For all you sellers who accept PayPal please read this. I have used PayPal for over 8 years, I have received and sent thousands of $$$ over the years. I have never had a problem until last week. I accepted a deposit of over $200 for birds that a guy was to pick up. He picked them up and paid the rest in cash when he came. This was over a month ago. Last Friday i got an email from PayPal saying that this transaction was being reviewed and that the money was on hold. I called PayPal right away to find out what is going on. They said that the buyer put a claim against me and that said the payment was unauthorized. They said they have 10 days to review the claim and that if they find it to be unauthorized they would send the money back to the buyer. They also said the only thing i could do was to provide a tracking # and that if i could not do that then more than likely the money would go back to the buyer because i did not qualify for the seller protection plan. Since he picked the birds up in person i dont have a tracking #. So now i am stuck and i am most likely going to loose the money and the birds. The claim is not closed yet, it has another 7 days. If PayPal sides with the buyer i am taking both PayPal and the buyer to small claims court. Has anyone had this happen? Is there anything else i can do? I am and i cant believe they can do this! The PayPal seller protection plan only covers sellers who ship items and that can provide a tracking number and send the item to the buyers address that is on PayPal. So anyone who accepts PayPal for anything being picked up can get screwed over by PayPal. I learned my lesson and i will no longer accept PayPal for anything, even if its being shipped. I will be closing my account as soon as the 7 days is up no matter which way they go.