Does PayPal hold funds for 21 days for ALL payments or just eBay?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Maalik, May 7, 2012.

  1. Maalik

    Maalik Newbie

    Jan 4, 2012
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    I'm building a ecommerce store. Own website. Own domain. No connection to eBay. I'm just running paypal as the processor until i switch to 2checkout or something else.

    I sold an item on eBay a few days ago and they held my funds until the 19th of this month. I searched around on here and alot of the older threads didn't answer my question.

    Does PayPal hold funds for purchases made on eBay only or for ANY purchases at their discretion (meaning normal e-commerce stores)?

    Example: If someone came to my site and bought, i dont know....a box of staplers. Could PayPal hold those funds for 21 days?

    That would REALLY REALLY suck if true.
  2. Xch4ng3

    Xch4ng3 Newbie

    May 11, 2009
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    As far as I know it only applies to funds received through eBay. I've had payments sent to PayPal's with the same message and the recipient has not had any holds on them. It's really easy to get your funds released easier though, just use a trackable method of postage and call them up after a few days. Explain to them that the tracking number is showing as delivered and that the funds are needed to keep business going.