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Old 02-27-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Ever wonder how Consumer Reports gets the products that they test? They have secret buyers to go out and get it all retail and they have some funny stories about it.

Consumer Reports' Secret Shoppers Have Lots of Explaining to Do
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:52 AM
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Location: Lincoln, UK
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Ever wonder how Consumer Reports gets the products that they test? They have secret buyers to go out and get it all retail and they have some funny stories about it.

Consumer Reports' Secret Shoppers Have Lots of Explaining to Do
That's a great story! What a job...
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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Wow! Neat story! That was defintely entertaining!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:30 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Wow....eating candles to get a taste/ feel for the wax??? LOL
Wouldn't volunteer for that, but sign me up, when it comes time to sample the chocolates and candy.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I respect their objectivity, but think there would be less conspicuous ways to buy their samples. Gloves, flashlight, cooler and dry ice inside the store? A bit over the top I think.

Any ice cream kept a 0 degrees would not change much between the store and the car. After all, it has gone through other transitions as well, from the maker to the truck, the truck to the stocker etc.

And sitting on the floor impersonating someone who is autistic is clearly an urban legend.
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