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Refunded a buyer, what does pending mean?

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Refunded a buyer, what does pending mean?

recently I refunded somebody, and it says that it's currently pending until January 18th. I'm just wondering if I need to have that amount of money (the amount I'm refunding) available in my PayPal by that date. this is probably a very dumb question, but i'm getting confused as to what I can spend and can't because I think the money is still in my account from the sale

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Re: Refunded a buyer, what does pending mean?

@xodidar

 

If you currently have zero in your available PayPal balance to cover the refund, PayPal will get it from your bank account hence an estimated arrival date is posted.

 

You can always select a different payment method (bank or credit or debit card) to pay with during checkout (Review your payment window) so you're not necessarily tied down to just your PayPal balance.


Kudos are greatly appreciated. Smiley Happy
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Volunteer Advisor

Re: Refunded a buyer, what does pending mean?

@xodidar

 

If you currently have zero in your available PayPal balance to cover the refund, PayPal will get it from your bank account hence an estimated arrival date is posted.

 

You can always select a different payment method (bank or credit or debit card) to pay with during checkout (Review your payment window) so you're not necessarily tied down to just your PayPal balance.


Kudos are greatly appreciated. Smiley Happy