Strange Ebay screw up

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by regius, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    This seems to be the second time it happened to me but I don’t exactly remember last time. Anyway, I sold a pair of boots on ebay, buyer paid promptly as shown in Ebay. But, when I went into my paypal, no money, no transaction. Then I noticed an email saying I got paid, up fund is being held for 21 days. Paypal holds fund for inactive sellers or new seller, I’m certainly not as I had sales record quite recently. Then, I realized that the email address Paypal notified me to is NOT EVEN ASSOCIATED with my current Ebay Paypal! I used to use that address, a different Paypal, but quit it & importantly, its not linked to my ebay seller account. My recent last sale got paid alright into my correct Paypal. How did this buyer even manage to pay me at my old inactive Paypal?? How did he even have a choice?
     
  2. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ebay must have a record of the old email somewhere in their system. Contact their customer service and have them investigate, and remove the inactive account for you. This sounds very unusual so I don't know how they'll get the payment to you, but I bet it'll be a good story when it's done.
     
  3. VestCoast

    VestCoast One of the Regulars

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    The buyer has no choice about where their money goes so it is likely that your listing had the older email. You can check whether it was on your end by going to the transaction record and hitting relist similar, a new listing draft will auto populate and you can check which email the listing used. I had this happen when I purchased a pair of boots as well--seller had accidentally made a typo in the payment email so I paid a nonexistent paypal account. Ultimately resolved but I did a fair amount of research into ebay mechanics.
     
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  4. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    This happened to me once and it was an easy fix. You can delete the old paypal address from ebay by editing your account
     
  5. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    I called ebay and had ebay move funds to my current paypal account
     
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  6. LuvMyMan

    LuvMyMan I’ll Lock Up.

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    Good you have it fixed, all that scares the crap out of me, I've had my identity stolen one time, and last year I went to the Casino and used a debit card on the ATM Machine....skimmer device must have been in the card slot, my Bank called me the next day and asked me if I was purchasing a Harley in Texas! Darn lucky I was not held financially to pay some crook. When my identity was stolen it took over two years time to get it resolved. Contacting Credit Clearing Houses and all their requirements to prove whom you are and to take a look at where you live and do things money wise, to show that some one else is a fake you! To make it worse, when they find out who may be doing it...they won't tell you who or where unless it goes to Court, which some times never does. That makes it hard as you know I want to get ahold of the weasel who did this to me, LOL!
     
  7. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    and you want to take that man's motorcycle, which was bought with your money....and his jacket, I can help,
     
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  8. LuvMyMan

    LuvMyMan I’ll Lock Up.

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    Thanks for the offer of help but he was stopped before he was able to complete the sale and it was a woman with him posing as me. I know this much as I was able to contact the dealership and have some conversation, they did contact the police, no money was actually applied and it ended with them pleading guilty. Another episode from the book of life....
     
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  9. dannyk

    dannyk Practically Family

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    Happened to me! I used an ATM, actually it was in heavily guarded and watched County Court and Legislative building that I worked at! Used the ATM there one time. Got a call from my company about suspicious activity. Someone ordered an Uber and took it literally 3 miles, to a McDonalds and ordered 10 dollars of food. That was it before my company called and put an end to it, and obviously didnt charge me. And honestly I wasnt even mad. For whomever pulled that off in such a building and then took an Uber to McDonalds, I actually laughed my ass off.
     
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  10. Claybertrand

    Claybertrand One of the Regulars

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    I'll bet it was probably McRib season ;):D
     
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  11. LuvMyMan

    LuvMyMan I’ll Lock Up.

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    Hello...anyone ever tell you, in this avatar picture you are looking like a young Bob Dylan.....just saying. LOL!
     

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