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exchange rate screwup

Aus$1 != US$1

     
2:03 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My payment for February earnings is showing, but it's been converted from US dollars at 1 to 1 instead of around 1.4 to 1. I hope this is just a display glitch and not a reflection of what's actually on the cheque.
2:04 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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are you on EFT?
2:06 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No, EFT's not available in Australia yet.
2:07 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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this is ridicoulus,
I see guys in Canada have the same problem.

Google really screwed up this time, what a shame! What a shame!

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2:13 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ack! Me Too. Hope they fix this fast.

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2:17 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I hope the EUR payments have the same problem ;)
2:19 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I hope it gets sorted for everyone but I also hope this error may push G to start offering EFT to more country's.

I get paid in US$ because it worked out better than G changing it for me.

2:21 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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... and we are all telling *adsense* that there is a problem, not just our board mates, eh?
:)

I sent them a message just then, myself.

8:23 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just checked payment info for February. I normally receive my payment from Google in Canadian funds.

Payment has now been processed. I have just noticed, however, that no conversion ratio has been applied to convert the U.S. dollar earnings amount into Canadian funds. The conversion ratio should be approximately 1.15 to 1.

I have never had a problem in the past.

I have emailed Google but will likely not receive a reply until next week.

Have any other Canadians had this happen to them?

2:16 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is probably the biggest screw up Google could ever make.

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2:31 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is probably the biggest screw up Google could ever make.

Really? You don't have much of an imagination!

It would be a bigger screw up if they didn't catch this on Monday and actually mailed checks and made EFTs for the wrong amounts.

It would be a bigger screw up if they paid everyone in the wrong currency.

It would be a bigger screw up if they told each of us exactly what our revenue share has been for the past month.

It would be a bigger screw up if they revealed how they detect click fraud.

It would be a bigger screw up if they revealed the AdSense algorithm....

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Really? You don't have much of an imagination!

It would be a bigger screw up if they didn't catch this on Monday and actually mailed checks and made EFTs for the wrong amounts.

It would be a bigger screw up if they paid everyone in the wrong currency.

It would be a bigger screw up if they told each of us exactly what our revenue share has been for the past month.

It would be a bigger screw up if they revealed how they detect click fraud.

It would be a bigger screw up if they revealed the AdSense algorithm....

Who are you, a philosopher? This is the biggest screw up so far. Don't start philosophizing with "IF this happened" or "if that happened". I am telling you - this screw up has happened, and your "IF's" might or might not happen in the future. Therefore, this is the biggest screw that Google made so far.

3:07 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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calman

Yep there are more canucks I am one.

Hope it all gets fixed $15 or $20 on a hundred adds up!

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Just teasing, toldan, but you DID say it's the biggest screw up that Google "could ever make" and not the biggest so far.

Biggest so far, yes! Biggest possible, no....

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Just to add one possible screw-up...

It would be a bigger screw up if they paid random amounts in local currency to everyone.

Don't laugh - something very similar has happened before with a U.S. based company I used to work for. They were US-based, and they were introducing "local currency billing" in Europe, e.g. instead of charging US$ to German customers they wanted to charge German Marks. But then there was this tiny screw-up that charged people in Europe with random (!) amounts. One guy who had to pay $9.95 was charged 9,541.66 Marks (which was roughly off by factor 1,000). Well, our call centers were burning down, as you can imagine.

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yeah,, exchange rate of usd:cad is 1:1..
hope google can solve this soon.. OR it will get troubles... lol
12:36 pm on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hunderdown - Personally I think you're right. While this might seem like a big deal to some, this stuff happens all the time. I know of one utility that sent out 300,000 electric bills for a nickel.

My guess is even if the currency / checks were incorrect, an adjustment would have been made to accounts the following month.

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So - anyone know? - does the 'payment info' displayed mean the cheque has been cut and posted, or is it notice of what the cheque will be, and they still have a window to fix the mess?
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Oh no this could be terrible.
My payment is still in Progress at the moment. I hope this gets resolved soon!
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Seems to be the same for me $1 to 1 which works in my favour as a pound is worth more than a dollar.

I suppose they'll need to sort this out, especially if it's a wide spread problem (and it's actually a problem with the cheques rather than just the calculating function on the payments page).

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(waits smiling for the 1 Dollar = 1 Euro conversion)..
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I was shocked too when the I saw the conversion rate US$1.00 = PHP1.00. I emailed google this morning and still waiting for a reply. I hope the check released is correct and the report I've seen is just a typo or maybe just an halucination....
:(

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Now we know what Google was working on during the "routine maintenance" on Friday evening.

This reminds me of that NASA Mars probe that crashed because someone mixed up metric and English units....

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I was shocked too when the I saw the conversion rate US$1.00 = PHP1.00. I emailed google this morning and still waiting for a reply. I hope the check released is correct and the report I've seen is just a typo or maybe just an halucination....
:(

It's not halucination unless you've been drinking, hahaha...
8:36 pm on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Where do you find the conversion rate. I had a look around the adsense CP and only found numbers in dollars.
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wordmeister are you on EFT?

If you are, then there is still no payment link for EFT and that is the reason you don't see conversion rate.

9:02 pm on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In payment in Progress it always shows for me in US dollars but when I get the cheque it comes in my currency, this has been happening for past few months.

So maybe its become more widespread.

8:05 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

I live in Australia. Apparently, the exchange rate for my February earnings are 1.000:1

This looks is an error as it was 1.347:1 last month and around that rate for the previous months too.

Anybody else in Australia (or other parts of the world) have this problem?

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Yep, same here in NZ. 1.000:1
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Actually I just had a look at it again.

I *think* the exchange rate will be set accordingly on the 27th of March when the check is cut.

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