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Sign up with more companies. There are at least 4 doing them right now and I have received non stop emails from the 2 of them.
Do any of them have a required purchase that is fully reimbursed, or are all of them buy and return or no purchase?

@KateH wrote:

Sign up with more companies. There are at least 4 doing them right now and I have received non stop emails from the 2 of them.
In my experience getting a reimbursement on a high end item is something you have to earn by doing a great job on many non purchase shops first. I finally earned that right evidently at Albatross but these jobs get filled really quickly and by the time I was offered some I had aged out of them.
I was going to mention ISC, but I see they've already been mentioned. I think those shops have a fee but not a purchase requirement, so no reimbursement. The only ones they have in my area are too far to go.

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That's what I figured. Wonder if the OP (and others) would find these appealing in that case.

@foodluvr wrote:

Most are not purchase reimbursed. Most are inquiry only or purchase/return.
The pay is pretty decent and if you can stack other shops in the mall or nearby area it can make it worth it.
@MSF wrote:

That's what I figured. Wonder if the OP (and others) would find these appealing in that case.

@foodluvr wrote:

Most are not purchase reimbursed. Most are inquiry only or purchase/return.

I certainly find such most appealing.

1. Paid fee with no purchase. Most appealing.
2. Paid fee with purchase and return. Acceptable provided the fee is sufficient to cover the extra time to return the item.
3. Paid fee with required reimbursed purchase followed by a trip to the Goodwill to ditch the handbag or whatever other thing one was required to purchase. Reluctant. The fee better be significant enough to justify the impact to cash flow and risk of not being reimbursed.
4.Paid fee with required non-reimbursed purchase. The fee needs to be significant enough to profit from the shop/reporting time, transport to the shop, the required purchase, and the trip to the Goodwill.
5. No fee with required reimbursed purchase. Big ten foot pole list. One is out the time and cost to get to the shop and the time to report and then the time to ditch the item all for no fee. Not to mention the cash flow exposure and the chance that the MSC won't pay up.

In all my days of professional shopping, I have seldom encountered a product which I would want to have and have never encountered such a product that I was required to purchase as part of the shop.
Where is the number 6?

6. Complete a retail shop at Goodwill, receive a fee and sometimes a bonus, and be paid for a few observations, a few words in narrative, and for donating the stuff you did not want from a previous shop? You are there anyway...

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Would love to hear from someone who got reimbursed for a Gucci handbag and donated it to Goodwill for their second shop.
@Rousseau wrote:


5. No fee with required reimbursed purchase. Big ten foot pole list. One is out the time and cost to get to the shop and the time to report and then the time to ditch the item all for no fee. Not to mention the cash flow exposure and the chance that the MSC won't pay up.

I have done a few reimbursement only shops for items that I wanted but wouldn't have shelled out the money to buy for myself. I still have the items and I still enjoy using them. And I would group those shops with other shops so that there would be actual money made as well on the same trip. But that's what works for me. I am very selective those times when and if I choose to do a reimbursement only.

I have never seen a high end handbag shop that reimburses for your purchase ala Gucci or Fendi. If I ever did I'd be all over it, pleading with the scheduler to pick me.

I remember a few years ago there were a series of high end handbag shops for 0 payment and 0 reimbursement. You were buying a 4-6k handbag and sending it back to the vendor. The schedulers were touting the payment as you'd be getting points on your credit card for the purchase.
I did a high-end bag purchase but it wasn't reimbursed at thousands of dollars. I was able to keep the bag and the reimbursement was like 150 or 200 bucks. It was fine because I was going to buy it anyway!
@hotsauce1 wrote:

Would love to hear from someone who got reimbursed for a Gucci handbag and donated it to Goodwill for their second shop.

Lol! Would love to hear from someone who ever pays that much. Many lifetimes ago, I topped out at
a few hundred (or so) bucks for the privilege of a name bag. Then, the spendy bag was stolen and I never bought such privilege again. Now, I am cheap and have free peace of mind. I will buy a bag that I can afford to lose and not insure. Obviously, my lifestyle does not need mystery shops...

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~ Unknown
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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@sigh wrote:

[...]I remember a few years ago there were a series of high end handbag shops for 0 payment and 0 reimbursement. You were buying a 4-6k handbag and sending it back to the vendor. The schedulers were touting the payment as you'd be getting points on your credit card for the purchase.


Pathetic. I can only hope that the schedulers were upset at being given the assignment to schedule such shops as much as shoppers were with the non-existent pay. Rest assured that the MSC was charging their client a fee significantly greater than $0.
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