Holding funds, including shipping!

jessb646

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Feb 6, 2011
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I sold over 15 luxury items at once on eBay, It was my first time selling and I only had 4 positive feedback. I offered international shipping and all but one were sold to people outside the U.S.! I'm expecting the shipping costs to be over $500. Is there anyway I could have some of these fund released to help pay for shipping?!

TIA and happy holidays!!
 

pookybear

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Dec 10, 2011
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Gah, I had my funds withheld today too. I guess it's because I didn't ship out all the items I sold from Dec 24-25 due to USPS being closed until Tuesday. Is this worth contacting PayPal over? It doesn't seem really fair to me :tdown:
 

PickyCoachLover

MoreRoseGoldPlease
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Jun 9, 2010
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They are supposed to give you a little bit to help with shipping...unless you specified free shipping in the auction. If you did, no luck there.
 

jessb646

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Feb 6, 2011
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Eek seems like a mess! I called Ebay and since I'm so new they weren't very helpful. I'll just have to
Wait it out!
 

Brianpore

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Dec 11, 2011
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Been selling for over 10 years on ebay. Get your paypal verified asap. I know there area few ways to do it. Your shipping is going to be over $500?? Not even going to ask what your selling, but taking a HUGE risk.... Anything over a grand I won't even ship out of the country.
 

jessb646

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Feb 6, 2011
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Been selling for over 10 years on ebay. Get your paypal verified asap. I know there area few ways to do it. Your shipping is going to be over $500?? Not even going to ask what your selling, but taking a HUGE risk.... Anything over a grand I won't even ship out of the country.
Sorry I should have been more clear. The shipping costs for shipping/insurance/signiture confirmation ended up being nearly $500 - for about 14 packages.
 

deekai

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Jan 30, 2008
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You can't wait for the payments to be released as they will be held until delivery is verified.
 

ihsu

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Jan 26, 2006
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I've been on eBay since 1998 and recently got a bad shipping time DSR that messed up my record. My funds were put on hold. Once I created a shipping label, the fund for shipping would be available in my PP account. I'm slowly getting my rating back up so I just got my funds unheld during the last review. Phew.

Also, make sure you ship in a trackable method. Small flat rate envelope and box for USPS Priority International is not tracked! I would ship as soon as possible to get your funds.

HTH.
 

wis3ly

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For the international package, get USPS Global Express Mail that comes with Tracking #, $100 insurance (you can purchase more) and I believe signature confirmation as well?