Ace Hardware

They are with a new MSC. This MSC offers a decent-ish flat fee payment. I have a shop scheduled tomorrow.

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As far as I'm concerned, the fee isn't quite decent enough, and no reimbursement for your purchase. Mostly because the one nearest me is 45 miles away. I do understand if I manage to do 3 of them, they'll entertain route offers. But when you're used to building a route of 10 or 12 over 500 miles at $75 each, the drop to $15 is....horrid.
Very different situations. I'm happy that the flat fee is higher than the previous MSC's total pay. I actually bought something I needed today.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Looking at you with sad green eyes. There are two ACE hardware within 2 miles of my house and another 6 miles away.................................. have fun on the shop tomorrow!
I do them when I have other shops nearby. The best thing? Regardless of the given scenario, I always get inspired when browsing and checking the rest of the store. There is always... something... that piques my interest, catches my eye, or makes me wonder about something. I realize that this is work and is not supposed to be fun. But these shops are fun work for me!

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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I LOVE that store! There is one a few blocks from my house and another almost across the street from my office. There's another a bit further out from town that I used to shop when the fee went up. Those stores are so fun for me. I get all my air conditioner filters there - they have a good quality one that is $5, and periodically (this month) have a Buy Two Get One Free - so $10 for 3. And I buy all kinds of kitchen gadgets I never knew I needed. And my lawn and leaf bags. And light bulbs. Have fun on the shop!
rofl taco, thanks for the idea to get my HVAC filters from there! Yesterday I got cactus soil. I don't dare enter the kitchen gadget section. That is a shop I truly enjoy.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
That shop helped me convert my house to energy-saving light bulbs before they became affordable.
I love hardware-store shops, but the fee isn't enough to get me to drive almost 20 miles round-trip to the nearest one.... Unfortunately.

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I've learned to never trust spell-check or my phone's auto-fill feature.
Any hints as to the MSC for these? Can you use your Ace rewards membership?

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

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
wales look in the Mystery Shopping Company section. You can use you membership.

@ceasesmith wrote:

Not in the top 15.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope


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@HonnyBrown wrote:

wales look in the Mystery Shopping Company section. You can use you membership.

@ceasesmith wrote:

Not in the top 15.

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Okay, I am officially confused.

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

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Hint, you say? This company is among others that does not require the report by midnight on the day of the assignment.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
_____
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
_____
Thanks for posting this. it reminds me I have to get back to my search for filters...my size was not available anywhere 6 months ago. Ace claimed they had them but when I filled out the order form suddenly they did not. I think my filters are on a slow boat from China. (please do not take offense if you are a boat captain, a boat, the ocean or Chinese or a politician).

@roflwofl wrote:

I LOVE that store! There is one a few blocks from my house and another almost across the street from my office. There's another a bit further out from town that I used to shop when the fee went up. Those stores are so fun for me. I get all my air conditioner filters there - they have a good quality one that is $5, and periodically (this month) have a Buy Two Get One Free - so $10 for 3. And I buy all kinds of kitchen gadgets I never knew I needed. And my lawn and leaf bags. And light bulbs. Have fun on the shop!
In the Mystery Shopping Company section, the MSC is mentioned in a thread title. The MSC is not one of the big wigs.

@walesmaven wrote:

Okay, I am officially confused.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
It will be nicer if such MSC checked promptly submitted shops. I submitted one on July 8th and shop was not checked yet.

Shopping Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of NJ, since 2009
Sorry to be so ignorant, but is that a reference to "I don't know Jack"? (about that).

@2stepps wrote:

I know how Jack feels now!


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