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Topic # 139238 1-Feb-2014 19:04 Send private message

Well, I transferred my Tivo Caspa balance to Quickflix and got my 2 month free trial.  While cruising the movies on my PC I wrongly thought that clicking the movie Icon would play an intro trailer, wrong!  Oh well, I watched Kickass II on my PC, there goes my free movie title.  Next I tried downloading subscription movies (free) to Tivo, the first one failed but OK with 2 movies now, except that on WiFi the Quickflix menu can be frustratingly laggy, and sometimes the movie icons do not load. (blank squares)

Then I was checking my credit card statement and Quickflix has pinged me $0.01, hardly worth any concern but reminds me of the old story about how if you can skim a fraction of a cent from every bank transaction you would be very wealthy.  Is someone at Quickflix trying to be very wealthy?  Anybody else had the $0.01 skim?

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  Reply # 978620 1-Feb-2014 19:06 3 people support this post Send private message

its just a credit card verification check the money will be returned.





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  Reply # 978622 1-Feb-2014 19:11 Send private message

As k43a2 said it is for verification of your credit card. A lot of online retailers do this, and you are usually even refunded for the charge later.




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  Reply # 978623 1-Feb-2014 19:14 Send private message

Yes, if you can skim 1c from every bank transaction you would be wealthy.

Quickflix, though, has around 100,000 customers, so even if they keep the 1c they have gained a whopping $1k from this 'scam'

It's a cc verification. Nothing to worry about.



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  Reply # 978654 1-Feb-2014 20:40 Send private message

WooHoo, a $0.01 credit. I'll look out for that. Seriously though, thanks for the info, its the first time I have seen this, not concerned at all, just curious.

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  Reply # 978661 1-Feb-2014 20:57 Send private message

It's normal practice all around. You open an account with Hulu or Netflix and you will have US$ 7 (or whatever is the monthly fee) charged, then returned (if you're using a free trial for example, instead of going directly to the subscription).




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  Reply # 978662 1-Feb-2014 20:57 Send private message

It's just an authorisation, not a charge. They do it to confirm the validity of the card, and once the auth expires (a few days at most) the 0.01c temporary reduction in your available credit will be gone




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  Reply # 978675 1-Feb-2014 21:29 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: Yes, if you can skim 1c from every bank transaction you would be wealthy.

Quickflix, though, has around 100,000 customers, so even if they keep the 1c they have gained a whopping $1k from this 'scam'

It's a cc verification. Nothing to worry about.


That's pretty good money though for doing nothing, if it was true.

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  Reply # 978681 1-Feb-2014 21:36 Send private message

mattwnz:
NonprayingMantis: Yes, if you can skim 1c from every bank transaction you would be wealthy.

Quickflix, though, has around 100,000 customers, so even if they keep the 1c they have gained a whopping $1k from this 'scam'

It's a cc verification. Nothing to worry about.


That's pretty good money though for doing nothing, if it was true.


Setting up a trans Tasman video streaming business, negotiating deals with studios, building a video platform, is 'doing nothing'?

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  Reply # 981943 7-Feb-2014 16:40 Send private message

It should just be an authorization but in my case they actually charged it!!

Quickflix have been no help so far.   Customer service is very poor!

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  Reply # 982015 7-Feb-2014 17:45 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
mattwnz:
NonprayingMantis: Yes, if you can skim 1c from every bank transaction you would be wealthy.

Quickflix, though, has around 100,000 customers, so even if they keep the 1c they have gained a whopping $1k from this 'scam'

It's a cc verification. Nothing to worry about.


That's pretty good money though for doing nothing, if it was true.


Setting up a trans Tasman video streaming business, negotiating deals with studios, building a video platform, is 'doing nothing'?


I was talking about the charge, 1 cent, for doing nothing. The rest of the stuff you discussed is irrelevant to the charge.

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