|Tue Apr 17 2012 16:32:30|
Longtime eBay Seller Subject to PayPal Holds for Low Volume Sales
By: Ina Steiner
I received the following email from PayPal today. I have been selling on eBay for 14 years. I have never had an issue with PayPal. I have one negative feedback in my entire history. I have 100% positive feedback and all good stars.
First eBay told me that the PayPal hold is for new sellers or problem sellers. I am certainly neither. Then they said it was because I only received 14 feedbacks in 2011 - I'm happy to say I mostly sold elsewhere.
I find the last sentence especially annoying given how eBay discourages communication between buyers and sellers.
Your funds are pending - please process this order
You received a payment from xxxxx.
This money is being temporarily held in your pending balance. It will be held for up to 21 days. While it's being held, it won't be available for withdrawal.
We'll move the money to your available balance after 21 days as long as your buyer hasn't reported a problem. It may be available sooner if we can confirm that the item was delivered and 3 days elapse or, if this is an eBay item, your buyer leaves positive feedback.
To get access to this money more quickly, please process this order right away and communicate with your customers early and often.
This payment is for over $150.00 and I'm not happy that I have access to it at their whim.
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