Friday, September 12, 2008

Support Ticket From Bux.to

I sent in a support ticket a few days ago regarding the extreme lateness of my payment and this is what I was sent in return:


Your payment is in a queue and it is paid by first come first served basis. You must wait for those people requested before you to be paid.

Please do not submit multiple tickets regarding your payment. It does not speed up your payment submitting more than 1 ticket about your payment.

We cannot predict when you will receive your payments because of the queue length and work load. Please take a look at our members' own Payment Tracking System by looking at the Latest Payout Dates in Success Stories at http://buxbb.com/index.php?showtopic=29766 to see what date we are paying now. You will get a better idea when you will get paid through this tracking system.

We do not support Paypal payments. Payments are made via Alertpay or Bux.to Mastercard only depending on your choice. If you do not have a Bux.to card, please make an account at http://www.alertpay.com and update your Bux.to details at http://www.bux.to/profile.php if you haven't already done so, so payment can be made to your Alertpay's account.

Please read the Terms of Service that you have agreed to during registration when you signed up with us.
"We will endeavour to process and issue your payment via AlertPay or Bux.to card within 30 business days for premium and 60 business days for standard members, however due to our extensive audit procedure means we cannot guarantee this."

Please note "however due to our extensive audit procedure means we cannot guarantee this."

Payments are currently delayed because:

1. There is currently massive amount of requests to be dealt with, the queue is long
2. Currently the script we're using is extremely limited, 100% manual work to check each and every single one request to make sure payments are made to the right person
3. Out of 10 requests, 4 are cheaters, we have to make multiple checks to make sure we pay to the rightful person

Please accept our deepest apologies for this.

Please be patient, you will be paid soon. Please do not send any more tickets on the matter, as we are doing our utmost to catch up, and repeated tickets will slow down the the whole ticket system, and uses staff that could be solving other cases or doing payments.

Thanks for your consideration during this time.



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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stats and Refs Update!

I thought that I might check in and let everyone know just how my Bux.to account has been growing since April. In the past 4 months my refs have seen steady growth, mostly from people signing up using my referral code as a way of saying "thanks" for the info on the website. I have to give a huge shout out to all of my refs past and present, cause its you guys who make the system work! Thank you so much!

When the experiment ended in April I had acquired 25 refs, that number has now grown to 35! Some old refs have stopped clicking, and some new refs are clicking machines!

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After receiving my first cash out of 11.69 cents, I immediately requested a second cash out of all the money I had "earned" while blogging away, waiting for the first cash out to arrive. I ended up requesting a cash out of 63.65! Not bad!

According the cash out date calculator, I should have been paid on July 7th. That was 3 days ago. I am a little nervous, as is my nature, but Bux.to was almost two weeks late last time, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt...for now.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Answer

Throughout this experiment I have read many different testimonials about Bux.to. Many, like those put out by Bux.to themselves, seemed too good to be true. Stories of users who had invested hundreds of dollars and seen a near instant turnaround resulting in thousands of dollars in profit. Some of the testimonials were profanity laced ranks, many of which can be found in the comments section of this very site, and describe Bux.to as a company out to take your money and stab you in the back.

Rarely would I find a testimonial that lay somewhere in between those two extremes. I hope that this blog will serve to fill that gap.

A quick recap: I signed on to Bux.to on December 14th 2007. The next day I had purchased 15 unrefered members for about 16 dollars. By Dec 28th I had crossed the 10 dollar threshold and requested a cash out of my account.

Then we played the waiting game. Bux.to waits 60 business days before paying it's standard members so I was not due to be paid until March 27th 2008. We had a lot of time to kill.

By the time March 27th rolled around, anticipation was at a fever pitch, would I get paid? Was Bux.to a scam? The 27th came and went. No money. I became restless. As the days went by, I began to make bolder and bolder statements regarding Bux.to and in turn, Bux.to supporters became increasingly more defensive. Hell broke loose.

Two weeks after the 60 business day payment deadline, I decided that I would have to make a judgment call at some point, a hard line answer to the title question: Is Bux.to a Scam? Yes or No.

I set a deadline at May 4th but that deadline became obsolete almost as soon as I had created it.

I got paid.

I want to be able to stand on my little virtual soapox and yell, "It works! It works! It really works!" but I hesitate. Maybe it's all of the animosity and distrust so many people seem to have for Bux.to. Maybe it is the rudeness and childishness that I've been met with by Bux.to's forum administrators. Maybe it's the way Bux.to's terms of service change without public notice and include clauses that allow them to disable Bux.to user accounts without warning or reason.

For all of the above reasons I have to say that while I have been paid by Bux.to I still do not really trust them. However, whether or not I personally trust Bux.to isn't really the issue is it?

Q: Is Bux.to a Scam?

A: No, they really do pay, just so late that people get a little crazy.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hard deadline announced. May 4th.

Just to give you guys a heads up: I am taking off to Japan for about a month and a half on May 4. I won't be able to post from then on so that date will be the absolute end date for this experiment.

MAY 4th the experiment ends. On May 4th, you will get up and check this site and I will make a big bold statement about my conclusions. Obviously whether or not I get paid between now and then will have a lot to do with what will be said.

Also, just incase anyone was wondering, I still have not been paid, and my support ticket has still gone unanswered. There have been some reports of Alertpay being responsible for the hold on being paid, anyone have any ideas as what might be holding up a response from Bux.to support?

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

2 notable comments of late

(April 4, 2008 6:30 AM) Alex writes,

Bux.to isn't a scam you dumbass author. The reason why payments are taking so damn long is because Alertpay are too damn incompetent to send funds to other Alertpay members. Do some research before you bash a company that has been paying their members as promised. I've received 3 payments so far from Bux.to, the first two happened during the beginning of Bux.to when Paypal wasn't being a bitch and Alertpay were actually doing their job. Now, Alertpay have their thumbs shoved up their ass and we just have to wait until they fix their problems so Bux.to can quicken up the process. If you are going to claim a site is fraud, why don't you do some research first rather than share your experience about a stupid money processing site going downhill while Bux.to is actually doing what they do best.

Fucking idiot.

Obviously my comment is going to get deleted but at least the author of this blog received his lesson of the day and hopefully he follows it.

Good day.

- Alex

P.S = And by the way, I don't work for Bux.to for those critics who think Bux.to is sending people here to comment. You all are just impatient dipshits that have nothing better to do while you are waiting to get paid. Here's some suggestions asswipes: Go find a girl, read books, play video games, be social with friends, etc. It's not that hard. We only live around 48,000 days (average man's lifetime) so go out there and do something while you wait.


(April 5, 2008 8:45 PM): gimme my money!!!!! writes,

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but wait there is a limited offer!!!
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CHILL OUT!


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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New Poll

I've added a new poll, check it out on the sidebar. And in case you're wondering, I still have not been paid, and there still has been no response from Bux.to support.

Its kind of weird to be in this situation. Here I am about to reveal the truth about a company that is either A) illegally fraudulent, or B) just grossly incompetent. At this point it almost doesn't matter if Bux.to is a scam or not, because you simply cannot expect a smooth experience from dealing with them.

Even if they do pay (which is increasingly unlikely as every minute passes) I cannot in ANYWAY recommend them as a genuine stream to make money.

EAT THAT BUX.TO

Also what kind of a domain is .to anyway? You reek of scam.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Still no money.

And the beat goes on... Still no money from Bux.to and no response to the support ticket I wrote LAST WEEK. This is just sad.

Interestingly, I tried a few whois searches on bux.to and while I havn't got anyone's name just yet I did discover that the most people who visit the site are from Chile.

That got me wondering, how many of you are from Chile?

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Ooops...

Well we are certainly not going to let Bux.to off the hook, but I have to confess something to all of you-- I screwed up. My calculation of the payment deadline was off by a few days, I think I may have forgotten to include a few holidays that would have increased the deadline to March 27th.

Thanks a lot to the anonymous reader who pointed me in the direction of www.buxtopayements.com, a Bux.to payment date calculator. I punched in December 28th as the date of my payment request and here is what was returned:



Now, even though they still have two more days, I sincerely doubt that I will be paid on time, however, in all fairness I would like to take this moment to apologize for claiming that Bux.to is a scam (even if it was in small, subtle type) when the deadline hadn't passed.

I will still give them a week from the 27th to scrounge up the money.

Also, I would like to mention that I wrote to Bux.to support about my lack of payment a few days ago and I have still not recieved a reply. One more strike against Bux.to.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Deadline is up. And I have not been paid.

Well folks, I think the headline says it all.

I clicked and clicked and clicked.

I recruited referrals who have diligently clicked and clicked and clicked.

I requested the money that I had earned.

We sat here waiting for 60 business days. 60 freaking business days!

The deadline has come and gone.

I have not received any money.

People have requested that I wait an additional week before raging against Bux.to and because I respect my readership I will wait. For now, however: I will leave you with this, in small, subtle type:

Yes, Bux.to is a scam.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Random Vid

For no reason other than that it is amazing:



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Day 85 Referral Activity

If you've been following this experiment you may have noticed a pattern in the referral activity. When refs first sign up they are super active, clicking as much as they can everyday, but then, after a few months, they seem to barely click at all. This pattern certainly holds true for my clicking as well.

Big thanks to the two big clickers, I hope you remain as enthused for as long as possible. Also I have acquired two new refs! Thanks for signing up, I've sent you each a welcome message through the Bux.to messenger system.


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Day 85 Plausible Earnings

Annnnnnnnnnnnnd we're back. Got a few requests wondering where our stats were at so here you go! As you can see, I haven't really been clicking any links, maybe 5 or so since the last update-- which is not very cool, I know.

16 more days to go. Do you guys think that I should extend the deadline? Just to give them a bit of a buffer? I would hate to plant a huge red "SCAM!" across the page, just to receive the money a day later. Tell me what you think in the comments


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Thursday, February 28, 2008

24 days left to go...

Yes, I am still alive. I must say I was genuinely touched by some readers concern with my personal safety.

Frankly, I just didn't know what to post. Things have just gotten really, really dry while we all just sit around waiting for the countdown to reach zero.

So here is what I was thinking, why I don't ask you guys what we can do to pass the time. If you have any ideas at all, then please just post in the comments below and I promise I will look at them. Help me keep this thing fresh!

Also, if you are feeling inclined, I made a widget for this blog HERE. Post it all over the internet!

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Day 61: Plausible Earnings

My site has really risen up the google ranks recently. I am actually ranked 4th if you search for Bux.to which makes me think that the Bux.to people MUST read this.

*Ahem*

Dear Bux.to,

It is in your best interest to pay me on time.

Your truly,

Max.



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Day 61: Problems With Bux.to

Straight up: I don't think I am ever going to be paid. This whole thing with Paypal has left a real sour taste in my mouth and let me tell you something, I have already made up the big red splashy graphic that says "YES BUX.TO IS A SCAM" I am just waiting for that count down you see on the sidebar to hit zero before it goes up.

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Day 61: Ref Activity

Well I left the world of Bux.to for 6 day and since it's been so long I thought that I would do the math for everyone so that you can all see what kind of clicks you can expect out of you refs right now during this "dark" age.

Also, Bux.to has clarified the Paypal situation: Act like PayPal doesn't exist. That it never existed. I had to sign up for an AlertPay account which was a huge pain in the ass. Here's hoping Bux.to doesn't fuck that company over too!



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Monday, February 4, 2008

Day 55: Plausible Earnings

As I mentioned earlier, Bux.to recently announced that they won't be using PayPal any more, which is unfortunate because that means the Bux.to scale is tipping even further towards SCAM.

Honestly, I wish I could be in on the decision making over at Bux.to just to see why they are making these boneheaded moves.


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Day 55: Ref Activity

Annnnnnd-- We're back! Sorry for the long hiatus, but I was moving and I just got my internet up an running again. Well, things are on the down turn for my refs. Even my most devoted refs seem to be barely clicking anymore :(

I don't really blame them though cause Bux.to recently made another bullshit announcement saying that starting in Feb they won't be sending payments through paypal and that anyone who wants their cash will have to sign up for ALERTPAY. gawwd.


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