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Thank you for your help. I will email them. Also, if it is approved how would I get paid for this? I know Appen use payoneer but I have never been asked for any payments details from appen. As this is my first project I have done from them I am unsure about payment. If my work is approved will they ask for payment details? Thank you
Can anyone please help me....
Do Appen let you know if your work was good enough or not? I'm new to Appen and did my first work for them almost a week ago. It was Harpeth, the speech recording project. However, I have not heard anything since I submitted it. No email or anything when I log on to Appen. I'm worried my work wasn't good enough. What normally happens next? Thank you
The first invoices of the month went out today. Is it not on there? Sometimes they're a little behind with auto-loading them.
well in past on the green site some people used the same nickname or part of email address etc and Butler hill as they were then found them and terminated their contracts.

Not only that- you are breaking the NDA talking about project names and sites used, so you are opening yourself up to a can of worms. It's best to talk about everything generic, you don't know how many people are in each market for any project- for all we know the UK is say 10! so not too hard to track someone-( its prob way higher than that), I am just saying don't break the NDA you signed or be prepared for the consequences if you do.

Also I don't think TMS wants the wrath of Appen on his back - though that's very unlikely.
Yes, I get the bit about NDAs and not mentioning projects but I thought you'd discovered a supernatural power that they'd acquired for finding out where you live...
 
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IP address can be tracked I suppose, I dunno, I'm not techy I shouted at my car radio today as it wouldn't do what I wanted. I doubt they would go to much effort but at the same time I would not risk it.

Everything is one sided with these companies and everyone is expandable.

If you can get on a long term project with appen you have the ability to make a lot of cash, but some projects run a lot more smooth than others, more recently they have all these micro projects which can be a PITA.
 
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The support at Appen is useless. im on that news survey - last week I accidentally clicked 'yes I was able to complete the survey' instead of the clicking the link to it. That took me straight to the submission page, unable to get back onto the link page. Got another survey invite this week the same project and despite VERY carefully clicking the correct link, its defaulting to the submission page for the new survey. Could try clearing cache etc but if I do that it could interfere with my Lionbridge settings and that would be more than annoying!

Also @Jute - did you get another invite for Haroeth. Im not sure if we can do it again even with an invite email .

Appen - arses and elbows etc....
 
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Yes I did but I haven't done anything about it yet. I thought we couldn't do it again either.

People on chat are tearing their hair out on the one I'm trying (in vain) to do over lack of work (even though there's a min hours requirement) and staring at the wheel of death because nothing's loading. Everyone's metrics are wrong and support is studiously ignoring everyone. It's a shame because it's well-paid but I don't think I've cut the mustard and it's not my fault and will probably get chucked off. It's also self-reporting on the invoice which is turning into another nightmare on chat from what I can tell.

I don't know what's going on with them but something's very wrong indeed.
 
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I would ignore the Chat, people get tied up on there over simple things. The self reporting on that project is a bit of a mess - but at the worst they will reject your invoice tell you what you need to put down and payment may - or may not be delayed a month.
 
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That's the thing anytime there's issue you rarely get prompt feedback from support so gave it a miss.
 

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Received an email from Appen asking me to rate the support from the ticket I sent last week. Wonder if that's the one they didn't reply to...
 
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They seem to have cut down the amount of surveys we do in the week, as well as the pay :mad:
 

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Hiya guys, so I hit the jackpot on the mystery shopping this month (don’t be too jealous, I have only had the utmost tat from China the other months I’ve done it lol) with a £99 perfume from a VERY well known brand with free returns. I was very excited for £99 profit lol until I realised their returns policy says packaging can’t be opened at all… so I can’t take the photo to upload for the mystery shopping review! :cry: The perfume is in like a little branded cardboard box which is sealed in cellophane and I’m assuming that’s the packaging I can’t take off if I want to return it… do you think I’d be ok taking a photo of it in its little branded box or would I not get the compensation from Appen? Thanks guys!
 

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Hiya guys, so I hit the jackpot on the mystery shopping this month (don’t be too jealous, I have only had the utmost tat from China the other months I’ve done it lol) with a £99 perfume from a VERY well known brand with free returns. I was very excited for £99 profit lol until I realised their returns policy says packaging can’t be opened at all… so I can’t take the photo to upload for the mystery shopping review! :cry: The perfume is in like a little branded cardboard box which is sealed in cellophane and I’m assuming that’s the packaging I can’t take off if I want to return it… do you think I’d be ok taking a photo of it in its little branded box or would I not get the compensation from Appen? Thanks guys!
You can try to take the picture of just the box and see if they contact you back. I have always taken stuff out of the box to photo. The only other thing is to think if anyone you know would enjoy it for a birthday gift (hence save on buying another present) or sell it on eBay.
 

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If you like it just enjoy it - its free after all, see being able to return as a bonus. I think its hard to send perfume back anyway, something tells me royal mail and hermes wont accept it
 

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You can try to take the picture of just the box and see if they contact you back. I have always taken stuff out of the box to photo. The only other thing is to think if anyone you know would enjoy it for a birthday gift (hence save on buying another present) or sell it on eBay.

If you like it just enjoy it - its free after all, see being able to return as a bonus. I think its hard to send perfume back anyway, something tells me royal mail and hermes wont accept it
Thanks guys, with a heavy heart I did open the box in the end lol as I just thought it would look too dodgy from Appen’s end if I didn’t! I’m going to try to flog it on eBay though as I’ve checked and it’s below the volume limit for perfumes to be sent by Royal Mail and I don’t like it enough to keep it for myself haha! Thanks for the advice!
 

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Had a sobering email yesterday from one of the sellers I'd contacted to request a refund.

It was a standard, and quite lengthy, reply basically saying that he is a small business that's only been going since Feb and has been so overwhelmed with "disingenuous orders on behalf of a business to test the validity of ...'s ads" that it's threatening the company's survival because it's a one-man band and he's now swamped with refund requests.

I've quietly tip-toed away from pursuing the request (he's suspended all refund requests anyway). It's actually a very nice product - just not one I'm interested in, so I'll hit ebay with it at Christmas.

I felt pretty sorry for him, and suitably guilty tbh. I didn't realise that they got so many people to order the same product (this is only my 3rd outing with this project).
 

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Had a sobering email yesterday from one of the sellers I'd contacted to request a refund.

It was a standard, and quite lengthy, reply basically saying that he is a small business that's only been going since Feb and has been so overwhelmed with "disingenuous orders on behalf of a business to test the validity of ...'s ads" that it's threatening the company's survival because it's a one-man band and he's now swamped with refund requests.

I've quietly tip-toed away from pursuing the request (he's suspended all refund requests anyway). It's actually a very nice product - just not one I'm interested in, so I'll hit ebay with it at Christmas.

I felt pretty sorry for him, and suitably guilty tbh. I didn't realise that they got so many people to order the same product (this is only my 3rd outing with this project).
This is why I never request a refund unless it's faulty. Also if you look at the notes for this project, you are not technically meant to do that but of course, once you submitted the forms, they don't check.
 
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Had a sobering email yesterday from one of the sellers I'd contacted to request a refund.

It was a standard, and quite lengthy, reply basically saying that he is a small business that's only been going since Feb and has been so overwhelmed with "disingenuous orders on behalf of a business to test the validity of ...'s ads" that it's threatening the company's survival because it's a one-man band and he's now swamped with refund requests.

I've quietly tip-toed away from pursuing the request (he's suspended all refund requests anyway). It's actually a very nice product - just not one I'm interested in, so I'll hit ebay with it at Christmas.

I felt pretty sorry for him, and suitably guilty tbh. I didn't realise that they got so many people to order the same product (this is only my 3rd outing with this project).
Oh bless him, I hadn’t realised so many people ordered exactly the same product either, doesn’t that make it quite obvious to the companies that this is not a normal purchase and compromise the “mystery” part of the mystery shopping?
I have only actually requested one refund so far in my three runs of doing this and it was for a total scam item, the other stuff I’ve had would have cost as much to return to China, USA etc than I would have got back anyway lol. But I definitely won’t be requesting any refunds from any small businesses unless for legit reasons thanks for the heads up! I feel like big international companies are probably fair game though should I be lucky to get one of them hehe
 

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Oh bless him, I hadn’t realised so many people ordered exactly the same product either, doesn’t that make it quite obvious to the companies that this is not a normal purchase and compromise the “mystery” part of the mystery shopping?
I have only actually requested one refund so far in my three runs of doing this and it was for a total scam item, the other stuff I’ve had would have cost as much to return to China, USA etc than I would have got back anyway lol. But I definitely won’t be requesting any refunds from any small businesses unless for legit reasons thanks for the heads up! I feel like big international companies are probably fair game though should I be lucky to get one of them hehe
Yes, this is only my 2nd or 3rd go at a refund but the last one was such a faff, and now this, I'm almost hoping I don't get selected again for this project. For the pretty low fee (leaving aside refunds), it's a lot of time and effort.
 

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Yes, this is only my 2nd or 3rd go at a refund but the last one was such a faff, and now this, I'm almost hoping I don't get selected again for this project. For the pretty low fee (leaving aside refunds), it's a lot of time and effort.
Yeah I agree, a fiver (ish) per item really isn’t enough tbh, considering that’s half an hour’s pay and it definitely takes me more than half an hour per item to order, fill in the survey, upload all my reimbursement stuff, photograph the product, do the review survey etc. It should be $14 per item tbh but they obviously won’t change it!
Won’t lie though, I do get a bit of a buzz out of buying random expensive stuff without worrying about the cost so I do still enjoy it on that level :ROFLMAO:
 

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I was picked for A*** for the last 3 months and my god do you get a lot of tat! I kept getting the well known Chinese drop shipping company come up where you have to message someone to get the order finalised and dear god what a faff. You have to wait 3 days before your order is even finalised. Glad they didn't pick me this month lol
 
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Does anyone know where you notify Appen of your holiday dates if you know you’re not going to be able to participate in a project for a bit? Just been added to Ogden and don’t want to get thrown off but heading away next week and most definitely not taking the laptop camping!
 

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