Venting about PayPal
I just had a scare.
Right now, being unemployed, every little bit of money counts. $50 matters. Checks being cashed in a timely manner matters. I’m keeping EXTREME tabs on all my finances because, well, I have no other choice.
Well, I went to check my balance in checking account and my heart sank. I was missing $200! I had been PayPal-ed various sums amounting to $200 for some work I’ve been doing on the side and it said ‘completed’ next to transaction history for the transfer I made to my checking account. But the money wasn’t there!
So I called up PayPal and asked where my money was. Some guy, who I could barely understand, said “Ma’m, your money has been transfered to Federal Reserves and they are checking on it. You should get your money by Friday”
Friday?! WTF?! So I asked him why it said ‘completed’ instead of ‘Pending’. Because ‘Completed’ makes me think it’s, you know, COMPLETED. He said it was completed on PayPal’s side.
And really, in this day and age of automatic everything, why does it take FIVE DAYS to transfer money.
I’m fit to be tied.