StetsonRebel wrote: Honestly???? lol I want CASH PERIOD!!!!!!!! Its all I ever would be using this site or any other for.....gift cards are for kids....
Uh-oh someone is not going to be too happy about that
if you want me to spend my time doing something....time is money...period....and I want money...not a gift card....and yes there is a big damn difference.....I am not a fan of liberal elite democratic companies tying to dictate to people how they are allowed to spend what they have earned which is all they ever do here in America as they try to dictate and force slavery back onto the Citizens here by taking away their rights one by one.
Well there is something called free enterprise though, any company can do what they want - if they want to pay you 1 cent for 1000 hours of work, they can, as long as they inform you beforehand. If I open a candy store I can charge you $800 for a bag of 4 jelly beans, but I must inform you of the price, and believe me, people are still spending a fortune on stuff they can get at low cost or for free,
This is why I quit all the panels that pay only by gift card, luckily most panels informed me months ahead of time of the change so I had a chance to cash out and you know what
Some direct panels didn't they just removed the payment method and reverted all to gift cards (i.e. web perspectives), THAT would be bad. The same way it would've been bad if ySense only had gift cards and we were not informed of new policy, then all HELL would break loose
As far as gift cards for kids, well you'd be surprised on how many adults are shopping online and using those gift cards, including older folks too, but I am not convinced they represent the majority, not on this site
If you agree to pay me $4 so a 30 min survey ...and I do it and complete it...then I expect you to pay me $4...not a card that says I am allowed to get $4 credit towards my next purchase at a store that is dictated to me by the card....you see I shop where I want to when I want to if I want to...otherwise its no ones business where I shop or how I spend my money.....frankly if a company of any kind can not afford to pay cash or check for work performed in any manner then they should not be in business period....another words if you cant pay with online with Paypal...or check by mail...then I honestly hope you go out of business and will never use your site again.
I agree with you on the first part, offering cash should be a minimum, I left sites that didn't offer cash.
As far as check, well most GPTs do not have this method and those that did are transitioning away from it, in the electronic age, checks are going to become more and more obsolete, though some existing panels do send by check, but yeah they should at least have ONE method PayPal or Check, both would be optimal too but rare nowadays. Though offering PayPal on GPT should be a minimum, except the scammy sites that offer BTC only or crypto.
hardly use the site since I knew Jim was going to sell months ago or at least seen the writing on the wall
I knew from 4+ years ago he was going to sell when the price is right
As far as the writing on the wall it was so obvious - When it was announced that CSR the affiliate research company was closing, that sealed the deal
then......reason being...I dont trust it at all now....what I have earned I figure any day I will only be able to cash out for some stupid gift card only because of the things I read on redditt .....at any point...serioulsy.....if you cant pay someone cash through paypal or check like direct deposit then by all means go out of business because you shouldnt be in business if you can't understand cash flow to run a company....sorry to be so blunt and so honest but that I believe is what the question called for and nothing offends me faster than liberal ideas of the world would be better if everyone just worked all the time to earn a damn gift card on coffee
I don't think Prodege will eliminate CASH methods and use only gift cards, they are still offering cash methods on SB aren't they ? No doubt in my mind, they will probably add more gift cards but removing CASH methods would be shooting themselves in the foot big time. They would not go through the trouble of getting Skrill and Payoneer.
And the day they remove cash methods they will instantly lose the precious traffic of this site, that they paid 8 figures to acquire, that would not make any business sense, so for now I am not worried about that, this is why people should not use the site as a bank account and cash out their balances whenever possible, and not keeping large outstanding balances just for bragging rights or shilling - some people on other sites leave their balance grow until it reaches 4 figures or even 5 figure so they can shill.
So we both are here for cash, and some are here for gift cards, one thing I find absurd is them using gift denominations for CASH methods - if my balance is $30 I would have to initiate 3 requests in 2 days, for 3 x $10, the fact they are merging gift card denoms with CASH methods is absurd, CASH methods should be separate to gift, and not use denoms. Hopefully in some distant future this can be addressed though they did say it is not a priority or short term project