Sold my iPhone 4S on ebay... the guy sent the money via paypal, but I am unable to access the funds. He first said it might take 1-3 business days, but then he sends me this message: From PayPal: When some sellers receive payments, we may hold the money in their pending balance for up to 21 days. We want to make sure that there are no problems with the orders, such as disputes, claims, returns, or chargebacks. After we determine that the order was fulfilled and the customer is satisfied, we may release the money earlier. If we place your money in a pending balance, it belongs to you but isn't immediately available to spend or withdraw. We'll let you know if payments on your account are held. We'll also let you know what steps you can take to have your money released earlier. If your PayPal account was already limited, you'll need to lift those limits before you complete the steps to release your payments. So - the money is yours, but PayPal is going to hold it until our transaction is complete -i.e., I receive the goods & sign off on it. Please ship a.s.a.p. Thanks! ----- I have never had money sit there like that for any reason. Sounds like a scam to me.