Quoting h*:" I made an online order on the 23rd November, Black Friday sales, and paid via PayPal. Email from the ... [snip!] ... purchases today via PayPal and those funds have already come out of my bank account. Why wouldthisnorder be taking over a week?"
On the over draft part, it depends on how you have your paypal set up. If you have a back up bank account, then it will try to pull money from there and if the funds were not in your bank account, then that account will go into overdraft. If you have a debit paypal card and you did not have the funds in it or set up where it wont pull funds from your bank account, then the payment will not go through and the item wont ship. I have had paypal say pending, and get an item before it was cleared. The company may have not turned in all the transactions until either the end of every week, some don't turn in transactions until two weeks. They have their money, but they have to turn in all transactions into the head hanchos of the company to be logged through them. *sorry i'm not good at explaining it. It's just what I remember when I worked for different companies and had to print all transactions, make sure they were all accounted for and deposit the slips either at the end of the week or every two weeks. It just depends on the company. For larger companies I believe most done electronically and will be automatically clear. Some smaller ones will clear with them, but until the slips reach corporate, your account will say "pending" *not sure if corporate is the right word. sorry my brain is kinda out of it at the moment. If they shipped it, then it will clear, it just has not gotten back to your account that it went through without a problem. I'm going based on my work experience with companies when I handled the paperwork and billing. As long as you check your stats in your paypal account and make sure to subtract the pending from the balance then you wont go over or have a payment be declined.