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Hey, Where the Heck is my $5 Registration Refund????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by StumbleBee, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. StumbleBee

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    Just wanted to be the first to complain that I have not yet received my refund. I wasn't first registering and this makes me feel a lot better. ;)
     
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  2. regdawg

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    Its supposed to come as a refund thereafter. Since its on your credit/debit card, you might not see for 2-3 business days.
     
  3. StumbleBee

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    Thanks, I knew that. I needed to whine about something.
     
  4. lomax

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    The Fed will get their interest from your $5 and then refund it to you. So they will be making money on the deal anyway :eek: Hey, who knows.
     
  5. mcphipps

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    Heck, they can keep my five dollars. Maybe it will help pay for them to get that **** registration site working right.
     
  6. alokbhargava

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    Nothing comes back in less than 6-8 weeks. It's Govt Office
     
  7. Matthewd5

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    I thought I saw something about it coming in January, we should be happy that they aren't charging $50 a year/per drone!
     
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    Apparently that is the disconnect. Government time is not the same as regular time. From that FAA FAQ:


    "Shortly afterwards" strongly implies a quicker turnaround than people are seeing. There is no reason the refund couldn't appear almost immediately - at the very most in a day or two.
     
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    If they are going to refund it, why take the credit card at all?
     
  10. joe21

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    See my previous quote from the FAQ. They claim Federal law requires them to charge something. Apparently that same law does not prevent giving back 100% of the same required payment. It's the government... don't attempt to apply logic or common sense.
     
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    To get your verifiable name and address.
     
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    I say auto charge when you have to renew o_O
     
  13. StumbleBee

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    I was only joking of course about needing my five bucks back right away. I own a business which has sold services to the Federal Gov't. I have waited up to 6 months to get paid tens of thousands of dollars. Waiting a few months for my $5 won't mean I have to put more water in the soup.