I have used Paypal for years, and have never encountered this before.
I won a auction for a carnivorous plant last week, Paypaled as it was the only payment the seller would accept.
I was watching the auction for days-apparently he put a stipulation the day before that he would not accept eCheck thru Paypal, only funds from bank accounts or credit card thru Paypal. I never saw the change(I was watching the top of the auction).
I had not received the plant and when I asked when I could expect it, he said he refunded the money(he did) as I did an eCheck. That is indeed what the Paypal account is calling it. He re-sold it to the next higher bidder.
I thought Paypal was Paypal.
Can anybody enlightened me on what just happened?