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.
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.