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Topic   Amazon Sale Pending Time Period

Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
20-Jan-2018(#1)
I have had two games on Amazon "sold" for the past four days. They are currently pending until payment clears. What exactly is taking so long? You put in your credit card info and it gets charged. Or you pay with gift card. Does Amazon allow for checks? I am just wondering how in the world payment can take any time to clear, much less four days.


Ranchan
Has Written 9 Reviews
(frozen)
20-Jan-2018(#2)
The pend could arise from any reason. Maybe there is a flag on either the buyer or the seller. Or there's an issue with the payment (i.e. credit card flagged for fraud). I would try to be patient and let Amazon do its thing. The worse outcome is for the seller to send the games and it turns out the purchase was fraudulent and the transaction gets reversed while your games are in the mail (and you can't get them back).
Sam
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 5 Reviews
20-Jan-2018(#3)
They tried to pay in bill coin

Noid
Gold Good Trader
20-Jan-2018(#4)
Call up Amazon and dog like a jerk. While it won't do any real good, it'll feel good and you'll probably even get, like, a five dollar gift certificate out of it. Problem solved! grin
dunno001
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
20-Jan-2018(#5)
Most common cause is actually trying to pay with a credit card that is declining for whatever reason, be it stolen or just not enough credit available. Amazon will automatically keep retrying it, and IIRC, they officially say it can take up to 7 days, but I've heard stories from some where it takes up to 2 weeks.

NathanOfLight
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Jan-2018(#6)
It's been a while since I sold on Amazon, but iirc, it happened to me when a buyer had just signed up recently (or maybe hadnt purchased in a while).
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Jan-2018(#7)
I've had a sale pend through Amazon for 30 days and it eventually went through. Usually after 4-5 days it goes back into my inventory. It's pretty common unfortunately. Either wrong credit card info (bill zip code, expiration, etc) but I think they send you emails or reminders to try again, so if they try again it resets the clock and if it's wrong again it'll continue to sit.

Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jan-2018(#8)
I guess payment was declined because when I checked my "Pending" orders, it was gone.

Ranchan
Has Written 9 Reviews
(frozen)
22-Jan-2018(#9)
Be glad you didn't ship the item then. ;)
Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jan-2018(#10)
It is weird that they even make the address visible. Why not withhold it until payment clears?

Admiral
Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
22-Jan-2018(#11)
I personally think the sale shouldn't even START if the card is declined. Why would that even be a thing??

Topic   Amazon Sale Pending Time Period