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Thread: Amazon Payments problems discussion

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    I think the issue would be sitewide, not just turkers. I've done plenty of gift card transactions that had nothing to do with Turk money and it's all gone.

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    I transfer my Mturk money to my bank account, but I had $5 from a Swagbucks gift card in my Amazon gift card account. The balance is showing $0 now, so it probably is sitewide.

    ---------- Post added at 09:15 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:09 AM ----------

    Did a Google search on the problem and found this:

    "Initial post: Oct 27, 2011 5:57:51 AM PDT
    ESSGirl says:
    I went to one-click one of Happy Joyce's freebies and it asked me for a payment method, I was like Yikes! Checked my gift card balance and it said $0.00 available... well I knew I had a balance left so I called customer service and she said they are running updates on their gift card balances and so the information showing is incorrect and it may take up to 1 business day to update. So I guess I won't be one-clicking anything today. So sad... Wanted everyone else to know so you won't freak out like I did when it says you have no money left in your gift card account."

    ---------- Post added at 09:17 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:15 AM ----------

    How could they put our money on hold without a heads up?

    That kind of behavior is not going to encourage people to purchase giftcards.

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    Got to be sitewide I just put 5 $5.00 gift cards on my account Monday from SwagBucks and they are all gone. Glad I'm not in a shopping mood

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    I had around $120 in my gift card balance. I was planning on using that for Christmas purposes. I'm going to be extremely pissed off if that money is not back in my account soon! When I get my balance back (and I better!), I need to hurry up and use it so this can't happen again!

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    Message from Amazon (I just asked online chat re gift card balance problems)...

    Yes, I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, there is a known issue with the gift card process, we're aware of it already, a ticket has been filed and hopefully it'll be fixed within the next couple of hours.

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    My balance is back but pre transfer of my last amount.

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    My balance is back, including the payment I made immediately before I checked my balance and panicked.

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    My balance just zeroed out and when I go to Amazon Payments, I now have a balance of 5.98 and a "Disbursable Balance" of 0.00. Anyone know what that is about? I've never had this happen before and I'm a little scared.

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    Is it safe to add a bank account to my Amazon Payments? I wanted to get the funds I earned from mTurk into my bank account, but after reading these stories, I am a bit hesitant. I do have another gift card on my account (I have a $30 gift card for when I signed up for an Amazon credit card). Will that balance get erased if I try to add a bank account to Amazon Payments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osform View Post
    Is it safe to add a bank account to my Amazon Payments? I wanted to get the funds I earned from mTurk into my bank account, but after reading these stories, I am a bit hesitant. I do have another gift card on my account (I have a $30 gift card for when I signed up for an Amazon credit card). Will that balance get erased if I try to add a bank account to Amazon Payments?
    Yes it is very safe to add a bank account and transfer money to that account.

    Amazon gift cards are totally separate. Once money leaves amazon payments, and you buy either a gift card or transfer to a bank, amazon payments is no longer involved.

    hope this helps

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