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How to get past ebay's/paypal's new payment withholding?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by MitchHoward, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    Ebay/paypal has this new deal were they are withholding payments for new accounts. They withhold the payment until the seller "proves" he or she shipped the item.

    I am reselling things. So this payment withholding is really screwing me because every time I get an order I have to pay out of my pocket. And I'm selling intangible objects so I can't add a tracking number or anything to expedite the process.

    One of the requirements to getting instant payments is by achieving 10 detailed seller ratings. I was thinking of getting some friends accounts and "buying" products from me. Then giving ratings for each item.

    The question is. Will this work? can someone leave multiple detailed seller ratings on one account by just ordering different shit from the selling account then rating?
     
  2. B7s4quattro

    B7s4quattro Newbie

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    normally after its been shipped i would call paypal and they would release the funds (the outsourced third world country workers are excellent vs domestic us csr)

    you can either wait the 21 day period to have it released (you may not win a claim if they file a claim against you because its an intangible item, hard to prove delivery)
     
  3. iiaok

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    Yeah, total PITA system. I had three CSR's tell me that it was to "help me as an ebay seller."

    B.S.

    It's to hold your funds and earn on it while they hold it, all under the guise of "security." Criminal, if you ask me. Any individual doing this would be imprisoned, but a financial institution doing it is business as usual.

    Not to mention their sweetheart deal with the USPS to require confirmation in order to release funds faster. GHEY.
     
  4. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    I agree, It's a bullshit system. I have met all the requirements but one. All I need to receive instant payment is 10 detailed feedback ratings. I guess I'll just try to "sell" to my friends and family and rate it myself.
     
  5. Pete Thong

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    We have to get used to the fact that all these systems like adwords, ebay, paypal, facebook etc have way too much exaggerated security systems. It became really hard to play the game compared to 2-3 years ago.

    I would even say we live in a time of exaggerated security - the main websites we deal with and try to make money from are just annyoing these times!

    The solution for your problem: Go to fivrr and buy as much "ebay feedback" as you need! I did it and i can recommend it :)
     
  6. eBayer.

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    I had this very same problem, but as i started selling a lot of items and started receiving feedbacks, I broke free of these 21-day holds! You just need to keep selling the item the right way, I don't think letting your friend leave DSR ratings on multiple item will help, i think they will all just count as one feedback.

    On eBays point of view, it's to keep the community safe, i guess. So you need to prove to eBay that you are a straight forward seller. The only problem would be if you are getting your items dropshipped.

    Business is about taking risk, maybe throw in some of your savings!
     
  7. graystar

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    It is criminal!! I have used ebay/paypal for many years. Now they have decided to withhold $500 in sales. They have never done this to me in the past. I talked for hours to paypal and ebay to NO avail. Idiots from India sitting in front of an ebay rule book. And yes, I'm sure USPS loves it as the seller must purchase the whole 9 yards as the tell you that u "may" get funds released early if u do all the right stuff. BS. I sold very fragile electronics equipment and now I am told that the buyer can play with my items for 3 days to make sure he is satisfied. I asked them "what if my stuff is broken and abused and the buyer wants money back.".....NO answer to that...except that they throw words like don't worry cause we have your back...and it is YOUR money....I say" NO it is NOT my money....you are sitting on it getting paid interest".....NO response.....IT IS CRIMINAL....u are I would be prosecuted for it....but financial institutions like these crooked folks are bailed out by Uncle Sam....I remember the day when businesses were held accountable and they would worry about your business and u could talk logic to the business owner or take matters into ur own hands if u got fucked over.....