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lil drury

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Mystery Shopping
« on: May 21, 2007, 03:53:06 PM »
Would anyone be interested in becoming a mystery shopper in Northern Ireland? If so, please contact [email protected] or 01285 886563.

Lil Drury

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 11:16:08 AM »
I would but I live in England LOL

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 11:27:44 AM »
What's a mystery shopper?  (Is it someone who shops for Miss Marple or something) :P.
and most important question :  How Much do you get paid.

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 09:37:40 AM »
Ive emailed it will see what the gist of it is, if i get a reply.

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 09:46:16 AM »
Description of a mystery shopper.

Mystery shopper

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 11:28:16 AM »
The Pulse Customer Service Assessments website shows the type of remuneration you may receive.

There's also an organisation called the The Macpherson Group They're always on the lookout for new people to join their panel of assessors, all you need is a good standard of English (both written and verbal) and a good eye for detail (very good observational skills).

I think anyone interested in being a mystery shopper should check with their motor insurers in case their policy does not permit them to use their car for business purposes. If an accident happened whilst undertaking a mystery shopping assignment and the insurers had not been advised of a change of use they might not meet the claim.

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 11:53:29 AM »
MMMM i got a reply to my email with attachments of an introduction pack  and if i am interested ive to fill in the form, im weary of the form though as they want personal details and bank details.  :-\

 
PERSONAL INFORMATION      
Title:   First Name:   Surname:   Age:      
Date of Birth:   Sex:  Male/Female   Marital Status:      
Contact Address:      
Town/City:   County:   Postcode:      
Tel. No:    Fax. No:      
Mobile No:    Email Address:       
Are you self employed?  Yes/No   If relevant, VAT No:   Occupation:      
No. of children under the age of 18?   No. of Girls.   No. of Boys?      
Dress Size (Women)      Waist Size (Men)      Shoe Size      Do you wear? Glasses/Contact Lenses   

 
BANKING DETAILS  (Bank details are needed as payment for Assignments can only be made via B.A.C.S. into a current account)      
Name of Bank/Building Society:      
Address:      
Account Name e.g. Phil Smith:      
Bank Sort Code:    Bank Current Account No:    

now the alarm bells ring when i see that likes of that .

Colette

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 12:09:42 PM »
You'll probably not be their only mystery shopper in Northern Ieland, Colette. Sometimes such businesses will put you in touch with others in the area who work for them so that you can discuss such concerns as giving banking details with them to see if they are happy with the support they receive. The React Surveys website does not contain as much information as the Pulse site. I've just looked at how Pulse pay their shoppers ... Once your monthly activity has been completed and received you are required to submit an invoice and a cheque will be raised and sent out to you at the month end.

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007, 01:19:20 PM »
Never give your bank details to strangers!!  I got a NTL/Virgin email recently trying to scam my bank details.

I'd forget about them and perhaps alert chris to remove post

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007, 01:37:07 PM »
Never give your bank details to strangers!!  I got a NTL/Virgin email recently trying to scam my bank details.

I'd forget about them and perhaps alert chris to remove post

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I asked Chris to move this thread from the Belfast Chat board to the Classified board Jobs section. I see no point removing any post on this thread as others may be interested. Different businesses have different ways of operating. Since Colette posted Lil an email requesting further information maybe it would be an idea to send another email telling Lil that she's not prepared to submit bank details and asking if React Surveys would be happy if she submitted an invoice and had a cheque raised for her at the end of each month be acceptable. I'm totally surprised that Lil has posted just the one message and then vanished into thin air ... people in business usually keep an eye on posts and reply to queries. There's one drawback to mystery shopping and that's the lying out of money until money starts fo flow inwards.

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2007, 01:53:12 PM »
Go on Colette, give your bank details and let the rest of us know if anything goes wrong.   :P

I did some Mystery Shopping for an English company and didn't have any problems with payment.  My only complaint was that the petrol allowance didn't cover the distance to and from the jobs I was given.  But, I was able to get a week's grocery shopping paid for.

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2007, 02:35:08 PM »
 One step ahead of you Christopher, I did email lil back and told her i would pass as i didnt like giving my bank details to strangers and wished her luck.

Colette

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2007, 03:52:51 AM »
Smart thinking Colette
I won a sail boat and would not give my account over .
Ran a check on the company and i had indeed won it and they were legit.  However I still will not give out my details to anyone

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2007, 03:56:57 AM »
Smart thinking Colette
I won a sail boat and would not give my account over .
Ran a check on the company and i had indeed won it and they were legit.  However I still will not give out my details to anyone

Mageeka, as a matter of interest do you have a cheque book ??? If you write cheques you give you banking details. You've little control what happens to your details from that point onwards.

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Re: Mystery Shopping
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2007, 10:09:54 PM »
There seem to be a lot of mystery shopping businesses covering this area. I noticed one on the enniskillen.com site. The person who posted the message there was looking for people in several areas in Northern Ireland including Belfast, Carrickfergus and Lisburn. I wonder why she didn't post on the Forum? There is a company based in Belfast called Feedback Mystery Shopping which was established in 2002 as a specialist Mystery Shopping Company. They have been involved in the business for the past twenty years and have an office in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. They specialise in Reactive Marketing Services and offer their services to organisations in the Internet, Mail Order, Automotive Trade, Retail, Catering, Hospitality and Tourism industries.