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Running down Yahoo search account balance
Prepaid money, want to use it all then pause campaign

 6:29 am on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Trying to figure out how to do this. I have $X in my Yahoo account, and I essentially just want it to run the current campaign until the balance is zero, then pause the account's campaign(s). However I see no way of doing that. Clearly if I just pause the campaign, there will be some balance remaining.

One method seems to me is to change from a prepaid plan to an invoice plan, which would be great. Then wait for the balance to be negative, pause it, pay the final invoice being the negative amount, and it's zero'ed. But I see no way of changing the payment plan? There is no "edit" or similar option in the account tab.




 8:39 am on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

You could probably write them and ask for a refund of the leftover funds in your account?


 9:37 am on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yeah right. Surely I shouldn't have to? Do people never quit their Yahoo accounts lol...


 7:59 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sadly enough you probably have to. I think most people who quit probably leave a balance in there, which is just extra $$$ for Y!.


 8:38 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Call and tell the rep you want to be taken off of the automatic recharge and put on a manual charge plan where you can manually deposit funds. Then let your account run out of money.


 6:52 am on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just switch it to a MC debit card, and then keep the card balance too low for them to automatically charge it.


 8:10 pm on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

When I used to use them the problem was they recharged your account when your balance gets low (think it is like 3 days worth or something) so even if you pause everything right before the next charge there will still be a balance. The way the minimize this is to set your daily budget to $1 and then wait till it gets to around 3 dollars and then pause it so you only have $3 left in your account - I know its not $0 put pretty darn close. This worked for me.

PPC Consultant

 4:59 pm on Jul 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

you can set up a daily spend limit in your account, and cut off the account when you get close to your credit amount..


 5:09 pm on Jul 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just e-mailed them and they basically did what I wanted. To be fair they responded quickly, but nonetheless this functionality should be in the account. It is mickey-mouse design.

PPC Consultant

 5:45 pm on Jul 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

They have never been good on design :)

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