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I'm looking for three VCD sets and two DVD sets released a few years ago in Malaysia. All of them are EXTREMELY hard to find and are out of print. I cannot find them being sold online. So, I need a personal shopper living in Malaysia who can contact all of the video stores in the country and search for these items. When you find them, I need you to buy them and ship them to me.
I'll provide you with all the information about the products (title, barcode number, distributor, etc.) once the project begins.
(A) WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO DO?
- Get the contact information (name, address, phone number, email, website, etc.) of every video store in Malaysia.
- Call/email/get in touch with/visit each of those video stores and ask if they carry the items. Keep track of your contacts in a Google docs spreadsheet.
- Update me every day on your progress.
- Buy the items.
- Package and ship the items to me.
(B) BIDDING ON THIS PROJECT
Please let your bid represent your fee for providing me this service.
Do not include the price of the items or shipping in your bid (it is impossible to know those exact amounts right now anyway). We'll calculate those other costs as the project progresses.
(C) PAYMENT INFORMATION
You will be fully compensated for buying these items. Before you buy them, I will create a milestone for 100% of their cost. If the items are being shipped to you, I will pay for that too.
Once you receive all the items, weigh them and calculate the price of shipping to the United States. (I recommend using Pos Malaysia. I can help you with the calculation.) I will create another milestone for 100% of the cost of shipping the items from Malaysia to the U.S.
If you can get all of the items within two weeks of starting this project, I will pay you an extra US$250 once the project is complete.
If you can get all of the items before the end of the year, I will pay you an extra US$200 once the project is complete.
If you can get all of the items in new, unopened condition, I will pay you an extra US$50 bonus once the project is complete. (This is in addition to the above time bonuses!)
If you can only find the VCDs and DVDs in used condition, or if you can only find a few of the sets, I might still give you a bonus. Such a bonus would be given at my discretion and would depend on how hard you worked and how good of a job you did at keeping me updated throughout the project.
(E) NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
Because there is some personal information involved in this project, you will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement before starting the project.
(F) WHAT DO I EXPECT FROM YOU?
The success of this project depends entirely on your ability to contact the stores AND keep me regularly updated.
I expect a full report from you each day with detailed information about your progress. (Which stores did you contact? What did they tell you? Will you need to follow up with the store? When and how will you follow up with them? Etc.)
I expect you to promptly read, acknowledge, and reply to all of my messages. If I ask you a question about your progress, I expect you to promptly answer it.
Because of the uncertain nature of this project, I know that you will not be able to provide me with an exact date for when you can complete this project. Nevertheless, I expect you to work QUICKLY and EFFICIENTLY to gather the information and to contact the stores. I expect you to be PROACTIVE in finding solutions to problems you may encounter.
Warning: I am VERY STRICT when it comes to making sure that my freelancers meet the rigorous demands of my projects. If you're doing a bad job, I will make sure you know about it. If you aren't good at communicating with strangers, or have trouble following instructions, or don't handle criticism well, this job is not for you. Hard work (and ONLY hard work) will be rewarded with bonuses. Lazy freelancers, quitters, and poor communicators will get nothing.
So be a hard worker!