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jpaul8953
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-31-2012
How do you get paid for selling one item?

Hi,

I'm new to ebay and would like to sell one or two items. I saw in the fine print that you won;t receive payment until you have sold $250 in sales, 25 transactions and it has been 90 days since the transaction. How can you get paid if you are only sellin a few things? What is the incentive for someoen who just wants to sell a a handful of things?

 

Thanks for your help!

Jen

Other Answers: 5
maneki-neko-nook
Community Member
Posts: 1,897
Registered: ‎10-20-2007
Answered
in reply to jpaul8953

you are misreadding the "fine print".....you just will get a hold on your payment, until the item can show delivered (so always use delviery confirmation) and the buyer has not filed a dispute due to damagem item not as described, item not received, etc They can hold finds for up to 21 days... eBay does this to make sure the seller is legitimate and the buyer is protected against scammers.  Once you meet those minimums, those restrictions will be lifted

I haven't had my coffee yet, so forgive my typing....The only question you may regret is the one you never asked!
pi_r_square
Community Member
Posts: 18,695
Registered: ‎02-25-2003
Answered
in reply to jpaul8953

Read ALL of this:

http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/howtosell/sellingbasics.html

 

Then, put a copy of this under your pillow, so your brain can absorb it while you are asleep:

http://pages.ebay.com/buyerprotection/sellerFAQ/index.html

 



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clever_never
Community Member
Posts: 10,408
Registered: ‎09-25-2011
Answered
in reply to jpaul8953

You didn't read it correctly.

 

about unavailable payments:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/payment_unavailable.html

 

about selling limits

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/sellinglimits.html

 

getting started selling on eBay

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/sell-getstarted.html

gageman22
Community Member
Posts: 1,834
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
Answered
in reply to jpaul8953

You will get paid. Your money will not be released until 3 days after delivery confirmation shows delivered. After 90 days, 25 sells, and $250 in sales, they will remove this restriction.

craneclimber1
Community Member
Posts: 8,591
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
Answered
in reply to jpaul8953

suggest you re-read the fine print...more slowly this time, as you have totally misunderstood what you read.