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Anyone else get a phone call like this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aphex, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    aphex

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    Some guy called my parents phone (not sure why they had that number instead of my cell number) and left a message. The guys said that his name was "Phil" and he was from Davis Research in Los Angeles, CA. He said that they were working with a large car manufacturer and wanted to know if I would be interested in joining a focus group to discuss my opinion / improvements related to the 2011 Toyota Tacoma that I recently purchased. He left a phone number and a specific ID reference number for when I call back. He said that they offer $150 to join/attend the focus group.

    Anyone else ever get anything like this? Scam? Legit and worth it? Legit but not worth it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    LBtaco

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    my mom got it from buying her avalon about a year ago
    toyota hires focus group companies to do "surveys"

    but, they paid her for a few hours of listening and talking

    also put her on the list for more focus groups and more $$ if you have the time.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    I've done them - well, not that, but similar. Like for Schick - they sent me some new razors and stuff to use for a few months. I did a different one for a restaurant chain - spent an afternoon trying food and got 100 bucks. And a ton of online surveys.

    Good way to make beer money as a college student.

    There were probably a dozen others I got asked to do, but didn't pass the qualifications for after initial interviews and didn't get anything for, so it's not guaranteed that they'll use you.

    So, no, not necessarily a scam. And Davis Research is an actual market research place. I'd go for it.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Thanks for the info all. I might give a call back just to test the waters a bit. Couldn't hurt to feel them out.
     
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