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Echeck still pending?

I was sent part of a refund from someone and they sent it via echeck on April 20th, 2018 and paypal said it would be pending until April 25th, 2018 and it is now April 26th, 2018. What should I do now? Before I upgraded to a business account she sent a similar refund but I got it right away, but suddenly this time it's pending

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Re: Echeck still pending?

@ErikaBear

 

Pending refunds can only happen for two reasons.


1. The seller has issued a refund from their bank account which takes time to process. Clearance dates are 'estimates'.

2. You funded the payment to the seller using bank transfer. What PayPal do here is credit the recipient on your behalf (so there is no delay in despatching your item). Then if you receive a refund in the meantime they are unable to issue this until the original bank transfer completes.

https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/i-want-a-refund.-how-do-refunds-work-faq3248


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Re: Echeck still pending?

@ErikaBear

 

Pending refunds can only happen for two reasons.


1. The seller has issued a refund from their bank account which takes time to process. Clearance dates are 'estimates'.

2. You funded the payment to the seller using bank transfer. What PayPal do here is credit the recipient on your behalf (so there is no delay in despatching your item). Then if you receive a refund in the meantime they are unable to issue this until the original bank transfer completes.

https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/i-want-a-refund.-how-do-refunds-work-faq3248


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Re: Echeck still pending?

Ah thanks. It cleared today so no worries
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Re: Echeck still pending?

A money gift was sent to me through my Paypal on Nov. 19, 2018 and paypal said it would clear by the 23rd, which is today.  Thus far, it is still pending in my account.  I have communicated with the sender who said it was taken out of his bank several days ago by Paypal.  I guess it's floating around somewhere in paypalville....how long am I supposed to wait for this?  Is it possible something has gone wrong on paypal's end?

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Re: Echeck still pending?

How long did it take to go through? I’m in the same boat
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Re: Echeck still pending?

Hey Rehzeey.

 

Thanks for reaching out.


You can find more information on eCheck payments through the following link https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/what-is-an-echeck-faq1082?app=searchAutoComplete.

 

I hope this helps.

David.