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    Affiliate Manager bcwaller's Avatar
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    It Took You How Long to Deposit the Check?
    I just got a letter from Japan today. Cool stamp and I really wondered what it was about.

    I open it up and there is a letter and a check I wrote to an affiliate. The letter said that he tried to deposit the check but it was returned to him. He was also asking that I reissue the check.

    So I take a look at the check and it was dated March 2005! It's been over three years since I mailed this thing.

    He's been with us since 2000, and it looks like his site is still there and he even has sporadic blog entries since 2004. I guess he's been using blogger for a long time now! Maybe he will reactivate once he gets his almost $50.

    It'll cost me 90 cents to mail him another check, but he will get his earnings.
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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    I always suspected the USPS is slow.

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    Affiliate Manager bcwaller's Avatar
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    But the Japanese post should be very efficient.

    I also got a nice Origami crane in the envelope
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    It takes me 3-4 weeks to get paychecks if the address is complete. It takes another 3-4 weeks for the bank to process them.

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    Affiliate Manager buyjewelry's Avatar
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    Don't checks typically expire after 6 months?

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    checks never expire, unless they say so and even then its up to the person that cashes the check to check.

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    Affiliate Manager buyjewelry's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    checks never expire, unless they say so and even then its up to the person that cashes the check to check.
    I always thought that they did. Personal checks use to expire after 6 months - but rules have changed. Now there are certain things banks can do with 'stale dated' checks - [google search] - but, they don't 'expire'.

    In any case, I doubt the above check was a personal check.

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    I must admit, I've held on to cheques for a while, too - not three years of course! but over the six month mark.

    I'm in Canada, and I deposit all my cheques at the ATM, but I can't do that with a U.S. cheque. I have to go to my business bank, which is farther away than the ATM machine. So I've gotten into the habit of waiting until I have a collection of them first. They all tend to be small cheques, from smaller independents. (If I get a big one, I'm at the bank like a shot )

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    My dad still has a check from when he paid off his mortgage back in the mid-nineties. I guess the bank decided he over paid by $1.20 in those 30 years.

    He takes quiet enjoyment in not cashing it, figuring it's still sitting open on their books. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but it makes a 76 year old man happy, and that's that.
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    Affiliate Manager bcwaller's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by buyjewelry
    I always thought that they did. Personal checks use to expire after 6 months - but rules have changed. Now there are certain things banks can do with 'stale dated' checks - [google search] - but, they don't 'expire'.

    In any case, I doubt the above check was a personal check.
    Definitely a business check. It says "void after 180 days" just above the signature line. This is the first time in about ten years of writing checks to affiliates that one has been rejected by a bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostdeviant
    ...It takes another 3-4 weeks for the bank to process them.
    Surely you don't believe that it actually takes that long for them to be processed. Seems like the Mexican banks are taking advantage of the situation in order to keep a share of the interest $$$ for themselves. I do wish you luck on the PayPal with SAS though. Hopefully they will get it soon and end your payment troubles.

    -sfcom


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    Staril - Mad Cat Woman Sue's Avatar
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    It can take 3 - 4 weeks here in Switzerland too. It seems to take that long for them to get the response from a US bank. Now ... with normal money transfers that's silly ... but with cheques it is sort of possible if they mail them in batches once a week or something.


    Sue.

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