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Checking the status of your payments for items
Checking to see if you've paid
If you've purchased an eBay item, but can't remember whether or not you've paid, you can check in My eBay.
To see if you've paid:
Updating the status of a payment you've sent
If you paid for the item by clicking the Pay Now button or if the seller marks the payment as received in My eBay, the status of the item will automatically update in My eBay. However, if you've paid by another payment method, you'll need to manually mark your payment as sent.
To mark your payment as sent:
Note: If you manually mark the item as payment sent, the seller isn't automatically notified. Select Contact seller from the Actions drop-down menu to send the seller an explaining email that you've sent your payment.
If you've accidentally marked your payment as sent, you can unmark it so you can pay through My eBay.
To unmark your payment as sent:
You can then pay for the item by selecting Pay now in the same menu.
Checking to see if a payment you sent has cleared
If you've paid through PayPal, you can see if your payment has cleared.
To check the status of a PayPal payment:
If there isn't a View PayPal transaction link, or if you have other questions about your payment, contact your seller to ask about the status of your payment.
What is an unclaimed payment?
If a payment you sent has an unclaimed status, this usually means one of the following things has happened:
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