I asked him if this was for all transactions or just eBay since it was my first time selling something on there. And he replied it was for everything =\ I'm going to call again tomorrow and see what they say.
I have had this happen plenty of times. They say they hold the loot till the recipient leaves positive feedback, or goes into paypal and marks it as received or something like that. I dealt with it for over a month and had to put at least a few G's out of pocket out to keep things flowing.
So once I added tracking info to every single one of my payments that showed delivered, and asked customers to mark as received, I finally got off the shit list and back to normal.
They told me cause I was NOT selling on ebay, growing my amount of cash flow by greater than 10% a month raised a flag. So starting a growing business is a big red flag over there aparently.
Then I get a guy over there at paypal trying to extort money from me to release my funds. Oh well, you could upgrade for $30 to this virtual something or other and get your money. "So you're strongarming me out of $30 so I can get thousands immediately?" "I am not sure what that means sir."
Paypal's been doing that for a while now. They put a temp hold on it until a few days after the tracking number that you provided says it was delivered. If you don't provide a tracking number, it stays in hold for 30 days.
They did this because of A-Holes sending out empty boxes and also because of people claiming that they received a bricked phone or some type of electronic devise.
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They won't do it forever to you. It's happened on my personal and business account and have NEVER even had 1 bad feedback on ebay, or in paypal. NEVER had any refunds or disputes either and have pushed 50k through them at 3% a buck. Their algorithms suck balls. You call and there's like 1 level of support. Asking for a manager usually results in the person saying they ARE a manager.
I hope amazon pay takes off cause I think it's feeless!