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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 25th Jan 18, 4:58 PM
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    Smodlet
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts
    • #1
    • 25th Jan 18, 4:58 PM
    Prolific Academic Survey Alerts 25th Jan 18 at 4:58 PM
    Here we go again.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
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    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 30th Jun 18, 3:05 PM
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    AprilLady
    Means once this one is paid I can do a Paypal cashout - hurrah! Money desperately needed right now!
    • elsien
    • By elsien 30th Jun 18, 6:31 PM
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    elsien
    Well I've got no bloody idea what happened there.
    Turn on laptop and go to prolific page. 4 studies showing all with reasonable availability so I pick the 2 one. It promptly logs me out and when I log back in a few seconds later it's back to no availability again. They can't all have vanished so quickly, surely?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Brookside88
    • By Brookside88 30th Jun 18, 6:48 PM
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    Brookside88
    Well I've got no bloody idea what happened there.
    Turn on laptop and go to prolific page. 4 studies showing all with reasonable availability so I pick the 2 one. It promptly logs me out and when I log back in a few seconds later it's back to no availability again. They can't all have vanished so quickly, surely?
    Originally posted by elsien
    I've been getting this, log in, see a few available, pick one, and have to log in again, then nothing available
    Barclaycard CC 5,912.12/1,889.58___Virgin CC 5,536.81/4,880.81___Zopa Loan 5,680.83/3,744.18___Tesco CC 1,922.46/1,522.46___MBNA CC 6,323.15/5,921.49
    Total 19,838.56/17,983.52 (9.3%)
    • MissPop
    • By MissPop 30th Jun 18, 7:03 PM
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    MissPop
    That happens to me but it's because I've been logged out since my last visit... Don't know if that's what's happening to you too, or what...

    Make 2019 in 2019 - 635.54/2019

    2019 totals
    Swagbucks - 150 | Prolific Academic - 42.23 | Qmee - 35

    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 30th Jun 18, 7:21 PM
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    Smodlet
    Available Places : 96/440
    Avg. Completion Time : 8mins
    Estimated Completion Time by researcher: 10mins
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 7.50/hr
    Maximum Allowed Time : 20mins
    Reward: 1.00
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 1st Jul 18, 9:47 AM
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    mikep22
    Well I've got no bloody idea what happened there.
    Turn on laptop and go to prolific page. 4 studies showing all with reasonable availability so I pick the 2 one. It promptly logs me out and when I log back in a few seconds later it's back to no availability again. They can't all have vanished so quickly, surely?
    Originally posted by elsien
    If you are logged out, it will show you every survey currently on Prolific. Not every survey available to you (if that makes sense?) only when you are signed in, will it say whether you are actually eligable or not.
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606 Dec 18: 8,308
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Jul 18, 7:00 PM
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    mikep22
    A STUDY ON CHALLENGING WORK EXPERIENCES-FIRST SURVEY
    Hosted by : sheldon carvalho
    Reward : 3.00
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 16.37/hr
    Available Places : 512/725
    Maximum Allowed Time : 38mins
    Avg. Completion Time : 11mins
    Debt: May 15: 17335 Jul 16: 13874 Jan 17: 11,606 Dec 18: 8,308
    • Brookside88
    • By Brookside88 2nd Jul 18, 7:09 PM
    • 313 Posts
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    Brookside88
    A STUDY ON CHALLENGING WORK EXPERIENCES-FIRST SURVEY
    Hosted by : sheldon carvalho
    Reward : 3.00
    Avg. Reward Per Hour : 16.37/hr
    Available Places : 512/725
    Maximum Allowed Time : 38mins
    Avg. Completion Time : 11mins
    Originally posted by mikep22
    Just done this one. I haven't had time to refresh all day and just got home and there's a quick 3 quid. Hurrah. Love when that happens
    Barclaycard CC 5,912.12/1,889.58___Virgin CC 5,536.81/4,880.81___Zopa Loan 5,680.83/3,744.18___Tesco CC 1,922.46/1,522.46___MBNA CC 6,323.15/5,921.49
    Total 19,838.56/17,983.52 (9.3%)
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Jul 18, 8:37 PM
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    Means once this one is paid I can do a Paypal cashout - hurrah! Money desperately needed right now!
    Originally posted by AprilLady
    I would say, apart from one issue last week - that circle are probably better for cashouts as they cost less.

    But dont forget also cashouts are on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 2nd Jul 18, 8:41 PM
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    AprilLady
    Thanks mike - I've gone off Circle and back to the arms of Paypal! The last couple of surveys I did were paid this morning so I've cashed out and hopefully I'll get the money tomorrow.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Jul 18, 8:47 PM
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    mikep22
    Just done this one. I haven't had time to refresh all day and just got home and there's a quick 3 quid. Hurrah. Love when that happens
    Originally posted by Brookside88
    Certainly wasnt much work as 3 surveys go. I missed out on a "preemtive" one for a survey on sunday which woudlve lasted 2 hours - utterly disgracefully filthy.
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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Jul 18, 8:49 PM
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    mikep22
    Thanks mike - I've gone off Circle and back to the arms of Paypal! The last couple of surveys I did were paid this morning so I've cashed out and hopefully I'll get the money tomorrow.
    Originally posted by AprilLady
    Circle had a bad week last week - but I did look back on the number of previous transactions which have gone through OK and I will give them a further chance. 2.5% (or whatever it is) with PayPal does add up over time.
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    • AprilLady
    • By AprilLady 2nd Jul 18, 8:54 PM
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    AprilLady
    I wasn't that keen on them in the first place, and I like having money in my Paypal account that I can sometimes stash away for occasional purchases on sites that accept it! I'll just have to accept the fees as a small downside!
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Jul 18, 9:26 PM
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    mikep22
    I wasn't that keen on them in the first place, and I like having money in my Paypal account that I can sometimes stash away for occasional purchases on sites that accept it! I'll just have to accept the fees as a small downside!
    Originally posted by AprilLady
    Aaah see no way to get Noodles if its in paypal......
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    • MissPop
    • By MissPop 2nd Jul 18, 9:41 PM
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    MissPop
    You can withdraw money from PayPal into your bank account fee-free...

    Make 2019 in 2019 - 635.54/2019

    2019 totals
    Swagbucks - 150 | Prolific Academic - 42.23 | Qmee - 35

    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 2nd Jul 18, 9:45 PM
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    mikep22
    You can withdraw money from PayPal into your bank account fee-free...
    Originally posted by MissPop
    But the issue is getting it from Prolific into PayPal, for which they charge - I am not sure whether it is only for transactions under 20 these days.

    I use PayPal for pretty much all of my other transactions where possible - the only exception is I-say, where I can get tesco vouchers, Populous who send f*cking cheques in 2018, and YouGov who do bank transfers...
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    • MissPop
    • By MissPop 2nd Jul 18, 9:59 PM
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    MissPop
    But the issue is getting it from Prolific into PayPal, for which they charge - I am not sure whether it is only for transactions under 20 these days.

    I use PayPal for pretty much all of my other transactions where possible - the only exception is I-say, where I can get tesco vouchers, Populous who send f*cking cheques in 2018, and YouGov who do bank transfers...
    Originally posted by mikep22
    Ah yeah, PP cashouts of any value are 2.9% + 20p (I wait until I've got at least 20.80ish so I end up with ~20). I can live with paying ~80p to get cash.

    Same with Swagbucks, I cash out via PayPal which is quite a bit more expensive than say Amazon vouchers, but cash ftw!

    Make 2019 in 2019 - 635.54/2019

    2019 totals
    Swagbucks - 150 | Prolific Academic - 42.23 | Qmee - 35

    • winston75
    • By winston75 3rd Jul 18, 2:12 PM
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    winston75
    So do Prolific charge a fee on payouts over 20 with PayPal? I'd like to avoid the fees I have been paying as it's like losing a reward for a survey each time I cash out at the moment on smaller amounts

    I've just signed up to Circle, but looking at the reviews in Google Play they have a lot of unhappy customers losing their money...
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 3rd Jul 18, 2:17 PM
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    mikep22
    So do Prolific charge a fee on payouts over 20 with PayPal? I'd like to avoid the fees I have been paying as it's like losing a reward for a survey each time I cash out at the moment on smaller amounts

    I've just signed up to Circle, but looking at the reviews in Google Play they have a lot of unhappy customers losing their money...
    Originally posted by winston75
    Read the post above.

    I have used Circle many times, and yes they were slow processing last week - but I have about 20 previous cashouts with no issue, so for the time being I will continue to use them. I have no doubt PayPal have had their own bodge ups in the past too....
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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 3rd Jul 18, 2:18 PM
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    Ah yeah, PP cashouts of any value are 2.9% + 20p (I wait until I've got at least 20.80ish so I end up with ~20). I can live with paying ~80p to get cash.

    Same with Swagbucks, I cash out via PayPal which is quite a bit more expensive than say Amazon vouchers, but cash ftw!
    Originally posted by MissPop
    So if you cash out once a month, losing 80p - over the course of the year you will lose 9.60. That is around 38 packets of noodles!
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