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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
$ 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
$ 150
Apr 2007
San Diego, CA
Personal shopper to get ready for birthday party  more... close row
$ 10
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Auction aggregator helps find items from online auctions  more... close row
$ 400
Nov 2007
Tampa, Florida
Shopper best for less personal gifts  more... close row

Description of service

I paid a shopper to do my Christmas shopping for 40 people. I gave the shopper a list of the people to buy for, a budget and an age range. The shopper then gave me a list of options they were considering and once approved bought all the gifts and sent them off. This particular shopper charged $10 per person shopped for after a minimum fee of $100.

Review of Service

This was overall a good experience. I didn't get the impression that my shopper was very concerned with getting personal gifts that my friends and relatives would really enjoy but was really more concerned with getting age appropriate gifts. I obviously wasn't too concerned about it though as I didn't have time to do it myself. Overall I would say it was a good service and a good value. It sounds like a lot but you think about how many hours you would spend shopping for 40 people it's actually worth it.


I made the mistake of having the shopper shop for everyone. If I did it again I would reserve a few people that I really care about and do their shopping myself as this shopper was not at all concerned with getting personal or thoughtful gifts.

$ 20
Apr 2008
Holbrook, NY
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