations closer to me here in OC that I can do the return at, without having to drive to LA...
Wow, that's such a huge difference of time to travel. I used to live near Denver and I am now in a very small town in SC.. I drive about 40 miles for most shops, but I can get a decent amount in the next city near me so I don't mind the drive. It's interesting to see the regional differences!
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