December 24, 2014
In Canada, Boxing Day is a holiday, built upon a tradition of providing gifts to servants and tradespeople. But as with just about every other holiday, it’s a major retail event as well, where deal-seekers line up for “door crasher deals” throughout the country. To avoid lengthy lineups, AskForTask.com (Canada’s eBay of services) has been sought out by over 1,000 users of the app: users are hiring Taskers to camp out at the doors of outlets with the most famous Boxing Day discounts.
“A lot of our community members want to spend time with their families during the holidays rather than stand in line,” says AskforTask CEO Muneeb Mushtaq. “Thanks to our amazing Taskers willing to stand in lines for hours, shopping for Boxing Day can’t get any more convenient for Canadians,” he added.
Line skipping has become a mainstay in the AskforTask community following popular consumer dates such as Black Friday and the iPhone 6 launch that saw hundreds of users that would rather pay someone to stand in line instead of wait outside storefronts themselves. But this year’s signups for Boxing Day have far surpassed those numbers, according to the company.
Here is an example of the type of tasks that users have created for Taskers to claim:
AskForTask.com, launching soon in the USA, connects Canadians to trusted help for all their daily tasks, errands, and to-do list items while providing opportunities to earn money anytime, from anywhere.
Vancouver image credit: VanCityBuzz
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