I saw this shop earlier too. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry.
Sounds like Intellishop. The part that would bother me the most (besides the paltry fee) is the deposit and it being a foreign country. If they keep the deposit, how would you get it back? I doubt the MSC would be a lot of help.
It depends upon how much you trust a particular MSC. Last month I put enough on a rewards credit card to earn me a free flight -- but it was a company I knew would take care of timely payment. There are companies I'm willing to front large amounts of money for and those that I'm not.@btemps wrote:
I did an Intellishop job where a good amount of money was put on credit cards. I got full reimbursement from them, plus accumulated a bunch of rewards with the charges. The fee was much, much more than $100.
I mystery shop WITH credit cards to earn the points to pay for vacays & splurge items. MS'ing "paychecks" help pay off those credit cards every month so I never pay financing charges. Win-win.@JASFLALMT wrote:
Hmmm...I am sure that there are many of us who have $1,000s available on our CCs. That's not why we are mystery shopping. At least me, anyway.
Saw that one. If I had $1,000 on my CC available I would not be Mystery shopping. Call me crazy...