We've updated your PayPal account.Again, I use PayPal very rarely so I'm not real familiar with the process, but setting the default payment as a bank account seems dangerous to me. I checked the PayPal Help center for what is used as the default source and only found this, which lists the PayPal balance as the default for all payments. However, since this appears to be a Beta test only offered to certain users it is likely that that policy would not be changed on the help page. To be honest, I don't even know if this is an official policy or if itis a phish or a hoax of some type since I haven't gotten an e-mail like that myself.
Now you can pay without tapping in to your PayPal balance.
We're always looking for ways to improve and perfect PayPal to make sure you have the best possible experince. So from June 8, 2009 'til June 8, 2010, We're giving some of our members - including you! - some new payment options, and we'd love to hear what you think.
Up til now, if you had a balance in your PayPal account, that balance was automatically applied towards any purchases you made.
But from June 8, 2009 through June 8, 2010, your default payment source will be automatically set yo your bank account instead of your balance*. So, even if you have money in your PayPal accoun, when you make a purchase, wou can leave your PayPal balance for future use.
Don't want to pay with your bank account? No problem. Just click "Change" under "Payment method" when you're reviewing your purchase during checkout.
We'll check in with you after you after you've had a chance to try out your new options - any feedback you give us would be greatly appreciated. You could help shape the future of PayPal!
If you have any questions ar all, please visit our Help Center.
But, since a lot of collectors use PayPal regularly to buy cards off of eBay or pay for boxes and cases, I did want to put this out there just as a warning to be careful when paying in the future. It wouldn't be good for someone to pay for a case with PayPal thinking they had a grand in the PayPal balance only to have the money taken out of your bank account causing mortages and car payments to go bouncy bouncy. Just be careful out there and don't just autopilot though the checkout when using Paypal. Double check to make sure where that money is coming from especially if it's a large purchase.
If anyone out there can confirm or deny this, or if they have received this e-mail themselves, I'd be interested in hearing about it just to make sure that this story is legit.