What the hell is this, i got $-2.57 from amazon

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i got $-2.57 from amazon

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  • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
    Looks like a previous item you sold (prev month or prior) was returned for a net loss on your balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    Don't spend it all at once Regards Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
    I guess it was because of the refunds, looks like you owe them money now
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  • Profile picture of the author vidhujain
    Originally Posted by Millerking View Post


    Oh wow! congratulation..
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  • Whoa! I've never seen that before! It has to be because of the refunds.
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  • Profile picture of the author Millerking
    sorry amazon. Since i broke, im not able to pay you the $2.57.
    If you can wait, i'll let my son...
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    • Profile picture of the author brendan9971
      om my gosh i can't believe amazon would charge you if they got a refund... just seems weird?!
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  • Wouldn't that suck to get a bill in the mail for $2.57 from Amazon?

    "I help you make money, and you're sending me a bill?!"
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeCollins
      They won't actually send you a bill. It was just appear as a negative until you generate more sales to push it back onto the positive side.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    You had a return. Don't worry though, they'll just take out of your pay next time you sell something. They will not bill you.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I'm not seeing how this could have happened. Amazon wouldn't issue you payment on your commissioned sales until after the commission itself was locked. This means that even if there was a refund on that item, they couldn't go back and take away your commission.

    This is why you have to wait so many days to receive payment from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author eric w
      And I was thinking of getting into amazon affiliate sites.......amazon, that's not encouraging.
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      • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
        Originally Posted by eric w View Post

        And I was thinking of getting into amazon affiliate sites.......amazon, that's not encouraging.
        Um why would this stop you lol. Merchants at ShareASale and CJ scrub commissions all the time. The point of the matter is, I'm not sure how he has a negative balance. I've never received a payment from Amazon until after the commission sale has been locked--which means they can't scrub it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sydp
      Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

      I'm not seeing how this could have happened. Amazon wouldn't issue you payment on your commissioned sales until after the commission itself was locked. This means that even if there was a refund on that item, they couldn't go back and take away your commission.

      This is why you have to wait so many days to receive payment from them.
      Would that that were true. Despite the 1-2 month lag from sale to payment, Amazon doesn't apply refunds to a prior month once they've closed bookkeeping on that month (at least, this is how it's always worked on my account).

      I frequently start out a month with a negative balance because someone returns something they bought the prior month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    I've never seen that before! :p

    Must be because of refunds. Get it back positive and you should be ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author Millerking
    So if product refunded, you not only get 0 omission, but also minus delivery fee?
    Why advertiser don't pay the fee, but us?
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    • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
      Hey There,

      Originally Posted by coronaborcalis View Post

      This is ridiculous. hope you get more from adsense so it will never makes you stop to working on your website
      How is it ridiculous that a company would remove a commission when a sale has been essentially "voided". The commission is now invalid.

      Originally Posted by Millerking View Post

      So if product refunded, you not only get 0 omission, but also minus delivery fee?
      Why advertiser don't pay the fee, but us?
      Because that would be insanely stupid.

      Let me give you an idea of what you're suggesting. Ok, so a merchant aka "Amazon" in this case, is selling a TV... The TV costs $1000, and the commission is $100.

      Now, the person orders this TV, and you are paid your commission of $100 on your cheque (check for americans). Now, a month later the person returns this item to Amazon, because the picture quality sucks, or something etc..

      Now Amazon returns the $1000 back to the PERSON. However, Amazon only has $900 of that $1000 in there account, because the other $100 has been paid to YOU as a commission. Which means, that they are going to take a loss of $100 because they can't return the commission.

      "Why doesn't advertiser pay the fee". There is no essential fee here, there is a return of a product, and a refund issued... If you were in Amazon's shoes here, and you had $10,000+ out in commissions on sales refunded, would you just "pay the fees" on every refund, and give affiliates a commission for a sale that was voided by a refund.

      EVERY single affiliate network I've been in has this as a policy. I've made thousands upon thousands as an affiliate, trust me.. this is nothing new.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dresden14
    be lucky... I get residual payments everyday and im in the debt niche. I've had a few ocassions when my residuals had a sudden negative 1,000 amount owed. Dont let that whole 3 bux go to collections neaaahhhwww
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  • Profile picture of the author terrencewan
    Hey man, why don't you check this out with amazon?
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  • Profile picture of the author terrencewan
    Hey man, why don't you check it out with Amazon?
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  • Profile picture of the author rainso0
    Really a fantastic thing
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Cannot believe how many people don't immediately realise this is because of a returned item. It's obvious.
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    • Profile picture of the author backendbuddy
      Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

      Cannot believe how many people don't immediately realise this is because of a returned item. It's obvious.
      Everyone is not 'straight'....
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      • Profile picture of the author matt5409
        Originally Posted by backendbuddy View Post

        Everyone is not 'straight'....
        I don't understand that...
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        • Profile picture of the author betteseo
          Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

          I don't understand that...
          i was just thinking the same thing. but look at the username... maybe a joke account or something?
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  • Profile picture of the author coronaborcalis
    This is ridiculous. hope you get more from adsense so it will never makes you stop to working on your website
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I don't know why you're getting burnt for the refund. That sort of sucks. Amazon should pick up the 2.57.
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