I set up my payment with Bing Ads with a credit card and selected the "prepay" option, but that payment hasn't come through yet. It says on Bing's site that the prepay option usually takes under an hour to process, but it's been several hours and my bank just took out a $1 hold on my card, but no money yet.

Is anyone familiar with this and how long did it take your payment to go through? I wouldn't think it it'd take all day..

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nathaniell Premium Plus
Call up Bing. They are surprisingly fast. Their reps aren't always on the ball, but they are nice enough and will try their best :)
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wendyjane Premium
Thanks Nathaniell! I actually just used their live chat feature and they helped me out :)
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JimintheWeb Premium
Hey Wendy:
Carson about summed it up.

You know, I might suggest you have several cards. Each card for a specific aspect within your business(es). It is easier to track & won't shoot you down if one of the cards gets out of control (I'm coming from experience here, Wendy.). Personally, I do not like to use cards with an unlimited access; more like a secured card that has a set monthly amount within said card (i.e. via an isolated "savings account" assigned to each card.) Perhaps it creates a larger spider web fer ya, yet it WILL develop excellent book-keeping discipline. 2 or 3 cards works well. And keep all your dated records as hard copy -in a handwritten / hand entered ledger binder. That way when you iz make'N loads of money & the tax man or woman (they are the mean ones!) happen to knock on yer door, you can walk em back into yer office & point to the dated binders & tell em to park it on the floor in front of your desk. You just sit at your desk & keep with the income thing while they sit before you & huff-N-puff.
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wendyjane Premium
Thank you for the advice, Jim. I try to keep good records of all my business expenses!
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JimintheWeb Premium
Roger that, Wendy.
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Carson Premium Plus
Hey Wendy, you would have to contact bing to get the official word on what's going on with your specific truncation. Depositing money from a bank account usually takes longer than an hour to process. I wouldn't be too worried, I'm sure that Bing will get the funds into your account ASAP so that you can start running your ads.

I imagine that the deposit time would depend on your bank, your location, the time of day etc.

Bing has pretty good support if you want to get in touch with them. They have live chat too which I find quite helpful from time to time.

Carson
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wendyjane Premium
Thank you Carson. I didn't realize they had the live chat feature so thanks for the heads up! :)
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