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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by micp1480, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. micp1480

    micp1480 Member
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    After losing money on Google Checkout, I am telling everyone to be careful. I had my purchases debited on my card and never received my software. After 10 hours, my Droid kept saying Authorizing, and meanwhile the developer of the software that I was on the phone with, said he already got the money for the program. He then did some investigating on my behalf, and was stunned to see that there was a significant amount of people having the same issue. I will never purchase an another paid program unless I can get it with PayPal, which I NEVER had a problem with, when I had my Blackberry. Before you jump all over me on this, I advise you to search Google Checkout, and to read all the horrifying stories.


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  2. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    When did this happen ?

    I have bought quite a few apps using Google Checkout and have never had this kind of a problem.

    I can see that there might have been a data transfer issue, data outage or market server issue, but you still should have been able to cancel the download and reinstalled at no cost.

    I have had apps take a while, 30 minutes or more, to download. I just canel the download and restart it. I check my account and am not charged a second time.

    I hope you get things worked out and get your $$$ back or are compinsated somehow.
  3. JediJesus

    JediJesus Android Enthusiast

    all of these pay services have issues. If you search paypal you will find horror stories. With that said it would be nice if Google would let you choose the service your the most comfortable with.
  4. esocid

    esocid Well-Known Member

    So this has happened to one of your purchases, or all of them? I've use Google checkout inside and outside of the Android Market and still never had anything like this happen. You seem to be a little exaggerated about this, calm down, no one is scamming you. Try and contact google, because it could be a software issue, remote, or local.
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Used Google checkout twice so far, no problem twice. YMMV
    I've also used PayPal over a thousand times (really), no issues either.
  6. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    No problems for me yet, but there's a first time for everything I guess.
  7. Chugworth

    Chugworth Member

    Over the past two years I have made 40 purchases through Google Checkout (six of them through my Droid), and I never had any trouble with a single one of them.

    In fact, Google Checkout is my preferred method of online purchasing. I'll often research product reviews through NewEgg and Amazon, and then make the purchase through a site that supports Google Checkout. :D
  8. Decus22

    Decus22 Well-Known Member

    I have had this happen once on my droid and once on my wifes. Try stopping the download, turning on and off wifi and or turning on google talk. Wifi fixed mine google talk fixed my wifes. Go figure.
  9. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Why would I just abandon GC on your word that you had issues and that there are many "horrifying stories" when I have never had bad luck with it myself? Talk about an attempt at starting mass hysteria.

    If I lose $1.99 some week... then I will chalk it up to bad luck and move on. What kind of a job could you possibly have where you would come to a forum and advocate that everyone abandon GC over losing $1.99? Maybe it's time to move up the corporate ladder, ehh?
  10. micp1480

    micp1480 Member
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  11. micp1480

    micp1480 Member
    Thread Starter

    F.Y.I. I just purchased a program when I swore I wouldn't ever again, and I now 4 hours waiting for it to download. The program I ordered yesterday took 14 hours, and if you read my article above you will wee it took people up to 4 days to a week. I wish there were other options for payment. This is BS.

    MICP 1480
  12. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    You do know about the Market having issues the past couple days ?

    Maybe your problem is not a Google Check Out issue and is just a market problem.

    Have you tried downloading a free app and see how that works ?

    It could even be your phone or carrier having issues with connecting to market.
  13. 1qazxsw2

    1qazxsw2 Lurker


    You do realize the damning article you're pointing to is over 3 years old, right? Aug. 9, 2006. Not exactly current.

    There were delays. You didn't die and you didn't get ripped off.

    Move along, nothing to see here....
  14. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Hm. I've never had an issue. I've bought a ton of apps, and even returned a few. I've always had my payments go through with no problem and refunds come equally swiftly.
  15. JDuc

    JDuc Well-Known Member

    Yes, a 3 year old article...it's an online payment service...chances are you've had a few problems with a debit or credit card payment or two at a merchant as well in your lifetime, and if you haven't...chances are you're not old enough and just haven't lived enough. ;)
  16. aloha hailey

    aloha hailey Newbie

    I'm sorry if I don't understand. You paid for the app,.. the developer got his money,.. you were speaking with the developer (who did some investigating on your behalf) so,.... you got the software you paid for,... I don't see where you got ripped off??????
  17. Ivan Chan

    Ivan Chan Newbie

    Well heck, I can't even get to the checkout point to have a potential problem!

    When I click Buy I get the error message that I have an invalid card and that I need to add a new card or go to Google Checkout to edit things. I go on my phone and if I sign in with my account it takes me to the receipt page and doesn't have a payment method editing page. If I sign in with card details, it just repeats the form page I'm on when I hit Continue.

    Logging on via my desktop and another Google account I've made purchases on gets the same result.

    Any suggestions?


  18. vaughn15

    vaughn15 Lurker

    I had identify theft issues via PayPal big time and cancelled account. Will never ever use PayPal again!D
  19. dakmary

    dakmary Lurker

    I made two purchases two days ago, and I just got them. Once I sent an email to customer service, the app started downloading. coincidence? Maybe. Would I do it again? sure.
  20. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    It's a matter of perspective, all of these systems have flaws an problems. I have personally had over
  21. iPhone2Droid

    iPhone2Droid Well-Known Member

    I've been experiencing this problem today. Around 8am ET, I purchased an app with no problem. Bought another around 11, and bumped into the forever lingering "authorizing" snafu. Tried assorted fixes, but none worked (Gtalk sign-in, reboot; clear cache for marketplace and download, reboot; sing wanna wanna banna banna while hopping on one foot, etc.) Tried with another app around noon, using a second card on file, same thing. My 2 refund requests were honored. But frankly, I wanted the apps. I'm irritated, sure, but I've lived long enough to know that when computers are involved, glitches will rear their ugly heads. So, the apps are now on my todo list for next weekend.
  22. mrdeadhead

    mrdeadhead Newbie

    never had that problem...

    besides, PayPal is the devil
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