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  • ms72707
  • Newgookin

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Cancel Waygook Subscription
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:50:47 am »
Does anyone know how to cancel the waygook subscription? I can't seem to find anywhere on my profile that would allow me to cancel.



  • Arsalan Lavang
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 06:07:40 am »
You can easily cancel through paypal, it's a recurring payment that gets setup with them. :)
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  • Arsalan Lavang
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 06:23:33 am »
Please view THIS POST
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  • khmoreton
  • Newgookin

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    • August 21, 2022, 06:56:39 pm
    • Gangwon-do
Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2022, 09:48:36 am »
Hello!

I want to cancel my subcription as I no longer need to use Waygook.

I have tried to cancel via paypal but I am unable to make a paypal account for whatever reason (I have tried everything and even my tech savy friend can't figure it out).

Please could someone help me? I have attempted to private message the owner. Is there a way I could email them?

Thank you!


  • Arsalan Lavang
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2022, 05:52:22 am »
I got your pm, done it for you.  You can do it yourself, as with many subscription services, through paypal.
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  • Arsalan Lavang
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2022, 07:17:32 pm »
You folks who are posting trite about paywalls.  You don't seem to really grasp the concept of APIs, and how having control of your paypal account is what matters here.  There are many other companies that provide the option to subscribe via paypal instead of a CC.  Cleverbridge for instance, will let you subscribe using paypal, however you still have to go to paypal (without needing to notify anyone else), to cancel your subscription at any point.  Works the same way here, as paypal's API won't allow you to cancel from a third party site (from last I checked).

Paypal is like a digital wallet or payment gateway as well, so it's best left like that.  I've tried adding other options in the past, but they haven't been as nice.  The best I can do with paypal is provide you info/link as to where to go to cancel your subscription on their site.

If you have trouble with it, I can do it manually for you.  Either way, you have the option of doing it yourself on paypal, or PM myself to do it for you.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2022, 05:31:13 am by Arsalan Lavang »
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  • hippo
  • Super Waygook

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    • July 16, 2011, 11:28:36 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2022, 03:58:04 am »
Seems like some posts got deleted.  Paypal is a horrible company. The materials that paywalled were made by contributors to the site, only to see the site get shut down and paywalled without advance notice.  Materials people made under the impression they would not be monetized were put on sale without advance notice.  Paypal does not work well in Korea. 


  • hippo
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    • July 16, 2011, 11:28:36 pm
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2022, 06:30:39 am »
I just want to add that I have had many Internet subscriptions.  Kahoot! was pretty bad, always trying to upsell and Adobe was (is?) awful for not supporting software they still sell (Lightroom Standalone version 6).  I understand Adobe always charges half of the fees for a monthly subscription if you cancel midway through.

Waygook is quite a lot cheaper than those other sites, saving money by selling other people's materials, but it is the worst of many subscription services I have used.  It is actually perhaps not as bad as Adobe but worse than Kahoot!  Perhaps the administrator doesn't know about using PayPal in Korea because he doesn't live here. 

He will delete this because this site is a con. 
« Last Edit: November 07, 2022, 06:32:30 am by hippo »


Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2022, 10:16:18 am »
I just want to add that I have had many Internet subscriptions.  Kahoot! was pretty bad, always trying to upsell and Adobe was (is?) awful for not supporting software they still sell (Lightroom Standalone version 6).  I understand Adobe always charges half of the fees for a monthly subscription if you cancel midway through.

Waygook is quite a lot cheaper than those other sites, saving money by selling other people's materials, but it is the worst of many subscription services I have used.  It is actually perhaps not as bad as Adobe but worse than Kahoot!  Perhaps the administrator doesn't know about using PayPal in Korea because he doesn't live here. 

He will delete this because this site is a con. 

I thought the con was all the stolen intellectual property. how many PPTs on this site feature Marvel/Disney characters, sound clip etc? He's charging for all those. These companies are notoriously litigious, why haven't they shut him down yet?
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2022, 10:24:50 am »
I thought the con was all the stolen intellectual property. how many PPTs on this site feature Marvel/Disney characters, sound clip etc? He's charging for all those. These companies are notoriously litigious, why haven't they shut him down yet?

Someone has to report it first. I'd imagine that waygook.org is fairly under the radar, and without someone actually pointing fingers towards it, there won't be any attention.

After that, the companies will decide if it's worth pursuing.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2022, 10:26:25 am by Chinguetti »


  • Mr C
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2022, 10:43:33 am »
I thought the con was all the stolen intellectual property. how many PPTs on this site feature Marvel/Disney characters, sound clip etc? He's charging for all those. These companies are notoriously litigious, why haven't they shut him down yet?

Someone has to report it first. I'd imagine that waygook.org is fairly under the radar, and without someone actually pointing fingers towards it, there won't be any attention.

After that, the companies will decide if it's worth pursuing.

That's true, but there is also stolen property in that the contributors contributed with the understanding the materials would be freely available.  Then Arsalan changed the rules, put up a paywall literally over a weekend, and stole those materials.


Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2022, 12:37:51 pm »
That's true, but there is also stolen property in that the contributors contributed with the understanding the materials would be freely available.  Then Arsalan changed the rules, put up a paywall literally over a weekend, and stole those materials.

Wow. You are maybe the site's most prolific creator of high quality materials. What happened to all your uploads when the paywall went up? Is there any other way to access the materials that you uploaded for free, just to have this Arsealan guy nick 'em all. (he sounds like a real jerk!)
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  • Bakeacake
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    • July 12, 2010, 01:35:40 pm
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2022, 01:30:17 pm »
subscription trap.
 people subscribe to a service that has recurring monthly payments set as the default option. People unknowingly have been paying this for months. The service is made intentionally difficult to unsubscribe to.



  • hippo
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    • July 16, 2011, 11:28:36 pm
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2022, 06:36:24 pm »
There are better options than Paypal in Korea. 

The paywall is relevant because of the lack of transparency or warning ahead of time.

I have used APIs. I understand them on some level and use them for services and automations.  Anybody can figure them out at at least a basic level for a problem they are trying to solve.  You donít have to be programmer.  Just Google how to do it and you can find out to use them.  I just used one  a little bit ago for IMDB to grab some information when reviewing a movie (for a personal journal).  Besides, programmers use Google (or github or stack overflow) all the time.  Last time I went to the doctor, I even saw my doctor using a search engine.  The talk about apis is just a distraction.

These are all just bad faith arguments to justify using paypal, a service that is not consumer friendly in all countries.  Sometimes responses from the person who will cancel it for you come glacially slow after it is too late.



« Last Edit: November 09, 2022, 06:13:04 am by hippo »


Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2023, 01:55:24 pm »
I got your pm, done it for you.  You can do it yourself, as with many subscription services, through paypal.

Could you help me to unsubscribe from waygook from your end please?
I got charged last night a reoccuring payment for this site and I no longer want the subscription.
I tried to go through paypal first but i can't log in to my account because I set it up with a UK number that I no longer have access to as I am in Korea. They want me to call them to confirm my identity which means more cost to me..
If you could stop the subscription from your end I would appreciate it. If you can refund me too for the upcoming year that would be even more appreciated.


  • hippo
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    • July 16, 2011, 11:28:36 pm
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2023, 02:11:30 pm »
He doesn't want to make it easy to unsubscribe.  He throws out words of technical limitations that are unnecessary.  Previously, it was about an API and using Paypal.  Paypal is inconvenient in Korea for most foreigners.  APIs are easy to figure out if you know how to use a search engine (though I used *The Movie Database,* as opposed to IMDB I just noticed I miswrote in my previous post).  He has a system set up that he doesn't change presumably has calculated that he can make more money by providing bad customer service, as people have too much trouble canceling their subscriptions to get out of this place. 

Other businesses and companies have figured this out.  They make it difficult to leave when want to keep taking your money.  This is Adobe-level customer service.   

There are excellent alternatives to this decrepit site if you spend a little time using a search engine.  Unless you enjoy seeing people living in Korea arguing over US politics, something people living abroad with few resources (i.e. teacher salaries) have little control over.

I just have a notification for this thread because of how burdensome the process of unsubscribing here is.  It is intentionally much more difficult than is could or should be.


  • Bakeacake
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    • July 12, 2010, 01:35:40 pm
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2023, 03:08:24 pm »
Could you help me to unsubscribe from waygook from your end please?
I got charged last night a reoccuring payment for this site and I no longer want the subscription.
I tried to go through paypal first but i can't log in to my account because I set it up with a UK number that I no longer have access to as I am in Korea. They want me to call them to confirm my identity which means more cost to me..
If you could stop the subscription from your end I would appreciate it. If you can refund me too for the upcoming year that would be even more appreciated.

please let us know how long and if this plea is successful. and what kind of refund you get for the fraudulent charges . Kyndo has stated that others problems were resolved.

it's long been a theory of mine that this website intentionally is stealing from people with their subscription trap model.


  • hippo
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    • July 16, 2011, 11:28:36 pm
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2023, 02:27:44 pm »
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  • hippo
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    • July 16, 2011, 11:28:36 pm
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Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2023, 12:32:40 pm »
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  • Roxy
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    • April 27, 2012, 10:02:46 am
    • Gunsan, South Korea
Re: Cancel Waygook Subscription
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2023, 06:56:20 am »
My bank had to contact Arsalan about the charges (I sent proof that I kept asking for it to be cancelled) in order for him to finally cancel the subscription. They also have asked him for proof that the transactions were made in good faith, so I can get money back maybe. Anyway, I started this process of asking to be canceled last year, for it finally being resolved now in May because of my bank. Good luck. Hopefully you'll have an easier time than me.