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6 Reviews by Tina

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TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit

11/24/14
I needed to have a boxspring hauled to the local dump so I posted a request on TaskRabbit. No one responded to my offer of $60, plus an additional $17 for dump fees. The dump is less than 5 miles away. Finally a kind gentleman on TaskRabbit was willing to haul it away for $100 + $17. TaskRabbit charges 20% which is quite a large cut. I decided to give Craigslist a try and found someone right away who offered to dump it for $40 total. TaskRabbit is probably better suited for when you need to read the reviews of the taskers, otherwise their pricing is not very competitive in the marketplace.

The TaskRabbit website is also a bit inflexible in functionality. I wanted to specify a range of time for the task, but you have to lock down on a specific day/time. I liked the original website, where taskers would bid on your task and you pick the best offer.
Family Protection

Family Protection

12/8/11
This website is a scam. It's related to the number *******245. My mom was conned into giving them her bank account number over the phone. If you google the number, you'll see lots of complaints of fraud. We closed her account in time before they were able to withdraw, but needless to say, it was a lot of hassle. They prey on the elderly and say it's Medicare related. When you try to call back, you're either on hold for 20 minutes or someone will just complain back at you that you're wasting her time.

This is definitely a fraudulent site and number.
NuShield

NuShield

8/22/11
This is a good site to order screen protectors for your monitor, smartphone or other devices with screens. They have two types - an anti-reflective one for outdoor use and an anti-glare one for bright indoor lights with added UV protection. It filters 99% of the UV light from reaching your eyes, which I've read can cause long-term damage. The screen arrived promptly and fits perfectly on my LCD monitor.

I couldn't find screen protectors with UV protection at the local Fry's, Staples, Office Depot, Amazon. I would recommend Nushield.com, prices are reasonable too.
Zocdoc

Zocdoc

6/14/11
This seems like an interesting new site to find physicians in your area by specialties and who are covered by your insurance plan. I imagine it may be useful if you were traveling, had a medical emergency and needed to find a physician nearby. You can even view their schedules and make an appointment online. That's pretty cool.
HomeRun

HomeRun

5/17/11
My friends and I had 2 vouchers for a restaurant in San Francisco from HomeRun.com. The details state 1 voucher per person per visit, but the restaurant only allowed us to redeem one for our entire large group. They said they have no control over the details of the voucher printed by HomeRun. Groupon seems to be a much better site for daily deals and more thorough in detailing the agreement with the businesses.
California Oranges

California Oranges

5/3/11
Pleasant Valley Ranch produces some of the best organic oranges I've ever tasted. I've tried oranges from all over California, Florida and the Mediterranean, but nothing compares. I met the growers at Stanford where their oranges are supplied to the campus cafes. They told me their secret is allowing the oranges to ripen on the trees for a longer period, which produces an incredibly sweet and juicy fruit. They specialize in Valencia and Navel varieties and have one first place in the California State Fair. Must try!

Tina Has Earned 38 Votes

Tina W.'s review of NuShield earned 4 Very Helpful votes
Tina W.'s review of TaskRabbit earned 14 Very Helpful votes
Tina W.'s review of California Oranges earned 3 Very Helpful votes
Tina W.'s review of Zocdoc earned 5 Very Helpful votes
Tina W.'s review of Family Protection earned a Very Helpful vote
Tina W.'s review of HomeRun earned 3 Very Helpful votes
Tina W.'s review of Family Protection earned a Fraud Buster vote
Tina W.'s review of NuShield earned a Great Find vote
Tina W.'s review of Zocdoc earned 2 Great Find votes
Tina W.'s review of HomeRun earned 2 Fraud Buster votes
Tina W.'s review of California Oranges earned 2 Great Find votes

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