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    A Really Half Hearted Explanation Monday August 26, 2019

    I awoke to this email this morning from Amazon Payments

    Hello,

    We’re writing to let you know that there was an issue that impacted your ability to transfer funds from your Amazon Payments account to your bank account from August 21 through August 22.

    If you attempted to transfer funds during this period, they were delayed by 1-2 days. If you attempted the same transfer more than once, it may have been duplicated, resulting in an incorrect balance in your Amazon Payments account.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these transfer issues. In this case, any duplicate transfers made as a result of this issue will not be reversed and those funds will remain in your bank account.

    We’re working hard to fix the incorrect Amazon Payments balance for all impacted Customers. This process may take a few days, we appreciate your continued patience. We’ll follow up again once the incorrect Amazon Payments balance issue is resolved.

    Should you have any questions or need additional support, please contact us at
    https://pay.amazon.com/contact.

    Sincerely,

    The Amazon Payments Team


    So, this explanation makes it seem that they're giving you "funds (that will) will remain in your bank account" but that's not it at all. Here's how I think it really is:

    If this happened to you...you'll have a corresponding negative balance in your AP account that you'll have to rectify one way or another. Your balance will remain negative and you won't be able to transfer anything to your bank account until it is rectified.

    Now, as to the idea that they might fix the balance issue...okay...maybe...but that would create a new problem. Let's say that I ended up with Amazon "giving" me $45...and the next person ended up with a few thousand just because they clicked the button several more times...then I'd be mad because they were paid more for making a larger mistake ? Under this circumstance, I'd want everyone credited for the amount of whomever got the largest payout in the system by mistake...just to be fair.

    I'm not impressed by Amazon's "apology", or "generosity"...but this is the game we're playing...

    #2
    And...it's National Dog Day..

    National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.
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    • ZeldaFoot
      ZeldaFoot commented
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      Fisherman I guess we made the DHT at the same time. Did you move this? I went to delete it and it was already gone!

    • Fisherman
      Fisherman commented
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      yeah I moved it for you, I don't like to see anyone's work go to waste.

    #3
    So you can keep the duplicate deposits in your bank account, but they're working to "fix" the Amazon Payments balance? I don't buy it. Individual people got $1000 or more in the duplicate deposits. Amazon isn't going to fork out all that money because they messed up somewhere.
    I see it being more like an advance on your paycheck.
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    • angelstep07
      angelstep07 commented
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      The highest I saw was $3,600 so I don't see them fixing the negative balance either. I think we have to pay it back. I'm gonna hold off on transferring from MTurk to Amazon Payments until Friday just to see what happens.

    • Kizzy
      Kizzy commented
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      I see it the same we will have to fix our negative balance before our account will be in good standing. I don't see why they just didn't say that

    #4
    Good morning!


    Happy International Dog Day to all the good boys and good girls.


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      • Bear
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        6 minute timer is too short

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        • cyvamp
          cyvamp commented
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          kate, its a lot, but if the bonus pays, then it would be worth it. Looking at the TV, I have not seen a full bonus as of yet...I stand corrected, there is a confirmed 8.00 bonus
          Last edited by cyvamp; 08-26-2019, 10:15 AM.

        • kate
          kate commented
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          I should have had another cup of tea. I think I clicked the wrong donation button at the end. Habitat for Humanity might be getting my bonus.

        • cyvamp
          cyvamp commented
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          kate, oh NO! I thought that was crap of them anyway, there was no option to not choose a charity from the list, only not to donate to it

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        • smartin
          smartin commented
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          Not as terrible as I was expecting for how easily I caught that.

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                • Bear
                  Bear commented
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                  Anyone else not get a code?

                • bromeliad
                  bromeliad commented
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                  No code.

                #14
                Good morning Folks, Happy Monday!

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