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My friends and I are using Tricount to keep track of shared expenses during our trips. It is an excellent app but it seems to have an absolutely infuriating problem: whenever someone makes a reimbursement and marks it as such in the Balances sheet, balances change completely.

For instance, let's say that at the end of the trip, I owe $50 to Alice: after I reimbursed her and marked the $50 as paid, the Balances sheet changes completely, and I now owe again $20 to Alice!

We've been plagued with this problem for some time now. It makes using Tricount for reimbursement a chore, and we basically cannot trust it anymore.

Are we missing something?

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  • I don't know Tricount. But did you find out why it says you owe Alice $50? Presumably, you can do the same calculations on a calculator and see where Tricount gets it wrong. Aug 17, 2020 at 12:03
  • à Beaune! you know, could it be a plain bug in the app, unfortunately. it's pretty common on relatively less-popular apps :/
    – Fattie
    Aug 17, 2020 at 13:07
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    @Fattie As far as I can tell, Tricount is extremely popular... Aug 18, 2020 at 12:17
  • gotchya, hopefully then someone has an answer to this actually practical question on the site !
    – Fattie
    Aug 18, 2020 at 12:41

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The problem was due to the fact that (1) Tricount doesn't automatically pull new expenses, and (2) someone made a reimbursement based on out-of-date expenses.

I have reached out to the Tricount support to report this error-prone behavior: Tricount shouldn't let people do reimbursement based on out-of-date expenses.

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