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When you are sent a PayPal payment, you will receive an automatic email to let you know. You will also see this payment reflected on the Activity section of your PayPal account. The balance or pending balance should also be updated. I would not recommend posting the item unless you can see that the payment is within your PayPal account.
If you receive an email saying you’ve received a payment, but you don’t see it in your PayPal account, there are a number of possibilities:
Fake emails, also known as 'phishing' emails, attempt to collect your personal and financial information. These fake emails often link to fake websites that encourage you to enter personal information such as credit card numbers, passport or driving licence numbers and account passwords.
If an email you've received seems suspicious, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org then delete the fake email from your inbox.
Note: Funds sent to your PayPal account will not be automatically transferred to your bank account. To transfer money to your bank account, log into your PayPal account, click Withdraw Money, and follow the instructions on the screen.
For some more help with this, please see: https://www.paypal.com/smarthelp/article/faq695.