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I tried out some survey sites, but they really are a waste of time because of the disqualification thing. Like you said, you can be 15-30 minutes into the survey before they disqualify you!

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That has happened to my husband before. He spent 30 minutes on one and was told that his answer didn't match!

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&ChrisJarmick I don't do many surveys now. I belong to Swagbucks and MyPoints and they have some but I rarely do them. When I decide to, I only get frustrated. I managed to complete one LONG one recently though. But it took ages when I could have been doing more here or elsewhere.

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&MarieDragonfire They ask those age, sex, etc. questions twice too. You do it once then you go to the survey and they ask you all over again. It does get on my nerves.

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&Padraic There are a few decent places where you can make pretty good money or points but I hate when they don't immediately tell me that I am not a good fit. They wait until they have all my info then tell me I am disqualified. Ugh!

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&barbsbooks It gets very frustrating and you never get back the time you wasted for nothing!

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I tried a few like that.. after 10 or 15 minutes.. NOT Qualified. And I read several sites lowered their rates and made their qualifications more stringent. I'm sure many are total rip-offs and don't want to aid and abet any con artists. Great post. I hope you've found some good places to do this for...

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I use to try to do more surveys...I got a lot of that nonsense you mentioned..or they keep asking me the same stuff multiple times - age, sex, etc. I thought the survey place that sends the links used that to decide who to send them to begin with. It gets very annoying.

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I tried doing the survey thing for a while last year. Various issues caused me to taper off, and now I haven't done one in a while. I did make a bit of walking around money from it though.

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I tried this, but lost interest quickly after a few dumps. I don't have that kind of time to waste. At least if I go to Zazzle and make a product there's something to show for it -- even if it never sells. And at least creating it was fun. I'm just not patient enough for the survey game.

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&amfeierabend74 Most aren't worth the time spent even if you do complete them.

&rhoyea19 Swagbucks is good but I am not in love with their surveys. I am when I get one that actually finish though. I have my search set up through them and win a lot of points for nothing which is my kind of way to earn points! lol. I also do other activities and have a nice amount banked that I should redeem...

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&missfortune Swagbucks can be really good or really bad. I have completed and received big points for surveys and other times been disqualified after 20 minutes of answering questions. I hate that!

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&vlynn I did a crazy long survey last night about internet and cable TV usage. It was hard and so long. But I did get to the end. I don't think the time I put into it was worth it though.

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&collegedad I think they like women with kids the most. It seems they are always looking for women who have young kids at home.

&SaShaw It sure seems that way!

&catwoman Maybe the survey people will get the point and start to give a small stipend to people who take time to input some info and don't qualify. MyPoints gives 10 points if you don't qualify so that is why I will still do theirs.

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&angie5804 I think if we get past the initial stage, we should be given something for inputting our information. That is why I like MyPoints which is not just a survey site but sends out surveys. If you disqualified, you get 10 points so at least you don't feel so ripped off.

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&tanyat I think they do it on purpose to get your info and skip out of pating you for it. It seems to happen too often for it to always be an error.

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&mommyof2 One survey place sent me an email saying they were looking for people with diabetes for a survey that paid $30.00. I SO wanted to take the survey but couldn't do it. Be careful what you claim to have it. You just may end up with it. :/

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&elvisdo I belong to mostly sites that include surveys but that isn't all that I can do to get rewards like MyPoints and Swagbucks. I do belong to MySurvey and PaidViewpoint. I find Swagbucks to be the hardest to qualify for but they pay well if I eventually DO get to the end of one.

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&That1Girl And yet I still do them and hope I get through to the end. *sigh*

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I belong to several survey sites, but my chances of disqualification seem high. My stats are pretty much like yours. I do like MyPoints and Swagbucks the best. At least I have earned nicely through both of them. I have bought lots of stuff via Amazon, because of Swagbucks. I have them set up as my homepage, and I use the search for everything, including sites I visit regularly. They are awesome and easier to earn points than most of the survey sites.

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I dont do surveys. I have tried them in the past but never had any luck with them.

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There are some companies that I just won't do surveys through because of the things you mentioned. There are a few at Swagbucks that I just won't waste my time with because I have been burned by them in the past.

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I also do surveys...but the nice thing is that I get an "approximate" time of how long the survey should take to complete. So I can pick and choose which ones I do. It is nice. I still get a couple of gift cards a year which is better than nothing.

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I don't do surveys any longer, it's a waste of my time.

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I'm in that demographic that survey's hate so they throw me out all the time. I've finally decided to stop taking them.

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I had better luck a few years back; I started trying to do them again and I feel just like you!

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I used to do surveys then I had the same problem that you are having, they get hung up or say you are disqualified after going through and filling it out and in the end they have all your information anyways and you don't get anything for it. People are just so strange when it comes to that point of making them, if they are going to have surveys for people to fill out they need to be on a better server so that they don't time out.

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i was just taking some last night and had some of the same issues, one time I almost thought about saying I was of Hispanic origin just to see how many it would let me take but I just cannot do that because I cannot lie like that. I qualify for more now that I have kids but not many more

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I do a few surveys but I mostly do them as part of PTC or GPT sites. I just completed 3 out of 5 surveys today which is pretty good for me.

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I believe the same thing. They get our info and don't pay or reward diddly-squat.

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&cynthiann There are plenty of negatives. MyPoints gives 10 points if you don't qualify so I am happy with them. They aren't just a survey site. You get points for opening emails, searching and shopping through them. I also do Swagbucks which again is not a survey site but hjas surveys you can take. I tend to bomb out on those.

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&reeseh81 Never heard of them. I only do a few and lately, not even those but PaidViewpoints.

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&adezenzio I hold my breath when it is taking a while to switch pages because I just know I will see that disqualification message if the page takes longer than a few seconds to load.

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&That1Girl I really think they take your info and then boot you so they don't have top pay sometimes. Some surveys get a LOT of info from me before they tell me I'm disqualified.

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No - this is not for me as I have head too many negatives

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I know exactly what you mean. I participate in a few survey sites and "chump" is exactly what I feel like when they dump me out of a survey. Ugh!

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