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PayPal E-cheques

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SauvignonPlonker Tue 01-Nov-16 14:30:50

I've had a few buyers recently who have paid by PayPal E-cheque. Rather than the usual instant payment, these cheques take up to 5 working days to clear. And 1 bounced after that timescale, so no payment & re-listing.

Really frustrating. Can you agree your listings not to accept them? Or is there any other way of avoiding them?

19lottie82 Tue 01-Nov-16 15:13:31

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do, and you can't refuse not to accept them.

I find sometimes PayPal randomly use an echeque, even though a buyer has previously paid for transactions with their debit / credit card (instantly).

Because of this buyers aren't even aware of it and can get arsey when their item hasn't arrived free a week, so as soon as an echeque arrives I email the buyer and inform them that I can't post the item until the payment clears which usually takes 5-7 working days, but they will get a confirmation email as soon as it's dispatched.

I find echeques pretty rare these days, and if you've had a few in a short period of time, it's just bad luck.

SauvignonPlonker Fri 04-Nov-16 10:41:58

Still waiting on it to clear, from a transaction on 23rd Oct - really frustrating. Have emailed the buyer to say I'll despatch as soon as I receive payment.

I don't really understand the whole e-cheque thing, when paypal is supposed to be instant payment.

19lottie82 Fri 04-Nov-16 17:28:23

I think that PayPal do them randomly as a security precaution. I could be wrong though.

SauvignonPlonker Fri 04-Nov-16 19:14:36

Just had a notification to say it has finally cleared - 12 days after the auction ended. DP's transaction was cancelled as the cheque didn't clear, so it would seem they're not guaranteed.

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