Q: Does anyone use Pinecone Research?

dealwagger
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Hi all, I've been doing surveys with Pinecone Research and I love that survey group better than any other. I just would like to start getting paid with PayPal instead of paper checks.

BUT I don't want to pay a fee. I know if you get paid through PayPal there is usually a fee, but I don't get charged by Swagbucks which I use and receive payments through PayPal (Swagbucks probably foots that). Does anyone know if Pinecone pays that or if they make you pay that?

TIA
dealwagger posted Apr 07, 2012
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krmills1
How much does pinecone pay for a survey?
krmills1 (rep: 14.2k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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xptrish
I used to be a member of Pinecone,and in my opinion they are one of the most reputable survey sites out there.
It's been a few years but I don't recall having to pay a fee for paypal payments.Have you checked Pinecones faq's ? Or,since your a member email them and ask.
xptrish (rep: 71.2k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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xptrish
http://www.pineconeresearch.com/faq.asp#paypal1
Questions regarding PayPal here
(looks like the "fee" is only if you have a merchant account through PayPal.)
If you already have a personal PayPal account, you are welcome to use it for receiving your PineCone payment. Please note: a merchant account can incur additional charges. The PineCone Research database can accommodate a separate e-mail address for your payment.
xptrish (rep: 71.2k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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dealwagger
krmills, they always pay $3 per survey. Of the survey companies I do, Valued Opinions, Pinecone, and Synovate, this one pays the most for the least amount of time/hassle. You don't have to accumulate points and you can have a check mailed or get PayPal or a prepaid card.

xptrish, I checked, but since it doesn't specify I emailed them and they gave me several non-answers until I called PayPal and they pretty much just read what it says under PayPal's fee information. I think I will just set it up and if it charges a fee I can always switch it back. If you probably didn't pay fees then that seems safe. It is only like $.45 but still. :)
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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