That is correct after I left the shop. I was offered double the fee so as I would finish the shop. I felt that I would have been there for another two hours just to get it done. I think this would have made the MSC look worst than have to send out another shopper. The manager said I was the third shopper she had seen. It makes you wonder why they weren't doing this one.@NinS wrote:
Thanks for the cautionary tale. You had gotten $65 and they offered another $65?
Funny, that MSC just emailed me today to warn me I was going to be de-activated for inactivity unless I logged into their site post-haste. Which I did, which I guess keeps me enrolled. But the only thing they have in my area are these audits. which I ain't going to do at that fee, no thankee.
I checked on that and the having to take the vehicle to a before and after inspection stopped me from doing it.
Phone call offered $200 and I still said no thanks to reading this topic.
If you see them still open after a week or two, they will come back to you. If it is 120 miles roundtrip definitely hold for that if not more. I would ask $90 for 15 minutes drive, and then calculate based on how far and how remote to get there. I got ~the amount you asked for similar distance but someone had cancelled the day before. Once they notify the location about 10 days earlier, then the audit needs to be done on the specific day unless a major disaster occurs, snowstorm, the building burns down, etc. After the first one they are easy, learning curve. I just go and snap photos of everything with my cell phone. Then complete the report on my laptop at the location if it is far away, and then upload the photos on their app on the cell phone. You can start uploading while doing the car timings. I am now to less than 3h including the report, in a relaxed pace.@NinS wrote:
They emailed an inquiry without listing locations and agreed to $175. Then the locations turned out to all be 60 miles away. I countered with $225 and was turned down - they probably did me a favor.
I’ve gotten into a nice rhythm with them.@turfman wrote:
How are these audits going? Still have many open in my area. Was planning on telling them I would take the two closest to my house for $150 a piece, but would like to hear if there are more horror stories with regards to doing these.