24-120h to receive your money after selling on the RMAH
In the gold auction house, you will receive the gold from your sale (minus the transaction fee) immediately. In the real-money auction house, the proceeds of a successful sale (minus the transaction fee and transfer fee, if applicable) will be reflected in your Battle.net Balance or approved third-party payment service account after a minimum 24-hour processing window. In most cases, the auction proceeds will appear within 72 hours, although in rare cases this could take up to 5 days.
I won a bid for an item in the real-money auction house -- why is it showing up as “Pending” in my Completed tab?
We expect the vast majority of real-money auction house purchases to be delivered to buyers immediately; however, in some rare circumstances, we may need to hold items for delivery while we conduct a review of the transaction. Held items will show as “Pending” until the review is complete.
Re: 24-120h to receive your money after selling on the RMAH
Originally Posted by AKUder
I'm guessing this is a safeguard incase of a duping issue and they need to snag back items.
Or even the more common scenario of account hacking.
But what happens to the buyer if an item gets bought from a hacker? Giving him his money back and taking away his item is not enough of a solution for him! Let's say he bought an upgrade and sold his old item, now he's left with an empty item slot!
That said, I really wonder how they'll handle any such scenarios for which they need the "up to 5 days" delay.