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06-13-2000, 10:43 PM
I just got my first RhinoPoint survey.. I signed up a little late and so they charged me $15.95. Anyways the survey was 'Political Issues'.. 19 questions.. They said the survey ends on 7/3. Hopefully I'll get paid soon after.
I'm a bit confused. Why are you paying to fill out surveys? http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/confused.gif
06-13-2000, 10:46 PM
The way RhinoPoint works is that they charge you a onetime fee of $12.95 if you signed up a few months ago or $15.95 if you signed up more recently. Then whenever they have survey's available (hopefully once per month) they pay the cost of your ISP (up to $22 i think). I guess they just charge you so they can make some money upfront or something.. i dunno..
Crunch It Now
06-13-2000, 10:57 PM
they say that they charge you money up front cuz then people tend to be more honest in filling out the surveys, rather than people joining for free, and then just clicking the first option for every question - this makes the survey people happier....
06-14-2000, 01:35 AM
I filled out my survey a while ago, and I haven't recieved anything from them, much less money.
GotApex, you want to find out what's going on for me?
Yeah..I filled out my survey about medical thing about two weeks ago and they told me that they will give me the credit after the survey is closed and reviewed.
I was wondering exactly when they will pay me.
06-14-2000, 02:18 AM
It's a load of crap with their "we pay for your internet access" moniker. I signed up about 3 months ago and received ONE survey. A problem on their side forced me to fill out that same survey again. And now they say I won't get credit for that til 2 weeks *AFTER* it closes. In other words, they'll pay(might) me for that ONE survey FOUR months after I signed up with them. Heck, I've received more from Vividence in that 4 month span. I'm still negative $12.95 with rhinopoint at this point. When I complained about it, they ended their email with "Don't forget to refer your friends to receive credit". I had to laugh at that. I even emailed them asking why I should refer them at all considering what I've experienced so far...
06-14-2000, 08:30 AM
I, also, would like to respectfully request that Apex attempt to look into this Rhinopoint "deal" on behalf of his loyal forum members. It would appear that Rhinopoint has used obfuscation in the terms of their agreement to their own advantage. By collecting $12.95 to $15.95 from a large number of interested parties and then drawing out the survey/payout schedule, they likely have access to a significant float of free capital.
Furthermore, we, as participants, have not yet observed any indication that any payout is forthcoming. Pity the people who signed up for a three year contract with a pay ISP, for they have actually gone into further debt based on the assumption that Rhinopoint is for real.
In my opinion it would be of major benefit if Apex would consider using his clout (i.e. the power of the membership of this well-respected forum and Web site) to contact Rhinopoint and obtain some formal statement on their part that might relieve out collective concerns.
06-14-2000, 09:02 AM
whew..good thing i passed on this one...$20 every four months sucks anyway, i can make more money by just picking up every penny i see while walking all over campus..
06-20-2000, 06:59 PM
Got this today...:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
Over the last six weeks, we have been negotiating with
a card service provider to issue credits through your
credit card. Our old provider could not handle the volume.
We are not happy with the weekly delays so we are issuing
credits through a consumer payment service called Ultimall.
Each survey is getting processed by its closing date.
This will cause you to receive one credit at a time even
though you may be due two. Again, the volume does restrict
us, so please be patient. We have thousands of credits to
issue and hope to be caught up by the end of the month.
Ultimall will offer to pay you through their service that
offers a direct deposit to your bank or a printed check
mailed to you. You will be receiving an email with further
information from [email protected]
rhinoPoint Customer Service
06-20-2000, 08:06 PM
They are passing the buck to buy more time. That's something that my company does... and I don't like it.
My company pulls stuff like sending out memos with no date and the first line is "Sorry of you are recieveing this late" like it's my fault that I am getting it late.
Anyways... I am looking forward to my RhinoPoint payment... we'll see.
06-20-2000, 08:18 PM
I spoke with someone at Rhinopoint and I was told to have the same email address registered as the ISP that I listed credit for.
When I registered at the site I used my school email, but I'm using earthlink. So basically, you won't get paid if the email address doesn't match the ISP one.
Does that make sense?
06-20-2000, 11:29 PM
i signed up over a month ago and have not received any survey. I want at least one so that i will not have dropped 16 bucks for nothing.
good, bad, i'm the guy with the gun
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