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Payment on hold for "government regulations"

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Re: Payment on hold for "government regulations"

Just got hit with this BS myself. Tried to buy a batch of miniature paints. I'm guessing it's the one called gory red that tripped the filter.

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Re: Payment on hold for "government regulations"

I know this post is old but I wanted to add: my payment was straight up declined when I tried to buy something from a Etsy seller based in Russia. It was just a silicone mold used for making resin jewelry. A craft item. I tried twice, it didn’t work until I went onto my computer, logged out of my Etsy and checked out as a guest on PayPal and my ally entered my card information. I was able to make the purchase but I don’t really understand why PayPal is restricting its users this way.
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Re: Payment on hold for "government regulations"

I've been on Paypal for 20 years, and eBay for 19.  I really dislike that eBay still uses Paypal to process credit cards... I got bit by this today by buying a Western Electric telephone with the title "Western Eletric Trimeline Rotery Dial Phone AS IS PARTS ONLY !!!!!"  Misspelled, yes.  But to cause me to have a pending payment to "protect" someone?  Hardly.  This is really, really, stupid, eBay and Paypal.

 

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Re: Payment on hold for "government regulations"

I just got this too. All I ordered was about $20 of wax melts, the kind that go in a scent warmer, from an established artisanal candle and wax melt shop. Really hope it's not going to be cancelled. Am contacting the seller to make sure.
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Re: Payment on hold for "government regulations"

Just had this happen to me today. Bought 2 items "Smokey Blue Resin Pendant Alcohol Ink Epoxy Resin Jewelry" and "Lime Green Alcohol Ink Resin Crystal Pendant Petri Art Crystal Resin Pendant". Got a message from paypal to wait 72 hours. I called them and they could not say much other than "the system randomly checks transactions". There should be absolutely no reason that after 15 years of hassle-free transactions as buyer AND seller that I have to be put through this nonsense. What world are we living in that everything is deemed "suspicious"?