OTX surveys drive me nuts!

United States
November 24, 2008 2:42am CST
i do a lot of surveys..a lot LOL! i qualify for probably 75% of the surveys i attempt. however it seems like i can Never qualify for surveys that use OTX! not only do they seem slower..especially if i have anything else going on at the same time, but id say 9 times out of 10 survey attempts..i dont qualify! i have a kid in the house, both males and females, own the house, have pets, have a car blah blah blah..all the usual things that could easily disqualify me. i realize that i wont qualify for every survey i take, thats understandable and acceptable..however why is it i cant ever seem to qualify for any OTX ones? anybody else who regularly does surveys have such troubles with OTX surveys?
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@lefty13 (21)
• United States
24 Dec 08
We're on opposite ends. OTX surveys are the best! I think I know what may be the problem. In the end of an OTX survey, there is what I call quality control question. This question will ask you to select "some number like six" to make sure you are reading the questions. It caught me once and that was the last time. Also, you are only able to take one OTX survey every 24 hours. So if you took one OTX survey from lets say Cashcrate, and then you try to take an another OTX survey from lets say Surveynation, it will say, 'please try again later" after you've answered the first question.
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• United States
7 Jan 09
huh..thats weird, i have never seen a quality control question like that. and since you posted this i have been paying especially close attention in case i am going to fast and missing it. stupid OTX lol!
• United States
8 Jan 09
Here are two example of the quality control questions I speak of: http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=otxcontroloz9.jpg http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=otxcontrol2xv7.jpg
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• United States
9 Jan 09
ok yeah ive seen those, but only after ive qualifed for the survey and am being asked questions specific to it..like the fast food places example you gave. but i rarely get that far..usually the pre-qualifying demographic questions are as far as i get. thanks for the examples though!
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I just posted about that horrible place!!! It seems that the more education and income you have--particularly education--the less surveys you qualify for. I'm 54, divorced with two grown children, I have 2 years of college and I make just over $40K per year. That seems to disqualify me from ALL of their surveys!! When I'm not disqualified, it takes about 20 more screens before they tell me I don't qualify for the survey. I can honestly tell you that out of about 50 OTX surveys on a variety of subjects--most of which other sites have rewarded me for completing the surveys--I've never been able to be accepted to even one OTX survey. Notice how they want to know if you're Latino? I think they are targeting the multi-national and illegal immigrants of the United States. They are a huge, growing market so I can understand that but why waste my time?!! Just ask if I'm Caucasian and be done with it!!!!
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• United States
7 Jan 09
ugh..im 34, single with a 13 yr old girl..and a high school graduate only lol! perhaps it is that one page that asks if i am latino. yeah growing market is right, more and more survey sites are using them! which sucks cause its beginning to erode the number paying surveys im getting each month!
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hey, you wanna exchange survey sites? I think I have the paying ones covered but one never knows what someone else may know! OMG, I see this is a month old discussion!! I just turned on my notifications again and began again to receive the daily digest. Man, I've lived a lot the last month but missed a whole lot on myLot!!
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@bunnybon7 (43294)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Jan 09
yes. i have and i just quit doing any. i think its a scam.i would quit wasting my time for their benefit if i were you.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Yeah, I think they are looking for specific races, areas of the country and stuff like that that get people kicked out.
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@ryzach (1546)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I don't qualify for many of them either. it is about 10% like yourself. I am also with Zoom panel and I qualify for about 90% of those. The only problem with them is that they do not pay in cash. You redeem the points for merchandise which is okay with me, I can always find something I need. I let the points build up and so far have gotten a blender and real close to getting a crock pot. They also reward you with 5 points even when you do not qualify. I have never seen a referral program with them but you may want to check it out. I usually get their (OTX) surveys through the other survey companies.