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the Cost of Personal Shoppers

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$ 100
Nov 2006
Montgomery, AL
Personal shopping for gifts and household items  more... close row
$ 60
Dec 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Independent personal shopper  more... close row
$ 100
Dec 2007
Lincolnton, NC
Personal shopper just for holiday shopping  more... close row
$ 50
Sep 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Personal shopper made shoppiong experience wonderful  more... close row
$ 150
Apr 2007
San Diego, CA
Personal shopper to get ready for birthday party  more... close row
$ 50
May 2007
San Diego, CA
Personal shopper to help with choosing prom dress  more... close row
$ 200
Dec 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Personal shopper best with a guarantee  more... close row
$ 500
May 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
Auction proxies not entirely fair  more... close row
$ 10
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Auction aggregator helps find items from online auctions  more... close row

Description of service

The price covers a one month membership at a professional auction aggregator. They monitor a variety of online auctions for the stuff you want and notify you when something you want becomes available at a price you're willing to pay.

Annual memberships are available at 10% off the monthly price and they will look for a single item for one month for $1.

Review of Service

It's a bit expensive if you only use it once in a while, but for me and how much auction stuff I do, it pays for itself a number of times over.

It is a bit quirky to use, in part because it covers pretty much every auction site out there, so sometimes I need to be clever with my searches to make sure I'm getting the right results.

I haven't had any real technical problems, though I heard that they had problems with redirecting to lapsed auctions early in their existence.


This won't help you actually buy the items or find new and unexpected thing, it just makes you aware of when something you want comes up. You'll still need to work on bidding strategy for buying popular items. And you'll also still have to inspect the listings to make sure it's actually what you want. If it isn't (meaning it gets the wrong item), be sure to provide feedback so the software can improve.

$ 400
Nov 2007
Tampa, Florida
Shopper best for less personal gifts  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Holbrook, NY
Hourly fee for personal shopping services  more... close row