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I was a mystery shopper for about 3 months. My niece was ill and in the hospital and I wasn't working for anyone full time and thought it would be entertaining and I could make a few bucks too.

I got lots of free food, very little money and lots of aggravation. But it was quite interesting to play "detective". I did shops in retail (Lazy boy, Levitz, tire stores, etc) and restaurants 2-3 times a week. The only way to do a lot of work is to saturate yourself... sign up with as many companies as you can. You build your "rep" by showing up and actually submitting the work. Lots of them make you submit a writing sample too.

There are some evil companies out there that send you on the shop, but don't fork up the money without a fight (I had to chase down $50 from one of those companies). Join message groups and you'll see who those companies are (their bad reps follow them).

I enjoyed it, but it was a lot of work for a little pay back. My BF at the time really liked it because we got to eat out for free, he just sat there and ate and I had to be "on the job".

I did a shop at an all you can eat buffet (sizzler), I busted the workers who were standing by the food and eating from the display with forks. TOTALLY freaked me out!

good luck!

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Mystery shoppers suck every time they shop my store i aways get a low score lol and i know i treat my customers well. I guess they go by who kisses the most azz or who gets on there knees the most lol...

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Can be tough, at times. Be warned.

I worked for a condom company when I was in college as a mystery shopper and busted one chain's employees resealing condoms they had used, for resale.

What? are you serious... c'mon that's really hard to believe.

:lol::lol: I found one person that still believes what comes from Majizee's posts!!!!!!

Warning: never take Majizee seriously! :no:

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I ahve done it a few times and was ok. Not going to get rich doing. Depending on the store, you may learn some pretty valubale experience. Most of my write ups were positive. I only had to write 1 crummy one. Was at a oydoorsy type store. Service was terrible, the worker sat and chatted with another employee and pretty much ignored my basic questions.

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oh the good mistery shoppers indeed help build customer servicer, unfortunately most of them aren't good, so usually we also get shitty grades because of their ability to really ask questions or act as a real shopper.. some of them start asking questions like if they were reading from the script lol but those are fun

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I signed up to do it recently. It's a pain in the butt though and I doubt I'll even make it to the point where I can work. You have to take this test, which I did, and then you have to go on 2 practice trips, which I am just not all that interested in doing. So I'll probably never finish training! Not to mention you have to pay to access the job listings...

I have also been mystery shopped before. The first time was when I worked at Popeye's in high school and I got a perfect score so they gave me a gift certificate. There have been many more times, but the only other time I remember was at B-Dubs where I failed miserably... :devil:

I should also say that the main reason I don't want to do these practice runs is not just because I'm lazy :lol: but also because they ask extensive questions...like what's the manager's name, etc. How are you supposed to find out the manager's name?

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