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My Sad Ebay CJ Story - How I lost $6,500

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by gamefray, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Banned

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    #21
    Should read the terms more carefully, and unlucky.
    Why didn't you withdraw all your money right away so they couldn't take away any of it? If I had $12,500 in CJ I wouldn't leave it :p
    SEMrush
     
    Geoffrey, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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  2. cherry_yuya

    cherry_yuya Active Member

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    #22
    How could you withdraw it? Once advertiser question your commission it will remain on the pending commission until the issues have been resolved.
     
    cherry_yuya, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    tvmatt Peon

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    #23
    CJ only pays out once each month, you can't take out money from your account...
     
    tvmatt, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    #24
    Good lesson for those who don't take the time to read an affiliates terms and condition. Really can't feel bad for anyone.
     
    cpucandy, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    #25
    Feel sorry to hear that.Well, That`s lots of money..!Be careful next step you take.
     
    wah2war, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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    login Notable Member

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    #26
    Sorry to hear about this. I feel with you. One question that enters my mind is, why dont you cash out the money before ?
     
    login, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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  7. tvmatt

    tvmatt Peon

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    #27
    This has already been answered (see post #23). CJ only pays out once each month, you can't take out money from your account.
     
    tvmatt, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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    login Notable Member

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    #28
    The OP did not say that it was from only one month.
     
    login, Jul 13, 2007 IP
  9. Shazz

    Shazz Prominent Member

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    #29
    You should always read TOC first :D
     
    Shazz, Jul 13, 2007 IP
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    infogle Notable Member

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    #30
    its really sad but these biggies are very firm on there decisions
     
    infogle, Jul 13, 2007 IP
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    tvmatt Peon

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    #31
    As I mentioned, you cannot take money out of your CJ account. CJ pays you your commissions each month, unless the advertiser puts a hold on the commissions. There's no way to carry a balance over multiple months, otherwise.
     
    tvmatt, Jul 13, 2007 IP
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    infogle Notable Member

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    #32
    that's right:)
     
    infogle, Jul 13, 2007 IP
  13. hextraordinary

    hextraordinary Well-Known Member

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    #33
    Obviously your first mistake was not reading the TOS, as if thats not bad enough, you assumed where you should have investigated.

    A warning notice is a flashing red light, especially when another violation would carry a hefty financial fine or worse, losing a good source of income. If I compare your situation to my own behavior under the same circumstance... A while ago I received a violation warning from Google, though I had a vague idea of what it might be on one of my sites, I immediately took down ALL adsense ads on ALL of my sites as soon as I finished reading the email. Only than I went one by one through all my sites and checked the code and design for any possible violation before brining the ads up again. Indeed it ended up being what I suspected to begin with, but as the saying goes, better safe than sorry. And to be corny a tiny bit more.... Assumption is the mother of all mistakes!!!

    In the end you learned your lesson, too bad it was so expensive. But don't be discouraged it could have ended up worse.
     
    hextraordinary, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    #34
    Honestly, IMO they told you to stop bidding on their keywords, you should have done so. If you didn't ask if .co.uk was okay, why did you assume it was? They don't want you bidding on their trademarked terms bc it just drives their own bids up.
     
    KunkVentures, Jul 19, 2007 IP
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    #35
    Maybe he did that, and if he did, I was wondering why.
     
    login, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    #36
    That's really rough.
     
    MrsWrite, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    #37
    Can you just drop ebay altogether and target a friendlier company instead?
     
    Astroman, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    #38
    Actually Ebay was quite friendly here. They had all rights to not pay anything as the earnings were done outside of the TOS. Most other companies usually take all earnings and ban you as well when their TOS is violated.


     
    Claudek, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    gamefray Peon

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    #39
    honestly, I am done with this topic. My forum post was miss titled, and its tone was not my intention. Lets just leave it at this.

    Follow the TOS, be overcautious, End of Story.
     
    gamefray, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    InternetG33k Banned

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    #40
    Sorry to hear you lose 6.5k
     
    InternetG33k, Jul 22, 2007 IP