What does PayPal status "Unclaimed" mean?

  1. I just bought an item on eBay and paid the seller immediately with my credit card through PayPal. However, instead of seeing the payment status as Complete, it says "Unclaimed" in PayPal. Even though my payment went through, the seller hasn't picked up the funds yet. Has anyone ever seen this before? I emailed the seller to ask them to let me know when they have claimed the funds, but haven't received a response yet. Is there anything else I can do?
  2. they probably haven't upgraded their account to business yet, which incidentally eBay REQUIRES them to do if you pay them w/ credit card.
  3. Thanks Swanky! This makes sense. I just received an email from the seller letting me know that they are picking up the funds now.