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on 04-17-2013 01:23 PM
I am confused about what it takes to establish a successful sales history on eBay so that my PayPal funds are available to me immediately. I cannot find any kind of number of sales that this is tied to and I don't know where else to look. PayPal only states "that while you are establishing a successful sales history, your funds can be held for up to 21 days." I need to know what I need to do!
on 04-17-2013 01:27 PM
You are being treated as a new seller because you have not sold much recently.
Have you read this ? It is pretty specific about when new seller treatment ends
on 04-17-2013 01:25 PM
After 90 days, 25 transactions as a seller, and $250 in sales( all 3 must be met), this restriction is lifted. Just be sure to upload tracking info, and money is released 3 days after delivery. If not, call paypal, they will release it for you.
on 04-17-2013 01:27 PM
You need to sell and get positive Feedback. You have only 2 FBs from selling in the past year. (And of course no DSR ratings.) You just successfully sell more (and hopefully FB will follow).
on 04-17-2013 01:31 PM
Yes, the old numbers that ebay once used are no longer a requirement that is always used to determine if a seller has established themselves or not. Gageman's numbers are what ebay once used as the criteria (and probably still do), but they were forced to remove the exact criteria due to some legal problems. The only one that is still listed for sure is the 90 day minimum. Everything else is open for ebay to decide if you qualify or not. 25 positive feedback as a seller has always been a good minimum to look at as the starting point.
on 04-17-2013 01:24 PM
sell items ship them and buyer leaves Feedback which is Totally Optional they will hold your funds for 3 months then take it off IF no one opens a case against you