Jon Brelig HIT's HELP THREAD!

Discussion in 'Requesters' started by trueakitalover, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. sattaps

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    Two months before I have found thousands of Jon Brelig hits 24 hours on mturk. But recently the hits are available in few numbers. Me and my earnings depending upon Jon Brelig hits. So please could anyone tell me the approximate time of upload bulk hits like previous year...
     
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    @sattaps: I've noticed this too and I have no answer. The past 45-60 days it seems like there's no work worth mentioning. Not sure what's going on. Maybe they're posting work at 3am India time? I have almost 6000 approved hits so you'd think I'd be in the loop on what's going on. I have no clue.
     
  3. Khalinov

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    Some retailers are moving towards making receipts available electronically. Dollar General is a good example.

    Here’s how they work it: You sign up for an account with your email address & phone number. When you enter your phone number on the point-of-sale terminal you will get an email or text message of your receipt with line-item detail. You can also go online to their website and look at your old receipts.

    I expect more and more retailers to offer this option, thus fewer and fewer people could end up having to photograph their receipts for all these rewards programs (Kellogg’s Family Rewards is an example of one such loyalty program). And as fewer printed receipts are needed to participate, fewer receipts will be farmed out through the likes of Jon Brelig.

    If your earnings depend on work like this, you should diversify (IMO).

    ref: https://dg.coupons.com/help/#receiptContentTitle
     
  4. BlueSkyHippie

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    I have a receipt from Lowe's for $10,000.00 it won't accept the amount. What should I do?
     
  5. davidswife71

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    Hello everyone! I just joined this board while researching some of the requesters on Mturk. I never knew Jon Brelig had so many complaints! I've been working with him for some months now and have had nothing but a positive experience.

    I have over 12,000 hits completed on my account and a 99.7% approval rating. I have NO idea how many of those are Brelig's, but I would assume THOUSANDS. I've never had a problem with rejections or being blocked, as I've heard many have. The HITs are pretty straight-forward in direction, so if you're a native-English speaker, it shouldn't be hard at all to figure out what he wants. Just use common sense and your best judgement.

    Some elements of the receipt might be hard to decipher at first, but there are directions, and some HITs even have their own set of instructions included to avoid mistakes. Sometimes the tax is listed on a separate line, sometimes there is no tax at all. On some receipts it looks like you might be at the end with a total, but you've got to be sure they didn't add any items/coupons to their purchase after the initial totaling of the order - it's always best to go to the end of the receipt to make sure the order is done.

    With these HITs, it is impossible to list every little detail for instructions as they vary from receipt to receipt. If you're not comfortable with the HIT you've accepted, return it back to the pool and let the next Turker see if they can figure it out instead of risking rejection.

    I know it can be somewhat confusing and I know some of you are complaining about working for "pennies", but it's your choice to complete the hit or not. Personally, I've made over $600 working for Jon Brelig. I'm saving to move my elderly Mother (who just survived breast cancer this year) to my house with me. It will take about $10,000 and I have a long way to go, but I'm not giving up and certainly not complaining about money I make sitting on my butt at home.

    I'd be happy to answer any questions any of you might have to make it a little easier for you. Just remember, thousands of Turkers work on these hits and those "pennies" add up to quite a sum to be paid by the Requester, so enjoy the opportunity. :D

    Sincerely,

    Lori
     
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  6. TheMouse

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    OR you could just make more money even more quickly by working for a requester who pays fairly and promptly.

    Even as a brand-new turker, I could tell Breligs were garbage HITs. I did do quite a few 411Richmond "Verify a Single Value" HITs for numbers. Felt much less exploitative.
     
  7. davidswife71

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    I can understand where you're coming from... but exploited? That's a little harsh, but to each his/her own. LOL

    I'm not trying to speak for everyone who does his HITs... I'm just saying from personal experience, I've never had a problem.
     
  8. TheMouse

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    Yes, exploited. A requester paying so little for work is exploitative.

    Not to get personal, but if you really want to make money you can make better use of your turking time. $10,000 one Brelig at a time is laughable.
     
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    As I said, to each his/her own. :)

    I think you did get personal. Who ever said that Brelig is the ONLY work I do; furthermore, who said I'm not saving money from other resources as well? You know what they say about assumptions. ;)
     
  10. JShug107

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    Jon Brelig that you???
     
  11. davidswife71

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    I KNEW that was coming. 'fraid not.
     
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    I occasionally will do the lower pay hits such as Jon Berling 0.02 hits. However, what I have a problem with and where I feel exploited by Jon Berling is I try my hardest to properly fill out the information requested for his hits. I already feel the hits are underpaid and not very easy to do with the poor image quality that some of the receipts are as well as having to search for the information on the receipt since you have to move the receipt to view the entire thing. Then to have the hits rejected do to no fault of my own. I can say I do my best but it seems most of the rejections that I have are from Jon Berling. This is why I only do his hits if there are no other hits available and I want to get my numbers up.

    By the way, I prefer p9r over Jon Berling in that for the pay, p9r work is not an eye strain to do and I do not think I have any rejections from him.
     
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  13. In_Correct

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    Is Jon Brelig / InfoScout going out of business? Or are they not interested in mTurk any more?! The receipts are going away and they have been going away for weeks.
     
  14. Khalinov

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    Would that it were so, but I spy 28 of his underpriced batches currently - including almost 20000 of the 2¢ers.
     
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    don't hesitate and try it.
     
  16. varnwaldinesh

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    please give me your receipt.
     
  17. In_Correct

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    Most of them I can't do either. They are not U.S.A. receipts. There is a new category for UK receipts, but sometimes they still pop up in the U.S.A. receipts. The remaining receipts are from other nations, and they give no contact information (or contact information impossible to fit into the U.S.A. contact form). I had previously submitted "Cannot Transcribe Foreign Characters" which was rejected as "It Is English". Ever since then I skip many receipts. It would be nice to separate each nation so the proper contact information form will be provided.

    There really are no other people on mturk. I currently see other companies offering receipts but they don't appear at any time of day. They never offer so many or everybody does them quickly.
     
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  18. In_Correct

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    Now it is even more alarming. I have never seen 50,000 receipts disappear in a few short hours. At this rate, they will be gone tomorrow. It looks like now "Jon Brelig" is "ScoutIt" there is much more interest and not enough for everybody to do.
     
  19. In_Correct

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    Getting worse:

    I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF JON BRELIG U.K RECEIPTS "THERE WAS A CONNECTION ERROR! PLEASE TRY AGAIN!" REPORTING THE HIT DOES NOTHING BECAUSE IT JUST GIVES ME THE SAME HIT I JUST REPORTED. JON BRELIG HAS CRAMMED THE U.K. AND U.S.A. RECEIPTS INTO THE SAME GROUP BUT THE U.K. RECEIPTS ARE IMPOSSIBLE.

    :mad:
     
  20. Pontiac

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    then do something worthwhile instead of whining over $2/hour hits?
     
  21. In_Correct

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    Hush:

    It is actually freedom of speech. You need to stop being nosey.
     
  22. In_Correct

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    It looks like these measly 2.00 per hour are actually very popular. There isn't very much around anymore. Again.

    Even Shopping Receipts US, which those receipts are much more time consuming, are also going away. They used to pile up with apparently nobody doing them, but now they available amount of tasks has decreased.
     
  23. In_Correct

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/mturk/comments/4ni2ya/the_problem_with_scoutit/ BTW it wasn't just me that had the problem earlier this year.

    I am back to report yet again that ScoutIt, despite being so "unpopular" has disappeared yet again. Do they have scheduled downtime often, or do people just not buy so many things, or is it that everybody actually loves receipts that they want to hog them for themselves and tell everybody "I wouldn't recommend him. ... Stay away from him ... pay is too low ... do somebody else's instead ... [because they are MINE!!] " (when searching for discussions about Scout It or Jon Brelig, this is what I read when somebody asks anything about him. They don't answer the person's question and instead they try to run them off.)

    Anybody know the answer? I guess not.
     
  24. In_Correct

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    I am going to come back every time ScoutIt disappears to see if this is a regularly occurring pattern.
     
  25. acheter

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    Some items preceded by SC/MC on receipt with negative amount, are they represent as Coupon?
     
  26. sayini

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    Hell
    How to work mturk forum side.
     
  27. In_Correct

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    Submission Error:

    This discussion has long since been abandoned by "ScoutIt" or "InfoScout", but I am going to post this anyways.

    There is no way of knowing how to handle the swarms of "foreign" receipts. If there are any U.S. or U.K. receipts there is a form to enter the information. Any other nation will not be able to use the information. It will say "Invalid Telephone Number" and it will not let me submit the receipt. I had been rejected periodically with the excuse "It Is English.".

    I do not care if the language itself happens to be English. Every nation knows English and so many receipts are going to be in English. But there is no way to enter the telephone and address of the business.

    Also, if the currency is in € or ¥ or PLN or PHP (or just P) whether or not it is in English language this is from a nation that is not U.S. or U.K. or even Canada. (There is no Correct way to enter the information from a Canada receipt. Submitting a Canada receipt using the U.S. form will cut off part of Canada's postal code.)

    Sometimes the € receipts written in English language are actually U.K. receipts that have a currency conversion. I do not list these as "Cannot Transcribe Foreign Characters.".

    But if you are going to get many different receipts, there needs to be an expansion that includes more than just the ability to enter U.S. and U.K. receipts. Unless that happens, there is no way to list the information on the foreign receipts.
     
  28. acheter

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    I added it together on the one I did earlier, but don't want it rejected for that reason.
     
  29. brandfrys

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    I am also had the same question. Can anyone provide me some details about these.
     
  30. aes

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    So far, no details have been received?
     

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