This was a rather ridiculous argument I had to get into, but I ended up getting the shop approved in the end. Thought I'd share it.
The shop was with BARE, and the one for wiring money. The guidelines say you can't pay until you are asked by the agent. During the shop, the agent told me the total was going to be $xx and then paused and looked at me. Like any reasonable human being, I took that as the cue that she wanted the money at that time and I offered the money after a few seconds of the agent not doing anything. Strange thing is she just left the money on the counter until the transaction was complete. The reviewer initially rejected my shop because they said I gave the money without being asked first, which was against the guidelines.
After some back and forth, it was finally approved. What do they expect me to do, just stand there until they literally ask for the money? Nobody does that in the real world. Cashiers tell you the total, and then wait, they don't say "please give me money now". Ridiculous. This was my first and maybe last shop with this company.
It seems like more and more today, cashiers ring up your purchase and then just stand there and look at you. At one grocery store I shop at, the cashiers almost NEVER even give you your total.
Glad you got paid. I mean, how long are you supposed to stand there and look at the agent while the agent is looking at you? We're supposed to act natural and like a normal customer, and if a cashier doesn't do what he or she is supposed to, sometimes you have to improvise and "go with the flow."
I don't do a lot of shops with Bare, but I've found them pretty reasonable. I wouldn't let this shop deter you from trying more shops with them. This particular shop was in my area a month or so ago, but I didn't feel comfortable with the scenario and didn't take it. Usually their shops are pretty straightforward. They don't pay much, at least the ones around here, but there are some that are good to do to get your foot in the door with them.
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2018 12:05PM by BirdyC.
I've done a these shops for Bare and the slightest slip up in your narrative will get you burned. They basically want the sample narrative/guidelines to be what you report. If you stray from that, your in for a fight.