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Post# 458200   11/26/2022 at 17:02 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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I've been a member of eBay since 1998, with 100% perfect feedback.

Previously, when a buyer made a purchase from an eBay seller, the funds would be immediately deposited in the seller's linked bank or credit account and, later, in seller's PayPal account.

I hadn't sold anything on eBay for a year or so. I listed something last week and it all went smoothly, until I found out that eBay changed their policy and now will not release funds to sellers until items are received by buyers!!

However, shipping charges are imposed up-front, meaning sellers are out-of-pocket for them until transactions are approved.

This really, really sucks. It's the last thing I'll ever sell on eBay.

Post# 458217 , Reply# 1   11/27/2022 at 18:10 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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It's not eBay's fault, it's the scammers fault. They will hijack accounts and hack into them and sell fake merchandise, take the money, never ship it, and get onto another account. I've bought from accounts like this all the time and it took 3 weeks for money to be returned.

If you have not sold on eBay for a long time (6 months or longer) your account will need to be verified again before you sell anything. You have to keep selling constantly or they will freeze your account.

You have to pay to ship first, then when buyer receives item (marked as delivered) you will get the money. Once you meet approval again the restrictions are lifted. They have to security check the funds to make sure you are legitimate.

The only thing changed now is you can't operate eBay on zero balance, you need to have the money to cover what you shipped until it's delivered.

I don't ship anything over 10 lbs on eBay, I just send it to Goodwill. I only sell and ship small stuff.

Post# 458231 , Reply# 2   11/27/2022 at 21:34 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Freaking stupid. They charge for everything. If you can print the label off the site and it comes out of the sell.
Here's a theory. If you think most checks from your job sit in the bank about a week before you receive it. They are keeping money in the bank drawing interest off it.
There doing it so COH is alot higher and attractive to investors.

Post# 458252 , Reply# 3   11/28/2022 at 14:55 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)        

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It's worse than that.

Some buyers seek a replacement on eBay for their broken item. Then make the switch and claim yours arrived damaged.
Instant refund.

If it goes 'missing' in the post, you have to chase it. It's YOUR contract with the courier.
Instant refund.

If it was unsuitable for posting (sewing machine, oil can, electronics, antique...) you lose item and postage and reputation.
Instant refund.

If buyer pays via PayPal, then collects in-person, they can claim it never arrived. You have no Proof-of-posting.
Instant refund.

We've all heard eBay horror stories. Something had to change. It was never going to be the utopian community they claimed it'll be. But it's too much the other way now. Feedback is a distorted, one-sided affair now. Established sellers left in droves.

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