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Pending Payment

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Pending Payment

I sent money to my husbands PayPal account on the 7th. It says it’s pending and will not allow me to cancel it. It’s for my transmission and my vehicle is due to be picked up on the 11th!! I need my money back or I need that to go through! I’ve never really used PayPal. I don’t know what to do. I can’t get anyone to help me and there isn’t anyone I can call!!
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Re: Pending Payment



Transfers from bank accounts are never instant they are echeques and go via ACH in batches.
Paypal states ''instant transfer'' because normally when you buy something paypal credit the seller upfront and they then take the wait for the funds to transfer, this is so you get your item without delay.

Takes approximately several working days to transfer as Paypal use the slowest (cheapest) transfer option however the funds normally leave your bank account from a few hours up to a few days later.

There are times when its you and/or the seller that takes the wait for the echeque to clear and here are some of the reasons...

1. Card needs updating.
2. Has had a recent negative balance.
3. A recent failed bank transfer.
4. For some high cost riskier payments / transactions.
5. Friends / family payments....funded from a bank account.
6. Adding funds to your paypal account balance.

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