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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

Description of service

The service involved a shopper independently finding specifically-requested and somewhat-hard-to-find items from local vendors and delivering them to me. The price broke down to about $12 per item over their retail cost, and the price above only refers to the service provided, not the price of the items.

The company also offered price negotiation services and shopping assistance for a variety of types of items.

For the negotiation services, the company guaranteed they'd save more than their fees for the negotiation, and for the independent shopping I only had to pay for the service for items they were able to acquire.

Review of Service

I'll admit it, I was lazy and had left some Christmas shopping until the last minute. Honesty I'm surprised the service came as cheap as it did. Seeing as it saved me time wading through crowds on busy weekends not knowing if I'd find what I needed, I'm happy to have paid what I did for the service. There were a couple items that they couldn't find, but they saved me express shipping costs on the items they did get for me.


Although they have connections to people who can offer good deals and know where to look for hard-to-get stuff, they can't work miracles. Look for a place that you only have to pay for results, rather than for simply trying.

$ 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