08/07 - Mental Health Wednesday

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  1. Azazael

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    yeah tbh i view it as one day its just going to explode, its amazon and we all see it. i dont leave anything to chance anymore with them after that.
     
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  2. tricker

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    When your goal is $70/week turking (like mine is), withdrawing daily is overkill. I don't usually have a ton in there anyway as I spend it on Amazon pretty fast.
     
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  3. angel

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    true but I would still withdraw frequently maybe 1-2 times a week
     
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  4. Azazael

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    ^ again as unpredictable as amazon is, $70 lost is still $70 lost. maybe not every day but least a couple times a week just to be safe.
     
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  5. Fearless Turtle

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    As someone who uses this as my main income, all this talk of frozen accounts is giving me cold sweats. :untzuntzuntzflail:
     
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    I guess it happened when the problem originally started, or that is at least when I became aware that they closed my seller account. This screenshot shows the error I started getting, what happens when I click help, and then the page telling my my Amazon seller account has been closed. When I tried calling the seller department instead of Amazon payments they told me they are not authorized to see my account because it has been closed so they cannot help me. Amazon is a joke. Maybe I am missing something though

     
  7. Randomacts

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    You should have a savings of at least 6 months as a freelancer if not longer.
     
  8. tricker

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    I do spend it on Amazon a lot. There isn't always something to transfer out, lol! Lately I didn't due to a big ticket purchase coming up, but it just got transferred out.

    I spend a lot of my turk earnings on Amazon for groceries or items we need that aren't that easy to find in stores or I can't find them around me.

    My goal is super low, it just makes it so we can have extras vs. just getting by so there isn't as big of a threat to me like others who depend on this money. Don't get me wrong, I turk because I can use the money, lol, but we wouldn't starve without it.
     
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  9. angel

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    This is my main source of income and I'm not sweating I'm fuming
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  10. silashaileyapton

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    at 3500 hits i make about 20 or 30 on a good day
     
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    While I super agree with you and I do have hefty savings, this...

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    It's not always easy to save up if you have kids that need things. Or a mortgage and a house that needs things.
     
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  13. ChrisTurk

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    This is why I never remove the final penny from my savings account.. instantly superior to 1/3rd of the population #lifeprotips
     
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  14. Fearless Turtle

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    Yeah, special needs kid on top of that. I used to be in a much better position financially but life kicked the crap out of me and I haven't recovered yet.
     
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  16. ChrisTurk

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    Wait, who the hell has $50,000 in a savings account? I kinda question the accuracy of this data...
     
  17. Azazael

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    after that kerfuffle with amazon i liken them to comcast. the left hand doesnt know wtf the right hand is doing, and most of the time doesnt give a rats ass either. they will have you jump through hoop after hoop cause THEY dont know whats wrong
     
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    I have 2 years worth after dealing with bullshit from amazon a year ago or w/e. I don't trust them one bit lmao
     
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  20. tricker

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    Been there. Turking has ensured I don't end up back there. And it paid the 9K of braces my kid needed. My goal is low, I usually make more, sometimes I make less, but it all adds up and makes a difference.
     
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