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Registered: ‎04-30-2010
What does a 'pending payment' in PayPal mean?

I purchased an item and paid almost immediately, but the instead of going through it was listed as 'pending'. The seller has not responded to any of my messages asking for clarification.

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shypansy
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Posts: 2,272
Registered: ‎02-03-2004
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in reply to owensreed

I see your last purchase is from a new first time seller,   if this is the purchase in question, it may well be that they haven`t upgraded paypal to a premier account,  send a message and advise them to do so to claim your payment, or send them here for help,  you could also pull their details and give them a call.

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shypansy
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Posts: 2,272
Registered: ‎02-03-2004
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in reply to owensreed

Sounds like you paid by echeque, as your paypal payment was funded by your savings account rather than your credit card, and will take a few days to clear, 

Alternatively, the seller has not set up their PP account or upgraded to accept payments for goods sold. 

Go to your paypal account, and look at the payment and see what it says beside it, 

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*sparklz*
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Posts: 12,763
Registered: ‎04-27-2008
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in reply to owensreed

Also if you still have not heard from the seller in a few days and payment is showing as unclaimed in your PP account, cancel the payment and leave feedback to reflect the seller did not claim payment.

*sparklz*
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Posts: 12,763
Registered: ‎04-27-2008
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in reply to owensreed

If you paid via paypal from your bank account the payment is going as an echeque and will take 5 or so days to clear.

or

If the seller has not got that email addy attached to their PP account it will show as unclaimed in you PP account.

or

The seller has made a typo in the details so it will show as unclaimed your end in your PP account.

Copy and paste the details and send it to the seller asking if the details are correct if it is showing as unclaimed.

If the seller tells you there is a problem with their PP account and to pay into their bank account then cancel the payment and tell the seller you will repay via paypal when they get their account sorted out.

DO NOT pay by bank deposit as this is an old scam as you can not get your money back if there is a problem with the transaction.

colkym
Community Member
Posts: 1,479
Registered: ‎06-09-2007
Answered
in reply to owensreed

I see your last purchase is from a new first time seller,   if this is the purchase in question, it may well be that they haven`t upgraded paypal to a premier account,  send a message and advise them to do so to claim your payment, or send them here for help,  you could also pull their details and give them a call.

 


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