I Hate Surveys!

United States
June 9, 2008 9:17pm CST
Ewwww...I hate those survey sites that say you'll get something for free if you just fill out one of their surveys, and it goes on and on asking you to click yes or no if you are interested in: Netflix (No, I already have Netflix) Information on Sleep Apnea (No, I don't have Sleep Apnea) Diabetes (No, I don't have diabetes) Car Insurance Quote (I already have car insurance) Information on a College Course (No, I can't do that either) Baby Items (nope, don't have a baby) After pages and pages of things I cannot use... It starts all over again! So I click No to everything again. It goes on forever and ever...all things I cannot use. Eventually, I forget what the free thing was that I was going to get! THEN...it asks if you would like to get a free $50 visa gift card...If so, just complete one of the following offers. And they too are all things I either already have, or I don't need! Meanwhile, all during the previous pages, I entered my email address and got signed up for all kinds of junkmail, and wound up with nothing free anyway. It wouldn't be so bad if they had offers that people actually wanted or needed. Everytime I try it from a different site, I think it can't possibly be like the last one. But it always is the same old stuff. Do you ever run into this?
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21 responses
@pakkiu (24)
• Singapore
10 Jun 08
i have alot of this junk too mostly from survey savvy so the only thing i do is too block them
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@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Hello, You are not alone , I have done many of those as well. At the end I would get nothing or they would send me somewhere else. Also, they would ask to buy this at a low shipping rate. I have gave up doing things like that , because many people are right so many of those sites are a scam . You just have to keep looking andgo to places that you have a good rap ! Best of luck !
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@wisedragon (2328)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Yeah I've had some pretty frustrating experiences with those darn surveys. They're so long I would spend an hour on one survey then my Internet connection would have a glitch then all of my hard work is gone! I get paid nothing. I'd rather do mylot.
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• United States
10 Jun 08
I hate them too. I used to take them until I got tired of being forced to do things to get sothing "free." I can't stand the opportunistic people who fuel the sites that promote those nasty things.
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@mrsjbelle (1640)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Yah, Ive learned to spot and stay away from those "fake" surveys. The surveys I do I get paid for! :) I love to make money online. I don't make alot but every penny sure counts.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
10 Jun 08
those aren't surveys and the only thing you'll get for free is a strange third party bill on your phone bill....i know cuz i had to go rounds to get 1 removed. the legit surveys i use are: SurveySpot (different payments...i just took 1 that pays $30.00 but those are rare) Pinecone Research ($3.00 per survey plus free samples) surveys from Quick Rewards (.75cents to $3.00+ per survey and you can keep trying until you qualify and you can take multiple surveys everyday{*shameless plug*-see banner on my profile page}) plus i'm signed up at a few others but they pay you in "points" so i only take those if i'm really bored.
• United States
10 Jun 08
How do they charge money to your phone bill? They have my home phone number, not my cell. And I never answer my phone unless I see on the ID who it is and I know them.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
10 Jun 08
yeah, well when i first ventured out into cyber space i wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, so i put my phone number out there a couple of times.....i mean come on.....it was a $500.00 Target gift card.(which you never get by the way) but after the phone bill incident and receiving countless sales calls (i have caller I.D. too and also don't answer to just anyone) i learned my lesson. now if i want to check something out and they want a phone #, i put in 000-000-0000 it usually works, and if it doesn't, i guess it wasn't that important.
@cricket1 (486)
• United States
10 Jun 08
It's called third party billing and I just had to deal with it again because my son filled out some crap online for free stuff. I had all that blocked from my phone bill for $3 a month. All they need is your phone no. and they can bill you.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I did and it really bugged me so much until now. I don't know why this survey arent banned in the e-world?! It is absolutely just a junk, a spam or simply a waste of our precious time. So for all of those surveys... wish them no luck at all.
• United States
10 Jun 08
There are some sort of worthwhile ones, you just have to look in the right place!
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Sure I will try to look for some. Thanks for the advice
10 Jun 08
My problem is that I absolutely love doing surveys but I cant help but feel angry with these sites that say that you'll earn so much etc and you never get. Or even worse, when you spend ages filling out a survey and they say after that you don't qualify to answer it so won't earn anything!
@SweetTrix (1071)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I love surveys too, but I do hate when I think I am qualifying and then it says I don't fit the criteria of the study. This doesn't happen often though, at least for me. What survey sites are you a member of?
• United States
10 Jun 08
ya this happens to me all of time. But i did get an ipod from this one website. I thought it was another one of those fake ones and i got to the part that said subscribe to atleast 3 things and i actually did it and it actually worked. It was a miracle, but that rarely happens.
• United States
10 Jun 08
Oh, what site was this? I'm interested. You might want to check that you didn't get any secret hidden fees though in your phonebill, or any other kind of site. They like to slip them in there and most people think they're making out great when really with all the secret charges they may have got, they could have just bought the Ipod themselves!
@Gollywog (1092)
13 Jun 08
Those sites are a pain in the butt! They all try to get you to sign up for something you dont want or never heard of. Nothing is free its a joke, so every one out there just remember there are no such things as freebies? I will believe its true when I get something free?
@Hatley (164171)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jun 08
all the time they get your name and you will get oodles of junk email plus all the goldand silver offers you must sign up for will cost you more than the so c alled free whatever that they promise you. stay away from these they are all scams of some sort.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Yes, I hate those sites too. I always say no and/or skip at the bottom of the page. It is usually not worth it for all the questions they ask you. Now, I belong to other sites where you do surveys but you get paid for them. That is an entirely different situation and I like those sites. If any of you are ever interested in doing surveys and getting paid for them I can refer you to them. One of these sites does not even have a minimum for payout. Thanks :D
• United States
11 Jun 08
I have gotten these types of things and think I'm going to get what ever it is there going to give me in the end but to find out they want you to sign up to all these different things just in order to get that one thing they claim there going to give you in the end. I have stopped doing these for it's a waste of my time and more than 1/2 of the answers I check are no and they say you have to sign up for at least one offer which I do and it will be a survey offer and they still go on page after page doing it all over again. I find it rather annoying and it sounds like a big scam to me so I stay away from these types of things now.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
i dont mind doing surveys because in the end i know i will get something out it. i rarely do anything for nothing because i just dont have time to do this.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Yes i have that is why when i get them in my email I don't answer them. I also get those that ask you to test a lab top and keep it but they are the same way. They want you to sign up for something and then you might get the lab top. There was a sit one time that said if you did sign up for the things that they offered and sent the information to them that you did sign up they would send you the lab top. But that was after you spent about $200 for what they offered. If i have to do all that then I don't want it. Then you have all that unwanted email coming to you mail box and you have to unsubscribe to them just to stop the mail from comming. It's a pain in the side.
• United States
10 Jun 08
When I read your title, I was thinking, "I love surveys". But, I hate those types of surveys that you mentioned. It's basically a scam and I don't even think they're entirely legal. If something is free, you shouldn't have to do anything in order to get it. So, if you sign up for offers that cost you money, then it's not free. I've done those sites where they have you fill out page after page of survey offer forms. I think I spent a half an hour at one before I give up. That's what they're hoping, that you will either give up or sign up for an offer.
• Malaysia
10 Jun 08
I hate survey too... If I see there is someone asking me to do the survey by the road side, I will run away. But If I found from forum there's a survey which I will be paid, I will offer myself to attend the survey, to top up my side income. :D
@LouieWpHs04 (4556)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Yeah, I know exactly what you're talking about! I can hook you up with some survey sites though if you want that actually do surveys n' such, although some of them take an extremly long time to earn on, and other's make it incredibly had to earn on unless you fit their "profile" so to speak. There are some sort of speedy one's but even they take a while to earn from! If you're interested i'll need your email as a few of them require for me to send an invitation to your email =O and uh well, any other kinds of sites you may be interested in that pay you for your participation! I know a whooolle bunch, aha =) Yeah, it's actually best to use a seperate email when it comes to any kind of site that pays you for your efforts. If you read a lot of their TOS's(Terms of service) agreements, they even mention that your information may be sold to 3rd party people to spam you with offers about their products.
• United States
10 Jun 08
No, I don't run into it, I run away from it.
@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Yep - one of my earliest lessons of money-making on the internet - and why the only use I have of my yahoo mail account is by searching for the few mylot discussions - and deleting the other 500-750 other emails. It's not like I didn't try - I tried for almost a year, answering every survey sent my way, but they would never give me a survey I qualified for, even though I filled out a profile for all of the sites. I would truthfully say I am 50, white, make over $40K a year "Sorry, you are not qualified to participate ..." One said I have $20 in earnings, but they don't pay out until $30 - and still they never send a survey I qualify for. So now I ignore them all, and encourage all newcomers not to join.