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    • leafyant
    • By leafyant 10th Feb 15, 5:33 PM
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    Pinecone Research
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    • 10th Feb 15, 5:33 PM
    Pinecone Research 10th Feb 15 at 5:33 PM
    Not sure if this is the goth forum to drop this in, but I was reading on MSE earlier about the research company Pinecone.

    Anyway, I've just managed to sign up using the link at the following address:

    http://www.surveypolice.com/pinecone-research

    Apparently, their membership is a bit hard to find, and you can't apply directly, and allegedly you get 3 per survey? (I've only just joined, so I don't know how accurate this is). Anyway, I thought I'd post the link up for anyone else that might be interested.

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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 3rd Aug 18, 6:47 PM
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    I noticed the invite on Pick my Postcode now shows the reward is down to 2. It seems times are hard in survey land with reduced earnings available even on the better platforms
    Originally posted by Ivana B Rich
    The 2 is the amount that gets added to your PMP bonus the surveys are still 3 (although how long they remain that way who knows - I have seen some of their surveys turn up on swagbucks for less than 20p each)
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    • Ivana B Rich
    • By Ivana B Rich 3rd Aug 18, 10:48 PM
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    The 2 is the amount that gets added to your PMP bonus the surveys are still 3 (although how long they remain that way who knows - I have seen some of their surveys turn up on swagbucks for less than 20p each)
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Ooopps silly me. I don't often pay attention. My PMP bonus is about 43 so I've no obsession with increasing it. Even a stackpot win would make me very happy.

    I suppose you can't blame them for trying to maximise the return but if I got routed to a Pinecone survey through SB I'd close it without a second thought.

    Hopefully they'll stick at 3 I think it's a fair return for the time the surveys take. I'm much more inclined to give a bit more effort on Pinecone, Prolific and the likes as it feels closer to a fair deal for both sides.
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    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 4th Aug 18, 7:18 AM
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    Ooopps silly me. I don't often pay attention. My PMP bonus is about 43 so I've no obsession with increasing it. Even a stackpot win would make me very happy.

    I suppose you can't blame them for trying to maximise the return but if I got routed to a Pinecone survey through SB I'd close it without a second thought.

    Hopefully they'll stick at 3 I think it's a fair return for the time the surveys take. I'm much more inclined to give a bit more effort on Pinecone, Prolific and the likes as it feels closer to a fair deal for both sides.
    Originally posted by Ivana B Rich
    Given I've had one survey from Pinecone directly, having anything outside I deem as a bonus!
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 4th Aug 18, 9:47 AM
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    Given I've had one survey from Pinecone directly, having anything outside I deem as a bonus!
    Originally posted by mikep22
    If I am lucky I get 6 a year but getting paid 18p instead of 3 is a not a bonus, even it it was not offered directly I would rather get nothing then spend the time for 18p (every one that is completed for 18p is one they do not have to offer 3 or 4 for.)
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    • Ivana B Rich
    • By Ivana B Rich 5th Aug 18, 1:08 PM
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    Given I've had one survey from Pinecone directly, having anything outside I deem as a bonus!
    Originally posted by mikep22
    Have you got the survey frequency set to 'No limit' in your profile?

    I used to change mine between 'No limit' and '1 a day' when I hadn't had a survey in a while. I usually got an invite within a week of the change. Probably coincidence but it got me 3 so I was happy in my little world

    If I am lucky I get 6 a year but getting paid 18p instead of 3 is a not a bonus, even it it was not offered directly I would rather get nothing then spend the time for 18p (every one that is completed for 18p is one they do not have to offer 3 or 4 for.)
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Totally agree. I know it's good business on their part but I try to value my time and effort a little more these days.
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    • paul2louise
    • By paul2louise 12th Sep 18, 12:55 PM
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    Prepaiddigitalsolution - any problems ?
    I transferred 69 of points into a prepaid credit card, a few weeks ago to buy a camera but changed my mind. I wanted to access this virtual credit card and it has disappeared. I have tried emailing pinecone, ppds as well but noone is replying.
    • Beckyy
    • By Beckyy 8th Jan 19, 9:59 PM
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    Has anybody has issues with not being able to log in... account not found, when definitely using the correct credentials and immediately after completing a survey?
    • hastcat
    • By hastcat 9th Jan 19, 12:43 PM
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    I've been doing Pinecone for years with no problems. But, in the last 6 months, I've noticed there are very few invitations and then a disqualification.
    I think the reason for this is that Pinecone are putting the surveys on other sites where the member is only paid 50p, 1 etc. I've seen it quite a few times.
    I understand why because they must be saving a lot of money. Just a shame for us.
    • Tinman
    • By Tinman 9th Jan 19, 3:26 PM
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    Got rid of Pinecone a few years ago,even though i had 40 in my account,could never log in.
    • MissPop
    • By MissPop 9th Jan 19, 3:44 PM
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    Got rid of Pinecone a few years ago,even though i had 40 in my account,could never log in.
    Originally posted by Tinman
    I had the same problem, couldn't log in for toffee and despite several attempts to contact support, never got it sorted

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    • MissRox
    • By MissRox 9th Jan 19, 9:16 PM
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    And I thought it was just me, they're obviously ripping people off. They never replied to my emails either.
    • Wolfhound
    • By Wolfhound 16th Jan 19, 2:54 PM
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    This is such a shame about Pinecone, it used to be one of the best for surveys.
    • mimi1234
    • By mimi1234 17th Jan 19, 1:54 PM
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    This is such a shame about Pinecone, it used to be one of the best for surveys.
    Originally posted by Wolfhound
    It definitely was. I used to get roughly 3 surveys per month and my pay out was 4 per survey.

    Now I am lucky to get about 1 survey every 4 months.

    The password and login pal-larva annoyed the hell out of me also and I have to change it each time I get a survey. It's so annoying!
    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 14th May 19, 2:31 PM
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    Completed a survey a week ago, not received credit for it. Tried to log into the site and says my login has failed, also unable to re-set password because it says I'm not authorised to do so! Is anyone else having issues? I've used the site with no problems for about 8 years, so I'm a little surprised by this. Wondering if they've been hacked, or gone bust?
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 14th May 19, 2:54 PM
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    Completed a survey a week ago, not received credit for it. Tried to log into the site and says my login has failed, also unable to re-set password because it says I'm not authorised to do so! Is anyone else having issues? I've used the site with no problems for about 8 years, so I'm a little surprised by this. Wondering if they've been hacked, or gone bust?
    Originally posted by Wizzbang
    Last survey I completed was 30/04, credit was in my account on 01/05 and logged in fine when I tried just now.
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    • Tinman
    • By Tinman 14th May 19, 3:19 PM
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    Completed a survey a week ago, not received credit for it. Tried to log into the site and says my login has failed, also unable to re-set password because it says I'm not authorised to do so! Is anyone else having issues? I've used the site with no problems for about 8 years, so I'm a little surprised by this. Wondering if they've been hacked, or gone bust?
    Originally posted by Wizzbang
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    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 14th May 19, 5:26 PM
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    Read posts above
    Originally posted by Tinman
    So helpful, T H A N K S 0_0

    Those posts are from some months ago.
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    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 14th May 19, 7:27 PM
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    I have now resolved the log-in issue with them, just waiting for them to respond regarding the missing credits. Thus far they have been very prompt in replying which is a good sign.
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    • mimi1234
    • By mimi1234 16th May 19, 8:02 PM
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    I used to get on average 2 surveys a month from PR. I get 1 survey every 4 months now which is a shame!

    I've had the login and password debacle too but did manage to get in eventually and sort out a new password.

    I actually got a product trial from the last survey I did so that was a nice bonus.

    Oh and I am one of the old school ones who gets 4 per survey.
    • paul2louise
    • By paul2louise 16th May 19, 9:33 PM
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    I got a survey today and got paid same day. True they are not as frequent as they used to be but 3 for 15 mins work is good rate for a part time mum on min wage.
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