Question from Lee W.: I recently completed a gig that a buyer had purchased from me on Fiverr.
That left me with $4 in my Fiverr account (and the $4 has cleared, making it available for use).
I tried to use that $4 as partial payment for a gig that I want to order but the order page takes me directly to PayPal where it tries to collect the entire $5 without using the $4 that’s in my Fiverr account.
I know that I’ve used my Fiverr account balance to pay for gigs before, but it won’t let me do it now. Why not?
Rick’s answer: Lee, Fiverr will automatically apply funds that are available in your account towards the purchase of a gig, but only if the account contains enough cash to pay for the entire gig.
For whatever reason they won’t apply an amount less than $5 to the purchase and then charge your PayPal account for the balance.
This is just speculation on my part, but I’m guessing that they enjoy collecting interest on the “under $5” amounts of cash that are undoubtedly sitting idle in thousands of user accounts.
I’m afraid you’re going to have to use your PayPal account to pay for the gig you wish to purchase, then either withdraw the cash from your Fiverr account and use it elsewhere or wait until your sell another gig and collect another $4 and use the resulting $8 to pay for a gig.
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