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    • GreenSaints
    • By GreenSaints 19th Apr 12, 8:38 PM
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    ChaCha Is No More
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:38 PM
    ChaCha Is No More 19th Apr 12 at 8:38 PM
    To all those who work for or use ChaCha, I just received this email

    Dear UK Guides,

    It is with a heavy heart that I announce ChaCha will no longer be offering our service in the UK and plan to stop incoming and outgoing texts on Friday, April 20th, 2012. This pains us because of all the hard work and dedication you have all contributed to the ChaCha service in the UK.

    ChaCha began its UK service 9 months ago as an alternative to similar text-based services which charge premium rates for Q&A. Our mission was simply to provide quality answers at 1/15 the cost of the current competition. After months of direct advertising, branding events, marketing advice from UK leaders, and initiatives designed to help spread the word socially, we've found that adoption rates for new price-competitive services are quite low in the UK.

    Any and all success we have had in the UK can be attributed to you, our Guides, who provided quality answers and helped us spread the word about the service. We would like to thank you for your service and support during the last 9 months.

    Please note that we will process any and all remaining Guide funds from your ChaCha accounts and transfer those on Friday, April 20th.

    With Warmest Regards-

    Doug Gilmore - VP of Operations ChaCha Search Inc.

    That's a shame
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  • Avon2001
    • #2
    • 26th Apr 12, 7:12 AM
    • #2
    • 26th Apr 12, 7:12 AM
    Hi, has anyone had their money yet? I'm still waiting for mine. Any suggestions?
    • prowla
    • By prowla 26th Apr 12, 7:22 AM
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    • #3
    • 26th Apr 12, 7:22 AM
    • #3
    • 26th Apr 12, 7:22 AM
    I've never heard of them.
    • hermum
    • By hermum 26th Apr 12, 9:28 AM
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    hermum
    • #4
    • 26th Apr 12, 9:28 AM
    • #4
    • 26th Apr 12, 9:28 AM
    I've never heard of them.
    Originally posted by prowla
    Me neither
    • musogirl295
    • By musogirl295 26th Apr 12, 12:58 PM
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    • #5
    • 26th Apr 12, 12:58 PM
    • #5
    • 26th Apr 12, 12:58 PM
    I've not been paid yet either Avon. I got an email from them last night saying they were hoping to tie things up by the end of the week.
    • marvellousaunt
    • By marvellousaunt 26th Apr 12, 1:41 PM
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    • #6
    • 26th Apr 12, 1:41 PM
    • #6
    • 26th Apr 12, 1:41 PM
    I've never heard of them.
    Originally posted by prowla
    Me neither
    Originally posted by hermum

    And herein lies the problem!!!!
  • m-bee
    • #7
    • 26th Apr 12, 5:44 PM
    • #7
    • 26th Apr 12, 5:44 PM
    That's why I couldn't get in to the site a couple days ago. I was looking to start up with them.
  • IngridL
    • #8
    • 27th Apr 12, 10:46 AM
    ChaCha UK update?
    • #8
    • 27th Apr 12, 10:46 AM
    Has anyone been paid yet by ChaCha in UK? how much are you owed? (I'm a journalist writing this up...)
  • shabbadoof13
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    • 27th Apr 12, 10:53 AM
    • #9
    • 27th Apr 12, 10:53 AM
    Has anyone been paid yet by ChaCha in UK? how much are you owed? (I'm a journalist writing this up...)
    Originally posted by IngridL
    there's nothing to write up...everyone will get paid...
    • patman99
    • By patman99 27th Apr 12, 9:32 PM
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    With the proliferation of snartphones and free WiFi, this sort of service was doomed from the start. At least all the people will get paid, so they at least had an exit plan in place rather than simply just shutting-up shop and disappearing.
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    • charlishae
    • By charlishae 29th Apr 12, 8:19 PM
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    did anyone else get the axe a while agoi when they got rid of a lot of people cos there wasnt enough work? i just remembered I had earnt some money and never got it, wonder if they will pay up?
    • GreenSaints
    • By GreenSaints 2nd May 12, 1:41 PM
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    I got my money on Monday thankfully.
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    • billbennett
    • By billbennett 5th May 12, 7:32 PM
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    billbennett
    I've not had anything... and no way to log in and find out how much I had, and no way to contact them.
    In "Monopoly", what makes the "Super Tax" so super?
    • whitelabel
    • By whitelabel 5th May 12, 10:13 PM
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    whitelabel
    Id heard of them,.. but dont know of a single person whod ever use the service when they are people with smartphones and instant access to google
    every little helps
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