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yobo

8:00 pm on Jan 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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December check arrived today in the Northeast tundra of the United States aka Maine!

Yahoo Google!

leila222

6:54 pm on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well , could someone tell me when the checks in Europe usually arrive? Then in the bank do they charge a big tax?

Thanks

Sanenet

7:31 pm on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Leila,

Check in this forum, there have been a LOT of discussions about this. Check the threads started before September time, or run a site search. The arrival date and bank tax seem to vary a lot from country to county within the EU.

Welcome to WBW!

leila222

7:37 pm on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hello Sanenet and thank you!

Max_mb

2:00 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No cheque here also. 2 Feb allready.

Victoria, Australia.

Anyone in Australia recevied his cheque yet?

Thanks

philr

4:37 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Not yet. Australia tas.

tombola

9:45 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Check arrived. Belgium.

irock

9:50 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Arrived... Hong Kong

Mario

1:22 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Arrived ... Dublin

jmccormac

1:27 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Arrived today. Waterford, Ireland.
Cheque printed 26/01/2004. Mailed 27/01/2004.

Regards...jmcc

RobbieD

7:41 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here in Alberta Canada! :)

macrost

8:18 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Springfield, MO

Nada :(

dazzlindonna

8:41 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Louisiana, US - no check. :-(

pcmike

8:56 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Michigan... Feb. 2... NO CHECK!
I wrote Google today and asked why it says it ws sent on 1/21 and it still hasn't arrived...

freitasm

9:13 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Michigan... Feb. 2... NO CHECK!
I wrote Google today and asked why it says it ws sent on 1/21 and it still hasn't arrived...

It's known that the date in the stats is when the cheque was sent out to the printing/payment processor. It's mailed out in general five days later than that date. It's all around this board...

level80

9:13 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Liverpool, England - still no cheque yet (although I'm sure it's between America and here - perhaps on a plane right now).

However I know that for the last five payments a person in Belgium who posts to this board always gets their cheque two days before me and as they got theirs today I expect mine the day after tomorrow.

I thought being in England that the cheques would take longer to get here than to people in America. Cheques to me take about four days for me to receive them from the date they are posted in New York (by air mail). As they are mailed over a number of days and travel over varying distances (going to within America, to India to Australia) - the time it takes people to receive them will vary. However I do know that the time has always been four working days for me (apart from when there was a mail strike here). Once you have had a few Google Adsense cheques you stop worrying over them not arriving.

Then you start worrying about other things like:-

the length of queues at the bank
the rather large cut the bank takes on foreign currency cheques
the weak dollar - it was $1.44 to the when I started receiving dollar payments (before Google Adsense) - now it's $1.81 to the that means I get 25% less for each dollar I get (before bank charges)
whether it's worth opening a foreign currency account
...
etc....

freeflight2

9:26 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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it always can be worse:
- I have not received my Oct check yet (which was resent in the 'middle of january')
- I have not received my Dec check yet (in CA) and have to freeze all operations right now... no much needed server upgrades possible etc.

ahmad

9:47 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No check in California yet and I'm only 5 miles away from the Google headquarters... - I know the they're mailed from NY :-)

tombola

10:09 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm only 5 miles away from the Google headquarters

ahmad, if I were you, I would ask them to pay me in cash on the spot ;-)

CalArch90

10:16 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm in NY and it hasn't arrived yet. Patience, Google never fails us ;-)

level80

10:54 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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From reading the posts here over time and some educated guesses I've come to the following observations about this monthly cheque:-

1) The cheques aren't all posted on the same day
2) There's some order they are posted in that's kept the same each month (maybe by country, maybe by when you joined I'm not quite sure on the sort order they use)
3) The payment sent date seemingly just means the day when Google finally decides what the actual amount is and gets the cheque writing process started (or whoever they outsource it too)
4) Some (or a few) printers then spend a few days printing all the cheques, envelopes (with correct postage and address) and little invoice slip which are then all put together (or maybe they have one magical machine that just does it all and spits the envelopes out at the end)
5) Process 4 takes a few days then they are posted (again over a few days period - I pity the poor employee who has to carry those heavy mail sacks)
6) Cheque then enters the mail system and goes by air, train, foot, camel, van, flying carpet ;) etc to the person it's addressed to.
7) Repeat 1-6) on a monthly basis.

zoltan

11:02 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hehe... flying carpet, that's funny... this is why I always receive it late... :)

FromRocky

11:06 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Dec. cheque (check) received so far ...
Postmarked Jan. 26 or Jan. 27, 2004

Cheque first arrived:
28: Maine, NJ
29: Eastern & Western Canada, Netherlands
30: Germany
31: Weekend
01: Weekend
02: Belgium, Hongkong, Ireland

Did I miss any?

anxvariety

11:50 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Still no check here in California.

Totally unacceptable in my opinion for a multi-billion dollar company to be late on payment.

When I'm late I get hammered in fees.

Jenstar

11:56 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Totally unacceptable in my opinion for a multi-billion dollar company to be late on payment.

They are not late. All reports indicate these checks were mailed by the 30th, which is what their terms dictate. Google can't control the postal service and how long it takes USPS, Canada Post or any of the other country's postal service to deliver the mail to each publisher once Google has mailed them.

From AdSense:
We will mail you a check for your account balance within 30 days of the end of every calendar month that your earnings amount to $100 or more.

They have done exactly that.

anxvariety

12:01 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Jenstar,

Actually they haven't done that.. They say "every month". There was a month where they were about 20 days late.

I don't think taking 30 days to mail a check is acceptable.. a company as big as google, given 20 days should be able to get the checks out to the publishers who work hard every day for them.

anxvariety

12:09 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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In addition.. being as late as they were that one month.. It shows they just aren't really comitted to getting payments out quickly.

I think most publishers who, here on the 3rd still have no check.. might feel a little misled given that 'payment history' indicates 'payment sent' on 21st.. That's not true, if it were more publishers would have checks by now. There's clearly some kinks in their payment processing or delivery.

Rodney

12:16 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm in CA and although I didn't get my check today, I got my 1099.

I have faith though...according to their terms, they still aren't late.

worker

12:16 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Waaaaaaa....

Good grief! Are people here really crying because their check is a few days late? So what if Google had one month where things got backed up? So what, if they are right at the end of the payment cycle every month.

I for one, am glad to be working with them, and as long as I end up getting my check, I'm happy.

By the way, in keeping with the theme of this thread, I haven't received my December check yet, but you don't hear me crying.

Jenstar

12:29 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Actually they haven't done that.. They say "every month". There was a month where they were about 20 days late.

Yes, but that was only a single month related to the tax issue. Others have reported receiving their checks, so it is clearly not the case this month.


I don't think taking 30 days to mail a check is acceptable.. a company as big as google, given 20 days should be able to get the checks out to the publishers who work hard every day for them.

Many other companies that pay for utilizing your web space pay on 60 or 90 day terms. And few of them pay as well as AdSense for many publishers.

Part of that 30 days is used for auditing possible fraudulent clicks. I know many publishers would rather they take the time to audit for fraudulent clicks rather than just suspending the accounts that generated them.

dwdchips

12:59 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Jenstar you are really an asset to this forum. Your responses are always so professional (and there are times that I just know how you can be so polite).

No check yet in South Dakota, but I don't expect it for a couple of days yet. I'm always one of the last to receive it.

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