PayPal glitch stops seller withdrawals

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Sorry, an error occurred after you clicked the last link
Sorry, an error occurred after you clicked the last link
Many sellers are reporting a problem this morning with PayPal withdrawals: attempting to move cash to your bank account throws up an error page beginning Sorry, an error occurred after you clicked the last link. The message goes on “if you were in the process of buying something… we recommend you check your PayPal account … for a transaction confirmation within the next 24 hours” – though as of now, we’re unaware of this problem affecting anyone trying to purchase something; it seems to be limited to merchants trying to withdraw money.

Some sellers have had success simply refreshing the page: it then flips back to the normal withdrawal process. This worked for me but not for Chris, so it’s probably worth trying again later if it doesn’t succeed the first time. There’s no word of a fix from PayPal yet, but if there’s any official comment, I’ll update this post.

15 Responses

  1. Slightly different problem for me, I was unable to purchase online this morning using Paypal, every time I clicked to complete I got a time out error, 3 websites didnt get a sale from me this morning as paypal was the only option for credit card purchases.

  2. Just loading the PayPal website times out here, let alone withdrawing funds.

    Great website by the way!

  3. And to add to the above, lots of people complaining about PayPal emails not being received – so don’t rely on those to tell you who’s paid today.

  4. I can’t get into PayPal using the .co.uk address at all this morning (needed to see whether I’d received a payment as no notification) – I tried using the .com one though and that worked fine.

  5. You guys are all doing better than me, I haven’t been able to get anything besides:

    “The PayPal website is temporarily unavailable because we are performing scheduled maintenance. We expect the site to be available at approximately 2:00 AM PST. Please check the PayPal Announcement Board for more information.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.”

    To come up since early lastnight.

  6. This morning

    First – Paypal Notification emails got slightly different Subject – the word Notification was no longer there.

    Secodly – the email Notifications stop arriving alltogether, about 20 so far.

    Paypal Xmas present – as was the last year!!!

  7. I also had the same problem. A person paying a deposit for accommodation paid by Credit Card and PayPal put a “temporary hold” on it and wanted me to submit a reply (copy of person’s signature). Each time I tried to access the page, the above error message came up. Countless e-mails to about 10 different staff who were most unhelpful and three telephone calls has resulted in the funds still not available for my access. I have been waiting about 10 days now and the purchaser was told that his credit card was accepted. I shared e-mails with them, so they know that I am being honest. Very time consuming though. PayPal is not turning out to be as good as I thought especially when it is a service I am providing. Refer their terms – no coverage.

  8. hello,

    very bad situation here when my withdraw 11 & 12 Nov 2008 still in pending status untill today.

    anyone facing a same problem?

  9. A lot of people are having this problem–one guy on Ebay said he had had it for 2 weeks. I’ve had it for 4 days myself–I’m hoping mine is fixed Monday.

    They’ve got a problem in their code.

    Occassionally on the error, code pops up which says customer expires=Wed, 31-Dec-1969, and I suspect that’s the problem.

    I’ve had my account since 2001 but never used it until a few weeks ago to make some Ebay purchases, and now this happens.

    One things for sure–I’m not gonna be an Ebay seller if it depends on service this unreliable.

  10. Hello,
    i ask to withdraw money on 11,Nov & 12 Nov.. after 24hours check it still in pending status.very sad..

    about yesterday the pending withdraw solve, the status change to complete after 5 days. normally its complete after 24hours.. but me 5 days.. ๐Ÿ˜ dont knoe what the problem is..if anyone facing the same probs..pls disscuss

  11. Yup!
    I’ve got a client who can’t buy stuff from her store (I built it) and neither can anyone else that she knows without them all getting the ‘Sorry, an error occurred after you clicked the last link’ and making it look like it’s her store and thus looking like it should be my job to fix it. Of course, it’s a Paypal issue and therefore outwith my control but I don’t that’s coming accross.

    I have made three successful purchases via Paypal on there without any issue, and I just heard one other person has, too.

    C’mon Paypal! WTF! Peoples’ businesses and reputations are on the line here!

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