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NFO My Survey

May 16th, 2007 at 08:43 pm

Has anyone actually done any at home product testing for them? I just completed a product test and was very disappointed in the amount of points I received for doing the survey. I have no problem with doing 10 point surveys for them to find out if I qualify to continue to a higher point survey. But when I take 4 weeks and test out a couple versions of a product for them, I expect to get more than just 10 points for each product (20 points total). Does that seem unreasonable to anyone else? I've emailed them already about it. I let the first one slide because I thought that perhaps more points would be awarded after the completion of the task. I'm sorry, but my time is worth more than that.

While waiting for a prescription to be filled (which was free thanks to a coupon from the manufacturer) I browsed the electronics section. I found a digital camera case on sale 50% off which made it $3.50! I carry my digital with me everywhere and especially since I spent so much to get it fixed I really wanted to get a case to keep it safe. It fits perfectly in the case, there's room for spare batteries and memory sticks in another pocket, it has a belt loop that velcros on and a shoulder strap. Quite the bargain I thought.

I also looked at their cassette adapters since I'm going on a trip and might need to buy one since my friend's iTrip is broken. (The iTrip makes it so iPods can play through the radio) In the mp3 section they were $20, in the audio section they were $10. For the same thing. I could understand the difference if the $20 one had a special iPod connector but both just plug in through the headphone jack. My roommate probably has one so I'm holding off til I find out if she can lay hands on it or not.

I also bought replacement rechargable batteries since I can't find the ones I have (but I know where the charger is) since I blow through regular batteries in my camera pretty fast and some rubber cement so I can make a personalized birthday card. Plus I got a digital picture printed out (again to make said birthday card). Spent about $13 something on all that.

11 Responses to “NFO My Survey”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I do the NFO surveys all the time, but I have never had them mail me anything. On a long survey, I usually get 500 points. I have been happy with them, but I would not test stuff for only 10 points, unless it was free stuff that I wanted.

  2. LdyFaile Says:

    I wasn't asked if I wanted it just got a postcard in the mail stating it was coming. No mention was made of how many points I would receive for doing the survey until I actually took it which was after the product had been tested. Anyway, it'll be interesting to see what they say about it. For Pinecone I get an additional $5 for product testing and sometimes another $5 if the company wants the leftover bits back.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I didn't even know MySurvey did product testing. But it does seem odd. I've done product tests for ACOP and its always been at least $5.

    I wouldn't mind if the product were a significant amount of something, like say enough laundry soap to do five or six loads, but if its not much of a product, ten points would be a bummer.

  4. Aleta Says:

    I have not done any product testing either but I suppose they feel that the product that you have has value. They keep asking me would I like to test certain products but I haven't received any yet. I just find that it takes so long to acquire 1000 points.

    I'm doing Greenfield and SurveySpot also and am just about ready to stop. Haven't earned the first penny yet and everyday they send you what they call a few quesions to see if you qualify (20 minutes). If I have to spend 20 minutes answering questions, I want to get paid for it.

  5. Cheryl Says:

    I do NFO survey, and have tested products....for me, I didn't care about the amount of points I got for testing it...it was FREE product! I was happy with that, as they sent me TWO large size liquid laundry detergents...saving me about $15 in the long run! And it was a top name brand that I wouldn't normally buy!

  6. ldyfaile Says:

    Cheryl, true that's a very good point. I did wind up with product that I can continue to use after it's been tested, although it does say to throw away by end of August. And I probably got a good chunk of points for doing the original survey that led to me getting the products to test. I guess I'm just used to Pinecone and how they operate.

  7. Val Says:

    Hi I was reading your blog after looking for some info on paid surveys. What is this pinecone site you are talking about? I have never heard of it

  8. ldyfaile Says:

    Pinecone is a survey site that's hard to get into. Periodically you'll find banners that have a sign up link. I found mine by searching every now and then. If you pass their initial stage then they pay you $5 for every survey you take (they also send out generic questions to get a better feel for which surveys to send you and those you don't get paid for) and $5 for every product you happen to get chosen to test at home but that doesn't happen quite as often. I've had really great luck with them so far, the surveys don't come real often but it's fun when they do.

  9. Leah Says:

    I just joined MySurvey, and i haven't gotten hardly any surveys. How long does it take for them to send more?

  10. kalie Says:

    I'm not even sure why you'd expect them to give you points AND send you products to test (yes, they say they will, but really..you're getting something free that you'd normally pay for), most sites that give you products to test just give you the product. I mean, you're getting something free, just for using it. Greedy Greedy.

  11. ldyfaile Says:

    Actually Pinecone does and they are the ones who I had first received products to test after responding to surveys. They paid me for the initial survey, paid me for actually using the product and in cases when I needed to send the product back, another check for returning it. I was just expecting NFO to operate the way Pinecone does. Simple as that.

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