I am not sure what should I have done to not get in this situation. Comments history:

Jul 11, 2014 10:06:27 AM|Processing
Customer Notification Not Applicable
Authorized amount of $50.24. Transaction ID: "xxxx". 
Aug 10, 2014 2:06:45 PM|Processing
Customer Notification Not Applicable
IPN "Expired". Registered a Void notification. Amount: $50.24. Transaction ID: "xxxx-void". 

I know that 30 days passed and that's why expired. I don't understand why the money weren't taken. Are they taken only when a shipment and then the invoice are created?

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I think I have found my answer: I have set Authorization and in order to take money I should have logged in Paypal to approve the transaction. I will just change to Sale and from now on I hope there won't be any problems.


You should use Authorize payment action in most cases. Payment action Sale can be used only if you immidiatly ship goods to the customer which i suppose is not you case. See more details here https://developer.paypal.com/docs/classic/express-checkout/integration-guide/ECRelatedAPIOps/

  • This is the way the client wants. The orders are sent to fulfillment company and they will deliver the goods.
    – Denisa
    Sep 16, 2014 at 20:12
  • If my answer resolved the problem i would appreciate to have it marked as an answer to your question.
    – Andsem
    Sep 16, 2014 at 23:06

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