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Are You Getting Paid by Epic Direct (Azoogle)?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by seether777, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. seether777

    seether777 Newbie

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    I'm not... Why is Epic Direct (Azoogle) not paying? A couple of months ago they said it was "system problems" but they would've fixed that by now. Something is fishy... Are they struggling financially? It's a kick in the balls to their affiliates. They know they shouldn't treat them like that so it must be some problems. Anyone know what's really going on with payments there?
     
  2. toyo

    toyo BANNED BANNED

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    they are going to lose a lot of traffic with the payment delays. Stupid move unless they are going belly up soon.
     
  3. onthegoaudio1

    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

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    I would say they have some money problems. I just stopped all campaigns with them.. It sucks because I convert WAY better with them and have made alot of money there. I think I will wait to see the outcome before doing anything else.

    They have missed 4 payments for me. I am on weekly net 5. I do not get any replied from my AM or Emails. I also got the "System Issues" excuse a few months back.
     
  4. onthegoaudio1

    onthegoaudio1 Regular Member

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    I call BS. If they are doing it manually there is no way they could pay affiliates on weekly or bi weekly... As of right now, they cant even pay monthly.


    B3dmarketing
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    What's up with payments? Its been 4 weeks since the original date they I was supposed to get paid. I am supposed to be weekly net 5.
    EpicTeam85094:34 pm
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    we had a delay
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    and they are going out manually
    B3dmarketing4:34 pm
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    I see that.
    EpicTeam85094:34 pm
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    and our finance team can only process so many a day
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    you will get paid
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    but the date is unknown
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    sometime soon
    B3dmarketing4:35 pm
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    Well then how do you plan to pay weekly and bi weekly affiliates?


     
  5. derpywizard

    derpywizard Regular Member

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    This is true. I haven't spoken to them yet but they owe from last month's payment, and in the payments section of my profile, the payment is now missing, but my old ones are still there. It's odd, a year ago they were right on time with everything.
     
  6. superbzjn

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    I haven't tried it yet....
     
  7. ChampGuy

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    Yeah, they still haven't paid me for May.

    Also, my friend earned like $10k in April and got some of it charged back because of suspicious browser behavior or whatever. Getting a small percentage of leads charged back is completely normal for EpicDirect, anyone who does good volume with them should know what I'm talking about. Anyway, they still owed him $8k or $9k and of course they didn't pay him on May 30th like they were supposed to. Finally, in late June they sent him an email saying that they were going to ban him because of those browser issues. Keep in mind that he had been running traffic all through May and June up until that point, because every month they charge back some leads and they never ban you unless like 20% or more of your leads are fraud. Also, his leads weren't classified as fraud, they were classified as "suspicious browser activity", which basically means like duplicated User-Agents or something, I don't know. So they basically just got as much traffic from him as they possibly could without paying. Also, the month before April he only earned like $2k, and he had a small portion of his leads charged back, but they didn't ban him that time.
     
  8. bizguy

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    I've read everywhere they are having problems with payments. Probably some internal company issues
     
  9. seether777

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    I get the sense that some people (the big hitters) are still getting paid on time and everyone else isn't. I'm only doing $xx,xxx per month with them. The irony is going to be when Epic folds and they don't make that last payment, then the big boys (and girls) are going to get hurt much worse than the rest of us combined, but they don't see it coming since they're getting paid; everything is fine in their world....... They should be concerned too about all of these people not getting paid and put some pressure on the company to do the right thing. Might just expedite the enevitable though....... (canary in the coal mine.......)
     
  10. seether777

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    What's the reason they are giving people for the delay that's been going on for month's now? I have not heard a clear, logical explanation, so my antennae are up... Just wish someone would explain what's really going on... Don't you think a legit co. with nothing to hide would get out in front of something like this and COMMUNICATE with their affiliates on a regular basis about what's going on, how and when it will be resolved, etc... They're had no "official" statement that I've seen...
     
  11. dennisyu

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    maybe there are giving Shoemoney all your monies.
     
  12. ronywilliam

    ronywilliam Senior Member

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    wow this looks bad...! Them going down means everybody who pulls offers from them goes down too.. Almost 20-30% of the networks out get offers from them! :/
     
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    They probably are just haveing some type of payment problems with there advertisers thats all! they are a very good company!
     
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    man this is sad to hear, i wanted to sign up to azoogle also, has anyone received anything from yet?????
     
  15. shantiz

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    I believe they are back on track. Hit up your AM to see what's up
     
  16. seether777

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    They are NOT on track. Why are you reporting that? They still owe me months of back commissions and I get the run around every day about what's going on and when it will be paid. If you're getting paid on time then "good for you" but not everyone is!
     
  17. ChampGuy

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    I'm on NET15 but it feels more like NET60.
     
  18. sinamon

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    I hear they sold off part of the company which is causing the problems. But its all fishy to me. I was told my June payment would go out last Friday, after weeks of emails and still nothing. However my friend got his payment on time, im not sure how there deciding who gets paid when.
     
  19. seether777

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    Still not getting paid on time.. NE1else have NEthing new to report about this situation???
     
  20. Shaz07

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    From what I hear they are having cash flow problems, but should be cleared up within a month or two. They're pretty big and reputable so I do believe they'll eventually get things back together.