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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
$ 50
Sep 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Personal shopper made shoppiong experience wonderful  more... close row
$ 100
Dec 2007
Lincolnton, NC
Personal shopper just for holiday shopping  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
$ 400
Nov 2007
Tampa, Florida
Shopper best for less personal gifts  more... close row
$ 10
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Auction aggregator helps find items from online auctions  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Holbrook, NY
Hourly fee for personal shopping services  more... close row

Description of service

This is the hourly fee charged by a personal shopper. She will either take the shopping list and go shopping for the person, or she will transport an individual to the stores and assist them with their shopping. She will help load and unload all merchandise and assist the person with putting it away if necessary. She is also agreeable to transporting a person to a medical appointment if necessary for the same hourly fee.

Review of Service

This is a great service for someone who is homebound due to disability or age. Frankly, it is less expensive to have groceries delivered, but the personal shopper will go to stores other than grocery stores. Also, elderly people and others who are not familiar with and cannot navigate the Internet would probably prefer the personal shopper over online shopping. It is also a means for them to get out and have some company for a brief period. This particular service is offered to residents of an assisted living facility. Although the facility will transport residents to the stores once each week, the residents enjoy the companionship and specialized assistance they can have while shopping with a personal shopper. With a personal shopper, the individual can pick which stores they want to visit and determine how long they will stay there. It is comforting to know if they tire out or do not feel well, someone is right beside them to assist.


If you or your loved one is going to engage in this type of business relationship, it is adviseable to get references before giving money to or getting into a vehicle with someone you don't know. In addition, I would check to make sure they have up-to-date auto insurance.