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$ 100
Nov 2006
Montgomery, AL
Personal shopping for gifts and household items  more... close row

Description of service

Service includes shopping for all sorts of items, from household cleaners to person toiletry items. Gift buying is offered on a continuing basis, with some specials around Thanksgiving for holiday gift shopping. The service supplies a form that is referred to as a shopping porfolio that the client can use to detail the items requested, including brands and price ranges. For gift buying, there is also room to indicate sizes and personal preferences of color and material instead of specific items, if appropriate. A personal shopper picks up the list, quickly looks it over, asks any clarifying questions, and then is off to handle the shopping task.


Review of Service

I used this service after failing to shop in advance for both Christmas gifts and several birthdays that happen to be in December. The service was cordial when I called for help, emailed the porfolio to me along with rates and scheduled a quick meeting with one of their shoppers once I had returned the form. The process was quick and easy. The service had all the gifts back to me within a couple of days, and even managed to save me a few dollars by finding some bargains.


Tips

Look for personal shopping services that can be flexible with your schedule. Also, it is important that the personal shopper be knowledgeable about where to get the best buys in your city. Avoid personal shoppers that are unable to provide you with a commitment time for delivery of your shopping order, and if possible use services that do not balk at doing the shopping with a fixed maximum amount that can be spent.


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