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Is it earlier this time?

   
8:44 pm on Dec 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I see payment in pogress in my account now. 21st december.
Last time i saw it on 28th
Am i the only one seeing this early?

Anything to do with holidays?

11:26 pm on Dec 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've never received my payment as early as the 23rd.

The 23rd this year was a Saturday - not a normal business day. I believe Google initiated my payment the first working day following the 23rd. The rest is down to how long it takes individual banks to handle the transaction and present the information to their customers (generally banks say 3 working days for this).

Are people saying that they expected Google to make the payments even earlier this year, because the 23rd was at a weekend? This would simply create further expectations for next year, etc.

If you are earning significant income from AdSense then treat it as a business. Businesses expect to get paid on time (most of the time) they do not generally get upset with their customers when they receive payment early, but not as early as they would like!

[edited by: Pengi at 11:27 pm (utc) on Dec. 29, 2006]

11:39 pm on Dec 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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they do not generally get upset with their customers when they receive payment early, but not as early as they would like

If someone didn't pay you at the usual time, early or not, would you think differently of them?

12:11 am on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If someone didn't pay you at the usual time, early or not, would you think differently of them?

No.

I might begin to think differently if they paid me later than agreed but that has never happened with Google.

12:22 am on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So you would think equally of a customer that pays regularly on the same date as apposed to someone that pays at random intervals but never late?

I wouldn’t because the guy that pays at random is a lot more likely to slip up and pay late. It also tells a lot about their character or their company. Someone that pays regularly is a lot more organized than the random guy.

So google just went fron regularly to the random guy for me.

2:13 am on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)



>>>I understand that "on time" means the money will be in my bank before the 5th January. Google has never given me any reason to expect payment any earlier than that.<<<

from the payment history page:

"For example, if your account balance reaches $100 during November, we'll send you a payment at the end of December."

fwiw, google claims that my eft went out on the 27th.

2:35 am on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Simplo: LOL. That's all I can say. LOL.
5:50 am on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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jomaxx: I had a few beers and I just realised... sounds a little off... lol
2:09 pm on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

If only all my clients were as reliable about payment as Google.

I've had to have a senior accountant sacked just to get one important client to pay me only a couple of months AFTER the agreed date for EVERY invoice. He thought it was clever to routinely piss off important suppliers by withholding monies due. I was having difficulty paying rent because of this "policy". In another case I used to have to argue with the senior accounting bod at a particular client for an hour EVERY week as to why paying me several months later than contractually agreed was not clever. In the end I used to bill them for the extra time as an explicit "Overheads: arguing with accounts" hour each week, which they paid! And these are the *good* cases.

Whingeing about how G does not pay as early as you would like *ahead of its contractual obligations* indicates that you haven't dealt with a wide enough client base yet IMHO!

Rgds

Damon

9:33 am on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Whingeing about how G does not pay as early as you would like *ahead of its contractual obligations* indicates that you haven't dealt with a wide enough client base yet IMHO!

Probably no, not yet. But I did have problems with payment delivery that came 6 weeks late a couple months back, this was with a client I’ve been working with for over a year. We had a few talks and now the payments are due as next day transfers or there's no more business.

You can only be so nice for so long before people start to take advantage. My expectations are higher than most people I guess when they are on the radar.

10:37 am on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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As expected, my bank is showing receipt of my Google EFT payment for first thing 2nd January - as soon as the banks re-opened.
Google is still reporting "Payment in Progress" and I expect they will continue to do so until their offices re-open.

My conclusion:
1) Google initiated EFT to me before the end of December 06 as promised.
2) Electronic Funds Transfer was completed within 3 working days (as my bank states I should expect)
3) Public/Bank Holidays and Weekends can effect payment dates.
4) There is money in the bank, the sun is shining and "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds".

Happy and Prosperous New Year everyone.

7:52 pm on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Got mine check today. Not DHL.
12:48 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)



Payment completed apparantly... although I havn't confirmed it.

UK EFT.

9:18 pm on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm in Canada and my payment was issued on the 22nd and still no check as of today, Jan 4th. Probably Canada Post ( Lazy Sods) rather than Google ;~)

Lovejoy- Out

5:57 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I guess the payments were done a week earlier than usual (December 22nd), though its now already around the usual time I get the check/cheque and I still haven't received it. Maybe its because of the holidays... is there anyone from Mumbai (or anywhere in India) who have received the December payment by post?
7:30 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Lovejoy, I'm in Canada and got my check a few days ago. Either Jan 2 or Dec 29 I would say.
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