I can't remember - I think it was something like his acct got hacked - or maybe a password stolen, not sure... ANyway, after that happened to him, I swore never to have my main acct hooked to Paypal.
Which is a commendable decision. HOWEVER
, I fail to see how it is the fault of paypal for his
account getting hacked by a spam-bot, some guy in china with a password cracker, or even the guy in the seat next to you using ARP poisoning (I've personally seen this -- it's REALLY cool!) to redirect your packet traffic. If you ask me, this is just another risk associated with the internet you take when you first start using it -- would you blame Yahoo! for your personal email getting hacked by a Canadian online pharmacy, or yourself for not having good password/file attachment hygiene?
But even those people that do buy gun stuff - paypal freezing your entire bank acct for up to 6 months (not just the money that's in their system) is NOT right.
No, it is NOT right. But, they have THE "right" -- it's in their TOS. Because this causes a problem with some people (myself included) I will either not use it and be done with it, or accept the risk and tie it to an "internet" bank account (like you did).
Either way, I haven't personally had a problem with them yet and I've funded a gun purchase, several ammo purchases, and other gear through paypal... It's not hard unless the guy you're dealing with is a dink and is like "O HEY LOL THANX 4 THE MONEY I'LL GET UR GUN IN THE MAIL ON TUESDAY".