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fireice113
07-19-2011, 03:51 PM
I just sold an ipod, I listed it on ebay, craigslist, and here so I'm not sure which one the guy saw but he told me that he'd buy it. He sent me the money through paypal but I can't receive it until I provide paypal with a tracking number. I've never heard of such an option and I don't know where to put it in. The money is not in my paypal, when will I get it and how do I give him the tracking number, or if I got scammed.

Greengoblin782
07-19-2011, 05:18 PM
I have never heard of this before. Did you send the ipod out yet? If you haven't contact PayPal and ask them what this is all about.

REDANDGOLDPRIDE
07-19-2011, 05:33 PM
I just sold an ipod, I listed it on ebay, craigslist, and here so I'm not sure which one the guy saw but he told me that he'd buy it. He sent me the money through paypal but I can't receive it until I provide paypal with a tracking number. I've never heard of such an option and I don't know where to put it in. The money is not in my paypal, when will I get it and how do I give him the tracking number, or if I got scammed.

I'd find out if he's inquiring from here, or Craigslist for starters. Then ask him about it to see if he knows anything or to see what he says.

fireice113
07-19-2011, 06:13 PM
I have never heard of this before. Did you send the ipod out yet? If you haven't contact PayPal and ask them what this is all about.
Yes, I did send it. I think I'm going to wait about a day before I contact Paypal to see if I get the money.

yupitsme
07-19-2011, 06:33 PM
never send anything until you get the money

fireice113
07-19-2011, 06:43 PM
never send anything until you get the money
I got an email from paypal saying he sent the money but I can't receive it until I provide a tracking number.

bret2
07-19-2011, 08:40 PM
Have you used paypal long?

Here's a link they may explain the reason-
https://www.paypal.com/helpcenter/main.jsp;jsessionid=NnKSTmjDhLlMBh0F2ZBHG2C4TVn6J3 JtG54Jy67QVsW2PcLb95jp!1867219489?t=solutionTab&ft=homeTab&ps=&solutionId=185413&locale=en_US&_dyncharset=UTF-8&countrycode=US&cmd=_help-ext&serverInstance=9010

kamikadri
07-19-2011, 08:54 PM
that is really strange, Its prob not a scam but yeah like said before, make sure you have safely received the money

yupitsme
07-19-2011, 08:55 PM
I got an email from paypal saying he sent the money but I can't receive it until I provide a tracking number.

That is very weird.

fireice113
07-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Have you used paypal long?

Here's a link they may explain the reason-
https://www.paypal.com/helpcenter/main.jsp;jsessionid=NnKSTmjDhLlMBh0F2ZBHG2C4TVn6J3 JtG54Jy67QVsW2PcLb95jp!1867219489?t=solutionTab&ft=homeTab&ps=&solutionId=185413&locale=en_US&_dyncharset=UTF-8&countrycode=US&cmd=_help-ext&serverInstance=9010 (https://www.paypal.com/helpcenter/main.jsp;jsessionid=NnKSTmjDhLlMBh0F2ZBHG2C4TVn6J3 JtG54Jy67QVsW2PcLb95jp%211867219489?t=solutionTab&ft=homeTab&ps=&solutionId=185413&locale=en_US&_dyncharset=UTF-8&countrycode=US&cmd=_help-ext&serverInstance=9010)
Thanks for posting that, I actually havent made a transaction on paypal yet, this is my first.

sportscardrage
07-20-2011, 01:41 AM
If you just click on the drop down box where it says Print Shipping Label there is also an option to add a tracking info, I'm not sure if you have a tracking number, but if you do that is where you would put it.