r/Superstonk I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 02 '22 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 LOVE! 1

DRS/Computershare Megathread 05/2022 ๐Ÿ’ป Computershare

NEW HERE? Are you wondering what DRS is? Do you want to know how and why people are Direct Registering their shares? Please ask away in the comments! Try to search the comments first to see if your question has been answered.

HAVE YOU GONE THROUGH THE PROCESS OR RESEARCHED IT? We have some helpful people already willing to answer questions. If you want to be one of them too, hop in and help where you can. We appreciate every last one of you. This thread will sort by new, to make it easier to find unanswered questions.

WANT TO FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR OWN? our comprehensive Computershare Guide

IRA Guide -- involves moving shares to a custodian, please research the risks involved with various custodians

another IRA Guide, this time using an LLC

DTCC explaining DRS

When you buy through a broker-dealer, they will be in the "street name" aka they're registered with your broker-dealer.

What can they do with street name shares but not with direct registered shares? LEND THEM OUT TO SHORT SELLERS!

From DTCC - REDUCES RISK ASSOCIATED WITH PHYSICAL SECURITIES PROCESSING, INCLUDING TURNAROUND DELAYS, MAIL LOSSES AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH STOLEN, FORGED OR COUNTERFEIT SECURITIES*

link to Computershare's chart that shows that direct registered shares are removed from Cede & Co. / DTC: https://www.computershare.com/PublishingImages/company-share-structure.jpg

link to Computershare's FAQ page that also has that chart: https://www.computershare.com/us/becoming-a-registered-shareholder-in-us-listed-companies

๐ŸŸฃ UPDATE ๐ŸŸฃ 8.9 MILLION SHARES SO FAR!!!!!!!

Gamestop's 10Q

FAQs

Do you want to post your DRS position but don't have enough karma? Post in r/GMEOrphans to feed the bot, there's no karma requirements there.

How to transfer from Fidelity? You can call or use the chat online and tell them you want to DRS your shares. They will send your shares over to Computershare for you. Once that happens, Computershare will send you a letter in the mail with your 'customer code' so you can set up an online CS account.

If you don't want to wait for the code, you may be able to verify your ID online - After your shares no longer appear in Fidelity you can simply go to CS and register for your account with your SSN, Zip code, and the name of Gamestop. They will ask a couple verification questions and then you will have an account. If this doesn't work the same day the shares disappear, then check back in a day or two.

Can I buy/open an account through Computershare? Yes. You have to create an account by adding your bank account info, then they send you a letter with your customer code. You use the code to create an online account. Once you have an online account you can create a purchase order. The money will take 3 days to settle, then they buy however many shares they can get with the amount of money you deposited. The shares take T + 2 days to settle.

If you're outside the US you can use Wise.com and set up a bank account there, same process. https://www.drsgme.org/buy-direct-registered-shares-from-computershare-outside-the-us

How to sell? You may request that Computershare sell all or a portion of your shares online at www.computershare.com. If you want to set the price you're comfortable with, a good-til-cancelled (GTC) limit order is your friend. If the stock reaches the price you set or higher, it will automatically sell for you.

Transfer Request forms

TDAmeritrade

DriveWealth

E*Trade

Wealth Simple

Chat with Fidelity

Guides for various brokers

IRA Guide using Mainstar as a custodian

SCREENSHOT of my Fidelity Chat from 03/30/22

Degiro to IBKR

Danish/English guide to transfer to and from IBKR

Guide for CANADA

How to DRS from Vanguard

Call the Vanguard Outbound DRS Transfer agent at: 855-730-0325

Provide them with your brokerage account details, your Social Security Number (they no longer rely on you providing your Computershare account number anymore), and how many shares you would like to transfer to Computershare.

Total call time was 8 minutes. They said it will take 5-7 business days to arrive in Computershare.

To Contact GME dept in Computershare - 800 522 6645

or https://www-us.computershare.com/Investor/#Contact/Enquiry

International number - 00800-3823-3823

If you want to ask questions here but your karma is too low for the sub, DO IT! Automod will remove your message but I will manually approve it for you๐Ÿ’œ!

To reduce clutter I will remove off-topic comments.

GME plan details

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u/toniv314 Jul 10 '22 edited Jul 10 '22

DTC number for ComputerShare (7807) in case anyone's broker asks for it. LightSpeed did.

https://cda.computershare.com/Content/47b47cd0-4275-4c6c-b713-74ea92436529

To DRS with Lightspeed:

Email [cashiering@lightspeed.com](mailto:cashiering@lightspeed.com) and ask for a letter of authorization (LOA) for change of ownership form. They will have you complete this form and return it along with your latest statement from ComputerShare.

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u/silver64js Jun 02 '22

!DRSBOT:3!

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u/Dethstab Jun 02 '22

I just did a direct stock purchase plan through computershare for a few shares but previously did not have a computershare account. When I go to log into computershare using the information I used to purchase I am told they cannot find an account with that information.

Do I have to wait until the purchase request goes through and I officially own stock for my account to be established, or am I doing something incorrectly. Sorry never used computershare before.

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u/waterboy1523 โ™พ๏ธ We're in the endgame now ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Jun 02 '22

Honestly not sure. I would just call them

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u/incredible_paulk ๐Ÿฆ Attempt Vote ๐Ÿ’ฏ Jun 01 '22

Canadian here. I have my CS letter from April 26. I can't set up my fucking account and its June 1st now.

I just called again and explained that it wont show me gme as what I am holding when it asks you in registration. The nice lady checked my account number, verified my digits, and said to try the same fucking link I've tried since April.

As such I cant register. What the fuck

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u/X-Cyded ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿงš๐ŸŒ• Pepperidge Farm remembers ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿงš May 31 '22

I need some assistance. I don't know if there is already a thread but I tried gifting shares to family members but they never received their tax information and now Computershare needs a "written statement" that she wishes to change the address. Is there a format somewhere to help, or a different method to go by? Seems very outdated

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u/barkmann17 ๐Ÿฆ Buckle Up ๐Ÿš€ May 31 '22

How do i let the public know I DRS'd an additional 100 shares, so now I have 200 total DRS

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk Jun 01 '22

you can make a post here, or on r/GMEOrphans

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u/yay-its-colin Can't stop, Won't stop, Gamestop May 31 '22

Do I need to fill out something different to DRS more shares from my recolut to Computershare when I already have a computer share account?

Some apes smooth brained, me ape no brained

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk Jun 01 '22

no you should be able to do it the same way!

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u/yay-its-colin Can't stop, Won't stop, Gamestop Jun 01 '22

Cool, cheers! Will they know to add it to my account or would they try and create a new Cs account for me?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž Jun 01 '22

Revolut now ask for a copy of your DRS advice report to ensure the details are accurate. How to get one is detailed at the bottom of this guide:

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-revolut

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u/yay-its-colin Can't stop, Won't stop, Gamestop Jun 01 '22

Fantastic! Thank you very much. Everyone here has been so helpful everytime my dumb ass has been confused!

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk Jun 01 '22

oh nice, thank you!

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž Jun 01 '22

No problem! It seems more euro brokers are asking for this now, to remove the chance of opening a second account. I wouldn't be surprised if we see more brokers asking for it in the coming months!

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk Jun 01 '22

If it prevents them from making another account number then it may be worth it to just do this by default when you already have an account๐Ÿค”

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž Jun 01 '22

Yeah for sure. I'm tempted to put it in all of the guides! Although I can't guarantee that every transfer team will know what to do with it.

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u/Lucifell88 May 31 '22

I recently transferred some shares to CS but havenโ€™t received any letter. What would happen if we MOASS and I tried to sell some of them?

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk Jun 01 '22

you would just do it over the phone probably

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u/HarryStonk ๐ŸŒฒNorwegian Mountain Ape๐ŸŒฒ May 31 '22

What happens if i DRS the last of my shares before the dividend? Will the dividend occure on my CS account or on the broker i transfer from?

In my case it will be Nordnet->IBKR->CS.

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk Jun 01 '22

it will be where your shares are on the ex-dividend date. which hasnt been announced yet

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u/HarryStonk ๐ŸŒฒNorwegian Mountain Ape๐ŸŒฒ Jun 01 '22

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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u/Discofootman May 27 '22

What are the implications of DRSing from a tax advantaged account? Do I have to recognize the transfer as a distribution?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22 We Ape-Preciate This

There is info about different kinds of tax advantaged accounts at the bottom of my post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/ppb8u6/the_drs_list_mercy_mercy_me_gme_aint_where_it

There is also info about IRAs in easy digestible formats here:

https://www.drsgme.org/register-from-ira

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u/bigfdeel May 27 '22

Can anyone please give me the link to webull form for transfer to computer share? And is it too late? Thanks and God speed friends โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk Jun 01 '22

never too late! I'm not sure if webull will make it easy for you, but if not you can transfer fromWebull to ibkr, and then its easy to transfer from ibkr

https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/ra4mp3/degiro_to_ibkr_transfer_effective_in_4_days/ -- thats how to transfer from a broker who wont drs to ibkr

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u/jb_in_jpn ๐Ÿฆ Attempt Vote ๐Ÿ’ฏ May 27 '22

When buying new shares through CS, do we buy them as Book or Reinvestment?

I also have shares in both plans, but unsure what they should be kept inโ€ฆ

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22 Silver

All shares bought through Computershare are Plan. If you want them to be book, you can convert them after purchase.

As far as the difference between them:

Both plans and Book are removed from the DTC and are registered in your name. But there are two key differences between plan and book:

  1. Plan shares automatically re-invest any CASH based dividends (this does not apply to stock or crypto based dividends)

  2. Plan shares are held in a pool with Computershare. This means they can allow for fractional shares. Even the fractional shares are registered in your name and removed from the DTC. (So you can only convert whole shares to Book).

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u/StankOwl ๐Ÿฆ Buckle Up ๐Ÿš€ May 26 '22

Hi, I finally have the money to DRS my shares from wealthsimple (~300$) if I start the process now and my shares are in limbo going to CS will I miss out on the possible stock split? Or should I wait after a split then move them?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

You will not miss out. The split hasn't even been announced yet. When it is announced they will provide enough time for people to recall/transfer/buy more shares. :)

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u/StankOwl ๐Ÿฆ Buckle Up ๐Ÿš€ May 31 '22

Okay will start the process. Thanks for responding!

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u/teszes ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 26 '22

Hi guys, I just went through a DRS transfer from Revolut/DriveWealth on April 4th. I haven't received the letter to create the account yet, but I did get the one for the shareholder meeting.

Am I on the right track? Should I be worried since it's been almost 8 weeks? Can I call CS to expedite this? What do I need to ID myself to them when I call? I'm in the NL BTW.

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Check this guide and scroll down to the section "after your shares have left your account" to see what options you have.

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-revolut

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u/BakerTough ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 28 '22

You can just call them and identify yourself with your full name and address. For 45$ they can resend the letter with priority shipping. Mine arrived after 2 days!

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u/AmericaninMexico ๐Ÿ’Ž HODL FOR HEDGIE TEARS ๐Ÿ˜ญ May 26 '22

Need some help, my dad just told me he hasnt yet DRSed his share from his broker (even though I told him months ago) If he started the process now, would there be any issues with the dividend split since it takes about 7-10 for transfer?

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u/DickBatman ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 28 '22

no issue, the dividend split won't happen within that timeframe. And it shouldn't matter where the shares are, as long as he owns them prior to the ex-dividend date.

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u/AmericaninMexico ๐Ÿ’Ž HODL FOR HEDGIE TEARS ๐Ÿ˜ญ May 28 '22

Really appreciate the info, will get him to DRS this week ๐Ÿซก

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u/QD1999 ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 26 '22

Did anyone DRS through CommSec International and if so, how long did it take for you to be DRS'd after your shares were forwarded?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Your shares are DRSd as soon as they have left your CommSec account. The wait is just for your letter to arrive.

Scroll to the section "after your shares have left your broker" to see what options you have. Also if you transferred less than 10 shares they can give you your account number over the phone for free, and then expedite the verification code for $30.

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-commsec

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u/QD1999 ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 30 '22

Oh wow damn, thanks!

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Any time! And congrats on your directly registered shares!

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u/KittenMutton Hodl Me Closer Diamond Hand Sir May 26 '22

The vanguard number is wrong. Should be 855 not 555

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 26 '22

thank you! I just fixed it

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u/KittenMutton Hodl Me Closer Diamond Hand Sir May 26 '22

Cool, thanks!

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u/_nkultra_ May 26 '22

I've been trying to do some account management on my CS account (stuff like adding bank info etc.), and I keep getting a message that says "Corporate Account Blocking."

Has anyone else experienced this? Calling CS customer service when they open at 9am ET today.

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u/[deleted] May 25 '22

Letโ€™s say Iโ€™m a foreign investor.

I bought some shares and DRSโ€™d them.

What would happen if I never filled out the form that Compushare send to verify your tax status? I canโ€™t remember the name of the form.

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

If you don't fill out the W8-BEN form your profits will be taxed in the US until you can prove your tax residency. You'll probably be taxed at home too.

Here's a guide on how to fill in the form online:

https://www.drsgme.org/fill-out-w8-ben-form

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u/[deleted] May 30 '22

Thanks.

It wonโ€™t let me do it online because I registered a Wise account as my banking details. Is there any way to remove that bank account from CS account?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

You should be able to edit your bank account details. If not then you can call Computershare to fix it

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u/[deleted] May 30 '22

It will let me add new ones but I canโ€™t find the option to remove old ones, on the mobile site at least

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u/AreTeeEssEe ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 25 '22

If I want to DRS more from Revolut by filling out the DriveWealth form again, will it end up in my current CS account?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

As long as you use the exact same information. It's case sensitive and everything so now revolut is asking for a DRS advice report to avoid any mix ups.

Go to the bottom of this guide to see how to get a copy of your DRS advice report:

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-revolut

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u/AreTeeEssEe ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… Jun 09 '22

You are a legend, thank you fellow ape for the help

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u/toastguydude May 25 '22

Anyone have any experience DRSing from BCEE in Luxembourg?

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u/Cade_Foster_117 ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 25 '22

!DRSBOT:41!

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

You need to comment that on your own post. If you don't have enough karma you can go to r/GMEOrphans and post there

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u/tekkou โฌ†โฌ†โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ…โžกโฌ…โžก๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿš€ May 25 '22

I finally have my shares all DRSโ€™d into Computershare. I noticed the shares I bought directly through Computershare are in โ€œPlan holdingsโ€ and the shares DRSโ€™d from other brokers are โ€œBook.โ€ What is the difference between the two?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Both are removed from the DTC and are registered in your name. But there are two key differences between plan and book:

  1. Plan shares automatically re-invest any CASH based dividends (this does not apply to stock or crypto based dividends)

  2. Plan shares are held in a pool with Computershare. This means they can allow for fractional shares. Even the fractional shares are registered in your name and removed from the DTC. (So you can only concert whole shares to Book).

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u/tekkou โฌ†โฌ†โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ…โžกโฌ…โžก๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿš€ May 31 '22

Thank you very much for clarifying!

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u/LoveLaika237 May 25 '22

I'm kind of still on the fence about DRSing. I transferred over to Fidelity from RH, but I worry that DRSing will make it difficult for me to sell when the squeeze comes. Of course, my idea of selling is selling at market price, so maybe that's the wrong way to go about it. Plus there's the convenience of selling from an app, but that's rather trivial. I guess, to put it in a nutshell, I don't want to be left holding the bag or have all this be a waste of money when the squeeze comes. Will DRSing prevent that? If so, what else can I do after DRSing to ensure I don't get left behind?

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u/gmfthelp BUY, DRS, HODL, STFU ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿš€ May 25 '22

The squeeze is not over in 2 minutes. It will likely last weeks, if not months.

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u/Appelmoes18 May 24 '22

Question, im a lazy person and probaly to late to drs in before the stock split. I bought my shares in 21, will I still be edigle for the split once its been transfered?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Yep! Only selling/repurchasing or transferring out of an IRA can reset the timer.

Either way the split hasn't even been announced yet. When it is, GameStop will give reasonable enough time to allow people to recall/transfer/buy more shares before the record date.

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u/Appelmoes18 May 30 '22

Thanks for the extra confidence!

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u/Recompense40 May 24 '22

How do I transfer from my phone app Public to Computershare? When I look in the app I don't see a way to do it

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

There is only one way we know of to DRS with public, and that's to email them a letter of instruction. Here's a guide on how:

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-public

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u/AmericaninMexico ๐Ÿ’Ž HODL FOR HEDGIE TEARS ๐Ÿ˜ญ May 31 '22

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u/Foreign-Kiwi-6187 May 24 '22

Dumb window licker from Ireland who can't figure out how to drs my shares from Revolut ,could someone please point me in the right direction please.

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

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u/Jbmacs May 22 '22

I have 100 shares in TDA, when I looked at their form it states $500 charges? What does, "a $500 fee is assessed for each certificate delivered" mean?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

This is to create and issue physical certificates. Like old school stock trading. DRS transferring is digital and free to do with TDA.

Here's a guide if it helps:

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-td-ameritrade

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Other than continuing to wait for the letter, you have a couple of options:

If you have transferred less than 10 shares, Computershare can give you your account number over the phone. Skipping the need for the first letter

Or you can expedite the letter for $45 by giving payment details to Computershare over the phone. The letter will arrive within a week

Computershare's non-US GME relations number is + 800-3823-3823. This number works across Europe, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand

Otherwise the toll free US number is: 800-522-6645 (if you're outside of the US, you can get a free month with Skype to call this number for free)

(Taken from DRSGME.ORG)

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u/icecube373 ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 20 '22

I have a question

Iโ€™ve DRSโ€™ed 90% of my shares and Iโ€™ve decided to today to send 10 more shares to CS from my fidelity account. Do these new shares from fidelity go directly to my pre-exsisting CS account or will it create a completely new CS account?

Any and all help is welcome :)

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u/DickBatman ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 28 '22

You can give fidelity your CS account number when you transfer to make sure it goes into your existing account

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u/WhoWhyWhatWhenWhere ๐ŸŸฃ DRS ๐ŸŸฃ Rick's Banana ๐ŸŒ May 20 '22

Both have happened for me. It should go to your existing account if it's already setup. But if it does not, you can reach out to Computershare and they will merge them.

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u/VexFlex ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 20 '22

It's been almost 7 weeks (in 2 days) and still haven't received the letter from computer share here in Romania. Went through giveashare and wise option to Drs.

Has anyone had similar delays with receiving their letter outside the Us?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Unfortunately give a share can take a while. If you want to get your account number early, Computershare can now give it out for accounts with 10 shares or less.

You have a couple of options:

If you have transferred less than 10 shares, Computershare can give you your account number over the phone. Skipping the need for the first letter

Or you can expedite the letter for $45 by giving payment details to Computershare over the phone. The letter will arrive within a week

Computershare's non-US GME relations number is + 800-3823-3823. This number works across Europe, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand

Otherwise the toll free US number is: 800-522-6645 (if you're outside of the US, you can get a free month with Skype to call this number for free)

(Taken from DRSGME.ORG)

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u/VexFlex ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 30 '22

I received it one day after I posted this haha. Now I have to wait another 1-3 weeks in order to acces my portofolio (computershare needs one more code sent by mail). Or I can pay 30 bucks to get it immediately. I can. Who the hell would sell it anyway?

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u/Mothy187 May 22 '22

Have you called or messaged computer share to see if they sent it out and it possibly got lost? I'd do that. 7 weeks seems too long.

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u/GorgeousGeorge1978 May 20 '22

My letter took around 10 weeks to get to me (in the Netherlands). Unfortunately it is just a very slow process for us in Europe.

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u/rorobuckman ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 20 '22

Am i able to DRS to the same CS account i created with IBKR? Im at the DRS page for outgoing and only gives me an option to create another account, will I have to wait the 3 weeks for mail again?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

The transfer is done based on your name and address. IBKR will be using the same info as before and will have no trouble transferring to the same account.

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u/jonnyh3 May 23 '22

It should send them to the same account. If not, I'm positive CS can merge the accounts.

I've just transferred another 3 from IBKR so hoping this is the case!

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u/ShoddyFuture6718 ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 19 '22

Hello apes So i registerted my shares from driwewealth on 02/18 but still no mail i am based in hungary What can i expect kinda worried that i miss out. How can i check on the drs status?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 30 '22

Check out this guide and skip to "after your shares leave your broker" you can see what your options are to check in and speed up the letters.

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-revolut

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u/Forn1catorr Kenneth Griffin Gobbler of Giant Gonads May 19 '22

I bought several shares on Computershare (put in $250 so whatever it'll buy for me hasn't settled)... but I'm unclear about whether just buying for computershare = automatic DRS or do I have to take other steps?

Thanks

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u/Out0fgravity May 23 '22

Nah, thatโ€™s the last step

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u/LongResort487 May 18 '22

Hello Everyone!
I have shares on CS, most transferred from IBKR but a few were bought on CS.
I seen a post this morning about shares needing to be in book entry? Someone mentioned steps to do this, I think it was View Details -> Actions -> Reinvestment Options -> <And then Terminate I think> but I don't have that option. I have 'Buy More', 'Enrol' and 'View Plan'.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Much love.

NFA

(however I add a rocket and an ape emoji)

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 18 '22

You don't need to change it if you don't want to. They're DRS either way. If you do change it, they will put in an order to sell any fractional shares you may have. Make sure you go in and cancel that order.

It sounds like you don't have the reinvestment plan set up.

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u/nameless-manager ๐ŸŒ• Just Like the Stonk โ™พ๏ธ May 25 '22

This was confusing to me and the rep on the phone was difficult to understand. The Help section on CS says DRS shares are held in a book-entry form in my name. I asked him if I could move my whole shares to a DRS book entry and leave my partial shares in the plan and he was able to do that.

From what your saying I can still leave them in the plan and they are still DRS to me?

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 25 '22

That's right. They're called 'directstock' when you buy from CS, but either way they are held at Computershare in your name.

If you did change them to book entry, make sure you cancel the order to sell any fractional shares

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u/nameless-manager ๐ŸŒ• Just Like the Stonk โ™พ๏ธ May 25 '22

Ok cool thanks for clearing that up! I had the rep on the phone change my full shares to book entry and keep my partial shares in the plan.

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u/LongResort487 May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Oh ok, so sign up for the reinvestment plan and then move them?

Edit: So if they are plan or book entry, both are in my name and not in the DTCC?

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u/SlimJohnson HODLMASTER FLEX May 18 '22

Hey guys, I have a question about DRSing a second time from Fidelity.

I DRSed 100% of my shares a long time ago, but I just recently bought more shares in Fidelity.

If I ask them to DRS those shares, do they go straight into my already-existing Computershare account? Or do I get 2 separate Computershare accounts that I have to manage?

Would I have to provide Fidelity any of my Computershare account info so they can link it correctly?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 18 '22

The transfer is done based on your name and address. As fidelity will be using the same info as before it will go into the same account!

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u/PissedOnBible IDIOSYNCRATIC RISK IS MY FETISH May 18 '22

Good morning everyone! I got a question about buying on our beloved Computershare

I have auto buy set up on the 1st and 15th of every month. On May 13 I initiated a cash order using an EFT from my bank account.

Will both my auto buy from the 15th and my order on the 13th both go through? I thought I read you can only have one active order at a time. Thanks

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 18 '22

I also have mine set to buy the 1st and 15th, and when I go to my pending orders, I have one pending, and the status is - 'awaiting price' .. do you see that?

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u/PissedOnBible IDIOSYNCRATIC RISK IS MY FETISH May 18 '22

I do. I actually see 2 pending transactions but so meone told me I can't have 2 open orders. I'm going to ask CS customer service later today after work but figured I would ask here too

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u/Unlucky-Confidence92 May 18 '22

I have some shares on eToro, I would like to keep them there and I also want to directly buy in Computershare. Is it possible to create and account in Computershare and buy GME trough them? PS: I live in Germany.

Thanks everyone

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 18 '22

this is one way people have been buying shares through CS from outside the US or you can send your shares to IBKR and transfer them to CS from there

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u/PringlesBBQFlavour May 17 '22

!DRSBOT:1!

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 18 '22

you have to do that under a post that you make. First you make a post, use the Computershare flair, then you put that in the comments.. if you don't have enough karma to post you can do it in r/GMEOrphans

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u/PringlesBBQFlavour May 18 '22

oh, thanks! i'm just a bit too shy to make a post about my drs'd shares, haha

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 18 '22

you have to do that under a post that you make. First you make a post, use the Computershare flair, then you put that in the comments.. if you don't have enough karma to post you can do it in r/GMEOrphans

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u/username1010108 May 17 '22

How do I change my dividend reinvestment options on Computershare? The directions on the Computershare site were no help.

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 18 '22

This is where you make the change on CS but purchased, transferred or certificated shares are all DRS. Opting out of DRIP is not a requirement and will automatically open an order to sell your fractional shares if you have any. Good news is you can go to your open orders and cancel that order.

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u/staal12 May 17 '22

Forgive me if this has been asked, Iโ€™ve tried looking for it but Iโ€™m retarded with Reddit search.

I live in Canada. Iโ€™ve seen how to DRS my shares and plan on setting it up this week.

From my understanding because Iโ€™m in Canada Iโ€™m not able to sell any shares from computershare.

Would I have to transfer the shares from computer share to another broker and then wait for whatever the waiting period is for them to show up before I could sell and hope the price doesnโ€™t go down or is there a way for me to sell somewhat quickly once my shares are DRSโ€™d

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u/Erz808 May 17 '22

TD Ameritrade takes 5-10 business days now. How many days are they supposed to DRS transfer? Don't want my shares in limbo. These are dip buys I bought recently and they need to get home.

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u/HospitalPale4798 ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 17 '22

Does anyone know the maximum amount that we can sell through Computershare via online or through phone call before having to send in a written notice through USPS?

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u/Crumblycheese โœ…Registered Silverback ๐Ÿฆ May 18 '22

Currently market orders have no limit

Limit orders max out at 214k, but it's been said that if the bid/ask are much higher than this then the order should fill at the higher prices.

Max amount per transaction is 9.9m

After all that, its phone in or sending a letter

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u/Objective-Orange926 May 16 '22

Is there a direct way to DRS from degiro to Computershare...no middle man?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 17 '22

Unfortunately not. They on do broker to broker transfers

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u/chibiwong ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 14 '22

XXX ape here, all DRS'd. My portfolio for some reason is coming up with value $0.00 with date 12/31/1899. Anyone know why it's doing that? See screenshot here: https://imgur.com/a/mBqiSQv

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u/UHeisenberg May 13 '22

Is there a guide for transferring from Chase to Computershare?

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u/UHeisenberg May 20 '22

If anyone was following this, it was pretty easy to DRS through chase over the phone. The whole phone conversation took about 20minutes and there was no charge. Expected time for shares to transfer 10-15 days.

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u/aaronb1234 ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 13 '22

So i transferred some shares from IBKR to Computershare on Wednesday, when should i expect them to arrive (this is my second batch if that makes a diff)

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 13 '22

If it's been accepted it should happen within 5 working days. I'd say between Monday and Wednesday next week.

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u/LaLakers1992 May 13 '22

If I set up a Computershare account before I transfer from Fidelity, will that make the process quicker?

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 18 '22

It's actually easier to just use the chat function online and ask Fidelity to transfer for you, that will create the CS account for you

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u/LaLakers1992 May 13 '22

Where I live the mail isnโ€™t exactly the safest. Im nervous about having something so valuable hanging out in the snail mail

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u/twenty4ate ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 12 '22

Ugh for some reason I thought buying through CS yesterday would have it hit market today and settle in 2 into my CS account. Just found out over the phone that it is 4-6 days before it actually goes and gets purchased on the market. Lot can happen until then but at least they'll be bought direct!

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u/Crumblycheese โœ…Registered Silverback ๐Ÿฆ May 18 '22

This is why most prefer to buy in something like IBKR for a quicker purchase and more choice over the price they want, then DRS them.

Buying through CS is perfect for recurring buys that you aren't fussed when they get filled or at what price

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u/Pandiferous_Panda I pee on bears May 12 '22

I got a brown envelope with a GameStop/computershare header that says DRS advice on it. Who is this from and how do I make a computershare account now? I tried online but got error messages

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 12 '22

Follow this guide and jump to the section: "Once you have the DRS Account Statement"

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-interactive-brokers

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u/Pandiferous_Panda I pee on bears May 12 '22

I just had to select the correct region on their website! I had the wrong country selectedโ€ฆduh confirmed

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u/InnocentPossum ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 12 '22

Hey, are there any Apes that can help an Ape DRS?

I have opened an IBKR account and Wired in money to buy a share. I now have that share in IBKR. However my money is in GBP and when trying to get it in USD I get ""SELL xx GBP.USD Forex" FX conversion is not allowed."

Also when I click on Transfer and Pay there is no option to transfer the share to CS. :(

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 12 '22

This guide should have you covered, but let me know if you still have any questions!

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-interactive-brokers

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u/InnocentPossum ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 12 '22

That's what I am following but hitting many many snags where the options stated in the guide simply don't exist or don't let me past. Like converting the currency

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 12 '22

Oh damn definitely worth contacting IBKR support about that then. You can submit a new support ticket from the message centre

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u/InnocentPossum ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 12 '22

Yeah it's what I have had to resort to sadly. A real chew on for something that should be very straightforward. Thanks for the assist.

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u/KarnoRex hedgie does a pterodactyl screech โค๏ธ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

How do I send the rest of my shares to my existing account?

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 12 '22

Either same process as before. Or if you're sending them from a different broker, then you may get a second account.

The account is created based on your name and address. If there is even a slight difference between them then they will create a second account.

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u/KarnoRex hedgie does a pterodactyl screech โค๏ธ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

Aah, Got it. Thanks!:)

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

I guess, the same way you send the firsts? few info men

If same broker and same name, account, etc... should have no problem

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u/Okanemochi373628 ๐ŸŽŠ Whatโ€™s an exit strategy ๐Ÿฆ May 12 '22

Webull lobby music kind of lit

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u/MrFitit101 May 12 '22

Is all the so called meme stocks being controlled by the same algorithm? Asking for a Silverback friend. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿฆ

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u/Grubdawg1040 ๐Ÿ’Ž Gamecock ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

So, I was just playing around with Computershare and entered in a limit sale for 1 share just to see how that worked. I got the text to complete the transaction and entered that but when I go look at my pending transactions, that does not show up. Nobody from Computershare has a good explanation.

I know, I know...infinity pool, paper hand, etc...

Just wanted to play around...any ideas?

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 12 '22

what price did you set it for? That's really odd. I know there have been various guides like this one shows a market order being completed. Last resort, you could always transfer your shares out when the time is right and sell from whatever broker you had before.

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u/Grubdawg1040 ๐Ÿ’Ž Gamecock ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿš€ May 13 '22

I set it for 2 shares at $200,000 each. Iโ€™ll check out the guide and keep playing around. Thanks for the response.

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

Well, It's not ideal for sure

I think this's been discussed on the jungle sub, part 5 of the CS DD

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u/Comprehensive_Key_51 May 12 '22

I went to computershare today for the first time and gave them 400 bucks ( I think) . The process is weird, have no idea what price I got the stock at or even how many shares I got.

But I got a confirmation for 400 bucks going to GME.

Have no idea how to log in to see anything. But they did text me so.. blind faith to the moon.

Edit (oh my wife is pregnant so I think her boyfriend is really happy.)

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u/nameless-manager ๐ŸŒ• Just Like the Stonk โ™พ๏ธ May 17 '22

I just got some too through computer share. Thanks for posting cause the people answering your post answered helped me out. Was really easy buying through Computershare.

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u/Mikerk ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 14 '22

I just did the same. I got an estimated purchase date(once the funds settle), and an estimated settlement date(once the shares settle).

At least that's how I interpret it. I believe once it all settles you can create an account by providing your info + ticker.

I also wish to transfer some shares, but I'm going to wait for all of this to settle first.

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 12 '22

LOL congrats to your wife and her boyfriend!

When you initiate a buy order, your funds will take 3 days to settle before they execute the order, so probably Tuesday at the latest. They'll buy however many shares of gme they can for $400 and put it in your account. They'll text you again when they're in your account. They send a letter too.

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u/nameless-manager ๐ŸŒ• Just Like the Stonk โ™พ๏ธ May 17 '22

When you buy through Computershare are the stocks automatically DRS to you?

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u/platinumsparkles I ๐Ÿ’œ Gamestnk May 17 '22

Yes

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u/nameless-manager ๐ŸŒ• Just Like the Stonk โ™พ๏ธ May 17 '22

Thank you!

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

Cheers man! and congrats on the pregnancy

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u/Phylus42069 ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ๐ŸฆVoted 2xโœ… ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ May 12 '22

I have 70 shares I DRSed today, but don't have the karma to post it. How can I add to the bot or prove?

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

FAQs

Do you want to post your DRS position but don't have enough karma? Post in r/GMEOrphans to feed the bot, there's no karma requirements there.

hey, it's just above you, the first question in the FAQ.

congratulations on your DRS though

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u/Phylus42069 ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ๐ŸฆVoted 2xโœ… ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ May 12 '22

Thanks!

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u/yay-its-colin Can't stop, Won't stop, Gamestop May 12 '22

If I already have a CS account and want to transfer more shares from revolut to CS to I fill out the same drive wealth form as I did when I first did it to start my CS account?

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22 edited May 12 '22

https://www.drsgme.org/drs/direct-register-shares-from-revolut

https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/r9jwj9/you_can_drs_from_revolut_drivewealth_cs_directly/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

I'd say yes because you still got to get your shares to CS, and the path it's the same, only this time you don't have to wait for the letters which is a BIG plus. But don't have revolut nor drive wealth

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u/yay-its-colin Can't stop, Won't stop, Gamestop May 12 '22

Cheers! That's what I was thinking. I'm curious if CS will know to add them to my account or if they'll try to create a new account

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u/AlaskaIfTheyAxeya ๐ŸฆVotedโœ… May 12 '22

They did this same shit back in early November 2021. Be prepared for extended rug pull coming up, even with the split approaching. These morons have proven they are not the brightest bulbs in the batch.

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u/tim_whatleyDDS May 12 '22

Can you buy through CS while you wait from transfer from outside broker? Or will it fuck things up?

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u/Viperl80 ๐Ÿ’Ž Crayon Sniffer ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

I think you just may end up with multiple CS accounts but your DRS shouldn't be impacted.

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u/tim_whatleyDDS May 12 '22

I already have an account and sent my main batch over. I am sending over additional ones.

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u/swallowsnest87 ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธALL ABOARD๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ May 12 '22

Hi all! Just DRSโ€™d my first 10 shares. I connected my bank account and it said this would take ten days to activate. Does this mean I will not be able to sell for at least ten days? So if MOASS happens tomorrow (it always will) am I out of luck?

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

You cannot manage your shares till you have acces to your account, thats right.

It's been said many times MOASS won't happen over a day, so relax. Hopefully you have some sellable shares on broker.

Myself, I have a pretty good amount in CS, and also keep some shares in broker to sell during MOASS. But thats just me. Remember to read as much DD as you can to make your best own financial decisions.

Cheers

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u/TheMonkler ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸฆVoted 2021&2022 ๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

๐Ÿš€

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u/HoboGir ๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ˜ŽI'm here to MOASS & chew bubblegum, & I'm all out of gum May 12 '22

Ohhhh there are trade halts and I'm excited

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u/outtathesky_fellapie May 12 '22

Here we go fellas

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u/dansos12 May 12 '22

I am having issues in accessing my Computershare profile via the Investor Center Login page.

When I sign in using my username/password which I set up using the details from the CS letter, all I see is the option to reset my password. I don't see the full profile options, can't find the w8-ben form etc.

Anyone know what I need to do? Or know how I can contact CS technical support?

Thanks

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

US or EU?

Did you check your email? maybe you received the temporary password there? spam?

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u/dansos12 May 12 '22

EU. I am already logged in - I set up a username and password. The issue is that the portal doesn't look complete on my end. Not like it shows up in screenshots of users in this sub.

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

well, I don't know

you sure are on the US portal right?

https://www-us.computershare.com/Investor/#Home

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u/dansos12 May 13 '22

Yep. That's the exact portal.

Any idea how I can contact them to reset my account or something?

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u/Norton_Sparkles ๐Ÿš€ Rightful King of Kingdom Kum ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

Hi guys, Iโ€™m a UK Ape. Iโ€™ve DRSโ€™d one share, and I would like to have more shares in my computershare account.

Can I buy, as a UK citizen, directly from Computershare? If not- If I was to transfer a share again, would it open a new account or add to my existing account? Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks

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u/3dank4me LIGMA short squeeze, you hedge bastards. May 12 '22

Yes you can. You can set up an account through Wyse which you pay into from your U.K. account and then wire to CS.

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u/Norton_Sparkles ๐Ÿš€ Rightful King of Kingdom Kum ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

Sounds like a plan! Thanks for answering ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22 Helpful

You can buy directly:

https://www.drsgme.org/buy-direct-registered-shares-from-computershare-outside-the-us

and you can also continue to transfer your shares. I'd need more info but if the name is the same to the letter, or if the broker they're coming from it's the same, as the 1 share you already have, they should add it to your existing account.

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u/Norton_Sparkles ๐Ÿš€ Rightful King of Kingdom Kum ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

Thanks for the info and link. Iโ€™ll have a proper read through this after work, but from what I can see Iโ€™d need to open a US/ international bank account. Iโ€™m wondering if that would be quicker than transferring again.

If I was to buy and transfer, itโ€™d be through revolut (majority of my shares are trapped in a broker that doesnโ€™t allow transfers)- Iโ€™d use the same account as I did previously when I initiated the transfer, so my name an address would be exactly the same. I have only used revolut once to get myself a DRSโ€™d share, but all the info would be identical.

Thanks again ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

found this post with pictures, maybe It's more helpful:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/t82smk/step_by_step_how_to_open_a_wise_account_to_buy/

With the times I don't know, as I understand CS buys specific days, as it is not instantaneous like a broker. So keep that in mind.

And the times of the transfer, well, you could hope for the same time it took your first share to arrive. Bear in mind that now you have already an account, there's no waiting for letters. If the name and everything is the same, I'd say you would have no problem getting them on the same account

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u/Norton_Sparkles ๐Ÿš€ Rightful King of Kingdom Kum ๐Ÿš€ May 12 '22

Lovely stuff- thanks, youโ€™re an asset to this sub ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€

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u/Internet_is_fake Who's a dumb boi, yes you are, shitadel yes you the dumb boi May 12 '22

could i respectfully request a flair of "Computershared" flair as per my most recent post?

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u/lengman22 May 12 '22

Any euroapes been able to buy more stock through Computershare once your account is set up? It seems they require a US bank, is this true?

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

https://www.drsgme.org/buy-direct-registered-shares-from-computershare-outside-the-us

There you should find all the info you need, my fellow european ape

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u/lengman22 May 12 '22

Thank you euroape

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 12 '22

You can easily create a US bank account with Wise.com

Here's a guide on how to buy through Computershare from outside the US: https://www.drsgme.org/buy-direct-registered-shares-from-computershare-outside-the-us

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u/Farwi ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 12 '22

Hello,
I am unable to finish my electronic IRS Form W-8BEN on my computershare account, it always ends with this error:

Your page has timed out. Please re-enter your search request.

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I tried dozen of times (different browsers, devices, internet providers) since I DRSed.
Should I contact support? How big of a deal it's not having this completed?

Thanks in advance!

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u/Mental-Sheepherder25 May 12 '22

first of all: cheers mate, DRSing feels good

Maybe you can try one of these two things:

-Check you have under "My profile" in "User Preferences", the country and regional settings appear United States. Let's see if that helps.

-Another solution that comes to mind is trying to get to the old version of ComputerShare. You can do this by going to "Portfolio", you'll see your gamestop shares, select "view details" then "actions", then "request a certificate" (don't worry, you can't request it. It's only to get to the older version) and click "Continue", then go to "my profile" in the right hand bar side, then in TAX DETAILS, click "update". Let's see if you can do it from there.

If nothing above works. try contacting them via chat, they are super helpful.

It's a big deal, you should have this completed, plus it's super easy and fast.

WE ARE THE REVOLUTION

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u/Farwi ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 12 '22

Thanks a lot. I am now at 100% with my CS account : )
May your tendies be extra crispy mate!

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u/Bibic-Jr DRSGME Broker Guide Educator๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿค™DRS IS MY DAD๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’Ž May 12 '22 Helpful

You definitely need to complete it. Here's a decent guide for it (you just need to change your region settings):

https://www.drsgme.org/fill-out-w8-ben-form

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u/Farwi ๐ŸŽฎ Power to the Players ๐Ÿ›‘ May 12 '22

It worked like a charm, thanks a lot for fast and helpful reply : )

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u/boolazed ๐Ÿ’ป ComputerShared ๐Ÿฆ May 12 '22

Apes I have a question concerning my already DRS'd shares

I have the following:

  • C*****805 BOOK 11
  • C*****805 PLAN 22.10
  • C*****273 BOOK 22

What is the difference between plan and book on my first account? Should I put everything to BOOK? How can I do it?

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