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'Claim your payment' and everything now comes up with dollars not pounds! Help!!!

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Eddas Thu 27-Aug-09 21:22:42

I've sold and received payment for a few things lately. 2 items say 'claim your payment' as the status, when I click on it, it wants me to sign up to paypal, but i'm already signed up, the corect account is linked so does anyone know what's happening?!

Also, when I search now everything comes up in dollars and not pounds!

Could these 2 things be linked? Does ebay now think i'm in the US? I've checked and my address is till correct (ie UK)

Any help/advice gratefully received smile

Eddas Thu 27-Aug-09 21:53:13

yay! I've got rid of the dollars, but still really need any help with 'claim your payment'


MaDuggar Thu 27-Aug-09 22:54:31

YOu are probably signed in on .com and not Doesnt make much difference though, apart from the different currency.

Have you signed up as a seller on paypal? do you have a credit card or bank account linked to your account? You need more than just teh basic Paypal account to sell on ebay.

Eddas Fri 28-Aug-09 08:27:55

thanks maduggar, i don't have a basic paypal account it's the next one up as I had that problem a while ago. I did think maybe it's my account type but it has been accepting other payments so i can't understand why it won't accept these 2. I've also bought things whilst trying to work out what 'claim payment' means and how to sort it!

MaDuggar Fri 28-Aug-09 12:07:21

Is it definitely not an e-cheque? Are you able to check the status of the payment? If its an e-cheque, it will say when it will clear.

Eddas Fri 28-Aug-09 15:17:53

thank you for trying to help. When I check the status it sends me to the paypal sign up screen, it also has an option to upgrade. I wonder if there's a limit on transactions on a personal account? I haven't done many but it seems to take me to the business upgrade section hmm I think I need to contact paypal, that should be fun hmm

Eddas Fri 28-Aug-09 15:26:33

Right, i've checked and I am not up to my receiving limit and I shouldn't need to upgrade. arggggggggggh

MaDuggar Fri 28-Aug-09 17:31:32

Ive no idea then, sorry

Eddas Fri 28-Aug-09 19:15:52

thank you for trying anyway maduggar, it's very much appreciated.

Anyone else have any idea what's going on? Ebay are yet to answer my email query <<not suprised emoticon>>

ilove Fri 28-Aug-09 19:18:09

If you are a new seller it won't let you claim your payment until you have been left positive feedback by the buyer, I believe.

Eddas Fri 28-Aug-09 19:22:04

how does that work then as I won't send it til it's been paid for hmm

I've been registered on ebay for about 5 years and have sold a few bits recently, all of which have been paid through paypal and received no problems. It just doesn't make sense. There are 2 of these 'claim your payment' ones both I have had to contact and look like a right idiot! Still one has been very nice about it, the other hasn't contacted me yet

ilove Fri 28-Aug-09 19:51:47

If the money is waiting to be claimed, it is already there. As far as I know them's the rules now...ask on the Ebay help boards?

mygirllollipop Fri 28-Aug-09 19:53:41

Perhaps your email address is incorrect in the listing?

mygirllollipop Fri 28-Aug-09 20:11:24

Perhaps your email address is incorrect in the listing?

Eddas Fri 28-Aug-09 20:59:43

there's no way of checking the address on my old listing but after consulting the ebay community it appears this must be the issue, although I can't see why as the email address comes up automatically and after doing a dummy run invoice a minute ago it comes up fine hmm very odd.

The solution appears to be to send a request for payment via paypal and ask the buyer to re-issue payment and cancel the first one. What a lot of mucking about. Oh well!

Thanks for everyones help smile

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