Paypal holding payment. ???

missmary

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Jun 14, 2006
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Los Angeles
Paypal is holding/pending a payment I made for an item a few days ago. Does anyone know what's going on with this? I'm assuming it's part of the new policy. I have money in the account, so I don't understand why there are holding...
 
Sep 25, 2007
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Australia
if the seller's paypal account isn't premier, they have to click "accept payment" for your payment to go through. maybe your seller hasn't clicked it yet?
 

jjyounger

Judy
Feb 1, 2008
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Memphis, TN
The only time I have had this occur was when the buyer had to re-verify his credit card. Have they asked you to do that? You really need to give PayPal a call. My buyer had made the payment, it was in my PayPal account, and PayPal called me to tell me they were investigating his account. He had a $20,000 line of credit on his card and it made no difference. It still took over a week for him to be able to pay me. And this was with both of us calling PayPal several times a day! It's sooooo frustrating to try to pay for something and not be able to. My buyer has not bought on eBay since.
 
Nov 20, 2007
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if the seller's paypal account isn't premier, they have to click "accept payment" for your payment to go through. maybe your seller hasn't clicked it yet?
Either that, or seller's account recently got temporarily suspended. Suspensions are not uncommon, occurs when seller has x number of disputes or claims open. I forgot what the magic number is, I think might be 5.
 

kerilynn3

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Jan 31, 2008
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London
This happened to me out of the blue, but it was just a standard thing I think. I did everything they ask and after many phone calls and emails, the account was restored.
Bit of a pain though!!