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Apple overpaid me... now they want their money back.

04-30-2009, 08:12 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 166
Apple overpaid me... now they want their money back.

Quote:
Hello,

This email is to inform you of a one-time error that occurred in your January USD commission payment. The amount reported to
you on your January financial report was correct; however, the amount paid to you in February was greater than the report designated.

The adjustment listed below will be deducted from your March commission payment to correct this error.

January payment
15,100.00

January report value
14,000.00

Adjustment (over payment)
1,100.00
USD

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Kind regards,

 Elizabeth Lyles | iTunes Royalty Team | Apple Inc
Crappy. I don't mind giving the money back, I just didn't realize that the mistake had occurred, and it sucks that it will be taken from March. Oh well. I hope it doesn't happen again.

Last edited by ethanwa; 04-30-2009 at 08:16 PM.
04-30-2009, 08:14 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 4,761
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethanwa View Post
Crappy.
How is that legal? Is there something in your contract that says they can pay you and then take it away months later?

04-30-2009, 08:19 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 583
They are just as ugly as Microsoft.
04-30-2009, 08:24 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 9,125
Wow that is pretty unfair, it's Apple's fault they screwed up.

back
04-30-2009, 09:47 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
Tell them it's not acceptable and you've spent the money and can't afford this kind of retraction. Make them take it out in smaller payments each month, not all at once.

Even though that is a pretty dang good monthly check

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04-30-2009, 09:59 PM
#6
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Location: Seattle, WA USA
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Originally Posted by Zincous View Post
Even though that is a pretty dang good monthly check
Yeah I never realized how much all these little apps could add up. Congrats.

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04-30-2009, 10:21 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveMc99 View Post
Yeah I never realized how much all these little apps could add up. Congrats.

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• Did You Know?
• Today's History
• Quote of the Day
• Word of the Day
• Annoyance!
• Package Tracker
• Inspiring Thought of the Day
• Weather History
• 2012 US Election
• Pregnancy Kick Counter
• Did You Know? Lite
• Package Tracker Lite
• Picture of the Day
• Today's History Lite
• Daily Spotlight
• Question of the Day
• Slick Deal
• Space Picture of the Day
• Funny Picture of the Day
• Weather Picture of the Day
• Coupon
• Fact of the Day
• Bugs Daily
• Wine Words
• Leetspeak
• Something To Do
• Advice
• Word of the Day Lite
• Excuses, Excuses
• Fun With Puns
• French Words
• Italian Words
• Spanish Words
• German Words
• Irish Words
• Russian Words
• Portuguese Words
• Food Words
• USA Economy
• Movie Lines
• Aggravation
• New Year Resolutions
• Things You Should Know
• Can You Believe It!?
• Pet the Animals
• Credit Card Debt
• World Customs
• World Records
• Stress Reducer
• 1st In History
• Fatty!
• Economic Sayings
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Are they all one buck apps?
04-30-2009, 10:29 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by anduril_ukr View Post
Are they all one buck apps?
Yes or free
04-30-2009, 10:30 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: App Tech Studios, USA
Posts: 1,363
Wow! You don't do half bad for a monthlyl check! If I had 10 apps that sell as well as Stick Escape, I would be up there with you
04-30-2009, 11:42 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by DaveMc99 View Post
How is that legal? Is there something in your contract that says they can pay you and then take it away months later?
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Originally Posted by organerito View Post
They are just as ugly as Microsoft.
No, they made an accounting mistake. It happens. And yes it's legal and standard practice to ask for the money back.

It sure sucks when it happens but proper bookkeeping on the developers side can help prevent it being a surprise.