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Q: getting paid as a mystery shopper ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: getting paid as a mystery shopper
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: rippy-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 14 Feb 2006 19:43 PST
Expires: 16 Mar 2006 19:43 PST
Question ID: 445928
is the organization Gapbuster Worldwide a real mystery shopper company?
Subject: Re: getting paid as a mystery shopper
Answered By: siliconsamurai-ga on 15 Feb 2006 07:16 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hi, thank you for bringing your question to Google Answers.

It appears to be somewhat legitimate but I recommend extreme caution
with any such scheme. If they ask you to spend your own money on
anything, even an introductory kit of some sort, run away.

You will find some reviews at:

Bear in mind that they may be fake reviews, but some seem legitimate
because they emphasize that many costs involved are NOT covered.

Also, the site is registered as follows:

   	GAPbuster Systems Asia Pacific Pty Ltd 
   	Po Box 7205 St Kilda
   	Melbourne, VIC 3004
   	Domain Name: GAPBUSTER.COM
   	Administrative Contact , Technical Contact : 	 
   	Mitch, Muresan
   	Level 12 409 St.Kilda Rd.
   	Phone: 61 3 9869 3282
   	Fax: 61 3 9867 2677
   	Record expires on 11-Nov-2008 	
   	Record created on 10-Nov-1997
   	Database last updated on 15-Mar-2005
   	Domain servers in listed order: 	Manage DNS
   	  Show underlying registry data for this record

Current Registrar: 	NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
IP Address:  (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
Record Type: 	Domain Name
Server Type: 	IIS 6
Web Site Status: 	Active
DMOZ 	no listings
Y! Directory: 	see listings
Web Site Title: 	GAPbuster Worldwide | The world's leading Brand Experience Agency
Meta Description: 	GAPbuster Worldwide - The world's Leading Brand
Experience/Mystery Shopping Agency
Secure: 	No
E-commerce: 	No
Traffic Ranking: 	Not available
Data as of: 	21-Oct-2005

Clarification of Answer by siliconsamurai-ga on 22 Feb 2006 04:01 PST
Hi, just for my information, how much information would you be
expecting to get in a $2 question in order to qualify for a 5 star

Sometimes it is difficult to determine that sort of thing.
rippy-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
Thank-you for all your help. I will keep in mind the tip about paying
to be a mystery shopper.

Subject: Re: getting paid as a mystery shopper
From: elded-ga on 15 Feb 2006 06:26 PST
Yes :) - read following link:
Subject: Re: getting paid as a mystery shopper
From: rippy-ga on 21 Feb 2006 18:37 PST
Thanks again for the comment.
Subject: Re: getting paid as a mystery shopper
From: rippy-ga on 22 Feb 2006 19:30 PST
My deepest apology. Your information was just what I needed. This is
my first time using google answers and ratings must be very important
for you, the reseacher. I did not in any way mean to slight you.
Subject: Re: getting paid as a mystery shopper
From: siliconsamurai-ga on 23 Feb 2006 07:48 PST
No problem, I was just wondering. Researchers can be terminated for
low average ratings but mine is no problem.

BTW, I've checked further and it looks even more legitimate.

You will need to go through a brief online training session and 
observations must be very accurate, sometimes involving a stop watch.

Good luck. I hope you continue to use Google Answers and recommend it.

No need to reply.
Subject: Re: getting paid as a mystery shopper
From: mystyqueshopper-ga on 09 Jun 2006 03:28 PDT
Gapbuster is indeed a real mystery shopping company. I work for them
and find them one of the best companies to work for.

 To find out more about mystery shopping and get links to some of the
best companys visit

there is lots of info and a forum aimed mainly at the british mystery
shopper, the site is all you want to know about mystery shopping and
how to get started.

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