From: Nick on

"Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
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> "Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
>> If ebay think that you might be suspect they hold onto your paypal money
>> for 21 days , or until the buyer leaves positive feedback.
>>
>
> If you are a new seller, have f/b below certain limits, it happens by
> default, and also if you sell in certain categories.
>
Any link to these criteria?


From: Fran on

"Nick" <nick.s(a)fume.co.uk> wrote in message
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> "Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
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>> "Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:hfgjg4$7jq$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>
>>> If ebay think that you might be suspect they hold onto your paypal money
>>> for 21 days , or until the buyer leaves positive feedback.
>>>
>>
>> If you are a new seller, have f/b below certain limits, it happens by
>> default, and also if you sell in certain categories.
>>
> Any link to these criteria?

Here you go: there's probably more, and the boards are good too.

https://www.paypal-marketing.co.uk/safetyadvice/PaymentHoldsForEbayItems.htm

PayPal holds payments to ensure that sellers have sufficient funds in their
account if a customer files a dispute or chargeback.
Holds may also be placed on your account if:

a.. You have a high rate of customer disputes or low eBay feedback
b.. You have been an eBay and PayPal member for less than 6 months, and
have limited selling activity
c.. You have an eBay feedback score of less than 100 and do not have a
record of good performance
d.. You're selling on eBay and have a low Detailed Seller Rating (4.5 or
below)
e.. You happen to be selling in a high risk category such as tickets,
travel, gift vouchers, computers, electronics or mobile phones
f.. You have a sudden change in selling activities
PayPal will also hold funds for transactions where the buyer has raised a
dispute, claim or chargeback.


From: Dr Zoidberg on
Fran wrote:
> "Nick" <nick.s(a)fume.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:7o5k2kF3o0tamU1(a)mid.individual.net...
>> "Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
>> news:hfgplf$ume$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>> "Dr Zoidberg" <AlexNOOO!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote in message
>>> news:hfgjg4$7jq$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>>
>>>> If ebay think that you might be suspect they hold onto your paypal money
>>>> for 21 days , or until the buyer leaves positive feedback.
>>>>
>>> If you are a new seller, have f/b below certain limits, it happens by
>>> default, and also if you sell in certain categories.
>>>
>> Any link to these criteria?
>
> Here you go: there's probably more, and the boards are good too.
>
> https://www.paypal-marketing.co.uk/safetyadvice/PaymentHoldsForEbayItems.htm
>
> PayPal holds payments to ensure that sellers have sufficient funds in their
> account if a customer files a dispute or chargeback.
> Holds may also be placed on your account if:
>
> a.. You have a high rate of customer disputes or low eBay feedback
> b.. You have been an eBay and PayPal member for less than 6 months, and
> have limited selling activity
> c.. You have an eBay feedback score of less than 100 and do not have a
> record of good performance
> d.. You're selling on eBay and have a low Detailed Seller Rating (4.5 or
> below)
> e.. You happen to be selling in a high risk category such as tickets,
> travel, gift vouchers, computers, electronics or mobile phones
> f.. You have a sudden change in selling activities
> PayPal will also hold funds for transactions where the buyer has raised a
> dispute, claim or chargeback.
>
And just to show how daft they are , I listed three phones as a new
seller with 0 feedback.

They withheld the payment on two of them but not the third!

--
Alex

"I laugh in the face of danger, then I hide until it goes away"
From: davidm_uk on
On Sun, 6 Dec 2009 18:44:17 -0000, "Fran"
<autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote:

>
>"Gary Baldi" <tim.richards(a)gmx.com> wrote in message
>news:6b159085-9316-4eb3-a187-b4d004d41a71(a)p19g2000vbq.googlegroups.com...
>On Dec 6, 5:54 pm, "Fran" <autumnac...(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote:
>>
>> That's not right: you ought to be able to relist for "free".
>>
>> You'd get a better price from a scrap buyer for far less hassle.
>
>Well, you'd think so but the live chat man told me no and when I tried
>to relist I did indeed receive the "this item is not eligible for an
>insertion fee re-credit" so there you have it.
>
>And I agree with your comments about the scrap buyer........but what
>does that tell you about the number 1 internet auction site?
>
>=====
>
>That's daft. I'm sure they used to treat it as a relist. And you don't even
>have a method of escalating, do you.
>
>Yeah, that's why I stopped selling there.
>
so where is everybody selling now then?
From: Kim Andrews on
In article <3ersh599pn270tensh9i30g1hula8dot79(a)4ax.com>,
davidm_uk_notme(a)hotmail.com says...
>
> On Sun, 6 Dec 2009 18:44:17 -0000, "Fran"
> <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >"Gary Baldi" <tim.richards(a)gmx.com> wrote in message
> >news:6b159085-9316-4eb3-a187-b4d004d41a71(a)p19g2000vbq.googlegroups.com...
> >On Dec 6, 5:54 pm, "Fran" <autumnac...(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> That's not right: you ought to be able to relist for "free".
> >>
> >> You'd get a better price from a scrap buyer for far less hassle.
> >
> >Well, you'd think so but the live chat man told me no and when I tried
> >to relist I did indeed receive the "this item is not eligible for an
> >insertion fee re-credit" so there you have it.
> >
> >And I agree with your comments about the scrap buyer........but what
> >does that tell you about the number 1 internet auction site?
> >
> >=====
> >
> >That's daft. I'm sure they used to treat it as a relist. And you don't even
> >have a method of escalating, do you.
> >
> >Yeah, that's why I stopped selling there.
> >
> so where is everybody selling now then?

I list on ebay, ebid and amazon at the moment. None of them are blowing
my socks off for sales. Tried etsy and bonanzle and they were totally
dead. There's also delcampe, which I know chums who sell postcards and
stamps rate, but it seems to be rubbish for everything else.

There just isn't much spare money about.

--
Cheers, Kimbo

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