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Old 10-08-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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I havent used ebay in over a year. Wanted to sell something. All excited to be able to take the lady out to dinner this weekend....that is until I see my email:

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NOTICE OF PAYMENT RECEIVED - PLEASE SHIP ITEM

Dear Scott Spaulding,

You've received a payment, detailed below. We’ve placed a temporary hold on the funds for this transaction.
PayPal and eBay are working together to make payments for eBay items even safer. Because we want both buyers and sellers to feel confident about sending and receiving payments through PayPal, we may temporarily hold payments for items sold on eBay.
Make sure to ship the item right away, so you'll have access to the funds sooner. We’ll release the hold in 21 days unless you receive a dispute, claim, chargeback, or reversal on the transaction subject to the hold. We may release the hold earlier if either of the following occurs:
  • The buyer leaves you positive feedback on eBay.
  • We confirm that the item was delivered.* We can confirm delivery if you ship the item with USPS, FedEx, or UPS and either use PayPal shipping labels or upload tracking information from the transaction details page. This applies to transactions within the United States.
Additional hold period
If you receive a dispute, claim, chargeback, or reversal on the transaction subject to the hold, we may hold the payment until the problem is resolved.
Learn more about the PayPal policy for payment holds for eBay items.
We will notify you by email when the funds are released. You can monitor the status of the hold in your Transaction History.
* This applies to US domestic transactions that are shipped by USPS, FedEx, or UPS and either (i) use PayPal shipping labels to ship items or (ii) provide tracking information to PayPal.





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What should I do now?
We've completed Payment Review and placed a temporary hold on this transaction.


To get the funds sooner, please ship right away. We'll release the hold after 21 days unless you receive a dispute, claim, chargeback, or reversal on the transaction.
We may release the hold earlier if:
  • The buyer leaves you positive feedback on eBay
  • We confirm that the item was delivered
Learn more about the PayPal policy for payment holds for eBay items.





biggest bunch of bullshit ever.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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Wow! When did that start? I just sold something on eBay not too long ago and that didn't happen. That's fucked up.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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beats me!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
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sounds like the same kinda scam the banks pull waiting for a check to clear. you know it cleared immediately, they just want to hold your money for a few extra days.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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You left some stuff out:

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Why would PayPal hold one of my payments?

To increase marketplace safety, we may hold payments that seem risky. Here are some common reasons for holding payments:

* You have been an eBay member for less than 6 months, and you sell an item for more than $100, or
* You have an eBay feedback score of less than 100, and you sell an item for more than $100, or
* You have a Buyer dissatisfaction percentage** 5% or greater than 5%, or
* You have an average Detailed Seller Rating (DSR) of less than 4.5, or
* You have received fewer than 20 Detailed Seller Ratings in the last 12 months, or
* You are listing your item in a high-risk category such as gift certificates, video games, cell phones, computers or consumer electronics.

PayPal doesn’t hold payments for eBay items if you meet the following:

* You have been an eBay member for 6-months or more, and
* Your total Feedback score is 100 or greater, and
* Your Buyer dissatisfaction percentage** is less than 5%.

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* Your average DSR is 4.5 or greater and
* Your have received 20 or more DSRs in the last 12-months
* Your buyer dissatisfaction percentage is less than 5%

How can I avoid receiving an eBay item hold?

Here are some things you can do:

* Improve your DSR feedback rating
* Follow the PayPal best practices to reduce buyer disputes, claims and chargebacks
* Resolve all disputes, claims, and chargebacks quickly
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**** that ****
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100% BULLSHIT. I won't be selling on ebay any more. Period. This is ebay's attempt to keep from going under. Their stocks have fallen for a while.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:24 PM   #8
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I hate paypal even more than ebay..they both need to die in a fire

same thing happened to me a year or so ago........after 10 emails with all proof, 6 phone calls, and 2 faxes, I finally started yelling at the top of my lungs and using every cuss word I knew. they passed the phone call on to a manager, 2 seconds later all was good

I suggest you do the same.
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I love paypal, but damn those fees. I upgraded my account thinking I would get a break, instead now I pay 3.9% on everything!
Before I upgraded I wouldn't even get charged a fee at times...
But I don't know of a better way to send/receive payment for an item from person/person on the internet...

I've actually had quite long talks with my sister-in-law about implementing a barter system. She works for a company and we would have access to software for it. But it's one of those things that only works if a decent size group of people are interested, all or nothing kind of thing..
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:27 PM   #10
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Wow, I nearly sold a monitor on eBay this week. Sold it on CL. Cash > Paypal
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I love paypal, but damn those fees. I upgraded my account thinking I would get a break, instead now I pay 3.9% on everything!
Before I upgraded I wouldn't even get charged a fee at times...
But I don't know of a better way to send/receive payment for an item from person/person on the internet...

I've actually had quite long talks with my sister-in-law about implementing a barter system. She works for a company and we would have access to software for it. But it's one of those things that only works if a decent size group of people are interested, all or nothing kind of thing..
that's exactly why i have 2 accounts. one that accepts credit cards for those transactions where people want to use them. i pay a fee for those. then another account that can't in which i never get charged a fee.
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Bullshit.
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That's horse ****.
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I only ever sold 1 thing... it was a collector matchbox car I found. I sold it for 99 cents with 3.95 shipping. I lost money as ebay charged me like 3 bucks to sell it. I'm sure I wasnt doing something right, but I swore I wouldnt sell again. They just sucked it right off my paypal.

Paypal is a pain in the ***, but it's a savior as well. I almost got stuffed on an ill fitting header. After no response or help from the vendor, paypal gave my money back. Otherwise, I would have been stuffed.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:23 AM   #15
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Now. My experience with eBay was only as a buyer. And it went VERY well. I bought a Millenia S supercharger for 230 bucks. Looked waaayy too good to be true. Got it in the mail, and? Minimal oil in the intake and by the time I got into the thing and pulled the screws (rotors) from the housing- I found that the unit was in prime condition and that it was ready for action. Then I fucked it up when re-assembling it and screwed myself out of 230 bucks and a way under priced supercharger.
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Don't even get me started on Paypal. I was in the turbo blanket group buy and this is what happened. This is part of the PM to Zabac trying to explain the situation:

Apparently there was a problem. Paypal charged my blanky purchase to my bank account which had insufficent funds in it. I don't know what happened. When I checked out I clicked on the "add funding options" but it kept referring to my bank account with my credit card. I even logged out and logged back in to see if it was a fluke and it kept doing the same thing. It said it would use funds in my account and if there wasn't enough it would take the remainder off my card. I thought this would be ok...WRONG! It charged my account twice then used my credit card. Now I have 2 NSF charges at my bank! I'm so pissed. I called paypal last night and got the run around. I'm calling again tonight and reading them the riot act to try to get this sorted out. I'm so sorry this happened.

According to the email I got today,your payment was sent out earlier.Please call me if there is still any problem. After this, I don't trust paypal at all. Hopefully there is still some blankys left. It's been almost 2 weeks and just now received the emails saying there's a problem. THIS SUCKS! I'm inches from closing my paypal and going back to money orders.

This is the first problem I have had with them but it was enough.
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I just snagged a rare NOS Ford turbo manifold for peanuts off of eBay, so I'm happy with it at the moment... that could change at any time, though.
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that's exactly why i have 2 accounts. one that accepts credit cards for those transactions where people want to use them. i pay a fee for those. then another account that can't in which i never get charged a fee.
Bingo. Two accounts are the way to go.

One Personal Account - No fees for accepting payments, can only receive payments originating from a bank account, or PayPal funds. Can't accept credit or debit cards.

One Premier Account - 2.9% + 30 cent fee on every payment received.

Give your buyer the option, and make them eat the fee.

Each account needs to be tied to a separate bank account.

I've done $150k+ in PayPal transactions and haven't had one single problem. I will say that they don't do a good job of explaining that if you "upgrade" to a Premier account, it'll cost you to accept payments.

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PayPal doesn’t hold payments for eBay items if you meet the following:

* You have been an eBay member for 6-months or more, and
* Your total Feedback score is 100 or greater, and
* Your Buyer dissatisfaction percentage** is less than 5%.
oh for ****'s sake.

I've been a member for over 6 years.
My total feedback is 88.
100% positive.
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FAIL!

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