I’ve reported on many Quicken bugs over the years and have reported them all to Intuit multiple times. I’d be embarrassed to admit how many hours I’ve spent on the phone, walking them through their own bugs. It’s all been 100% fruitless. They don’t care or can’t comprehend that their precious product isn’t perfect. So, I will now only report it on their website and blog about it here, hoping that maybe they’ll feel just a tiny shred of embarrassment. And, of course, for your benefit to know that it’s not just you experiencing this bug. It is a real thing.
So, what’s the bug THIS time?
If you download your transactions from your bank, and one of them is a deposit, then you attempt to change the name of the deposit from say, “DEPOSIT” (which the bank gave it) to the actual payer, say “John Smith”, Quicken will CHANGE THE TRANSACTION DATE to a date in the future, saying “It’s too late to make a payment to John Smith”. Here’s an actual screen shot:
Forget that this is a deposit of only a penny (that’s a whole other blog post!) The point is that this IS a deposit and I want to change the name from “DEPOSIT” to “Verizon Wireless”, who is the one that sent me the check. Quicken 2014 insists that I must be setting up a payment and refuses to keep the actual transaction date that’s already there.
I even accepted the transaction as “DEPOSIT”, hoping that after it was already in the registry, that I could change the payee to the right name and it still exhibits the same bug.
I know of no solution. As a work around, I just put “Verizon Wireless” in the memo field instead, leaving the bank’s choice of “DEPOSIT” in the payee field, which is NOT the right solution. So, no solution, only a less than desired work around.
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