Sorta but but not really - I once did a comic book shop that looked like it would be around $25 with fee & purchase. It turned out to barely be 10 bucks because the store's not supposed to release certain titles before a certain date. I spent time on a whole lotta nothin'. Luckily, a casino was right across the street, so my mood was assuaged.
I do have a general idea of how much shops go for and what the bonuses are...
But I pick them up based on my available time and based on how much I need money and/or how much I need or want the item/service being shopped (like a super coupon). I also don't pick them up farther than 10 miles away unless I'm already going to that area.
I just keep a mental note to hold out a little longer next time if I see a trend of rising fees with that type of shop. The first time that happened to me I was upset lol I felt like asking for a price adjustment.
Recently, my big 'close to a hundred bucks' went up to a hundred bucks at other locations after I completed my shop. This was local, so anything more than three cents would be profit. But still!
"Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, 'Never take candy from strangers.' And then they dressed me up and said, 'Go beg for it.' I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, 'Trick or treat...No, thank you.'"
Personally, I do not take a job where I had done it for 17.00, and now it's 11.00. Taking a 10.00 job makes me feel dumb and desperate, that's the way it is. I have done it since they are in my town and I'm there anyway,
still I feel now they are using the shopper as costs have up, (gas) but, one must do what one must do....no judgement.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2019 02:49PM by Irene_L.A..
I used to do a shop where you would evaluate either the gas station or the RV park. They were 2 separate jobs and each had a fee. Just noticed that they have combined the 2 jobs now but the fee did not go up. Two jobs for the price of one? I will just pass.