HI, and im sorry to say but , no , if you are a new to ebay or paypal , your funds are sure to be held,untill you either give paypal a tracking number or recive feedback (poss) for the item funds are being held for.one way to avoid this in the future is to purchase your shipping label through paypal. its pretty easy to set it up. once you have established feedback the holds will stop. unless its a large sum transaction or somtimes a risky listing. i lost about a 400.00 sale when i first started on ebay , from a sale i made using a dropshipper, my plan was to pay the dropshipper with the buyers money , so they could ship the product. paypal said no!!! in short , i do not think thats fair,,,, but thats ebay and paypal!!!!!!!!!!!