My Amazon Sales dissapeared!!

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  1. OregonWino profile image61
    OregonWinoposted 13 years ago

    I had two seperate sales listed a couple of says ago and I login today and both are gone (and yes I checked the last quarter of 2009 etc...nothing!!) Anyone had something like this happen before?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's possible they were returned or the orders cancelled.

    2. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Returns or canceled orders are not surprising during the holiday season.

      If you read the Amazon TOS, you'll find all this is spelled out.

      1. starme77 profile image77
        starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Some people dont feel like readin , nothin wrong with em askin

        1. Marisa Wright profile image89
          Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Starme, it's true there's nothing wrong with people asking - but if you're serious about making money with something, you need to do the job properly.  That includes doing your research.

          1. DogSiDaed profile image59
            DogSiDaedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Well one of the best ways to research is ask a knowledgable person smile It's often easier than longer proffesional reports because it can be hard to find the information you want. And I find talking to people in real terms nicer smile

            1. Marisa Wright profile image89
              Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              True, but you can't possibly ask enough questions to learn everything you need to know.  If you're trying to make serious income, you would be silly to risk it by not fully understanding your model. Also, there's a difference between a community interacting to help each other out, and someone sponging off the knowledge of others.  This particular question is in the first category, but every now and then you'll see someone posting thread after thread on these forums asking basic questions because they're too lazy to read even help documentation, let alone any TOS.

  2. MikeNV profile image68
    MikeNVposted 13 years ago

    Likely canceled orders. Amazons customer service is not very good.  I have an open inquiry now for more than a week and no one has bothered to get back to me.

  3. hellomoo profile image60
    hellomooposted 13 years ago

    I also got a third party sale recently ($6.00 - not much but it is my first so am keen to learn how it all works). the item was shipped in November, but I cannot see any commission. Just says Referral Fees '$0.00' :-( Any ideas? How long does it take to show up? Thanks.

  4. OregonWino profile image61
    OregonWinoposted 13 years ago

    Thank you all for the insight and I hope that it is just a glitch, but we will see, odd that both orders would have been returned especially since one was for 6 different would think they would have kept at least a couple of them.

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      check your reversal and return reports.

      Your situation does seem odd

  5. profile image56
    LadyXpressposted 13 years ago

    "...sponging off the knowledge of others." hmm

  6. Will Apse profile image87
    Will Apseposted 13 years ago

    There is a bit of culture of slapping down newbies in Hubpage forums. I was given the slap when I first arrived. Unpleasant.

    I often wonder why the old stagers simply hang around to dish out advice like- go find out for yourself.

    Nobody is under any obligation to answer a request for help.

    If you are going to take the trouble of responding, you might as well give the information. If you are feeling mean- head off to the political or religious forums, do some venting.

    Open chat (difficult if there are routine put downs) opens up areas you might never have even given thought to.

    1. fayans profile image63
      fayansposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      If beginners are expected to read and know everything, what's the forum for?

      Poor OP!!

      1. OregonWino profile image61
        OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I forgot to mention that I can not read  wink

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          cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          haha! big_smile

          that is strange. i wish i knew the answer to that one.

  7. profile image0
    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    actually the OP did check and found nothing, that is why he asked the question in the forum. i'm not trying to be contentious but if i was a newbie on the receiving end of that "sponging off" comment i would feel bad and probably not want to return to HubPages. sad

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well said, Cosette smile
      I thought the original question was interesting and I might have guessed the answer was that the sale was cancelled or returned. Is there a way of knowing?

    2. OregonWino profile image61
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe, I have thick skin...I should have clarified my original statement.   I have checked all reports...the entire orders have vanished, no ordered items, no returns no refunds...just gone.  I have made sure to check the older time periods as well since the year/month/quarter just rolled over.  Nada...weird

  8. profile image0
    Wag The Dogposted 13 years ago

    I have never had that happen, but, last month I was credited for two kindle book sales at about $4.00 each but I made 0% commission.  A big goose egg was paid to me for those two sales.  Thought that was odd.

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That is odd, I thought kindle books were worth a decent % actually, like 10%. If you figure out why its 0% commission let me know. smile

  9. profile image0
    Wag The Dogposted 13 years ago

    As A Man Thinketh Third Party $3.44 0.00% 1 $3.44 $0.00

    The Master Key System *Complete with Haanel's Question and Answers After Each Chapter. Third Party $3.44 0.00% 1 $3.44 $0.00

    Ya, I thought Kindle books had a nice % too, but this is the copy from my stats page.  The books, price, referral fee rate, items shipped, and referral fee. 

    I hope it changes, or pays out at some time, but for now I will no longer push kindle book sales.

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It does sound like a waste trying to sell kindle books if they don't pay, might as well just link the physical book.

  10. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    Kindle Books are indeed 0% commission, disgraceful in my opinion!

    In regards to the OP, don't worry about the more experienced people putting you down, because they are wrong.  A cancellation or returned item would be shown as both a positive and negative balance on your earnings report.  If the items no longer appear on your earnings report in any way, post on the Amazon associates forum or get in touch with their support.

  11. OregonWino profile image61
    OregonWinoposted 13 years ago

    And then today, out of no-where, they showed back up...really weird!!!

  12. profile image0
    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    big_smile server gnomes.

    glad you got your stuff back smile

    1. OregonWino profile image61
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      For real!  I wasnt really that worried about the amount so much as concerned that I had no idea why the orders had vanished.

      Thank you!!  smile

  13. profile image0
    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    strange things are happening around here, my friend... wink


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