Posted By jsanchez3 on 21 Mar 2011 11:46 AM
I FISH YEAR ROUND AND NOTHING HERE ALSO. AND THEY ASK FOR MORE FIELD TESTERS THEY CANT SUPPLY THE ONES THEY HAVE NOW DUH, I WAS TOLD IF YOU UPDATE YOU GET PUT BACK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST SO I DONT DO THAT BUT I"AM GLUED TO THE BOTTOM BEEN WAITING 1 1/2 YRS AND THEY KEEP SAYING I"AM NEXT
I will post on this thread a similar answer and addendum to the reply I posted on your similar post on another forum, r.e. product testing:
The Club is not asking for "more field testers," per se, but rather promoting the Club to people who are not yet Club members and, in doing so, promoting the product-testing program as one of several benefits (see link):
And while waiting-list time for product-testing has been longer than we all would like (I was a Club member before I was hired here, so I DO understand), the more members the Club has, the more attractive it is to companies to partner with the Club and make products available for the program.
I asked my colleague in Member Services to review your account. Our records indicate you received hooks to test in March of last year and that you submitted a new product-testing application in June of last year. So, it appears that it has not been more than 1 1/2 years that you have received something, as you indicated above.
While we wish we could send product-test items more often, we do state in our materials that it can take as long as a year or more for your "turn" to come up, so to speak.
If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. But let’s not continue having the same conversation on multiple forum threads. You can me email directly, rather than continuing to post redundantly.
That said, if you joined the Club solely for product-testing and not the magazine, access to the fishing forums and the collective wisdom of the other Club members, and/or the chance to win prizes or the other member benefits, someone from Member Services can contact you and cancel your membership and refund a portion of your dues, minus the price and shipping costs of the Life Member rod and reel, if you so choose.
However, I hope you don't choose that option, as your profile indicates that you have posted almost 550 times to the forums and I'd regret losing your voice in the community, and would regret you losing the opportunity to interact so robustly with your fellow members.
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