Tuesday, June 17, 2003

I'm keeping my CafePress.com SAD CLOWN store.
I was just reading about changes to the CafePress.com member agreement.

The paragraph that I had questions about was this one:
5.5 If CafePress.com owes you accrued compensation that is less than the Payment Threshold for at least 180 days, then CafePress.com may charge your account a $25.00 monthly maintenance fee. CafePress.com will continue to charge this monthly fee as long as the total amount of accrued compensation remains less than the Payment Threshold for at least 180 days.
I emailed CafePress.com with this question:
Are you really going to start charging me $25/month, or is this somthing you are just reserving the right to do in the future?
They replied:
From: Customer Support
Date: Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:58:51 PM America/New_York


Thank you for contacting CafePress.com!

Please accept our apologies for any confusion regarding your CafePress.com account. Please note that you will not receive a bill in the amount of $25.00. However, if you have commission(s) in your account that are more than 180 days old, you will have to use these funds before they are forfeited from your account. You may use these funds in the form of CafeCash to purchase items from your store or one of our many shops located at www.cafeshops.com.

Unfortunately, we have to enforce this policy as we are mandated to turn over outstanding monies to the government by law. We impose this service charge because there are very high administrative costs involved with transferring funds to the government. Again, please understand you will not be charged, you will only be forfeiting the current commission balance in your account that is over 180 days old AND below your minimum check amount.


Samantha L
Customer Support
So unless a lot of people order stuff from my store, I'll be shopping for mugs and T-Shirts on CafePress.com.

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