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8:59 am on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Got the check this morning.Thanks Google:)
7:28 am on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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whats your bank onfire?
8:22 am on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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whats your bank onfire?

Could you explain on this... I am at a loss..
10:35 am on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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dacapo

do you have to go to Canary Wharf to cash the check in Citibank ,or you can cash it at any local bank? Because my check is the same.

It's a standard UK Sterling check and can be paid into any UK Sterling account...Bank, Post Office, Building Society, wherever.

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whats your bank onfire?

Could you explain on this... I am at a loss..

He's asking which bank he is or has his account:-)

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Did anyone that chose secured express delivery receive a tracking number?

I got a tracking number when I contacted adsense support to ask why my check hadn't showed up. My payment history said it was issued monday, and gave the check number, but the tracking said it wasn't sent until yesterday, which I am upset about because I paid the thirty dollars to have it EXPRESSED so I could get it before the end of the month.

I asked adsense support to file a feature request, to have the tracking number automatically recorded in our payment histories. Frankly, I am astonished that they didn't already implement this, they must be getting thousands of requests for tracking numbers.

They sent mine DHL. I don't know if everyone will be sent that way. I am dismayed because DHL's tracking page doesn't give a delivery date, while Fedex's does. I need to know the delivery date so I can be sure to be in when the check arrives, in case they want me to sign for it. I'll be really pissed if they just leave a note and come back the next day.

By the way, I checked, and the description says "Secure EXPRESS Delivery", and promises that our checks will be delivered "quickly". Yet I am not finding that my check is getting her (to nova scotia, Canada) any quicker than snail mail would.

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They sent mine DHL.

Every time I see that Gateway computer TV commercial with the delivery personnel running through the fields carrying their packages for delivery I think of DHL.

I believe that's how they deliver their packages (on foot). They have to be the slooooowest carrier in the industry (although I'm sure they are cheap).

11:04 am on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thanks i got it
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My tracking shows that my check only made it from dublin to London last night. That's just outrageous, if it was sent yesterday it should have at least been somewhere in Canada by this morning.

If I had known that the express checks were all being sent from Ireland I wouldn't have paid the thirty bucks to have my check expressed. Snail mail from new york to nova scotia has always been faster than what I'm seeing with this "express".

I can see why it's worth it to some, their postal systems are so unreliable that the express delivery allows them to get their check AT ALL. But the US to Canada postal system seems to be proven to be faster than DHL from Ireland to Canada.

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Has anyone in US gotten check that just gets it mailed in "normal " way?
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Received my cheque yesterday (28th) in Canada. Regular delivery, US funds.
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I just deposited my local currency cheque to my hsbc account and was told that the fund will be available on monday. This is so fast for me, unlike usd check which takes 20 working days to clear, this takes only one working day.

Thank you Google - You're the Best!

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thegreatpretender I am surprised you are surprised. Local cheques should only normally take one working day to appear.

When you told us that it was a locally written cheque I knew it would take only one day, am even surprised for you is not credited Saturday.

Unfortunately for me I have already reverted to US$ because the difference in Exchange Rates and Bank charges does not make any sense.

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Hi Visit Thailand, I'm just probably excited. I know that local cheque takes only one working day to clear. I think I came late to the bank, their cut off time for the check to clear the next day is 3:30 if I'm not mistaken... so that's why my money will appear on monday.

I think you can always change back to whatever currency you would like to receive.

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Local cheques should only normally take one working day to appear.

I wish! UK banks take a minimum of 4 days to clear a standard UK cheque and some building socieites up to 2 weeks!

It's disgusting.

Unfortunately for me I have already reverted to US$ because the difference in Exchange Rates and Bank charges does not make any sense.

The rate given is money market mid rate.

What are you comparing to? Black market rates?

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Hi
Received Local Check for Mar. in INR today afternoon.
I am from Hyderabad,INDIA.
It is from Singapore as ning said.

With Regards,
Vijay

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still nothing for me in Perth, Australia...

no one is home during the day though, so I assume the courier will leave me a slip so I can pick it up from the post office.

what a waste of time & money getting the 'secured express' delivery option.

I would have usually received the cheque by now even if I didn't select that option.

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Mine was received on the 27th.
I am fron Egypt and the check was sent from Sweden!

BTW it looks different than the checks I used to have, ugly green on a normal paper.

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nuthin - a little surprising.....I got mine last friday. I'm in Perth, WA too.
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Received mine yesterday (Monday) in Perth via DHL Express. Cheque is payable at ANZ Melbourne, so I cashed it at HSBC today and it will be available in 48 hours rather than the '6-8 weeks' previously. No complaints.
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I am still waiting our check by normal delivery. Any friend has an idea when I will receive it at Karachi Pakistan.
12:23 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Im really surprised at google this sounds rather sloppy or is it just me then?
12:50 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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March check by DHL in Transylvania.
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Check received in Hasselt, Belgium. Earlier then last month. Good job Google.
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Because I handle the AdSense account for the business I work for, as well as my personal account for the pages I own, I can sometimes get a good feel for how delivery times are going in the United States. Sorry I can't provide info for the international readers of this board, as my perspective is limited to my locale (Tampa, FL) in this case. For those of you in other countries, I recommend finding/befriending others in that same country who also use AdSense so you can compare/contrast arrival times.

In my case, both checks were mailed from Brooklyn, NY with a meter stamp date of April 26, 2005. The one I'm looking at right now (the work envelope) has **4/27/05** printed in black (with the ** included on there) about an inch below the meter mark, for what that's worth. It only cost them 29 cents to send it, presumably under bulk mail rates. The envelopes were of the same non-descript layout as last month, with no mention of Google on the outside. It's good in that it doesn't look like a check is inside, but it's bad in that it could easily be mistaken as junk mail at a glance. When all you see is a PO Box and a Buffalo city listing and zip, it makes it hard to know what it is.

My personal account check arrived on Saturday. Four days is longer than usual for a New York to Tampa delivery, but I'm not sure if that was just the breaks of how the mail went this month or a consequence of bulk mail rate. I presume that the same delivery date was true for the company's account check, though I didn't receive it until yesterday here at the office when the mail came in from over the weekend.

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Erm, anyone in the UK not received their cheque yet? Still waiting here.. I wonder if my postie has eaten it?
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I'm still waiting for mine here in the UK. Actually I'm not certain I've receive the previous month's cheque either (need to double-check about this first before I contact google though as I'm not 100% certain) so I'm getting a bit frightened about what's happening to postal cheques too.

About 2 or 3 days ago I've changed my payment option to Direct Deposit for future payments. Just wish I could do this with all of my other web income sources.

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hi

This is my First message...

Iam from india please let me know anyone received the adsense payment through post?

9:53 am on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh well, good to know I am not alone... :)
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