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What does it take to establish a successful sales history?
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-26-2008

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!

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Posts: 1,834
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
in reply to foresmewlas

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.

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Posts: 13,417
Registered: ‎03-11-2003
in reply to foresmewlas

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

Payment: Holds with PayPal

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Posts: 3,754
Registered: ‎07-25-2011
in reply to foresmewlas

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

Life Is A One Time Offer,
Use It Well.
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Posts: 26,866
Registered: ‎01-23-2011
in reply to foresmewlas

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.

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Posts: 65,528
Registered: ‎05-11-2005
in reply to foresmewlas

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).

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Posts: 7,102
Registered: ‎02-01-2011
in reply to foresmewlas

I'm pretty sure ruth meant 3 weeks,not 3 months

Rocked My Socks Off on that one