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The FAA Took My Money

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MikeTess, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. MikeTess

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    According to the FAA pre-registration hoopla on their website they would charge your credit card for $5 and then almost instantaneously credit the $5 back. I pride myself in being cheaper than Jack Benny (youngsters should Wiki that name) and am still eagerly awaiting the return of my greenbacks. How about you?
     
  2. Meta4

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    almost instantaneously ???
    From the FAA UAS registration FAQ
    Q2. Updated: Does it cost anything to register?

    A. Federal law requires owners to pay $5 to register their aircraft. However, registration is free for the first 30 days to encourage speedy registration of UAS. During the first 30 days, you must pay $5 with a credit card, a pre-paid credit card or a debit card from a major bank. A $5 credit will appear 5-10 days afterwards.
     
  3. barefootbeachcombing

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    There are also other threads on the forum about "refunds" and the lack thereof (thus far).
     
  4. WetDog

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    Oh come on, the feds need the money more than you do.

    It isn't easy supporting 11 carrier battle groups.
     
  5. MikeTess

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    I'm donating all my $5 refund back to the government! I just saw a tv commercial with Alyssa Milano showing pictures of poor senators and congressmen and I've decided to give to help feed them. Just for the cost of a cup of coffee per day.
     
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  6. GETNBUZY

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    Is $ 5.00 really going to kill us ? I spend that daily on crap i dont need and to think it covers me for 3 years ? Cheapest $ 5.00 i ever spent for something for 3 years. If it gets redeposited great if not oh well.
     
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  7. jcarlilesiu

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    You bought an expensive drone, but you're cheap? First post. Had to create an account after this OP.

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  8. Skywalker

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    I registered within the first 3 hrs they were open. My $5 "purchase" showed up the following day. No refund yet...
     
  9. Classic60

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    Come on, it's only $5 you all can't be that cheap.
     
  10. johnp44

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    Then feel free to send me five bucks.
     
  11. johnp44

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    Send me five bucks and I will let you know what I bought with it.
     
  12. 480sparky

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    EVERYONE can send ME five bucks. After all, it's 'just' five bucks, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    I didn't even check if the money had been refunded, I'm not rich but wouldn't notice if $5 was or was not deposited to my account. Put another way, time is money and if it takes me more than three minutes to check for the $5 deposit I've lost more than $5 based on my hourly wage.
     
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    I will regester on the last day. Probably worth 5 bucks to wait to see if the FAA gets an injunction filed against the registration process. Maybe I won't have to register and save 5 bucks and my anonymity?
     
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    I am sure as soon as they get the national debt paid off we will get our refunds, You have to do these things in order
     
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    wow, what a bunch of crudes... "its only 5$ are you that cheap"... really? . . the site says NO CHARGE we will refund you.. doesn't matter if its 50 cents or 10$, doesnt mean they get to keep it... whats wrong with you people do you just follow these forums to post retarded responses to peoples posts?
     
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    With thousands of refunds they have to go through I doubt you'll see it in 5-10 days. Checking your statements should reflect the refund when they get to yours.
     
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    OP here...still waiting. Penalty and interest will be added ala IRS style.
     
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    Lol. Good luck with that...