From the Work from Home Email Bag – Get Paid to Check Prices in Local Stores

By Chris Durst

Dec. 27, 2011

Dear Rat Race Rebellion: I know that many data entry jobs are scams. But I heard someone mention on a forum that she was getting paid to go to stores and check on the prices of things on the shelves. Is that an actual job? – Leigh in Dayton, Oh.

Dear Leigh: Yes, those positions are known as Retail Data Collectors or simply Data Collectors. They usually work part-time, and go to stores in their region and record inventory prices and similar data.

Pay ranges from $8 to $15 per hour and may include reimbursement for mileage. RetailData often hires for these positions, at

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