As I’m new to Paypal, I had no idea what to expect. I figured it would be a cinch.
However, I’ve been waiting on 1 Kindle donation verification since March 23rd. Paypal was supposed to clear the funds in 3-5 days, not counting weekends. As I write this, Paypal still hasn’t processed the funds, although the donor bank has. Today’s day 5 and the transaction is still pending.
Then, I did some research this afternoon, and to my dismay, learned that the Paypal virtual debit card was discontinued. This is important because, as I also found out, then I can’t use Paypal on Amazon.com — unless I apply for a Paypal debit card, which could take over 1 week.
Enough is enough!
This afternoon, I transferred the donations into an account I especially created for charitable donations and the Kindle will be purchased that way. Of course, Paypal says it’s going to take — you guessed it — another 3-5 days.
However, that’ll be the end of the Paypal hold-up, finally. And, next time, I’ll know what to expect.
On the upside, Amazon.com has Kindle gift-cards. Ellie received $40.00 in book donations, which means she can start off her Kindle with 4 books. The gift-card is emailable to her mom, Amy Potvin, so no hold-up there.
I know you’re probably as anxious as I am that Ellie get her Kindle. Now that you’re up to speed, I thank you for your patience. I’ll continue to update, but it looks like smooth sailing from here on in. The next big news will be that of the Kindle on its way to Ellie.
To accompany the Kindle, I’ll be mailing a card signed with the names of all the donors. (I’ll take a photograph and post it for everyone.) I know she loves pink and pigs, so I’ll find a card that fits. I’ll fill the envelope with confetti, to add some extra fun.
Again, thank you for your patience and for your kind-hearted donations. I know everyone has bills, children, expenses. Thank you for your generosity.
As always, Ellie and the Potvins could use your good thoughts and prayers.
UPDATE: Ellie’s Kindle Is On Its Way!