Received payment within 21 Days Pay pal!?

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One guy from Amibay send me Euro to buy Computer off me but the pay pal say payment received will be in within 21 days which I think it is ridiculous!

Had that happen to you before!?
 

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Yes, they hold it as security sometimes it's random and sometimes it's because the sender (or the recipient) has gone past a certain limit.

Obviously you are not obliged to send the item until the payment is clear.
 

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I agree with Steve, just don't post until you get cleared funds.
 

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If you actually send proof of mailing, Paypal will release the funds.
 
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I concur. I wouldnt send anything until payment cleared unless it was someone I trusted explicitly. I'd also return the payment and request the proper currency (I imagine you were asking for pounds?).
 

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I was going pay him back in Euro(because he live aboard) but the man want in Pounds because he was worries that he had waited for 21 days to received the payment back! Pay pal wont let me change the moneys.
 

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Perhaps he should contact PayPal and ask them to cancel the transaction. Don't pay him back in a different currency you'll be out of pocket due to currency conversation fees.
 

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Perhaps he should contact PayPal and ask them to cancel the transaction. Don't pay him back in a different currency you'll be out of pocket due to currency conversation fees.

Thanks fitzsteve :)
 

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Pay pal problem?

Pay pal problem?

A man from Portugal bought amiga 500 off me but he pay in euros then on my pay pal say I have wait within 21 or sooner! So he couldn't help on his side and I try send pay pal contact or help but surprisingly they don't have email where I can contact them to explain the problem as I never had that past 5 years(with selling all My retro amibay) until now!
 
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"wait within 21 or sooner" ? What exactly does that mean? If you mean the "it can take 21 days to clear" notification, then there's nothing you can do about it and it's not because he paid in Euros, rather that he sent it directly from a bank account and it has to be cleared. Luckily the 21 days is a bit on the generous side. In my experience it's usually cleared within about 3 days at most.

Bryce.
 

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You already posted about this, merge threads.
 

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Thanks Dave, sorry I sounded so rude there :picard

And @AF, the answer is still the same, you need to wait for the funds to clear before sending your item and/or refund the payment and ask him to send it in £ (assuming you agreed £ and not €)

As you probably know € is worth less than £ and PayPal will charge you a further fee to change it back to £ so you end up with much less (again assuming you agreed a price in £)
 
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