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“Retailing To The Max”

published 10/10/2004

Paid to shop

Have to know your own schedule and work out if you...

After reading review upon review about mystery shopping I decided to take the plunge and apply to a few companies myself. I always wondered whether I’d be convincing enough as a mystery shopper – I’m not very good at lying and thought I’d go bright red and get flustered. But it appears I’m a...

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Super

Enjoyable, Get paid to shop/eat, Good for extra ca...

Nothing

***WHY MYSTERY SHOPPING?*** I wanted to eanr some extra cash and I've always been interested in Myster Shopping. Working within the retail trade for over 6 years I have learn how important customer service is. ***RETAIL MAXIM*** I have worked for retail maxim for over a year, and they are by far...

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Satisfactory

Money! Potential to be useful to include on CV.

Assignment briefs not sent; having to chase them u...

I was looking for a small job that I could do alongside my own shopping and that would earn me a few pounds, legally! I am on Incapacity Benefit and going stir crazy with wanting to be fit enough to work full-time, but also do not have the health to consider anything more than e.g. one or maybe...

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Super

Paid to shop, meeting people

Irregular, time consuming

*** Introduction I joined Retail Maxim (RM) a little over a year ago. Retail Maxim are in the business of mystery shopping. That is they invite their members to visit retailers of goods and services anonymously and report back on their experiences. Sometimes you are asked to buy a product which...

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Super

Get paid, free stuff sometimes

not enough visits, reporting

I joined Retail Maxim (RM) in the Summer of 2004. Having just graduated from University and after about two months of just lazying around, it was time that I did something more productive with my time. I didn't want a 'proper' job just yet as I still wanted to enjoy my holidays, but my savings...

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Super

Fun way to earn some extra money, get paid for exp...

Work is not guaranteed and you have to have the mo...

OK, for those of you who read my recent review about Retail Eyes - Mystery Shopping, this review is going to be very similar except with different aspects as I believe this company to be slightly better! Again I'll start by telling you what exactly Mystery Shopping entails: What is Mystery...

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“Paid To Shop!”

published 18/06/2004

Paid to Shop, Can be Infrequent, Free Stuff!

Need to be Flexible, Jobs go within an hour!

Me: -Yep, I get paid to shop! B.M: - You’re having a laugh? Me: - No I seriously get paid money to go out shopping and for meals. B.M: - Stop lying, nothing could ever work that way. Me: - Well it does! B.M: - That sounds like heaven! Me: - It is! B.M. – Best Mate And this was how I introduced my...

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Super

“The stuff you need to know.”

published 12/09/2004

You get free stuff!

Not a very organised company (sometimes)

I am currently registered with 3 mystery shopper companies, and I must admit that this is not the best one, however it is not the worst! Having been registered with them for 2 months now I have done 6 assignments, being paid roughly £5.00- £8.00 for each one. Pay is dependant on which company the...

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Super

Good communication, good rates of pay, interesting...

Questions asked on results phonecall are sometimes...

I joined this company as a mystery shopper in June this year. Since that time I have undertaken around 6 mystery shopping jobs for them to various types of businesses, from bakers to shoe shops. Retail Maxim usually tell you about available jobs by sending you a text message - this is good as it...

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Not for me

None so far

No work; poor communication; no expenses

I have not so far had a positive experience with Retail Maxim and I was surprised to see the good reviews of the company on this site, although some seem to be quite old. It was reassuring that one reviewer said she wouldn't recommend them! I signed up about three months ago, and was accepted...

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Excellent

be paid to shop

you have to be flexible and be ready to do some jo...

i wanted an easy paid job as most of us do and have tryed all of the paid survey sites and did'nt really find what i was looking for and then i stumbled across the whole aspect of becoming a mystery shopper so i bit the bullet and thought i would give it a go i had tryed everything else so i had...

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Not for me

none

bad rubbish

I did some work for retail maxim and found them to be a rubbish company they do not pay you on time today i received an email about 12.03pm then i rang them 3 or 4 times but could not get through then when i got through at 12.12pm the woman at the other end of the line said the 2 assignments had...

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NONE

Simple - they do not pay

I have been working for mystery shop companies for some time now and have been writing excellent reports (even if I do say myself) I did my first assignments for Retail Maxim and have been so disgusted that I feel compelled to review them. They are unprofessional and the briefs I were given were...

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