Encourage everyone to read this!

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  1. micp1480
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    I have had nothing but horrible experience with GOOGLE CHECK OUT. One program took 14 hours to down load, another 18 hours, and I am currently downloading a program that is right now in its 6th hour. I guess I have anywhere from 8 hours to 12 hours to go.

    The developer's all claim to have received their money immediately. I thought I was losing my mind, until I came upon this article. I encourage everyone to take the time and read this article published in PC World about GOOGLE CHECKOUT. Thank you.

    Delays in Google Checkout Trigger Complaints - PC World
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    14hrs! What program is that? All my apps downloads instantly (no lag).
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    I have downloaded over 200 apps (paid and free) and not had any major issues. Some were slow at times (a minute or two vs. seconds), but all eventually downloaded completely and installed with no problems.

    Sounds like maybe you are having some connection speed issues(?).
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    Never had any issues using it. The article you linked is from 2006.
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    I had an issue with buying in Euros using AMEX it was a no go and I emailed Google thought I wouldnt hear back from them I did hear back took 4 days but all in all its pretty great.

    Just dont buy with AMEX in other currency.
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    No issues here. Everything has been fairly 'instant'. The article is dated from Aug 2006 as well.
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    No issues here either.
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    No issues, ever! Been very happy with the process for both free and paid apps.
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    No issues here. Dunno why you're having so much trouble. Go in an get a replacement phone maybe?

    EDIT: Please change the thread title to something more appropriate. The current title makes you sound like a troll.
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    There are other people that have had issues with Google Checkout... I've seen a couple threads pop up... however, a more recent article might be fitting :)
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    same, never had this isuue
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    They may just be a troll. This is their second such post. See here > http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-applications/8741-google-checkout-beware.html

    Why post twice? The first post not get enough attention?
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    I had an account with Google before I had the Droid so purchases have been no problem. When I have a bad connection then the download can be very slow, but it still would be less than 5 minutes. Most downloads are in a few seconds.
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    I didn't even notice it was the same OP.... hmmm shame on me for feeding...
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    Something is wrong with your phone or your connection. Uninstall all apps and do a factory data reset and see if you still have the issue. A previously installed app could be causing problems.
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    Just saying one post on the matter is sufficient. If everyone double-posted because they didn't get the answer they wanted, this forum would be overflowing with useless posts. Makes searching twice as cumbersome.

    If you didn't get a sufficient answer in the first post (and apparently not in this one) it just may be that no one here has the answer, or the right person has not seen it yet. Be patient.

    Think before you post!
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    what kind of connection/signal do you have? 3g or 1x? if you have a bad data connection, anything but 3g, this may be part of the problem and why it takes so long for YOU to download apps. do you live in the boonies somewhere? another option if you have a bad/slow data connection is to connect to wifi and then try downloading the app, should go much faster.

    the only other issues i've seen with the market is where it won't accept some people's credit card information for currencies other than US dollar. haven't heard of slow downloads before.
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    If you can, try to get an app called Speedtest, by Ookla. You can check your upload and download speeds with that...and we can see if that is what is causing this problem. If no, we can try to further investigate and get to the bottom of this, so you can get your apps faster.

    Is this issue you are having on the 3G network, or wifi? If it is only one of the two, try the other and let us know the result. Lastly, make sure you have 3G where you are....some places have only the older generation, which is significantly slower.

    Let me know!
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    Had the same problem. Couldn't figure out what the issue was at first but then I just switched to a VISA and it worked fine.
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    Had a couple that took a minute or so vs seconds, but on the whole they fly. :icon_ peace: