When making a purchase through ebay and paying by paypal it is a good idea to ensure your credit/debit card and personal details held within paypal are up to date.
When these details become outdated paypal will issue an e-cheque as payment for your purchase which is not a cleared funds and an immediate method of payment.
E-cheques are notoriously slow at clearing and take far longer than a personal cheque, anything between 7-14 days!
Therefore when items are required quickly and an e-cheque is initiated you will find the seller unable to dispatch the goods until this payment has fully cleared. This can make it a frustrating wait for purchasers.
Our advice is to regularly check your paypal account details, particularly when your bank issues you with a replacement/new card for your account.