valerie wrote: Inactivity I guess. I couldn't log in one day and contacted them with no reply.
I did not run over there every time they would send an email. Plus, I got tired
of them because all they wanted to talk about and send me was bladder pads.
That's strange, they sent me a variety of products different each time, mostly food items and beverage and generous quantities of each. One time I got an entire box of cereal, 6 pack of beverage, etc, the pay is always $3 per survey and $3 for the product test follow-up, so $6 - very competitive rates for surveys, usually reasonable LOI, too bad that their crappy support ruins everything. Another issue with Pinecone, they never tell you in advance you are going to get a parcel delivered - it would be nice and courteous at least if they warned you ahead of time that a product was shipped along with the tracking number, so you are sure to be home that day to pick it up, because they DO send by priority mail but I don't think with signature required. In terms of pay rate for surveys they are good, unfortunately in terms of support and management they suck big time, and the amount of surveys with them is low, usually a few invites per month tops.
No, no Costco any where around here that I know of. I am in West KY and I don't
know of any in the entire area. When I lived in TN, there was none in that area
Very strange, Costco is American. There is a Costco in Florence, Lexington and Louisville, probably more areas,
perhaps not one near by where you live, but in the state, yes.
No I don't suck up to them. It's very important to leave honest reviews.
What if you hate a product and write negative reviews, do they still send you products ? No company wants negative press online. Do you get to KEEP the products or are you expected to return them back ? I know that some Youtubers do this and get sent free sometimes very expensive products, though rarely have I seen a YouTuber bash their own sponsors
I think a YouTuber became a millionaire doing this over the years, reviewing computer parts and tech stuff, have you heard of Linus TechTips, the guy lives off of reviewing stuff, he makes millions !
Some products they send are not even on the market yet. The catch is, they
want an honest review. Some want videos but not always. Some want two
photo's of the item. Some want six photos of the item. They want to know
what you liked about it, what you didn't like about it, how you use it, etc etc.
That sounds like a great opportunity, and I guess they must have you sign a NDA stuff. Is this something available in Canada or US only ? As far as honest review they'd have no problems with me, as far as asking for video and photos I guess they want to prove you are actually using the product and not just writing up a review
Over the years I have received TV's, Laptops, Sewing Machines, Entertainment Centers, Beds, Mattresses, Tools of all sort, Garden Equipment, Printers, Desks, Craft Machines, Smart Watches/Fitness, Electric Blankets, Clothes, Shoes, Automative Stuff, Tires, Photo Frames, Coffee Makers, CrockPots, Pressure Cookers, Pan Sets, Dishes, Pet Supplies, etc.
So basically you become a warehouse
Do you actually get to keep it all or sell it afterwards, though since some items are not available yet and under NDA, you would definitely be forbidden to sell it, they are giving you those items on a loaner I assume, meaning it is their property basically or they get it shipped back at their expense ?
Much of the stuff is very good. Some is not so good. Submitting HONEST reviews is important.
When I was with Pinecone I had to at times write negative reviews because some of the products they sent were ridiculously sweet, and one of the beverages they sent me was basically poison in a can, so disgusting and full of bad stuff you could easily clean toilet bowls sparkling clean in minutes and your entire bathroom sparkling clean, I remember that one time it was so nasty that I ended throwing the rest of the cans ..... Most of the time though the products were good also.
Receiving TVs, laptops, electronic stuff that sounds great, I wish I could do that as opposed to testing food lol.