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Community Level 6AnitaM

AnitaM

Retailing To The Max

AdvantagesPaid to shop

DisadvantagesHave to know your own schedule and work out if you can fit jobs in quickly

"...applied to 8 companies but Retail Maxim stand head and shoulders above the competition for me. Since I was accepted in August Iíve had 10 jobs sent my way which I am very impressed with. At the moment Iím in almost weekly contact with them. ~ ~ ~ Applying ~ ~ ~ From the very beginning Retail Maxim struck me as being a professional outfit. The first stage of the application process is straightforward and can be done online at www.retail-maxim.co.uk. ..." Read review
10.10.2004

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What's the mystery all about?

AdvantagesEnjoyable, Get paid to shop/eat, Good for extra cash

DisadvantagesNothing

"...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 the best Mystery Shopping company I am signed up with. I came across their site when I typed in mystery shopping into Google when I was looking for jobs. Retail Maxim offers a service to clients which is includes Mystery Visits, Video Mystery ..." Read review
23.10.2008

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Community Level 4Rp200

Rp200

What?!? Get paid for shopping???

AdvantagesGet paid, free stuff sometimes

Disadvantagesnot 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 were decreasing at a daily rate it was about time I did something about it! ~*Retail Maxim*~ I came across a website while browsing the internet about ..." Read review
31.01.2005

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Community Level 1mossgreen

mossgreen

I can't recommend Retail Maxim.

AdvantagesMoney! Potential to be useful to include on CV.

DisadvantagesAssignment briefs not sent; having to chase them up each time; unfriendly people on the end of the phone; told me they could not communicate via email instead of mobile (?); not a lot of jobs to do.

"...a refund is not given, Retail Maxim say to contact them and they will sort this out. I should say that one assignment I was offered required me to spend a lot of money, more than I could afford, and I was not willing to take the risk, as I was new to Retail Maxim, and if the refund had taken some time to come through, this would have left me too low on funds in the meantime. Again the response to me being honest about this was cold ... no surprise ..." Read review
10.02.2006

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Community Level 2Segedunum

Segedunum

Like shopping - something in return

AdvantagesPaid to shop, meeting people

DisadvantagesIrregular, 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 you can keep. There is a small remuneration for each job and travel expenses are paid. You are expected to declare any income on your tax return ..." Read review
15.12.2006

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Retail Maxim - Mystery Shopping !

AdvantagesFun way to earn some extra money, get paid for expenses such as petrol and parking etc

DisadvantagesWork is not guaranteed and you have to have the money to hand and will be reimbursed later.

"...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 Shopping? Being a mystery shopper is all about being paid to eat out/shop/purchase items/evaluate a service very discreetly without the selected company realising what you are ..." Read review
02.08.2006

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Community Level 6s_jones_2003

s_jones_2003

Paid To Shop!

AdvantagesPaid to Shop, Can be Infrequent, Free Stuff!

DisadvantagesNeed to be Flexible, Jobs go within an hour!

"...you receive. Companies such as Retail Maxim are actually commissioned to carry out mystery shopping visits to a wide variety of stores in order that the management can evaluate their staff and their expertise too. ** Who are Retail Maxim? ** Retail Maxim was founded in 1993 and aims to provide specialist mystery shopping services to retailers. They employ over 3,000 researchers throughout the UK to carry out the day to day jobs offered to ensure ..." Read review
18.06.2004

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Community Level 1blacklight...

blacklight121

The stuff you need to know.

AdvantagesYou get free stuff!

DisadvantagesNot a very organised company (sometimes)

"...visits it seems are to retail outlets). Time taken on visits can vary immensely, some visits such as the supermarket ones can be carried out within 10 minutes, whereas other ones such as my visit to the hairdressers took a while longer. What else have I missed....Im not going to give you any information about the background of the company as I am aware that this information is on other reviews and to me it is more important to know what the work ..." Read review
12.09.2004

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Community Level 1samjane99

samjane99

RETAIL MAXIM - Maximum mystery shopping

AdvantagesGood communication, good rates of pay, interesting jobs

DisadvantagesQuestions asked on results phonecall are sometimes different to that on questionnaire

"...pay vary from £7 upwards, Retail Maxim also reimburse mileage at 22p per mile and car parking/travel etc. This is good as some mystery shopping companies do not reimburse for travel. I always find the questionnaires easy to follow and find it even easier when I can enter my results online. Some jobs require Retail Maxim to call you for results, others you will enter online. Payments are made at the end of each month (usually 28th). I have always ..." Read review
04.10.2005

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Community Level 1anneh1957

anneh1957

I don't recommend Retail Maxim

AdvantagesNone so far

DisadvantagesNo work; poor communication; no expenses

"...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, very easy process, although as I have worked for them in the past I was surprised that I had to do another (unpaid) trial visit. Since then, up to last week, I heard absolutely ..." Read review
30.05.2007

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Community Level 1lindy290

lindy290

whats better than being paid to shop!!!!

Advantagesbe paid to shop

Disadvantagesyou have to be flexible and be ready to do some jobs within the hour

"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 nothing to lose so i just clicked on the link on their site which brings up a short application for you to fill out i filled it out and was contacted by email ..." Read review
19.11.2005

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Do not waste your time and money

AdvantagesNONE

DisadvantagesSimple - they do not pay

"...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 highly unrealistic. I did it anyway and apparently the companies have sussed me out. I do not believe this because I have had one of the shops ringing me up since to let me know about a new offer out on the product I was enquiring about. I am 100% that I was not sussed out and I am 100% ..." Read review
12.04.2013

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