Am I safe to ship my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scottgatech, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. scottgatech macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I just sold my old iPhone on ebay.

    I listed it on fixed price and someone just bought it.

    One interesting thing is that, I actually got an email from paypal.com saying that the buyer paid and I must ship now.

    The email also said this transaction is eligible for seller protection and buyer's address is confirmed.

    Logged in to paypal and I see the same message. (Email was not a fake)

    But the real problem is on the Ebay.com side.

    When I log in to Ebay.com -> my ebay -> selling tab,

    It says, "Buyer has not completed check out" and on the left side it also shows

    Payments (last 60 days)
    Received
    $0.00
    Not received
    $429.00

    (The iPhone I sold was for $429)

    Do you think I am safe to ship my iPhone to this buyer?

    Thank you so much for reading.
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Are you new to ebay? I believe funds get held until the buyer receives the item if you're a new seller. What does the buyer's feedback look like?
     
  3. scottgatech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I have sold like tens of items (mostly consumer electronics) and bought (maybe) hundreds of items. Member since 2008. 100% positive feedbacks.

    The buyer seems to be purchasing and selling lots of iPhones. (maybe running a business?) Feedbacks are mostly positive.

    I don't know why ebay.com is still showing that payment is not yet made.
     
  4. boshii macrumors 68040

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  5. scottgatech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it is. It says "Payment completed - Funds not yet available." Money shows up on my balance.
     
  6. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Does it tell you what method he used to pay?
     
  7. scottgatech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says, "Mobile Express Checkout Payment Received" on the middle of the page and "Payment Type: Instant" at the bottom of the page. Thanks for your help. :)
     
  8. Ivabign macrumors 6502

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    You have to ship it and it has to be delivered - then after a day the funds are released.
     
  9. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You're good to go then. As far as the funds being held, i'm not sure why that is. Just make sure when you send it that it's trackable and require a signature.
     
  10. scottgatech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you guys. I will ship it tomorrow morning. :)
     

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