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Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-05-2011 04:27 AM I do not consider myself a new seller........

I have been using Ebay for one year now..........I understand paypal reviews their accounts every so often..........I just went through this crap with paypal..........holding my funds unless I do delivery confirmation.........which I did for a month.....SO I could have MY MONEY!...........I called them and they reviewed and lifted the pending balance crap.......................NOW IT IS BACK AGAIN................ I do not understand, my rating are climbing and feedback is awesome..............why are they doing this???

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-06-2011 12:04 PM I am having the same issues & I refuse to go thru it anymore. instructed to refund the money but they haven't yet. They have been

I have a friend that has been fighting with paypal for over 6 months!!

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-07-2011 01:28 PM I too am dealing with the same issue!!!! Have been a Paypal and Ebay member for 4 years now!!! They seem to have no problem taking money OUT of my account!!!! Sent it through their site with the understanding that funds to ship would be taken out of pending monies.... did NOT happen!!! Sent with delivery confirmation, and STILL waiting on funds to be released!!! Will probably be the last time I sell anything on Ebay and go through Paypal to accept payment, unless they make this right IN A HURRY!!!!

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-08-2011 09:25 AM Me too! I am frustrated too because I don't sell regularly and called them about

it. I called to inquire about this and I was told they have placed the funds hold on my account because I don't sell all the time. Sell a bunch of stuff during a few months then go for a number of months with no selling. I told them that if this continues to happen in the future, it will be a disincentive to use PayPal at all when I do sell on eBay. Very frustrating!! Anyone else get any specific reasons/info from PayPal?

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-08-2011 10:16 AM OH MY GOD! I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER NOW I THOUGHT I WAS BEING SINGLED OUT I HAVE BEEN USING PAY PAL SINCE 2005 STOPED FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND RECENTLY STARTED SELLING AGAIN ON E BAY AFTER CALLING PAY PAL TO SEE WHAT THIS HOLD ON MY ACCOUNT WAS THEY SAID I HAD TO HAVE A 5 STAR RATING BY 10 PEOPLE AND A POSITIVE FEEDBACK SCORE OF 100 PERCENT I WAITED AND GOT 5 STARS FROM 12 PEOPLE 100 PER FEED BACK FROM 12 PEOPLE AT THE TIME I STARTED EBAY AGAIN I HAD POSITIVE FB FROM 31 SO AT THIS TIME IT WAS AT 43 I THOUGHT I WAS GOLDEN CALLED PAYPAL TO LIFT PAYMENT HOLD THEY SAID I NOW HAVE TO HAVE FEED BACK SCORE AT 50 WITH ALL 100 PER. I WAITED TILL YESTERDAY WHEN I EXCEDED THE 50 IT WAS 68 PEOPLE WHO LEFT POSITIVE 100 PER. FEED BACK 21 PEOPLE GAVE ME A 5 STAR RATING SOUNDS GOOD RIGHT CALLED WITH CONFIDENCE GUES WHAT THEY NOW WANT ME TO REACH 100 FEED BACKS FROM CUSTOMERS AT 100 PER. CANT WAIT TO HIT THAT AND SEE WHAT I HAVE TO DO NEXT MAYBE 30 SIT UPS AND RUN A MARATHON SAY I LOVE PAY PAL 100 TIMES AND IAM GRANTED THE MONEY I EARNED AFTER PAYING ALL THE PAYPAL FEES WHICH THEY GET RIGHT WHEN THE TRANSACTION IS PROCESED IMANGINE IF THEY HAD TO WAIT FOR FEED BACK OR 14-21 DAYS FROM EACH AND EVERYONE OF US . ON THE OTHER HAND I HAVE A 100 PER.FEED BACK SCORE WE ALL NO YOU CAN NOT PLEASE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD GOD FORBID IF ONE UN HAPPY PERSON LEAVES 1 NEGATIVE FEED BACK AND YOU HAVE 125432 PEOPLE WHO LEFT POSITIVE FEED BACK YOUR GOING TO BE RIGHT BACK TO PAYMENT IS BEING TEMPORY HELD ME AS A SELLER RIGHT NOW AM AFFRAID TO USE THE RESOLUTION CENTER WHEN I HAVE A CUSTOMER WHO DOES NOT RESPOND OR PAY FOR AN ITEM IN FEAR OF A NEGATIVE FEED BACK WE ALL SHOULD GO BACK TO HOW WE USE TO DO IT WITH MONEY ORDERS SENT TO SELLERS AND VISE VERSA I THINK I WILL DO THAT RIGHT NOW

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-08-2011 01:48 PM This pending balance thing is pure BS! They've put us in a catch-22 situation and I don't like it. To get my money I have to spend MORE money. We're required to ship, but $$ comes out of back-up funding not pending balance. What a crock. How hard would it be to pull shipping from pending balance immediately..not after the fact. I needed to ship some items and ended up overdrawing my checking account. We are fed up. $20 in shipping fees cost me $95.00 effing dollars! We're not all rich and can afford to throw money away. IT'S MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW! Ebay/Paypal are just like the banks. They don't want the little guy. They only care about the big players who can afford to play their games and have the $$ to do so!! I say OCCUPY EBAY/PAYPAL!

another thing... [ New ] Nov-08-2011 01:53 PM I thought feedback was voluntary. How can it now be a requirement to get paid?????????????

Re: another thing... [ New ] Nov-08-2011 03:47 PM I actually explained the situation to my buyer and asked that if she is happy and satisfied with my purchase that she please leave feedback because it might help me get the funds sooner. I felt like a beggar! I didn't want to even say anything but you do have people who either never leave feedback or leave it weeks later. I agree, the feedback is supposed to be voluntary. We can't force anyone to give it to us. I also am shocked that PayPal would keep upping the ante about how many feedbacks you need/sales in order to have the funds holding thing stopped. That is really unbelievable. It makes me feel that if I don't just keep selling and selling, like a machine, that I'm not going to be able to ever have a transaction where funds are immediately available. I wonder if something has happened in

the relationship between PayPal and eBay that forced PayPal's hand with this issue. Any thoughts? I also agree that the terms favor high volume, consistent sellers, of which I will never be.

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-16-2011 01:11 PM I hav had an account at both eBay and Paypal for at least 5 years and all my feed back is POSITIVE. Recently the are holding my funds for 21 days even though I created a shipping label and paid for it vis their web sites, so they have the tracking number and know I am shipping the item. In my opiniion, they simply HOLD and USE OUR my money for their priviledge (free money) in the name of "protection for buyer". I got burned as abuyer some years ago when I purchased a camera for $550 on ebay, paid for it and NEVER received the item. The seller admitted that it never shipped it. I was not his only victim I found out. What did eBay or Paypal do? NOTHING. Call it a learning experience.

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-19-2011 10:35 AM I FEEL THE SAME WAY. I'VE SOLD ON EBAY FOR 13 YEARS! I'VE SOLD OVER 6000 ITEMS AND HAD A PRETTY CLEAN RECORD. THEY ARE NOW HOLDING MY FUNDS FOR SOME REASON. EVEN WHEN DELIVERY CONFIRMATION HAS BEEN VERIFIED, ITEM HAS BEEN DELIVERED! WHEN I TRIED TO GO THRU THE PROCEDURE OF GETTING THE SHIPPING PAID BEFORE I SENT BOX OUT, IT DID NOT WORK. THIS IS FOR EBAY SALES ONLY, BECAUSE MY ETSY SALES GO THRU JUST FINE. I'VE GIVEN UP ON EBAY BECAUSE THEY KICKED ME OFF AFTER SELLING ALL THOSE ITEMS. IT HAD TO DO WITH THE WAY THEY SCORE YOUR FEEDBACK

NOW. EVEN AFTER THE CUSTOMERS TRIED TO REVERSE THEIR NEGATIVE OR NETRUL FEEDBACK BECAUSE THEY GOT THE ITEMS THE DAY THEY POSTED IT.I'VE SPENT HOURS AND HOURS FIGHTING EBAY TO TRY TO GET RE-INSTATED. HAVE FAXED AND FAXED BACK AND FORTH. BUT STILL HAVE LIMITED MY ACCOUNT. I STARTED WITH THEM FROM THE BEGINING AND THEY ARE TREATING ME LIKE A CRIMINAL!!!!!!!! ALSO EBAY HAS SENT THREATING EMAILS TO MY DAUGHTER, LIMITING HER ACCOUNT. SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY BUSINESS!! I GIVE UP ON EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-15-2011 03:03 PM omg !! wish id read this before selling :smileysad: having been made redundant ........ I thought Id sell few things to raise some money .......sent recorded delivery for most items (small items buyer isnt going to pay stupid postage charge!!)so i was out of pocket ...... paypal wont release money without feed back ! ? I had no idea that it wasnt an option to leave feed back it was the LAW !!!! So feeling like i was hassling buyers I sent polite email asking had they received their parcel ...... cud u pleaseeeeee leave me feed back etc .... every single one did !!! Yet still I cant get my money !!! Feel like crying (which i have actually) What do I have to do to get my money !!! which is why I sold in 1st place !!! not cause I LOVE EBAY & PAYPAL!!!!........ Wish Id done a car boot sale now ..........:smileysad:I realise now you cant even have a break from selling ( who has things to sell all the time ??? We arent all professionals are we ?? ) because seems if you come back to seliing after a few months break you're back to square one again? paypal put hold on your account all over again !!? LOL makes you scared to go on holiday !!! no chance of that with paypal not giving me my money !!! :smileysad: Helpppppppppppppp

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-16-2011 07:13 AM I looked into alternate methods of getting paid on eBay. The last good one that didn't cost an arm and a leg, went out of business: Bidpay. Now, unless you want to pay a yearly fee, you're stuck with Paypal. eBay won't let you accept postal money orders or personal checks anymore, as far as I can tell. Talk about a monopoly. Makes Microsoft look like a babe in the woods! Because of Paypal's

and eBay's practices, I'll not be selling there anymore. It's really too bad there isn't some better competition. Might make them change some of their Draconian ways. One alternative if you want to sell an item is to check and see what it is selling for on eBay, then come up with a reasonable price and go post it on Craigslist. There, you can specify how you'd like to get paid. The downside of Craigslist is you must be very savvy to avoid the many, many, many scammers that frequent the site. I wish everyone could get together and ban these two companies altogether. I know they'd quickly change their tune. Still, I imagine it would be difficult for those who make their living this way. RATS! I hope the CEO's of both companies come down with a severe case of herpes and genital warts!

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-17-2011 02:10 PM I been waiting for 8 days now for my money it keeps saying pending. 33 dollars might not sound much but it helps for chrismas

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-17-2011 02:52 PM Iv been waiting since beginning Nov......... I just hope they sick to the 21 day rule !!!! then takes 3-5 days before it shows in bank account when you transfer !!!! Then thats it for me !!! just letting wot Ive got bids on finish i wont list anything else..>>>> No point !!!! Everyone is selling to earn money !!! iv paid out ebay fees x postage so its actually costing me money !!!! Thanks but NO THANKS EBAY !!! & PAYPAL !!!!!

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-18-2011 12:10 PM

I to am on the "payment hold" list. All because one guy left me a bad feedback. Apparently that gives paypal the right to seize your funds like they're the f-ing gestapo! My wife and i feel like we're criminals or something. The sad things is, I emailed the guy and he was cool and tried to remove the feedback but couldn't figure out how. At least he was cool enough to rebut his own feedback and say that all was well. Meanwhile my "rating" still isn't good enough for paypal to lift their "hold". I should've known to stay away from paypal when the cut off julian assange. As far as I'm concerned, ebay and paypal get too much of the cut as it is...

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-19-2011 06:10 AM I'm at a lost why mines on hold ........parcel tracked got great feed back not expensive items ........still on hold !!!What more can I do?? Nothing at all :smileysad: ,beyond annoying that I'm out of pocket for ebay fees x postage !!!

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-19-2011 06:52 AM Occupy Paypal - That's a funny comment but it has merit. Historically speaking there will likely be some sort of backlash in America on the banking systems in the upcoming years. Not unlike Arthur Anderson accounting, sooner or later someone will take notice to policies and procedures of banks and find things either unethical or unconstitutional. Things said in this forum make me wonder if Paypal is no exception. After the fall of Anderson, accounting practices were changed forever, even in my company, there were several audits that found discrepancies. I wonder what the SEC would have to say about an organized complaint from us about Paypal's monopoly and their recent policy of "reviewing" accounts. They should seriously consider putting holds on transactions due to "buyer protection" without any merit what so ever. I also have a hold on my account without any negative feedback or dispute history. Therefore, Paypal's claim of suspicious activity is unfounded. I have asked Paypal to show me in writing where my account has been suspicious and I have asked for the criteria to which accounts are being held. I have had no response as of yet. Probably won't get a response unless they believe that we are serious. I am writing this

post in the hopes that someone at Paypal takes notice and recognizes how many people have the same issue here on this forum. I am hoping that the next step will not be necessary. A monopoly, even a perceived monopoly, has limits and is easily scrutinized.

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-19-2011 09:55 AM I've been a VERIFIED PayPal member for over 10 years, and suddenly, I need additional review to link my bank account, which I had 0 problems with before. I'm even close to my $5000 preferred member status. Where the **bleep** can I even still find a fax machine? I'm just about done with this worthless company.

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr [ New ] Nov-20-2011 02:32 PM I agree with the others in this threat,I was given a notice that my future funds will be held for up to 21 days.I've been on Ebay for over 10 years and have a 100% positive feedback of just under 400 satified customers.I am closing my Paypal account today as most of my customers either pay with their cards through my website or cash in person.Luckily I have no funds with Paypal and this was the straw that broke tha camels' back,see ya.

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr Nov-20-2011 07:27 PM Same problem here. Unless I can get an answer, I'm going all Craig's List. I'm not a frequent seller, but my ratings are good. My guess-- I don't sell enough so to make more money on my account the the funds. -- " pending" so they can make money on the float-- the interest on my money. ' cuz PayPal doesn't make enough on the fees already. But when I called customer service-- I got the BS line that it was for my own protection. And they'd review it again in 30 days. Please. this is all about the money, folks.

Re: Pending Balance being Held once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!errrrrrrrrrrrrrr Nov-21-2011 02:24 AM They just pulled the same crap on me. I am NOT waiting 21 f---ing days to get paid!! Not to mention the buyer's listed under 2 different names and locations between ebay and paypal!! F--- YOU PAYPAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F--- YOU FLEABAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTE - PAYPAL HAS SINCE DELETED THE ABOVE THREAD AS WELL AS TWO OTHERS WHICH DETAILED THIS DISHONEST ACTION BY PAYPAL.