How long should I wait before I escalate a paypal dispute to a paypal claim?

ieani

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I paid for an item a member on here was selling and havent recieved any response in the past four days. I sent him a PM and emailed him without ever hearing back. So I have opened a dispute. Would a week be enough time without a response to escalate to a claim?
 

iGary

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ieani said:
I paid for an item a member on here was selling and havent recieved any response in the past four days. I sent him a PM and emailed him without ever hearing back. So I have opened a dispute. Would a week be enough time without a response to escalate to a claim?
Seven to 10 days is what I usually give, then I open up the gates of hell (me, a pissed off queen). :)
 

Keebler

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ieani said:
I paid for an item a member on here was selling and havent recieved any response in the past four days. I sent him a PM and emailed him without ever hearing back. So I have opened a dispute. Would a week be enough time without a response to escalate to a claim?
same here...7 - 10 days. it's tough to be worried about something, but good to give the benefit of doubt for a few days. you never know..could be death in the family or something serious. if no response, then let 'er rip!
 

ieani

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alright ill give him until beginning of next week then. im watching his post count everyday too just in case hes dodging me or potentially trying to scam others.
 

generik

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I usually just escalate it the moment I get the dodgies.. not like it is going to hurt, if your hunch was right you win too, if it is a mistake on your part you definitely don't lose either.